Staff Accountant

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We're building a world class team with the aim of providing polished, professional, technical support of an emerging company and product. Ocient is looking for ultimate team players who are dedicated to improving our product and customer experience with every interaction.  The Ocient team consists of highly technical engineers and understanding the end to end development, sales, and delivery cycle is key to adding unique value to the organization. Our ideal candidate has high moral standards and takes pride in maintaining exceptional internal controls and designing efficient processes. You are a dedicated team player, extremely organized, detail oriented, and look to make a footprint in the development of long-term scalable processes.

This individual will support the Accounting team by facilitating full-cycle processes, handling accounts payable and fixed assets, booking journal entries, and completing balance sheet reconciliations. Maintaining strong cross functional partnerships and vendor relationships will be critical in the success of the role. Working on ad hoc accounting projects in addition to regular duties can be expected. 

Your day-to-day:

  • Own full-cycle accounting for Accounts Payable, Expense Reports and Fixed Assets
  • Manage new vendor setup - onboarding forms, approvals, and communications
  • Review, validate, and enter vendor invoices ensuring appropriate GL classification
  • Facilitate internal approvals and maintain systematic workflows as needed
  • Prepare annual 1099 filings 
  • Prepare ad hoc analysis
  • Support system implementations – procurement, AP automation, expense reporting
  • Prepare balance sheet schedules in accordance with month end close 
  • Record cash transactions on a daily basis and perform corresponding reconciliations 
  • Maintain strong vendor relationships and respond to inquiries timely
  • Compile and organize support for year-end audit requests
  • Communicate regularly with all cross functional partners
  • Support Finance organization with ad hoc projects and assignments
  • Prepare customer invoices and follow up on payments

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • BA/BS degree in related field (Accounting, Business, Economics)
  • 2+ years in Accounts Payable, Business Administration or Accounting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to be detail-oriented, autonomous, and resourceful
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial business
  • Commitment to excellence and efficiency

About Ocient:

Ocient is a venture-funded startup building data analytics solutions for the world’s largest datasets. Founding the company in 2016, Ocient’s management team has had numerous successful startup exits including Cleversafe, one of the largest startup exits in Chicago’s history. Ocient is tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems in database scale, performance, and usability. Ocient employees also care deeply about our customers, each of which we work with closely. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • NoSQLDatabases

Location

100 N. RIverside Plaza Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

What are Ocient Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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