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Fund Accountant

Axiom AI

Axiom AI

Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Y Combinator is a startup accelerator and venture capital firm with over $5 billion in assets under management and a portfolio of over 4,000 active companies. Companies that have participated in the Y Combinator Batch Program include Stripe, Airbnb, DoorDash, Coinbase, Reddit, and Instacart.

Job Description

Y Combinator is seeking a Fund Accountant to assist with the day-to-day accounting of the firm’s venture capital funds. This is an ideal position for a self-starter with a strong work ethic and desire to learn who wants to be an integral part of a Finance team at a unique venture capital firm.

The ideal candidate is exceedingly well organized, detail-oriented, and enjoys working in a very fast-paced, “hands-on” type of environment. The ability to interact with numerous stakeholders and teams, maintain a high level of professionalism, and safeguard the confidential nature of information is crucial to this role.

Enjoy the many perks of working for a successful company – competitive salary and excellent benefits including fully-paid health care benefits and unlimited vacation – while working on a small, fast-moving, and high-impact team.

Location: Y Combinator is headquartered in Dogpatch, San Francisco. Our Fund Accountant must be located in the San Francisco Bay Area and is expected to work from our San Francisco office a minimum of 1 - 2 days a week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Record investments and certain fund-level transactions in our accounting system and database

  • Prepare financial statements quarterly for multiple entities

  • Process invoices and initiate wires

  • Perform bank reconciliations

  • Assist with the annual audit process and work with our external auditors

  • Track various portfolio and partnership performance metrics

  • Assist in responding to inquiries from limited partners

  • Work on special projects

Requirements:

  • Independent: you must be able to work autonomously and efficiently

  • Accountable: you take ownership of tasks assigned to you

  • Proactive: you’re aware of deadlines and anticipate next steps without needing to be told

  • Strong critical thinking: you’re able to problem solve and know when to ask questions

  • Detail-oriented and good organizational skills

Skills:

  • Proficient understanding of U.S. GAAP accounting principles (preferred)

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite

  • Strong aptitude for numbers and accuracy

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

Experience:

  • Asset management experience preferred

  • 1+ year of public accounting, private industry, or fund administrator experience preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, or CPA candidate

Compensation: $100,000 to $130,000 base salary (depending on skills and experience) plus bonus.

Benefits:

Our full benefits package includes medical, vision, and dental plans, infertility benefit, STD/LTD, life insurance, commuter benefits, flexible spending account, health savings account, 401(k) + 4% matching, generous parental leave, paid holidays and flexible paid time off policy.

Work Authorization: This position does not support work authorization/visa sponsorship.

Y Combinator considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law including San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance. Y Combinator is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of job applicants and complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act. The privacy policy of Ashby, Inc., the hiring platform used by Y Combinator, governs the collection of such data and can be found here.