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Palo Alto, California

Accounting Manager


Next Insurance is a fast-growing 290+ person startup based in Silicon Valley and is led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs with a history of successful outcomes. Our mission is to transform insurance for small businesses by combining world-class technology and phenomenal customer service to offer better insurance at a lower price. Next has raised over $380 million from top-tier investors and is the valley’s latest unicorn, valued at over $1 billion.

Next is well-positioned to become the leader in the $140 billion small business insurance market because we offer a 100% online experience that is tailored to unique business needs, and we get customers insured in minutes - something no one else does. Despite the size of the market, the experience of buying small business insurance has not caught up with best practices instituted in other industries like banking, lending, and even personal lines insurance. There is still a lot of paper involved, purchasing a policy can take days or even weeks, and the coverage is so complex that it’s hard for entrepreneurs to understand what they are buying. We're here to change that. Our goal is to make insurance simple, affordable, and transparent for small businesses so they can stop worrying about insurance and focus on running their businesses.

We are looking for an Accounting Manager to join our Finance team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-funded company in hyper-growth mode and grow your career. Reporting to the Corporate Controller, you will run the day to day accounting functions and implement accounting policies & procedures. You will be participating in the development of tools, processes, and procedures to allow the company to scale. The duties of the position will require the application of accounting experience and financial analysis skills.

Responsibilities:

Manage/develop the revenue accounting/reporting team and resolve any reporting issues with the data reporting team.

Manage the month-end close process, including review of reconciliations and various reporting matters.

Assist the FP&A team with monthly analysis over revenue transactions, identify, develop and maintain procedures to improve efficiency and quality of financial functions and reporting.

Implement and maintain policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP and SSAP.

Manage the company’s internal and external audits, including GAAP financial statement preparation.

Assist with ad-hoc projects.

Support compliance and regulatory filings with local, state, and federal government tax reporting requirements, as needed.

Participate in budget and forecast process, as needed.

Work with other business units with accounting/reporting related matters, as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and/or Accounting, or other relevant fields

Public CPA firm experience preferred

CPA or CPA candidate preferred

7+ years of relevant experience with increasing responsibility, preferably at a rapidly growing tech company or with SEC experience

Experience with the financial close process

Strong knowledge of US GAAP Accounting, experience in Technical and Operational accounting; Insurance accounting (SSAP) a plus

Strong system skills with ERP systems as well as Microsoft Office products

A high degree of reliability and integrity

Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities

Team player with strong interpersonal skills, with excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong cross group collaboration, be able to drive initiatives to resolve the problem

Team management experience

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