Staff Accountant


About Niche

Niche is the leader in school search. Our mission is to make researching and enrolling in schools easy, transparent, and free. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search tools, we help millions of people find the right school for them. We also help thousands of schools recruit more best-fit students, by highlighting what makes them great and making it easier to visit and apply.

Niche is all about finding where you belong, and that mission inspires how we operate every day. We want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working and can thrive professionally.

About The Role

We are looking for a Staff Accountant to join our growing finance team and play an integral role in our monthly close and day-to-day accounting. This position will report to the Accounting Manager, and will work closely with the rest of the Accounting and Finance teams. The right candidate for this role will be highly motivated by a fast-paced, high-growth environment, combined with a collaborative culture.

What You Will Do

  • Prepare various entries for monthly financial close
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts monthly
  • Manage Accounts Payable
  • Travel and expense review and onboarding
  • Complete monthly bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Monthly reporting
  • Ad-hoc reporting
  • Audit support
  • Assist with Accounts Receivable during busy season
  • Assist the accounting team in other areas as needed

During the First Month:

  • Learn about Niche by meeting with various team members to learn more about our company through our Onboarding meetings
  • Train on the monthly close, accounts payable, expenses, credit cards and other processes
  • Learn the Finance and Accounting (and related) systems including Salesforce, Intacct, and

Within 3 Months:

  • Support and perform a key role in the monthly close including prepaids, deferred revenue, fixed assets, bad debt, bank account reconciliations allocations and other adjusting journal entries
  • Take ownership of the accounts payable, expense and credit card processes
  • Document core financial processes and develop updated best practices for monthly and quarterly recurring accounting related activities
  • Contribute to streamline our monthly close

Within 6 Months:

  • Develop a deep knowledge of our company, products, and accounting
  • Maintain, update, or create SOPs pertaining to owned processes
  • Suggest and implement process improvements to streamline operations

Within 12 Months:

  • Expand scope of responsibility within and across functions
  • Become a reliable and trusted business partner and team member

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • 2+ years of work-related experience in accounting, SaaS experience a plus
  • Proficient in Salesforce a plus
  • experience a plus
  • Proficient in ERP systems (NetSuite, Intacct, etc.)
  • Strong analytical skills and high level of proficiency with MS Excel and Google Sheets
  • Highly organized, with good time management and prioritization skills, acute attention to detail, works with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter with proven ability to research information, problem-solve and coordinate projects and initiatives
  • Adaptable, versatile, and able to work in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Excited to work in a culture of measurability and continuous optimization

Are you excited about the position and its responsibilities, but hesitant because your experience doesn't align 100% with the posted requirements? We believe you are more than a resume, so go for it! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to play a part in helping students find where they belong.


Our national target base salary range is $52,000-$65,000, plus participation in our Annual Bonus and Stock Option Program. Base compensation will be commensurate with experience and skills.

At Niche, our Total Rewards Philosophy is centered around creating a workplace environment that attracts, motivates, and retains top talent by providing a comprehensive and competitive rewards package.  This philosophy is built on the principles of performance-based compensation, best-in-class benefits and work-life balance, and employee well-being.

Why Niche?

  • We are a fully flexible workforce empowering our employees to choose to work remotely, in our Pittsburgh office or whatever combination suits you
  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation in a fast-growing company
  • Best-in-class 100% paid employee health plan, including vision and dental and supplemental coverage
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Policy
  • Stipend that allows you to build your work from home office in a style and function that suits your personal preferences
  • Parental leave for all employees (12 weeks fully paid) in addition to short term disability for birthing parents
  • Meaningful 401(k) with employer match
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users
  • You will join a team that cares about you, our mission, our work - and celebrates our wins together!

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.  

We are currently hiring in states where we currently have employees: AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, DC, WV.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

All interviews are being held remotely. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.


Job Profile


North America


United States


Annual bonus Performance-based compensation Stock option program


Accounting Audit ERP ERP systems Google Google Sheets Intacct MS Excel Reporting SaaS Salesforce

  • Assist with Accounts Receivable
  • Complete bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Develop SOPs
  • Implement process improvements
  • Manage Accounts Payable
  • Monthly reporting
  • Prepare financial entries
  • Reconcile accounts
  • Reporting
  • Review travel and expenses
  • Support monthly close process

2+ years


Accounting Bachelor's Bachelor's degree Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance Business


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