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Senior Accountant - Fixed Assets and Inventory Accounting



Accounting & Finance
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building, manufacturing and operating the first instant delivery and logistics system that serves all humans equally, wherever they are. From powering Rwanda’s national blood delivery network and Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, to providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart, to enabling healthcare providers to bring care directly to U.S. homes, we are transforming the way things move for businesses, governments and consumers. The technology is complex but the idea is simple: a teleportation service that delivers what you need when you need it. Through our technology, that includes robotics and autonomy, we are decarbonizing delivery, decreasing road congestion, and reducing fossil fuel consumption and air pollution while providing equitable access to billions of people and building a more resilient global supply chain.

About You and The Role

We are a fast-growing team with abundant opportunities to develop and improve processes in accounting and reporting. As a Senior Accounting Analyst, you will own Fixed Asset and Inventory Accounting and be a key contributor to the monthly close and prepare Zipline for its first external audit. You will identify and implement process improvements, prepare standard and ad hoc reports, and collaborate with the operations and strategic finance teams.

What You'll Do

  • Primary owner of fixed assets – recording additions, retirements, and transfers.
  • Manage annual physical verification of all fixed assets and record all adjustments.
  • Implement FAM (Fixed Asset) module in NetSuite.
  • Identify process improvements to streamline fixed asset recording and reporting.
  • Record monthly journal entries to properly record inventory movements.
  • Review newly released inventory items and update the system with the correct cost.
  • Conduct BOM roll-ups, analyze changes in the costs to ensure accuracy.
  • Prepare quarterly cycle count reports and schedule review meetings. Conduct audits as needed.
  • Coordinate and manage the annual physical inventory, if required.
  • Prepare and gather information and reports requested by auditors.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.
  • Travel to company sites to assist with projects and inventories.
    Prepare training materials and conduct training sessions for process changes related to inventory and fixed assets
  • Foster good working relationships with external and internal customers.

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (plus)
  • 5+ years accounting experience (public accounting – plus)
  • Working experience in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Cost Accounting experience with Weighted Average, Standard Costing or FIFO
  • Cycle count or physical inventory experience
  • Fixed asset or inventory system implementation experience
  • MS Office proficient, with advanced Excel skills
  • Strong ability to analyze problems and think critically for practical solutions
  • Experience with NetSuite, Tipalti, Odoo, Mode (plus)
  • Detail oriented with strong organization, communication (both written and verbal)
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace and adapt to change.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities in a multi-tasking, fast paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively in teams
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate information quickly and a deep desire to learn and succeed

What Else You Need to Know

The starting cash range for this role is $80,000 - $120,000. Please note that this is a target, starting cash range for a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for this role. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, working location, and projected impact. The total compensation package for this role may also include: equity compensation; overtime pay; discretionary annual or performance bonuses; sales incentives; benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off; and more.
Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!