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Senior Accountant - New York City

Location: New York, NY (Hybrid)

About Sleeper

Sleeper is a chat app and social platform that helps friends connect over sports-related content and games. Its free-to-play season-long fantasy football game has become the 2nd most popular in the country, and it is a leading provider of paid-entry daily fantasy sports contests. The company behind Sleeper was established in 2014 and its backers include the premier venture capital firms Andreesen Horowitz, General Catalyst, and Birchmere Ventures. 

Role overview

Sleeper is looking for someone to take its financial record-keeping and payables processes to the next level of growth. This person would be involved in all elements of vendor relationships and spend management and would be responsible for ensuring that the data in the company’s General Ledger ensures it is a “single source of truth” for all financial decision making. 

Sleeper’s finance team is focused on maximizing technology and minimizing processes to build a scalable, best-in-class financial and control environment for a rapidly growing company. The team prides itself on its agility, looking to do more without more people so that every teammate feels energized, challenged, and able to make outsized contributions to the company’s growth. As such, in addition to many routine responsibilities, this person will also be drawn into any number of growth-driven projects.

Some of what you’ll be doing for the team

The routine responsibilities of this role are booking accounting entries in the General Ledger and managing the Accounts Payable process and assisting in the financial close process and audits. The person in this role will also be responsible for keeping numerous policies and procedures and controls documents current, and for assisting in a variety of forecasting and analytics exercises. Specific examples of the work this person will be responsible for include the following.

  • Booking accounting entries in the company’s NetSuite General Ledger that make use of the Company’s reporting dimensions to facilitate in-depth management analytics

  • Maintaining vendor records in NetSuite, overseeing the controls around vendor onboarding/ contracting, and working with stakeholders to forecast changes in vendor spend

  • Developing relationships with the billing departments of key vendors and responding to all internal and external billing-related inquiries

  • Responding to diligence requests from vendors

  • Getting the necessary approvals to pay invoices from vendors, coding them in NetSuite, and preparing the payment files that get uploaded to banking portals

  • “Managing upwards” to ensure the people involved in approving, paying and recording bills do what needs to get done for vendors to be paid accurately and timely

  • Providing annual tax reporting to vendors and contractors

  • Monitoring spend on corporate credit cards and recording that spend in NetSuite

  • Reconciling all cash moves in bank statements to general ledger entries

  • Continually improving the payables and GL-booking processes and maintaining procedures and controls documents around those processes

  • Preparing month-end accruals and roll-forward schedules for balance sheet accounts

  • Providing independent auditors and external tax accountants with information they need to successfully complete their engagements

  • Performing Quality Control over a variety of routine and ad-hoc financial reports

  • Building and maintaining management reporting dashboards in NetSuite

Who you are

  • An accountant – ideally with a CPA but at a minimum with a concentration in accounting in school

  • A former public accountant, with two years’ audit or tax work ideally at a Big Four firm

  • An Excel super-user, capable of manipulating and summarizing large amounts of data and designing reports that are easy for non-accountants to draw conclusions from

  • A critical thinker who can suggest ways to improve processes, controls, and analytics

  • Incredibly self-motivated

  • Based in the New York City metro and willing to work in person from different venues across Manhattan at least three days a week

Sleeper believes in quality over quantity, and intentionally keeps our team small. In past roles, our team members found it very hard to make a big impact when companies grow too large in size, which has a detrimental effect on the product and the impact any single individual can have. Our team includes designers, engineers, product experts, and finance & operation focused on one thing — connecting people over sports. We believe in fair and equitable pay – the compensation for this role is between $85,000 and $110,000 – and offer industry-leading employee benefits.

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Job Profile

Regions

North America

Countries

United States

Skills

Accounting Analytics Financial analysis Forecasting Vendor Management

Tasks
  • Assist in financial close process and audits
  • Book accounting entries
  • Build management reporting dashboards
  • Code invoices in NetSuite
  • Develop relationships with vendors
  • Get approvals for invoices
  • Improve payables and GL-booking processes
  • Maintain vendor records
  • Manage Accounts Payable process
  • Perform Quality Control over financial reports
  • Prepare month-end accruals
  • Prepare payment files
  • Provide information to auditors and tax accountants
  • Reconcile cash moves
  • Respond to billing inquiries
Certifications

CPA

Restrictions

Hybrid (partially remote)

Timezones

America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9