Staff Accountant


Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Lambda School is on a mission to pioneer a new model of accessible higher education with no upfront costs and where the school invests in the students instead of the other way around.  We are rethinking learning so that we can address the needs of both students and employers in tandem. We’re a progressive alternative to traditional college and fast track bootcamps. Lambda School is an intensive program and an immersive live, online curriculum that teaches people the hard and soft skills they need to launch a new tech career. We offer both full time and part time courses to our students.
Lambda School has successfully completed funding rounds with premier tier venture investors and we have students in almost every State across the United States. We’re looking for passionate, talented people who want to change the way the world thinks about higher education and unlock human potential, regardless of circumstance. 
If that sounds exciting to you, let’s talk.  Our success depends on building teams who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we don’t just accept differences – we celebrate them. Lambda School welcomes a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups and non-traditional backgrounds who can appreciate the diverse student communities that we serve and are looking to grow into. This includes women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
One of Lambda School’s values is Organize Chaos, and the finance function is at the heart of that. We work in a fast-paced environment and need someone who is flexible while also maintaining order. The objective of the finance function at Lambda School is to serve the organization and our students. As our Staff Accountant you’ll be on the team that makes sure all the trains run on time. You’ll work with and report to the Controller.While we're looking for someone who can roll up their sleeves and do some day-to-day accounting we'd love to find someone we can trust to own the books.  There's a lot of room for growth and responsibility in this role.

What you'll do:

  • Own G/L processes, including transaction matching, journal entries, and reconciliations
  • Own Accounts Payable process, including invoice entry and payment scheduling
  • Process payroll and manage employee expenses
  • Financial statement flux analysis - budget versus actual and month-over-month
  • Document and monitor internal processes and controls
  • Assist with ad hoc reports and data requests as needed
  • Assist with improving financial procedures

What you'll have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or similar
  • Minimum 3+ years of accounting or full-cycle bookkeeping experience
  • Hands-on experience with accounting and payroll software
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAPExcellent Excel skills, including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Self-starting with the ability to effectively work autonomously with little oversight

Big plus if you:

  • Have experience with Quickbooks Online,, Divvy and Expensify
  • Have experience in all areas of accounting operations
  • Have multi-state payroll experience
  • Have prior remote work experience
Lambda School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, veteran or military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 
Lambda School is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. Please let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.
Job tags: Excel
Job region(s): North America
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