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Accounting Specialist

About the Role
Upstart is hiring for an Accounting Specialist position in our Finance team. Our finance team is growing rapidly and we need someone that thrives on being diligent, organized and working with numbers that shares our mission to enable effortless credit based on true risk. This is a full-time position, which is focused on supporting our accounts receivable and accounts payable processes. As Upstart’s Accounting Specialist you will be preparing monthly customer bills and booking vendor invoices, processing customer payments and issuing vendor payments, reconciling related bank accounts, and completing AR/AP-related parts of the month-end close process. Your role will have a major impact on the team and can grow to take on additional projects as the company grows. If you like to take ownership, have a strong work ethic, work quickly, and want to develop your career in accounting, this could be the right role for you.

Here is what success looks like in this role:

  • Timely obtain and review information for all components of customer bills; proactively work with other Upstart functional teams to resolve questions and exceptions;
  • Plan workload ahead and proactively reach out to other team members to resolve roadblocks;
  • Process vendor invoices and related payments timely, accurately, and completely; proactively work with vendors to resolve questions and exceptions;
  • Timely complete relevant bank account reconciliations, including assessment of reconciling items;
  • Consistently look for opportunities to improve existing processes;
  • Attend team meetings and communicate planned time-off in advance to ensure required daily work is covered

Here is what we’re looking for in an ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required with major in Accounting, Finance or Economics highly preferred.
  • 1+ year of accounting experience with demonstration of understanding of basic accounting concepts
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ownership of one’s learning and planning workload
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