You are looking for something more from your career. Maybe a bigger problem to solve with both immediate and long term impact, or perhaps you just need a mission you can believe in every day. You dig balanced startup life and can wrestle challenges with grace. If this sounds like you, we'd like to talk.
The Mom Project is a freshly funded startup ($25M Series B in July 2020) HQ'd in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Our team is growing as we push to rewrite the narrative for working women at every life stage. We believe parents should be able to choose both a successful family life AND career aspirations without sacrificing one over the other.
We are a marketplace and community that matches companies with diverse talent. This critical match drives businesses forward while expanding professional opportunities for women.
We're just getting started. Join us in building the future of work. We need all hands on deck, your journey starts now...
About the role
You might be a little green in accounting. You may have little to no accounting experience under your belt but you are very passionate about learning. You have a strong desire to grow into a new career path within an organization where there are lots of opportunities to expand your knowledge and experience. You are ready to jump in and get your hands dirty!
This is a unique opportunity to be a high-impact early member of The Mom Project, and to lay the foundations for our Finance Operation. Reporting directly to our Finance Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to work on various components of The Mom Project’s finance function.
Your initial focus will be on refining our customer billing and talent timesheet sourcing processes, turning these core functions into a machine
This includes working closely with the sales team, contracted talent, and customers on various billing related issues
Identify process and system improvements to streamline the revenue cycle
Provide sales and billing reports to upper management as needed
Help maintain the general ledger in Quickbooks by importing and categorizing expenses to the proper account and department
Respond to Slack messages and emails regarding accounting-based questions in a timely manner
Assist with month-end close processes (such as reconciliations and journal entries) and year end items (such as pulling W-9 information for 1099 filings).
Communicate process improvements by routinely and frequently updating our finance handbook
You are willing to take on any task: The Mom Project is a fast-growing and nimble team. You'll be part of a small, but mighty finance team that has their hands in multiple aspects of the business. You're eager to take on any project that comes your way no matter how big or how small.
Accounting and Finance Experience: Through schooling or experience, you can demonstrate a strong understanding of the general ledger, GAAP, and financial reporting. You’re ready to use your experience to help us level up quickly, and in turn, you’ll be able to move on to broader projects.
Problem Solving Skills: You are apt at drilling into problems and connecting the dots between transactions and their broader business context. You default to action and are skilled at tracking down the right information to get the job done.
Detail Orientedness: You know how to find discrepancies between two spreadsheets and can spot where a process is brittle or prone to error.
Project Management Skills: You are comfortable managing several projects at once, taking initiative to move projects forward and deliver results on time.
Required experience: BA in Accounting / Finance; 2+ years experience in professional accounting department
Strongly preferred experience : You’re familiar with our operational stack, which includes Quickbooks Online, Bill.com, and Expensify.