Staff Accountant at FOURKITES

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Join a fast-paced, innovative, data-driven start up named 2021 Best Tech Start ups In Chicago, that is changing the Supply Chain industry through real time tracking and end-to-end visibility.

As FourKites’ Staff Accountant, you will be expanding the Finance function in our high-growth environment. You will support the high-risk monthly revenue recognition and commission processes as part of month end close. You will also be responsible for the analysis of FourKites’ financial results and support the annual financial operating budgets and forecasts.  You will prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual analyses of financial performance for investor and executive review. Working with teammates in the US, India & Netherlands, you will partner with operational teams and key business leaders across our global organization in order to support the success of the business, while maintaining healthy financial practices.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Play a key role in monthly close as it relates to revenue and commission with clearly defined responsibility, processes, and timelines
  • Lead preparation of financial reporting package for internal management reporting, highlighting key business issues, revenue trends, cash analysis and functional expenses
  • Analyze budget vs actual figures from the income statement company wide, by region and by department, summarizing in concise reports for the business unit leads
  • Compile financial metrics for quarterly Board meetings
  • Navigate financial reporting under both GAAP & Management books
  • Support annual operating plan and monthly forecasting process
  • Support Financial Reporting/Planning system implementation to improve efficiencies and visibility across organization
  • Liaise with multiple departments as required in terms of revenue recognition, commissions and budgets
  • Prepare journal entries and reconcile balance sheet accounts to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Identify potential efficiencies in day to day work and implement automation tools/techniques to streamline
  • Maintain & leverage tools and systems to ensure quick, reliable access to data and information tools

Who you are:

  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the desire to learn, grow & seek increased responsibility
  • Ability to work closely and effectively in a team environment across all facets of the Company
  • Strong interpersonal and consultative communication skills with well-developed presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage competing priorities and deadline pressures effectively
  • Familiarity with business and financial modeling in P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
  • High technical acumen with a comfortability learning new enterprise software systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Finance / Accounting / Economics preferred (Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering also welcome)
  • 1-2 years of experience in corporate finance, banking, management consulting or high-growth start up
  • Experience in agile & fast-paced environment
  • Advanced Excel / PowerPoint skills
  • Familiarity with financial analysis and planning software applications (Intacct, NetSuite, Adaptive Insights)
  • SQL / Python / VBA & general systems integration experience a plus
  • SFDC experience is a plus

Named one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, FourKites is on a mission to transform the world’s supply chains with the most powerful technology on the planet. With a customer base that includes 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies and nine of the top-10 CPG companies, the company combines the largest network of real-time logistics data with machine learning to help its customers lower costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. We are a customer-obsessed organization, wholeheartedly committed to helping our customers succeed and drive long-term value. 

The empathy we exhibit with our customers applies internally, as well. At FourKites, a positive work culture is a priority, and team members benefit from structured employee development plans, mentorship and training programs, quarterly review and promotions processes, affinity group memberships and competitive benefits packages. Click here to learn more about our team and our corporate values.

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Location

Modern office space with panoramic views of downtown Chicago. Located in the Ogilvie Transportation Building, that's connected to all of downtown!

An Insider's view of FOURKITES

How does your team reward individual success?

At FourKites, we LOVE tacos! We love them so much we use a recognition taco bot in slack to reward and recognize great work across all 3 offices. At the end of the month, the taco winner gets a gift card to get tacos somewhere in Chicago!

Amanda

Director, Talent & Development, Talent Acquisitions

What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.

Ashley

Director, Carrier Operations-Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

Our office is really a tight-knit community; people hang out outside of work, everyone gets along and it's a pleasant, open and collaborative culture. I really enjoy working for FourKites because of the great work-life balance, the fact there is a lot of growth opportunities, and I feel like I am working towards both my personal and company goals.

Georgios

Staff Accountant

What are some social events your company does?

A fun way we like to provide and share recognition is through our quarterly Cheers to Peers, Nice Cream Socials that Kaitlin, our Front Desk and Office Coordinator puts together. It's a great opportunity to provide recognition to others, mingle with different teams, and eat ice cream - what could be better!

Jenny

Talent Acquisition Specialist

What are FOURKITES Perks + Benefits

FOURKITES Benefits Overview

We provide an elite tier of benefits and wellness programs, have a bias for promoting within, and an array of global culture & connection programs and committees, such as DEI Employee Councils, FourKites Pride, and FourKites Women's groups.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
FourKites provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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