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Senior Accountant

In San Francisco, California

What was it like the last time you went apartment hunting?  Probably brutal.  It’s crazy that we spend 2/3 of our time in, and the majority of our hard earned pay on, our homes, but apartment hunting is still a long and frustrating process. With Apartment List, it doesn’t have to be!  We are building an easy, delightful, and effective apartment search experience that will make millions of renters’ lives better. We are looking for a Senior Accountant to help us create an incomparable online rental experience through a simple and delightful rental experience. If you dream of bringing amazing products to life, here is your opportunity.

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Senior Accountant

In San Francisco, California
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  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial numbers
  • Responsible for month-end close cycles
  • Own applicable business cycles and applicable accounting transactions
  • Partner with, communicate, and confidently address any questions of department heads
  • Manage and coach outsourced (US based) Accounting-administration team (AP, Expenses, routine journal entries)
  • Help roll out and then maintain general ledger ERP system
  • Own preparation and coordination of external audit
  • Own tax return, provision, and compliance process
  • Implement reporting and transaction controls
  • Innovate and develop new processes to scale with Company


  • 2 – 4 years of public company accounting experience
  • Strong background in accounting, GAAP, debits / credits.
  • Experience with various accounting cycles (payables, payroll, prepaids, fixed assets, revenue, cash)
  • CPA required
  • Bachelor’s in accounting or business with accounting focus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, notably Excel

Ideal Skills

  • Eager, ready to innovate
  • Adaptable in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Independent and ready to seize ownership of processes and projects
  • Analytical and detail oriented with ability to keep big picture context and objectives in mind
  • Willingness to receive and implement feedback
  • Team-oriented / group-success minded
  • Experience scaling and self-starting projects
  • Tackles problems head on
  • Strong communication skills (interpersonal, public speaking), able to tailor message to audience
  • Organized and able to clearly prioritize and manage tasks, including clear communication of status updates when needed

About Us

On the surface, building a great renter experience might not sound hard, but it is. Think about all the things that have to be right: gathering detailed data from millions of apartments of all types; matching those apartments with the millions of renters searching; and communicating with landlords when those renters decide they’ve found their perfect next home.

Getting this right is more important now than ever before. Today there are 100 million renters in the US, more than there have ever been and growing.

Our mission is simple, we want renters to be able to find a great home and we want that process to be simple and delightful. In one word, we want their experience and apartment search to be extraordinary.

The extraordinary experience we are building is loved by renters and landlords. In fact, four million Renters used Apartment List last month, 75% of them on mobile. Each month more and more renters are signing their lease thanks to Apartment List.

We recently just raised $30M in our series B to accelerate our growth - think you’re up to the challenge? Check out the team and learn more about us. If you’re game, apply now.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.