Staff Accountant

Remote (US) /
Finance /
As a Staff Accountant at Skillshare, you’ll work directly with the accounting team to ensure our financial operations and processes are primed to scale with our business. As a member of the team, you’ll have exposure to key significant transactions, and we’ll look to your executional expertise to manage our books and streamline processes. You will also assist in month-end close procedures to ensure a smooth and timely financial close process.

What you'll do:

    • Oversee the AP process to ensure consistent and proper coding of invoices 
    • Record daily cash activity; research and resolve any new or unusual cash activity, reconcile to third-party reports
    • Assist with the monthly and quarterly financial close; compile data and prepare journal entries for balance sheet accounts (i.e. prepaids, accruals, deferrals, credit cards, and amortization as required)
    • Assist in performing monthly and quarterly flux analyses
    • Address documentation requests and inquiries during the annual audit & gathering requests for tax return preparation
    • Seek ways to improve upon accountings processes & procedures
    • Work cross-functionally with other Skillshare departments to confirm allocations are properly recorded towards departmental budgets
    • Execute ad hoc projects to help poise the business for scale 

Why we're excited about you:

    • 2-3 years of accounting experience in a corporate setting (public accounting experience is a bonus!)
    • Excellent technical skills, particularly in navigating detailed system-generated source reports, downloading and manipulating data
    • Extraordinary organizational and time-management skills, with high attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment 
    • Confidence working independently, actively seeking mentorship as needed
    • Positive attitude and a sense of ownership to ensure deadlines are met
    • Highly proficient in Google Sheets/Excel & experience working in accounting systems (NetSuite experience is a plus)

Why you're excited about us:

    • Impact: Our company is scaling quickly, and you’ll ensure our finance operations scale with us.
    • Growth: as an invaluable member of a new department, you’ll have the opportunity to lead creative, define the department mission, and advance your hard & soft skills.
    • Our team: We have a passionate, talented team that is a lot of fun to work with.
    • Our mission: We’re doing work that matters – connecting lifelong learners around the world and empowering them to pursue their creativity.
    • Flexibility: We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. That means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.
About Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. We have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, and millions of members who come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey. We are backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments. Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We’re proud to be recognized as a top place to work byBuiltinNYC,Crain’s, andForbes, in addition to being one of the five best places to work for women byBpeace, and a top-rated workplace for dads byFatherly. We work to ensure a consistent interview process,fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.