Staff Accountant

  • Finance & Legal
  • Full-time
  • San Francisco
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Change.org is the world's largest technology platform for social change. Our goal is to empower people everywhere to start campaigns around the issues they care about, mobilize others, and work with decision makers to drive solutions. We’re also an innovative business – a "social enterprise” and a certified B Corporation, with a business model designed to support positive social impact.

Over 180 million people have started and signed petitions, and our users win nearly one victory per hour, including strengthening hate crime legislation in South Africa; fighting corruption in Indonesia, Italy, and Brazil; ending the ban on gay Boy Scouts in the United States, and big wins for women’s rights in India. And we’re just getting started. Here’s a small snapshot of why some of the 100 million people have signed Change.org petitions: youtu.be/UcT1rgZDko4

We love serving our incredible users, and we love our staff too. We show it with competitive salaries, five weeks of vacation, robust parental leave, an amazing culture, free language training (if you want it), and a high impact, low-ego team that can’t wait to learn from you and teach you what they know.

About the role:
We’re seeking a Staff Accountant to join our team of talented finance professionals who are working to bring positive change to the world. This position is a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial accountant with a desire to gain exposure to a broad range of accounting functions. The ideal candidate is a resourceful, hands-on generalist who is capable of driving the Accounting close process from end-to-end. We are looking for someone who is ready for their next big challenge and has a desire to make an impact. This role will report directly to the Head of Accounting and is based in our San Francisco office. 

This position is mostly responsible for all aspects of GL accounting, but will be involved in other aspects such as  AP/AR, reporting, cash management, and other special projects as needed. Our team looks into challenges that the company faces and solves them with a systematic process-oriented approach. We need a problem solver who can think critically about our internal processes and drive long-term solutions for the company. You’ll work alongside super talented individuals that will inspire and challenge you to think about how accounting can contribute to the business decisions.


As a member of our team you will:

  • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and year-end accounting close activities, calendar and deliverables, including preparation and review of journal entries, reconciliations, and flux variance analysis.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with GAAP.
  • Maintain company credit card program to ensure compliance with company policy and timely reporting.
  • Review all vendor bills to ensure proper GL and department coding in Bill.com
  • Prepare and execute weekly payments for invoices and expense reports, wire transfers and ACH to ensure timely payments.
  • Assist with customer billings and AR collections. 
  • Oversee Accounts Receivable aging reporting and ensuring accurate execution of customer billing, invoicing and credits.
  • Execute and maintain process documentation, and process improvements implementation.
  • Assist with annual audit and process control testing..
  • Identify opportunities for process efficiencies and implement enhancements that will ultimately improve the overall efficiency of the Accounting process and procedures.
  • Provide timely and accurate accounting information to customers on an ad hoc basis and other projects as directed by the Head of Accounting.

This describes you:

  • 2-3  years of hands-on accounting experience with strong knowledge of GAAP. 
  • BS in Accounting/Finance required; CPA, CMA, MS degree a strong plus.
  • Must possess hands-on functional expertise including working knowledge of enterprise-level accounting solutions such as NetSuite (preferred), Oracle or SAP.
  • Strong computer skills with MS Excel, MS Word, Google Apps and Keynote.
  • Analytical and organizational skills coupled with the ability to multitask effectively without compromising the quality of work.
  • Experience working in a start-up environment is preferred. Audit experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to interact effectively and communicate with all levels of the company.
  • You will be full of optimism about the positive change you are bringing to the world around you.

This is a full-time opportunity, based in San Francisco.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

We are working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We're just getting started, and we hope you'll join us.


Change.org Careers

Outsized impact

Change.org is the fastest growing social change organization in the world, empowering more than 50 million people to create change in their communities.

Amazing people

We are building a world-class team of technologists and creatives along with the most accomplished team of social movement creators in the world.

Extraordinary benefits

5 weeks vacation

Free language training

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