We are dscout. At our core, we are People Nerds. We empower our customers to meet the people who matter to them in the moments that matter most. Customer-obsessed companies and agencies like Salesforce, Sonos, Groupon, and Best Buy use dscout to build better products and services because of people like you. We are building a smart and driven team, and we would love for you to join us.
We are looking for two Staff Accountants, managing accounts receivable responsibilities and accounts payable responsibilities (primarily scout payments) accordingly, to join our small-but-mighty Finance Team. This means having the opportunity to join a rapidly-growing company and establish the accounting procedures that will help us scale. You have a solid foundation from your professional experience to know the basic functions of an accounting department. You are able to roll up your sleeves to get work done -- we have a lot to do! You love the feeling that comes with getting the details and the numbers 100% right. Your role interacts with almost every department internally -- and, very often, our customers themselves -- so you approach your work with a customer service mindset. You work with the utmost respect for the confidentiality of the information to which you have access. We are excited for someone to grow their career with us -- if that’s you, please apply!
What you will do (let’s call them Responsibilities):
*As a note, we are hoping to add two new Accountants to our team. We plan to divide and assign the below responsibilities among the team based on expertise, professional development, and team needs. The goal is to eventually cross-train the entire team in the other areas over time!
Prepare and send invoices to customers
Manage monthly revenue recognition for invoices prepared
Manage collections and DSO
Apply receipts received on a daily basis
Process credit card charges for customers wanting to pay via credit card
Prepare monthly account reconciliations; several include working closely with sales and customer experience teams on specific analyses
Scout payments (Scouts are dscout’s research respondents, who receive an incentive for participating):
Prepare, process, and reconcile scout payments daily
Post scout payments in Netsuite
General accounting and finance functions:
Support the month-end close process including preparing necessary journal entries and monthly variance to budget analyses
Assist with annual audit requests: prepare/provide necessary supporting documents
Provide additional support for the finance department, including administration, financial analyses, monthly financial metrics, and preparation of reports for financial reviews
Help build better systems and processes to make us more efficient, and document these processes and procedures
Collaborate and support the sales and customer experience teams
Assist with training documentation and process flows to be used by other teams
Become cross-trained in other areas of the finance team’s work
What you need to have (we can call them Desired Skills and Background):
2-3 years experience in accounts receivable, preparing account reconciliations, or similar entry-level accounting functions
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent work experience
Understanding of a P&L, balance sheet, recognizing debits/credits, accruals, and other accounting basics
Incredible detail orientation, strong organizational skills, and an analytical mind
Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
Customer service mindset with a focus on responsiveness
Upstanding character with high integrity
Experience with Salesforce, NetSuite, Paypal, Braintree, or other accounting systems
Note: As a result of COVID-19, the dscout team has decided to work remotely for the time being. However, we are now interviewing, hiring, and onboarding remotely for all open roles! While our office is temporarily open for teammates who feel comfortable coming in, no current or future employees will be required to come back into our office until (at least) July of 2021.
What will you get?
Here at dscout, we are a team of passionate research, sales, technical, marketing, design, success, and operations professionals. We are driven by the power of research—how in-context insights from real people can build products and services that are more people-centric. We value learning, sharing, and building. We deeply value being a diverse and inclusive team and company, and we are looking for team members who align with that belief. We are proud of what dscout is today and we are excited to build our future with you.
In addition to joining a smart and passionate team, you will get:
A strong compensation package with bonus structure. Your success is tied to company success. We are all in this together.
An incredible set of core benefits as well as a 401k with match, solid PTO policy, and generous company holidays. We are committed to supporting our team.
Exposure to the inner workings of a growing company, including open, transparent communication within our team. You will know what is happening and why it matters.
An education stipend. We are committed to helping build your future.
A beautiful workspace along the Chicago Riverwalk, currently open for teammates who feel comfortable coming in and working from there. Read more about our new office space here!
dscout is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate based on identity- race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged or sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.
dscout helps companies better understand the experiences people have with their products and brands in everyday life. Our SaaS video research platform helps our customers gather, manage, share and analyze millions of in-context moments submitted by people around the world.