Senior Accounting Associate, Financial Reporting

| New York, NY, USA
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At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012, we’re revolutionizing the real estate industry with our end-to-end platform that empowers residential real estate agents to deliver exceptional service to seller and buyer clients.

We are looking for a Senior Accounting Associate to join our Accounting Department. This individual will actively participate in improving the accounting treatment, policies and processes surrounding Compass’ financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions accounting, post-acquisition integrations, and internal reporting, including assisting with equity accounting. In addition, the successful candidate will help support a team responsible for overseeing the accounting, reporting, and policy making for the various wholly owned subsidiaries throughout Compass. The ideal candidate is someone who loves challenging opportunities, thrives in a dynamic environment and can consistently meet deadlines.

At Compass You Will:

  • Prepare the consolidated financial statements and related footnotes for inclusion in quarterly and annual regulatory filings, ensuring compliance with all reporting and disclosure requirements under US GAAP
  • Prepare and tie out of all financial information included in investor materials, debt covenant calculations, financial statements, and any other ad-hoc analysis for executive management
  • Work with various personnel and departments to collect information and input into the above referenced reports; coordinate, review and collect comments on the various drafts; prepare the supporting files; challenge the appropriateness of the disclosures; and complete all relevant disclosure checklists and reporting questionnaires
  • Monitor the development and applicability of emerging accounting and reporting rules being deliberated by the SEC, the FASB, and the PCAOB, among others. Assess the related financial and reporting impact of those rules that are relevant to the Company and develop technical accounting research and documentation of new policies and procedures as applicable
  • Aid in the month-end close process by posting journal entries & performing accruals for mergers and acquisitions and stock-based compensation in accordance with ASC 718.
  • Assist with the quarterly fluctuation analysis 
  • Prepare and review account analyses and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Work with various accounting teams across the Company to align accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls
  • Ensure all financial activities are in accordance with GAAP, FASB regulations and corporate policies
  • Identify accounting issues, research and summarize solutions, as well as communicate resolutions
  • Evaluate accounting processes, internal controls, and reporting procedures for continuous improvement opportunities
  • Coordinate with the internal and external auditors for audit and accounting-related requirements
  • Other duties and ad-hoc projects as assigned

What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a plus
  • A minimum of 3 years of accounting experience
  • Big 4 experience, preferred
  • Basic knowledge of residential real estate, preferred
  • Experience working across multiple geographical entities
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with cross functional teams
  • Excellent customer service and ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong analysis, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet tight timelines
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy and a strong focus on continuous improvement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • PC proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience with NetSuite and Workiva, a plus


The base pay range for this position is $62,400-$81,100 annually; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Bonuses and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of benefits. Base pay is based on market location. Minimum wage for the position will always be met.

Perks that You Need to Know About:

Participation in our incentive programs (which may include where eligible cash, equity, or commissions). Plus paid vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, marriage leave, and recharge leave; medical, tele-health, dental and vision benefits; 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts (FSAs); commuter program; life and disability insurance; Maven (a support system for new parents); Carrot (fertility benefits); UrbanSitter (caregiver referral network); Employee Assistance Program; and pet insurance.


Do your best work, be your authentic self.

At Compass, we believe that everyone deserves to find their place in the world — a place where they feel like they belong, where they can be their authentic selves, where they can thrive.  Our collaborative, energetic culture is grounded in our Compass Entrepreneurship Principles and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, growth and mobility. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees' lives and careers.

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More Information on Compass
Compass operates in the PropTech industry. The company is located in New York, NY, Beverly Hills, CA, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Aspen, CA, Boulder, CO, Denver, CO, Greenwich, CT, Washington, DC, Washington, DC, Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, Incline Village, NV, Armonk, NY, Bridgehampton, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Nashville, TN, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX and Seattle, WA. Compass was founded in 2012. It has 4000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff, Diversity employee resource groups, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Disability insurance. To see all 77 open jobs at Compass, click here.
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