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Staff Accountant



Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Staff Accountant
Full-Time/Regular, Exempt
Who We Are:
Getaround is the world’s first connected carsharing marketplace. Launched in 2011, Getaround is available today in more than 1,000 cities across the United States and Europe.
We connect safe, convenient, and affordable cars with people who need them to live and work via our peer-to-peer marketplace. Our proprietary connected car technology allows guests to book and unlock a wide variety of vehicles directly from our app without ever having to meet anyone in person, carry an access card, wait in line, or coordinate picking up keys, unlike traditional rental car services.
Getaround is focused on providing economic opportunities to local communities. Our community includes guests who rely on our cars for on-demand mobility and entrepreneurial hosts (car owners) who share cars on our platform including those who operate their own carsharing businesses.
Did you know cars are parked 22 hours a day on average? When we share cars, we don’t need as many on the road, which means fewer accidents, reduced traffic, and less space required for parking. Carsharing modernizes mobility by allowing people to connect multiple forms of efficient transportation for any type of use case.
Through carsharing, we aim to lessen greenhouse gasses and reduce pollution. Studies show that when carsharing is available, people drive less and drive vehicles more appropriate for their use case, which can reduce household carbon emissions by up to 40%. Also, shared cars are used more frequently and retired more quickly, accelerating the adoption of newer, more energy-efficient vehicles.
Our mission is to empower people to carshare everywhere by enabling the shift away from car ownership, want to join us?
The Opportunity:
Getaround is looking for a system-savvy and detail-oriented Staff Accountant to join the dynamic Accounting team. In this role, you will report to the Accounting Manager and be a key player in assisting the Accounting team with month-end closing, account reconciliations, audits, transactional and operational projects, controls, and policies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to the following):

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Provide support to the Accounting Manager and play a key role in the monthly close process for specific assigned general ledger accounts and adjusting entries.
  • Assist with month-end close procedures including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, and other duties as necessary.
  • Assist with accounting projects, including the design and implementation of internal controls, global close efficiency, audit readiness, and management reporting.
  • Work closely with FP&A and business partners to generate, record, reconcile, and maintain accrual balances and monthly budget versus actual analysis.
  • Proactively assist with internal controls, policies, procedures, scalability process improvements, including documentation of the control environment and recommend changes.
  • Support external audit requirements related to specific areas of responsibility.
  • Perform and/or support ad-hoc projects.
  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company information, data, and systems.
  • Ensure that security policies and procedures are followed.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of this position. Essential duties and responsibilities may be added or modified as necessary at any time.

What You'll Need: (Required)

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business.
    • CPA is required, advanced degree in Taxation preferred.
    • 10+ years related experience with a combination of public and corporate accounting.
    • At least 3 years of Big 4 experience.
    • International accounting experience.

    Skills & Abilities:

    • Possess superior organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work effectively with internal and external professionals at all levels.
    • Positive attitude with a willingness to take on challenges in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work independently and build working relationships across global teams.
    • Results driven with a high level of ownership, initiative, teamwork, accountability, and integrity.
    • Must be willing to travel to the San Francisco Bay Area on occasion.

    Additional Awesomeness: (Preferred, but not required)

    • Experience with NetSuite or similar ERP system.
    • Big 4 experience.
    • Experience within the tech industry.

    Work Environment:

    • Getaround has a remote-first work environment.
    • The typical work environment includes desktop computing work using typical desktop computing equipment (laptop, keyboard, mouse, monitors, desk, chair) in an office and/or remote workspace environment.

    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to sit, stand, and use typical desktop computing workspace equipment - e.g. mouse, keyboard, monitor, phone - for extended periods of time.
    • Manual dexterity to operate a typical desktop computing workstation.
    • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, and using virtual meeting and communication tools such as email, Google Meet, and Slack.
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 15 pounds, if required.
    • Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities.

    Getaround Benefits & Perks:

    • 🌎 Remote first workplace and flexible work hours. We mean it!
    • 💰 Competitive salary, 401(k) plan, and generous stock options to help you plan and save for retirement.
    • 🏖 Open PTO policy and two annual ⚡Recharge Weeks to help you reset and recharge.
    • 💫 Healthcare plans include medical, dental, and vision to take excellent care of you and your family.
    • 🛟 Health Spending (HSA) and Flexible Spending (FSA) accounts allowing you to allocate pre-tax dollars for eligible expenses.
    • ❤️‍🩹 Employee Assistance & Wellness Support Program (EAP) and access to a variety of wellbeing support resources.
    • 📝 Annual Work Smarter Stipend to optimize the efficiency of your remote workspace.
    • 🎒 Self-Directed Development Incentive to support you with your professional development goals.
    • 💻 Virtual events to connect with your fellow Getarounders, including educational speakers, cooking sessions, game nights, mixology classes, and more!
    • 🤝 A company culture that keeps Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion top of mind, thanks to our dedicated Task Force. We are committed to being a place where you’re empowered to bring your full self to work.
    • 🗓 Monthly Getaround credits and discounts for you, your friends, and your family.
    • 🏆 Employee Recognition, Anniversary programs, and much more!
    We Are Getarounders!
    Getaround is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. Getaround is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding status, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability (including physical or mental disability, medical condition, or medical leave), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
    Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, Getaround will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of your job due to a disability, please contact People Operations at peopleops@getaround.com to request an accommodation.
    This EEO statement reaffirms our commitment to providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment, in accordance with all applicable laws. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities at Getaround.
    Come join us and continue to make Getaround a great place to work!