Senior Accountant

Chicago, IL

Imagine a product that reached millions of users without a single salesperson. That same product has been adopted by tens of thousands of schools, with limitless growth potential ahead. That's the opportunity at Screencastify — a massive market, incredibly engaged customer/fan base, and the chance to get in on the ground floor of it all.

Hi, we're Screencastify 👋

More than 15 million people use Screencastify to record, edit and share all sorts of amazing videos. We like to think that we've democratized video creation by making it simpler and more affordable than ever before.

In K-12 classrooms around the world, teachers and students are using Screencastify to create instructional videos, record presentations, give better feedback, and much much more. Our free version is used in more than 70% of US school districts.

Life at Screencastify

Our small Chicago-based team includes a semi-pro volleyball player, champion debater, classically trained actor, elite runner, breakdancer, and avid baker 🍰

nef speaking tcea
@NiftyNef sharing Screencastify tips in front of a packed house at TCEA 2020.
holiday party team photo
Our first ever holiday party (followed by karaoke, which was not pretty).
matt and pup
Matt striking a pose with his beloved pup Bento 🍱
ideacon team photo
The team made sure we had a big presence at IdeaCon 2020!
martin in office
We may never know what Martin was up to in this photo.
janelle with dog
Janelle outsourcing some dev work to her dog Maggie.
escape room team photo
We escaped with plenty of time to spare!
boat team photo
Cruising the Chicago river and cherishing the rare warm weather.

About the role

Screencastify is in hyper-growth mode. Over the past year, we’ve put many foundational pieces in place to help us maintain and accelerate that growth. We’re looking for our first Accounting Manager to be the primary owner of the accounting function and financial close related to Screencastify’s near and long-term success.


Why is this role special?

  1. You’re in control. The future of accounting operations at Screencastify will follow your vision. You’ll have plenty of guidance and support from leadership as you execute. But ultimately, this is your show!
  2. You’re set up for success. You’ll be joining a bootstrapped, profitable company full of people who are acutely aware of (and excited about!) how much easier you’ll make their jobs. So you’ll have all the support you’ll need.
  3. You’ll be boarding a rocketship. Screencastify has experienced exponential growth over the past few years. If done well, you’ll play a critical role in setting our sights away from the moon and towards Mars.


What you'll do

  • Own the key financial data - this includes all inputs & outputs across the entire chart of accounts
  • Own the financial close process - you will have autonomy to build & own the process as well as be responsible for presenting the results to company leadership and the board of directors
  • Own the company’s financial statements - P&L/BS/CF - and will help prepare the finance organization for an eventual audit
  • Work hand in hand with the Director of Finance & CEO in enhancing board of directors meeting materials & external reporting
  • Work with the Director of Finance and to communicate financial performance and insights to the department leaders and drive strategic decision making
  • Own (and delegate/outsource when appropriate) our payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and reconciliation processes


You're perfect for this role if you...

  • Are a CPA
  • Have 3-5 years experience in accounting (e.g., audit, consulting, FP&A/accounting); strong working knowledge of GAAP
  • Have hands-on experience with SaaS companies
  • Have extensive experience partnering with senior leadership both in finance and cross-functionally
  • Are willing to get your hands dirty, lead by example, and motivate teams both through in-person and remote management
  • Have a data-driven mindset, strong business judgment, and proven ability to perform analysis, draw key insights, and form and execute a strategy
  • Have a proven record of trustworthiness and a desire to do the right thing

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation. We take a data-driven approach to our compensation strategy so all employees are paid competitively and equitably.
  • 401k plan. We want to invest in present you and future you, which is why we offer a generous 401k match with our 401k plan.
  • Minimum vacation policy. We recognize the importance of taking personal time off, and require our employees to take at least 15 vacation days per year. You’re also encouraged to take additional paid time off, as needed.
  • Parental leave. Generous paid time off for parents to bond with the newest addition to their family!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance. We cover 100% of employee medical premiums and 50% of employee dental & vision premiums. Plus, all employees receive a free One Medical membership.
  • Flexible work policy. Gone are the days of being in an office from 9-5, Monday through Friday. We recognize there are better ways to measure productivity than counting the number of hours you’re in the office and that sometimes the office isn’t the best place to be productive.
  • Professional development. Each department has a professional development budget and employees are encouraged to take workshops, attend webinars, join associations, and anything else that could help grow their careers. Did we also mention employees get free access to Udemy for Business?
  • Divvy bike membership. If you’re in Chicago, take advantage of an annual Divvy membership -- on us

We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. You do not need to fit this exact mold.

At Screencastify, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun and challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world through video.

Screencastify is an equal opportunity employer.

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