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The Riveter is a membership network built by women, for everyone, offering coworking spaces, programming, and community.

We see a world in which equality of opportunity in work is not a promise, it is a reality. We work to build this world, every day. We center women and their work in all our efforts, but we are devout in welcoming everyone. We know that the future of work will be equitable only if everyone - regardless of gender - works to make it so. We welcome you to join us as we level the playing field, as we create space, and as we move mountains.

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Senior Accountant

Seattle

The Riveter is looking for a Senior Accountant to be responsible for overseeing and administering assigned functions within accounting, ensuring efficiency, timeliness and accuracy of information. The Senior Accountant is responsible for providing financial information to management, investors and staff members. One ultimate goal of this role is to ensure accounting strategies and tactics are sound, enabling leadership to focus more completely on growing the business, and to best support organization-wide decision-making and information reliability. This role is based in Seattle and will report to our COO’s team.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage all accounting responsibilities and assignments including A/P, Revenue Recognition, Payroll & Cash Processing
  • Coordinate and prepares timely and accurate monthly financial statements at consolidated and location level including P&L, balance sheet and statement of cash flow.
  • Facilitate general ledger accounts including interface with Nexudus sales system
  • Monitor internal control functions; coordinates implementation of new controls as necessary
  • Ensure timely reconciliation of bank and credit card statements
  • Prepare and/or review journal entries and account reconciliations as part of the month-end close process
  • Research technical accounting positions and processes as necessary, using and interpreting US GAAP
  • Coordinate external reporting needs including tax returns and investor requirements
  • Track, validate and monitor all aspects of our leases, including rent payment, opex audits, and ongoing reconciliation
  • Build operational and internal control processes for new and evolving aspects of the business
  • Drive process improvement projects to streamline and automate manual workflows
  • Assist Operations, Marketing, Real Estate, Construction, and Finance with regular and ad hoc requests
  • Develop additional reports as needed to meet management needs
  • Design accounting processes in advance of audits, so that audit needs are met
  • Assist with audit requests from external auditors
  • Produce a high volume of work under a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Other accounting related duties and tasks as assigned

You’re Our Ideal Teammate if You:

  • Have 5 years work experience with progressive responsibilities and proven knowledge of budgets, forecasting, preparing financial statements and accuracy managing of cash, accounts payable and payroll procedures
  • Have intermediate to advanced proficiency using Microsoft Excel and accounting systems.
  • Have previous lease administration experience
  • Have 4-year degree in business administration with concentration in accounting
  • Have knowledge of, and proven ability to apply, general accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Have demonstrated communication (written and oral) skills; proven ability to communicate with non-accounting staff and develop implementation plans within accounting guidelines which meet their needs
  • Are able to thrive in an environment that requires working under and meeting tight deadlines
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member as required
  • Focus on accuracy, an eye for detail, and a curious mind to uncover and solve hidden problems
  • Are calm and good-natured under pressure

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Hi There -

I'm thrilled that you're interested in learning more about The Riveter and exploring job opportunities in which you can help shape the future of work. We opened the first Riveter location in May 2017. We are now 19 months in and we have five locations in two states, 20+ team members, a digital platform and a membership of over 2000. In the next two years, we plan to open an additional 15+ locations in multiple states, grow our digital membership from zero to thousands, and build an internal team of over 75. We’ve gone from mere idea to a reality meriting coverage in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc, InStyle, Entrepreneur and more. We’ve had teammates speak across the world, from Cannes Lions to SXSW to the United State of Women.

We’ve completed three rounds of funding in less than two years: $695,000 pre-seed, $4.75 million seed, and $15 million Series A. And we’ve done this with an all-female leadership team. Why does that fact matter? Because today - despite all of the efforts and conversation - women still receive a mere 2.2% of venture capital funding. Because less than half of women receive funding for follow-on rounds. Because none of this is okay with us and we want to change it. We are working to change it. We will change it.

We move mountains. And it’s really hard.

So, yes, we’ve done all of the above. Let us tell you what else has happened along the way. We’ve missed budget projections. We’ve made mistakes in the hiring process. We’ve changed the organizational structure multiple times. We’ve asked people to come in early and stay late and said that all ten things we asked for on that day were the first priority. Then we told them mid-day that none of them were a priority. We’ve all completed fire drills where nothing was actually burning, and we’ve missed birthday parties and nights out because that time something really was on fire. We’ve had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows on the same day. We’ve been asked to do something and had to move even when we didn’t have all our questions answered.

Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, said once that in order to scale you must “expect chaos.” We agree. We like to say that chaos is a feature of the system, not a bug. You’ll thrive at The Riveter if you’re innovative and think two steps ahead. We will work well with you if you can get to 70% and go - and get to that point without much guidance. We have growth mindsets and you must have that same outlook if you want to join our team. You won’t like being here if you aren’t on the same page as us - and that’s okay. There are so many companies out there doing amazing things that have had years to build a culture and processes and systems. We’re less than two years in and we’re still figuring it out. And we will be for a long, long time.

There is another piece of it, too. The thing that keeps us going late at night when we want to sleep or on that weekend day when we’d rather be with our kids. (And that isn’t every night or every weekend, but it is some - maybe even most, at times - and you should know that.) It’s the fact that we think we’re doing something extraordinary. We are driven by the common belief that the world (and particularly the workplace) can and should look different for women. The status quo doesn’t work for us. We want to leave a mark, to have a say, to build a brand new table where women aren’t just given a seat but where we’re driving the entire conversation. And in doing this, we believe we can build a billion dollar company. We need everyone who works with us to believe this, too.

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Amy Nelson

CEO/Founder, The Riveter

 

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