Launched as Google Ventures in 2009, GV is the venture capital arm of Alphabet, Inc. We’ve invested in more than 500 companies that push the edge of what’s possible. In the fields of life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, cyber security, and agriculture, our companies aim to improve lives and change industries.
Because GV is an Alphabet company, working with the finance team is like working at a smaller company within the greater Alphabet organization. Our team collaborates daily with the functional teams within GV and the greater Alphabet/Google finance organization. We get a close view of how investment decisions are made, and our work contributes to important decisions around investments, portfolio management, and operations.
GV Finance is a close knit team; we truly enjoy working with each other every day and are grateful for the opportunity to work for a phenomenal venture fund and an exceptional employer. We value efficiency and like to work smarter rather than harder.
The role: Accountant / Financial Analyst
We’re growing the GV Finance team and are looking for an Accountant / Financial Analyst who possesses a unique combination of attention to detail and ability to see the big picture. You will be responsible for accounting and reporting within GV and to Alphabet and you may also have the opportunity to work on other facets of the business like tax, exit analysis, capitalization table modeling, etc.
Accounting - accurately prepare/review financial statements, close reporting packages, investment accounting, impairment analysis, reconciliations, and journal entries
Reporting - track data for investments and exits with precision and create/analyze fund and portfolio reporting
Process improvement - identify opportunities for process improvements/outsourcing and drive implementation of the solutions
Investment support - review portfolio company financial statements, review and create pro-forma capitalization tables and initiate funding wires
BA/BS degree in accounting, finance, business, or related area of study
2 years of accounting or audit experience, in VC industry preferred but not required
Comfortable using G Suite tools and you may like to geek out on Excel like many of us on the team do.
Launched as Google Ventures in 2009, GV originated as an independent venture capital firm for innovative founders. While today we're formally known as GV, our previous moniker (Google Ventures) is the root of our DNA. With Alphabet as our sole limited partner, we focus all our energy on meeting and supporting founders at the earliest stages of company-building. GV's operating partners work to support startups across design, equity, diversity & inclusion, talent, and engineering. GV also helps startups interface with Google, providing unique access to the world's best technology and talent.
GV operates on long time horizons and deals in decades — not rounds. At launch, we had a $60 million capital commitment and a desire to partner with founders moving the world forward. Today, GV has over $8 billion in assets under management, 400 active portfolio companies across North America and Europe, and notable investment outcomes including Uber, Nest, Slack, GitLab, Duo Security, Flatiron Health, Verve Therapeutics, and One Medical.