1099 Freelance Bookkeeper/Accountant

| Chicago

REMOTE OPPORTUNITY

Seeking Controllers, CPAs, Bookkeepers and Tax Preparers! 
Paro Overview
Paro is creating an alternative employment model for the future of finance work by capitalizing on the rise of the freelance/gig economy. We are an expert network of the top 2% of financial talent, including: CFOs, FP&A Analysts, CPAs, tax perparers, and bookkeepers who are highly vetted and have a proven background to handle a variety of clients. We help growing companies gain confidence in their finances by matching businesses with our highly curated network of experts who provide remote, on-demand, hourly support when clients need it. We handle companies' accounting and bookkeeping needs, but go above and beyond traditional accountant / bookkeeper services by providing CEOs and founders with insight into their business's financial health through financial analysts and part-time CFOs. 
Position Overview
You would be working as a remote Freelancer (1099 contractor) in a managed marketplace that is accelerating the mass migration to the gig / freelance economy by satisfying freelancers' need of a predictable and reliable income while still harnessing the benefits of the gig economy. With Paro you will have the flexibility to pick your own hours, work from anywhere, and choose the projects that interest you from our competitively-rated selection. Our goal is to empower you to do what you love by providing you with a line-of-sight into what your future earnings look like by building your own book of business on our platform. Paro's matchmaking algorithms make game-changing efficient matches, eliminating the time you have to spend on sales and business development. We ensure that the expectations and budgets on all of the projects are clearly defined before they get to you. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Accounting Duties

  • Handle month-end close process.
  • Add value to broader Accounting function.
  • Handle technical accounting issues.
  • Review and sometimes prepare financial reports. 
  • Review bookkeepers work for accuracy. 
  • Own the bookkeeping process for our early-stage startups and small to mid sized businesses on a monthly basis.
  • Post and update journal entries in QuickBooks (experience in other accounting platforms, in addition to QuickBooks, is a plus).
  • Maintain an open line of communication with clients (phone and email).
  • Perform both ongoing and ad-hoc projects as necessary.


Bookkeeping Duties

  • Develop system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures.
  • Work in tandem with other Paro freelancer(s) from other services lines
  • Prepares financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends
  • Maintain subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions
  • Balance subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries
  • Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries
  • Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries
  • Maintains historical records by filing documents
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying requirements; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing reports; advising management on needed actions
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Skills Needed

  • Must be highly skilled and certified in QuickBooks Online
  • Must be highly skilled in Microsoft Excel
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Must have the ability to work independently without guidance
  • Must have the utmost integrity and understanding of confidentiality
  • Must have a pleasant, professional demeanor in person and on the phone
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience 
  • Accounting degree 
  • CPA/EA Required for Tax Filers 

You can apply through this link! https://www.paro.io/freelancer-benefits as we grow

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Location

We are located right above the Clark & Division Red Line stop in the Gold Coast, steps away from many Division street and Old Town hangouts.

An Insider's view of Paro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I am trusted to do my job and can have the time I need to focus on myself. At Paro, we truly focus on promoting a culture of flexibility. Each month, we take a company Paro holiday to recharge. In addition, the company offers unlimited PTO and flexible work from home.

Medha

Senior Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As we our platform evolves, we rely a lot on our sales and account management teams for feedback. Since the product works both internally and externally it is important that these teams take feedback from our clients and freelancers. In addition, this allows for us to continuously iterate on the product before each release.

Clint

VP, Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

Finance and accounting can be really complicated and overwhelming, which can make it easy for businesses to ignore. Since joining Paro, I've learned how much value Paro brings to companies (in all industries) and freelancers. I love talking with business owners about how Paro can make an immediate impact!

Erin

Sales Development Representative

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

At Paro, we do Monday Morning Team Huddles and quarterly Town Hall Meetings to foster transparency. The goal is to give insight around where we're headed and why we're headed there. I'm a firm believer that transparency and communication foster new ideas and enable everyone to solve complex problems more efficiently.

Michael

CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

They never settle, take smart risks, and do the right thing (always). We look for people who align with our values, who work hard and love being part of a team, who aren't afraid to take on a lot and learn as they go, who are scrappy and resilient.

Jon

VP, Sales

What are Paro Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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