Ideal candidates will be extremely disciplined and self-motivated, have strong integrity, and a commitment to ethical professional conduct. Must communicate well with clients and vendors and work well under pressure. This role reports to the VP of Finance and Operations, and will work closely with CFO as well. It is a great “ground floor” professional opportunity for a highly organized individual who can interface confidently with company leaders; follow instructions precisely; manage time effectively; work discreetly and independently; and is passionate for the chance to build a scalable finance department that can service the future needs of the company.
Oversee the monthly, quarterly, and annual GAAP financial accounting close process
Maintain general ledger, prepare and input monthly journal entries, review and explain variances from budget and forecast.
Manage “Current” accounting items with a high degree of accuracy and commitment to confidentiality, including but not limited to
Travel and Expenses (T&E)
Corporate card setup, reconciliation and management
HR support and onboarding
Assist in maintaining Contracts and Lease Agreements, and maintaining AR, Revenue, AP and expense analyses
Liaising with other company stakeholders in Client Services, Product, and Vendor Management as necessary
Ensure monthly revenue and WIP analyses are complete and in compliance with revenue recognition guidance
Reconciliation of P&L and B/S accounts in compliance with GAAP standards and guidelines for HarrisX’s Chart of Accounts
Assist with year-end audit process review and provide support during both internal, external audits and tax returns
Assist in developing, maintaining, and documenting procedures for all accounting processes
Maintain supporting documentation and work papers for financial reporting deliverables
Assist with the budget and monthly executive financial statements and variance narrative as required
Assist special projects, as requested
College degree with a focus in Business or Accounting
Master in accounting or finance preferred; CPA with Big 4 or equivalent experience strongly preferred
2-4 years' professional experience with a financial services firm or in the accounting department of an organization
Familiarity and knowledge of Intacct preferred
Proven ability to keep highly sensitive company plans and data confidential
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
The ability to work independently and take ownership of obligations coupled with the ability to work well on a team
Previous experience with accounting in the market research or software industry preferred
Position is based in Washington, DC
Job Type: Full-time
Authorized to work in US
This is your chance to join HarrisX, an exciting fast-growing, entrepreneurial company, backed by a prominent private equity fund, that runs the longest running and most comprehensive research on consumer behavior for the top Technology, Telecom & Media companies in the world.
HarrisX is the technology, telecom, and media research specialist of the Stagwell Group, a major marketing sciences investment private equity fund. Our product suite is based on the HarrisX consumer insights data repository, recognized as the largest, most comprehensive, and longest-running tech-telecom data in the industry. Chances are very good that you are carrying one of our clients’ products in your hand or using one of their services to view this job application.