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Senior Accounting Analyst

Flexport

Flexport

IT, Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

Develop and strengthen our financial processes

The opportunity:

Flexport has an immediate opening for a Senior Accounting Analyst to join our Finance team. Finance plays a central role in our success by creating transparency of the company's performance, financials, risks, and internal controls, and building the people, process, and product needed for the future of Flexport.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Accounting Analyst with a mission to recommend and drive new initiatives and support our fast-growing organization. As a Senior Accounting Analyst, you will have the opportunity to build personalized relationships with key stakeholders across multiple functional departments within our dynamic finance organization. Your innovative ideas and results-oriented approach will be essential to our continued success, and you will play a critical role in driving improvement and innovation as we grow.

You will:

  • Key contributor in the monthly close process for accruals and operating expenses by preparing journal entries and reconciliations
  • Create insightful monthly managerial reports and conduct analytical reviews that inform strategic decision-making across the organization
  • Work cross-functionally with our FP&A and operations teams on exciting ad-hoc projects and initiatives, leveraging your financial expertise to drive business success
  • Help implement process improvements that streamline month-end closing and reporting processes, maximizing efficiency and accuracy
  • Act as a trusted liaison with external auditors regarding accruals and expenses, proactively resolving issues and ensuring compliance
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for internal and external stakeholders

You should have:

  • A Bachelor's degree or above in Accounting, CPA preferred
  • 3+ years of working experience in public accounting (preferably Big 4) and/or in an accounting function
  • High attention to detail and problem-solving ability with a keen focus on continuous improvement
  • Prioritization skills and the ability to execute on deliverables in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • A willingness to embrace and drive changes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry

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Worried about not having any logistics experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.