Senior 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!

The candidate must be very detail-oriented, highly motivated, team player with a strong sense of urgency and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where changing priorities may occur frequently based on operational needs. 


    • Prepare, record and reconcile GL accounts relating to payroll, accruals, leases, debt, and all other accounts assigned.
    • Prepare, record and reconcile accounts relating to contract assets, liabilities, and all otheraccounts assigned pursuant to ASC 606
    • Support the US GL and revenue accounting team with ad-hoc reporting and analyses
    • Research variances for all assigned accounts and prepare adjusting entries as needed.
    • Review financial reports for completeness and accuracy and perform balance sheet flux analysis.
    • Prepare, review and support the quarterly reviews/ year-end audit with external auditors
    • Prepare ad-hoc analysis and special projects as the need arises

Must Have:

    • Technical knowledge and practical knowledge of revenue recognition standard ASC 606

Qualifications & Skills:

    • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance, CPA is a plus
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience
    • 2+ years of public accounting experience preferred (Big 4 or large national firm)
    • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting
    • Excellent communication, organization, project management and leadership skills
    • Experience with Netsuite 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.