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Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About us:

Public is an investing platform that makes building a multi-asset portfolio fast, frictionless, and secure. Members can trade stocks, options, bonds, crypto, ETFs, and alternative assets—all in one place. Alongside its robust suite of investing tools, Public offers Alpha, a layer of artificial intelligence that provides fundamental data and custom analysis to support informed investment decisions.

Since 2019, Public has raised over $300 million. Investors include Accel, Tiger Global, Will Smith's Dreamers VC, The Chainsmokers' Mantis VC, and Shari Redstone's Advancit Capital, as well as renowned figures in business and culture, like Maria Sharapova, Tony Hawk, and NYU Stern professor Scott Galloway.

This role is onsite in Public's NYC office Monday-Thursday.

What you'll do:

  • Ownership and accountability for accounting and reporting, development and implementation of company accounting policies and practices to ensure compliance with US GAAP
  • Provide analyses and interpretation of technical accounting pronouncements including new US GAAP and SEC rulings, ensuring new accounting policies are implemented across the organization.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of applicable accounting standards, SEC regulations, and industry best practices related to external reporting.
  • Direct management of the company’s tax reporting and compliance activities and tax planning strategies through coordination with the company’s external tax advisor
  • Effectively manage the relationship with the company’s external audit partner
  • Drive strategy around ERP and HRIS, make changes where needed
  • Help support overall team initiatives to embrace change and increase efficiency by instituting new processes around various key accounting areas
  • Performs other duties as assigned or dictated by business needs
  • The ideal candidate is a player-coach who can step into details of journal entries or accounting policies while driving the strategy for an evolving accounting function as the business grows

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification required
  • 7+ years combined experience in public accounting (Big 4 preferred) and public company financial reporting function
  • Comprehensive understanding of US GAAP and strong technical accounting skills
  • Experience with complex accounting issues such as M&A, warrant accounting, 606 revenue recognition
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel (Advanced, Pivot Tables, Vlookups, Conditional formulas)
  • High level of dedication to adhering to deadlines and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work with minimal direction, as well as be resourceful and independent in solving problems
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • High regard for confidentiality and 100% data integrity
  • Familiarity working with Finance and Accounting systems, preferably NetSuite and MineralTree or similar.

Bonus points:

  • Experience in pre-IPO companies or experience during an M&A exit or IPO
  • Experience with the broker-dealer industry

Public is an equal employment opportunity employer to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. We celebrate people of all race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. The compensation range for this role is $180K-$230K based on skills and experience.