Founder's CPA Manager - Accounting Services in Chicago, Illinois
About Founder's CPA
Founder's CPA is an industry-leading accounting firm located in Chicago that focuses on outsourced accounting, tax, and CFO services for venture-backed startups in the blockchain, FinTech, and SaaS industries. Our breadth of service offerings leverages technology adoption and streamlined processes to deliver tailored accounting solutions to each one of our clients' unique needs. We refuse to accept the inefficient and burdensome “old school” approach to accounting and offer a modern approach that improves the client experience. This approach enables us to provide deeper and more meaningful value in our role as a trusted advisor.
We believe in an outcomes-based approach to work and emphasize individual accountability and outputs as the best measurements of effectiveness. We're looking for curious and reliable team members who deliver an exceptional work product that they're proud to put their name on.
Founder's CPA has grown at a rapid pace since 2017 and offers an exciting opportunity for candidates to be part of building an innovative accounting firm.
What We Value
We value diversity and the unique perspectives and strengths each team member brings to our firm. Together, we work in alignment with our 5 core values:
#FIOTA (Figure it out then ask) - By embracing an entrepreneurial mindset, you can exhibit a natural curiosity to develop answers to questions and understand why one way could be better than another.
Authentic Relationships - Care deeply for others, but be willing to challenge them directly to be the best version of themselves, while also embracing constructive feedback as an opportunity to grow.
Accountability - Produce a product that you're proud of, but know your own limitations. Trust in your coworkers' abilities and the reliability of others.
Teach Others to Fish - Share knowledge while being a thoughtful communicator. Be patient, understanding, and aware that everyone may not be as capable as you are.
Thoughtful Communication - Communication should strive to be appropriately delivered, timely, thorough, and solutions-focused.
Learn more about what our team members and clients have to say about us here (https://5524996.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/5524996/About%20FCPA%20-%20Job%20Postings%20-%2009.2023.pdf).
What You'll Do
As a valued member of our team, you will be tasked with providing accounting services to our client base. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
Designing, refining, and executing the month-end close process for our clients to produce complete, accurate, and timely financial statements
Training and managing staff resources to ensure continuity of the day to day accounting tasks for clients
Provide commentary on the monthly financial performance of clients and prepare reporting packages for management review
Analyze budget to actuals performance and identify key drivers of account variances
Assist in the development and maintenance of basic cash flow models and other financial forecasts
Driving the onboarding of new clients and developing core accounting processes to satisfy their accounting needs at their current and future business lifecycle
Mentoring staff resources to help grow and define their accounting and client service skills
Owning client relationships and ensuring the successful delivery of project outcomes and deliverables
Who You Are
The ideal candidate exhibits the following skills and/or characteristics:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or similar field
Experience in a fast-paced client service environment preferred
4+ years in accounting services, FP&A, or similar role
Strong technology skills and the ability to learn new systems quickly
A borderline unhealthy obsession with being organized
Keen attention to detail (do you notice when little things are off and does it bother you?!)
Strong communication skills
Natural curiosity and a strong desire to learn new skills
Ability to work autonomously with limited oversight
Problem-solving skills-- do you believe you can find the answer to anything if you just look hard enough?
Professionalism and commitment to exceptional communication and client service
Experience with Quickbooks Online strongly preferred
Experience with Sage Intacct, Bill.com, Expensify, Gusto, Jirav, HubDoc, and other accounting applications strongly preferred
CPA is preferred but not necessary for the right candidate
General understanding of GAAP preferred
A perk we like to highlight is work life balance. We recognize this is an industry with a reputation for spending long hours at the office, and we try to do things a little differently. Firstly, we encourage our team to work from where they work best, whether that be at home or in our Chicago office. While we may request in office meetings from time to time, we encourage our team to control where and how they work. Additionally, we strive to provide each team member with a reasonable workload. Based on internal surveys, during the off-season, employees typically work an average 40 hours per week. We recognize that balance shifts during busy seasons, and while dedication is crucial, we strive to maintain a healthy equilibrium. Even during peak periods, employees typically average 50-55 hours per week. We believe that a harmonious work-life balance not only enhances individual satisfaction but also contributes to a thriving and motivated workforce.
Other perks include:
Competitive compensation and benefits package, including profit sharing bonuses
Autonomy of work and ability to grow quickly within the company
A company culture that places emphasis on individual career goals
Opportunity to work on a variety of innovative clients in emerging industries
This position is for immediate hire, paid commensurate with the candidate's experience.