Freelance CPAs & Bookkeepers (Join our network!)

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Seeking controllers, CPAs, and bookkeepers!

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, 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
Must have an Accounting degree 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • PHPLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • CodeIgniterFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Boostrap 4Frameworks
    • WebpackFrameworks
    • TypekitFrameworks

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

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Energetic! There are sales team members on the phone coaching business owners all over the office, small impromptu meetings are happening at standing desks and Poang chairs, someone is taking a break to attempt a cross-office nerf hoop shot or stretch out on a foam roller. There are snacks and breakfast is brought in on Monday and Friday!

Kristina McMenamin

Director of Content Marketing & Brand

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As we continue to build our platform 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 as well. This allows for us to continuously iterate on the product before each release.

Clint

VP of Engineering

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. Oh, and big perks if you can grow an avocado pit into a plant.

Jon Rekpa

Director of Growth

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We recently introduced Paro Town Hall Meetings. The goal is to provide full transparency to the team on the direction 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 does career growth look like on your team?

On my team, career growth can be summarized by one simple phrase: work hard for me, and I will work hard for you. If you come in every single day and work to better yourself, the team, and the company as a whole, I will do everything in my power to help accelerate your career.

Alex

Manager of Business Development

What are Paro Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
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