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Senior Accounting Analyst

| Chicago
Avant is revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a technology company that builds advanced platforms and uses custom analytics. Today, we help underserved consumers, the majority of whom get fast funding on our online platform without having to talk to anyone. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and bank partnerships that improve people’s financial lives.

What you do at Avant:

  • The staff accountant will compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to general ledger accounts
  • Ensure financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP reporting requirements and company policies
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements and related footnote disclosures
  • Routinely communicate with decision makers within the organization relating to financial close, issues and deliverables

What you might own at Avant:

  • Prepare analysis and record journal entries for areas such as accruals, prepaids, fixed assets
  • Address tight deadlines with a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, payroll and account reconciliations. 
  • Assist with implementing procedures for new products such as credit card.
  • Assist with duties to complete quarterly reviews and year-end financial statement audit

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • 4 yr. Degree in accounting or finance
  • You have 2-4 years of experience working at a public/venture backed company.
  • Tech savvy and mastered Excel. Familiar with key functions (VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, etc.). It’s a plus if you’ve worked with NetSuite or FloQast
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and effectively communicate with all staff levels
  • Dependable, organized, motivated and trustworthy

Why Avant is a fit for you: At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:We value, support, and help each other growWe are committed to active inclusion and diversityWe are transparent and believe the best idea winsWe succeed when our customers succeedWe get sh!t done… responsiblyAnd we keep it fun! We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located on Chicago's scenic Riverwalk. It’s home to nearby trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and public transportation.

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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