Staff Accountant I



  • Staff Accountant with 3-4+ years of relevant accounting and finance experience, with a preference for CPA certification, and a "Big 4" audit background
  • Possess strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS, with proficiency in accounting software and MS Excel
  • Hybrid opportunity for US-based employees with 2-4 days weekly in-person expected out of our Manhattan office 

Start your adventure with Zip 

Zip is looking for an exceptional Staff Accountant with a passion for finance and a keen, curiosity-led approach to support the wider team. As a Staff Accountant on our Finance team, you will report to the Controller. In this role you will support world class financial reporting for a fast-growing dynamic company. In addition, you will work with the US Finance team and the Global Finance team, as well as work with cross-function business partners to support continuing Company growth and pursuit of excellence.

Within Zip Co, the Finance & Internal Tools team is dedicated to enhancing internal operational processes. This involves managing key workstreams such as Merchant Invoicing and Merchants Payments, as well as the critical task of replacing the financial system. Additionally, the team is focused on maintaining and improving internal tools to ensure streamlined operations across the organization.

Interesting problems you’ll get to solve

  • Aid in driving the month-end close process to meet set goals and deadlines
  • Ensure appropriate support for the general ledger and ensure all necessary journal entries are captured in both the income statement and balance sheet
  • Review financial data provided by other cross-functional teams and identify and investigate issues and anomalies as part of the month-end close, tracking issues to their resolution
  • Assist in identifying gaps in Internal Controls and take action to close them
  • Evaluate and participate in implementing process improvements to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of financial operations
  • Continuously evolve and document accounting and business processes
  • Strengthen internal controls and processes to improve efficiency
  • Prepare reconciliations to ensure the accuracy and substantiation of the Balance Sheet
  • Monitor financial activities and investigate and report variances, on the Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Collaborate with other teams within Global and US Finance teams to deliver financial and management reporting
  • Support information requests associated with audits, tax, and other statutory requirements
  • Develop into a subject matter expert on key financial processes and systems affecting financial accuracy
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with business partners and cross-functional teams at various organizational levels
  • Support new business development/reporting as required
  • Research accounting pronouncements and ensure compliance as needed
  • Aid/train other team members as needed to enhance their skills and knowledge
  • Complete any Ad-Hoc projects that are assigned

What you’ll bring to the team 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • CPA certification is a plus; "Big 4" audit experience an advantage
  • Minimum of 3-4+ years of relevant accounting and finance experience.  Ideal, but not essential, experience in the Financial Services / FinTech Industries
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS also beneficial
  • Proficiency in accounting software and MS Excel
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Commitment to maintaining accuracy and integrity in financial reporting
  • Significant problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to identifying and resolving financial issues
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate and work through potential roadblocks, ensuring projects and tasks are completed efficiently and effectively
  • Exceptional deadline-oriented approach, consistently meeting critical reporting and compliance deadlines
  • Comfort with ambiguity; Independent thinker who is happiest in the ‘grey’ – Zip is a fast-moving, agile organization and you need to be comfortable with little structure or precedent task
  • Ability to adapt to a changing, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities while maintaining a view of the big picture
  • Our values in your DNA: Customer First, Own It, Stronger Together and Change the Game

What you’ll get in return

Zip is a place where you’ll get out what you put in. The newness of our sector means we need to move at pace and embrace change, and our promise to you when you join the team is that you’ll feel empowered and trusted to make big things happen quickly. 

We want you to feel welcome and as though you have the support to be yourself, and care for yourself at work. Because it’s important to us that you make the most of the opportunities you’ll get to grow your skills and your career, and be surrounded by smart, friendly people and leaders that have your back.

We think these are just some of the best things about being a Zipster. We will also offer you:

  • Flexible working culture
  • Incentive programs
  • 20 days PTO every year
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Leading family support policies
  • 100% employer covered insurance
  • Beautiful Midtown office with a casual dress code
  • Learning and wellness subscription stipend
  • Company-sponsored 401k match

The Pay Range for this position: $75,000 - $103,500 USD based on the industry benchmark for position, function, level and Zip's compensation strategies. However, actual base salary will depend on varying circumstances and individualized factors, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. 

Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. 

Be a part of a team that reflects the diversity of our customers

We pride ourselves on being a workplace that provides equal opportunities to people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, veteran status, and everything else that makes you unique.

Equally, we’re committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are accessible and inclusive. Please let us know If there are any adjustments that need to be made to ensure you have a fair and equitable experience.

And finally…get to know us

Zip Co Limited (ASX: ZIP) is a digital financial services company, offering innovative, people-centred products that bring customers and merchants together.

Operating in two core markets - Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and the Americas, Zip offers point-of-sale credit and digital payment services, connecting millions of customers with its global network of tens of thousands of merchants.

We’re proud to be a values-led business and our values - Customer First, Own it, Stronger Together and Change the Game - guide us in everything we do.

We are Zip, and we are just getting started.

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  • United States
  • Full-Time
  • Finance
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