General Ledger Accountant

Finance & Accounting – Accounting /
Full-time /
At Ouster, we build sensors and tools for engineers, roboticists, and researchers, so they can make the world safer and more efficient. We've transformed LIDAR from an analog device with thousands of components to an elegant digital device powered by one chip-scale laser array and one CMOS sensor. The result is a full range of high-resolution LIDAR sensors that deliver superior imaging at a dramatically lower price. Our advanced sensor hardware and vision algorithms are used in autonomous cars, drones and many other applications. If you’re motivated by solving big problems, we’re hiring key roles across the company and need your help!

Ouster, Inc. provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Ouster is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Our lidar technology has revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security applications.
Specific Job Requirements:
Ownership of accounting & analysis for certain key balance sheet accounts. Specifically, prepaid assets, advances and deposits, fixed assets, intangible assets, leases, and other assigned areas. 
Perform month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing duties, including preparing journal entries, variance reporting, reconciliations, and account analysis to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP.
Prepare schedules and support the quarterly reviews/year-end audit with external auditors for the areas assigned.
Participate in process improvements and the development and implementation of internal controls.
Assist in ad-hoc reporting and other special projects as needed.
Thorough understanding of key accounting concepts, U.S. GAAP and internal controls
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)

Education and Experience Requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, plus 5 years of overall experience, with a minimum of 2 years of public accounting experience (Big 4 or large national firm) preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CPA (or equivalent) is a plus
Lease accounting (ASC 842) experience preferred
Ability to assess and recommend improvements for processes and procedures willingness to learn new concepts and work with teammates to find solutions
Strong communication and problem-solving skills both orally and in writing
Strong organization skills with an ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
High-energy self-starter, able to work autonomously, identify, suggest and implement areas for improvement;
Experience in NetSuite system a plus
We acknowledge the confidence gap at Ouster. You do not need to meet all of these
requirements to be the ideal candidate for this role.

Ouster is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Ouster does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. Ouster also strives for a healthy and safe workplace, and prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ouster considers qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.