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Accounting Manager, Full Time

SparkFun Electronics is looking for an Accounting Manager!

Shift: M-F 9-5 with Flexibility

Department: HQ/Admin

About SparkFun

SparkFun Electronics is an open source e-retailer focused on making embedded electronics accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. SparkFun was instrumental in creating the Open Source movement and remains a leader dedicated to making it more commonplace. We strive to educate, encourage, and supply our customers in all things electronic.

In 2003, CU student Nathan Seidle shorted a programmer in his dorm room and, in lieu of a way to order easy replacements, decided to start his own company. Since then, SparkFun has been committed to sustainably helping our world achieve electronics literacy from our headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. No matter your vision, SparkFun’s products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible. In addition to over 2,000 open source components and widgets, SparkFun offers curriculum, training and online tutorials designed to help demystify the wonderful world of embedded electronics. We’re here to help you start something.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. SparkFun offers an abundance of opportunities to learn new skills from other Funions, in addition to many other benefits and perks.

About the Department

The Accounting Team is integral to SparkFun’s success by ensuring we maintain financial wellness. This team ensures financial information and reports are accurate and true reflections of the organization to aid Sr. Leadership in making strategic decisions. This department is composed of talented and dedicated employees who work hard, are ready to learn, and hungry for more.

About SparkFun's Next Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager reports directly to the Director of Operations: HQ/Admin and manages Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and the Credit Specialist. The position is responsible for oversight and maintenance of the company’s accounting activities and general ledger. This includes ensuring that accounting entries, reconciliations, and close procedures are timely and accurately performed; the daily operations of the Accounting team are running smoothly and goals are being met; and, processes are continually being assessed to identify efficiency gains.

The ideal candidate for the Accounting Manager position will be able to balance mitigating risk for the organization while helping us grow the business into the future. This person needs to have excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach with the ability to bring employees and leadership together in support of and pursuit of key growth initiatives. This position will work closely with Data Analytics, Supply Chain, and Business Development teams throughout SparkFun.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage, coach, and lead the Accounting team throughout all areas of the employee experience at SparkFun including, but not limited to, daily management, performance management, training, hiring, etc.
  • Responsible for the coordination and timely execution of month-end, quarter-end and year-end close.
  • Prepare financial statements: review, prepare main focal points, and present those to Sr. Leadership
  • Prepare certain journal entries and review entries from the team.
  • Manage financial accounts: review and make recommendations on transactions; prepare, review and maintain financial records; assure accurate and timely reporting.
  • Manage annual audit and act as main point of contact for external auditors
  • Administer annual budget process: from creation to finalization to execution; track and report budgets vs actuals to all department heads on a monthly basis
  • Oversee Accounts Receivable risk management & payroll processing
  • Run reports, review data, and prepare commissions for Sales team on a quarterly basis with the Data Analytics Manager
  • Maintain and oversee all accounting procedures and processes, ensuring that those processes and procedures are sound, adhered to and well documented; regularly assess, identify areas for process improvements, and offer suggestions for improvement

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent in experience is a must
  • CPA a plus
  • 3+ years of related accounting experience with a portion of it being in a management or supervisory capacity
  • Advanced proficiency with spreadsheets
  • Advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures in the accounting field
  • Experience with general accounting, the month-end close process, account reconciliation and journal entry reparation
  • Experience with the G-suite of products, including Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.
  • Experience managing sales tax and economic nexus a plus
  • Able to maintain confidentiality

Preferred Skills

  • Collaborative approach and ability to work across functions
  • Great interpersonal and verbal skills and an ability to effectively communicate across all levels within the organization
  • Meets deadlines
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills and demonstrates a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and summarize large amounts of data into essential highlights

SparkFun Benefits & Perks

SparkFun Electronics offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, in addition to several perks. In regards to benefits, we offer medical, dental, and vision insurance. And, we offer a 401k match, disability, life insurance, and a flexible leave policy.

SparkFun offers many perks, including but not limited to a dog-friendly workplace, professional development opportunities, an on-site fitness center, lunch and learns, and internal classes to learn from fellow Funions! Flexible schedules are also available.

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