Director of Accounting (Remote)

San Francisco, CA

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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Harnessing AI to drive carbon capture and protect global forests

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Pachama is looking for our first in-house accounting team member, reporting to the Head of Finance. In this role, you will be a key leader on the finance team responsible for building out a world-class accounting function. You will provide strategic insights to help define Pachama’s business model, set up scalable processes and systems, and oversee all day-to-day accounting operations (Revenue, AP, AR, payroll, tax, treasury, etc). The ideal candidate has a demonstrated interest in climate tech, and a track record of success in unstructured, startup environments.
LocationThis role is remote within the United States. However, being within 3 hours of Pacific time is preferred for this role given cross-functional communication responsibilities.
Who we arePachama is a mission-driven company looking to restore nature to help address climate change. Pachama brings the latest technology in remote sensing and AI to the world of forest carbon in order to enable forest conservation and restoration to scale. Pachama’s core technology harnesses satellite imaging with artificial intelligence to measure carbon captured in forests. Through the Pachama marketplace, responsible companies and individuals can connect with carbon credits from projects that are protecting and restoring forests worldwide.
We are backed by mission-aligned investors including Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Amazon Climate Fund, Chris Sacca, Saltwater Ventures, and Paul Graham.


  • Provide technical accounting guidance, notably revenue recognition, for new business models and initiatives
  • Oversee month-end, quarter-end, and annual close processes to enable accurate financial reporting for internal and external reporting purposes
  • Lead the general ledger activities, including the review of journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Prepare ad-hoc internal reports and financial analysis to support decision making
  • Own treasury, disbursements,, credit/debit card management 
  • Manage business filings, federal and state taxes, and other compliance matters
  • Develop a strategy for systems implementation roadmap, including transition to an ERP
  • Lead audit processes in the future and communication with auditors
  • Build out the future accounting team including hiring and mentoring

We're looking for

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA with 7+ years of accounting experience across Big 4 and industry; startup or tech industry experience is preferred
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Excellent communications skills (oral and written) and ability to convey complex accounting matters to various stakeholders, including senior executives
  • Superb business sense and comfortable making decisions in ambiguous situations
  • Experience with design and implementation of accounting policies, procedures and systems
  • Absolute passion for our mission and a belief that we can make an impact to solve climate change
Job perks/benefits: Team events
Job region(s): North America
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