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Junior Accountant
Chicago, IL
Required Skills
Preferred Industry Experience
Job Description

Why You?
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.

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.

Why us?
The Mom Project is a venture-backed startup HQ'd in a sweet open space in Chicago's River North neighborhood. We are backed by some of the best investors in the world and are lucky to be surrounded by an incredible team of advisors, including Serena Williams. The Mom Project is a marketplace and community leading a movement that matches companies with diverse talent. This critical match drives businesses forward, while expanding professional opportunities for women.

Our team is growing as we push to rewrite the narrative for working women at every life stage. We believe women should be able to choose both a successful family life AND career aspirations without sacrificing one over the other. Our commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us and our mission forward every day. We strive towards inclusion and that means everyone is comfortable bringing their authentic and best self to work every day.

About the Role
Your initial focus will be on refining our customer billing and talent timesheet sourcing processes, turning these core functions into a machine
•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

Strengths & Qualifications:
•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 Oriented: 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 are familiar with our operational stack, which includes Quickbooks Online,, and Expensify.

Why you’ll love working for TMP:
•Compensation & Benefits:
•Base Compensation:
•Full medical, dental, vision
•Short and Long Term Disability
•Generous Paid Parental Leave
•Nubundle Family Planning Concierge
•Generous PTO
•401K match

Let me see those Perks, Perks, Perks!
•An incredible team that will support and champion your work
•Casual Culture: because work should be a place you want to be
•Health and Wellness stipend
•Learning and Development stipend
•Work From Home Your Way Monthly Stipend
•The Mom Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We're just getting started. Join us in building the future of work. We need all hands on deck, your journey starts now....

**This role will be remote during Covid Pandemic

Start Date
October 2020
Flex Factors
Work Type Permanent
Schedule 40 hours / week
Work Remote No
Travel No