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Technical Accounting Manager

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Employer Provided Salary: 120,000-140,000 Annually
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We are Route

Buying stuff online can get messy once you hit that “order” button. Managing dozens carrier tracking links, dealing with lost or damaged packages, and resolving issues with customer support can feel like a wild goose chase. That’s why we created the Route  — to make the post-purchase experience for consumers like you, and the brands you love, as seamless as possible. 

Route is on a mission to connect the world’s commerce. Through our network of millions of Route App users and thousands of merchants, we’re making it easier than ever for consumers to track, insure, and discover their favorite products in one place — which connects the world’s best direct-to-consumer brands to happy, repeat customers.

Since Route launched in 2018, we’ve been on a journey to build innovative products that empower our customers, all while fostering a people-first, values-driven company culture. We’re looking for talented people across the ecommerce space to join us on the next steps of this adventure.

Don’t just take our word for it! Discover what life at Route has to offer.

The team

Finance ensures that Route grows in a sustainable, efficient, and intelligent way, over the short and long-term. This expert team of financial analysts, accountants and other specialists act as trusted partners to the entire 250+ person-company, supporting departments in annual budget management, creating regular reports for the board and leadership, streamlining processes, and implementing best practices. They bring the expertise needed to constantly deliver smooth financial operations for Route.

The opportunity

The Technical Accounting Manager will be responsible for researching and leading accounting policy adoption in addition to assisting with other technical areas not limited to the tax matters and external auditor engagement. You’ll become a trusted partner to key stakeholders across the company by continuously sharing your expertise on best practices and effective processes. You’ll provide thoughtful guidance that helps the company optimize its financial performance and implement solutions that will help make Route a stronger organization. You are an entrepreneurial self-starter, who enjoys the challenges of a growth-stage, venture-backed startup environment and has a strong track record of researching and implementing accounting guidance. Success in this role is dependent on leadership, strong communication, organization/people development, process improvement, strategic execution, and ability to deal with a rapidly changing business environment. 

What you’ll do

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of financial accounting and reporting under US GAAP and ensure that Route continues to comply with applicable pronouncements including ASC 842, ASC 718, ASC 340 and ASC 606
  • Develop and maintain memorandums supporting the Company’s accounting elections
  • Conduct research related to new business initiatives and/or complex transactions
  • Partner with cross functional stakeholders to implement changes as necessary
  • Support the Accounting org with annual audits, filings, taxes, and other corporate requirements
  • Proactively identify and implement process improvements including systems enhancements and integrations, policy changes, workflow changes and financial controls in support of the future growth of Route
  • Assist with the timeliness, efficiency, accuracy, and consistency of the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close processes

What we’re looking for

  • CPA
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • 5+ years of combined industry and public accounting experience
  • Deep technical knowledge, including complex debt and equity securities, stock-based compensation, revenue recognition, contract costs and lease accounting (ASC 470, 718, 340, and 718)
  • Ability to translate complex accounting standards/treatment for non-finance business partners and executives
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven success designing and implementing accounting policies and procedures
  • Track record developing and mentoring teammates
  • Previous experience working in a growing tech company, e-Commerce or SaaS industry experience Series A-C through scale-up preferred 
  • NetSuite proficiency preferred  

Equal opportunity for all

Route is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Total Rewards

We know our team works best when everyone feels happy, healthy, and supported. We offer to pay 100% of your health insurance premiums on a $0 deductible plan for you and your family, remote or hybrid work arrangements, unlimited PTO, 401k matching, formalized growth opportunities, learning & development, DEI programs & events, and so much more.

Pay Transparency

Salary for this role: 

Remote:  $120,000 - $140,000 + bonus + equity 

The cash compensation above includes base salary, and is not reflective of potential commission for employees in eligible roles, or annual bonus targets under Route’s bonus plan for eligible roles. In addition to cash compensation, all Route employees are eligible to participate in Routes equity incentive plan to receive stock options per the terms of the agreement. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay. Individual compensation packages are based on a few different factors unique to each candidate, including their career level, skills, experience, specific geographic location qualifications and other job-related reasons.

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Candidate Location Eligibility:
Los Angeles, CA
New York City, NY
Salt Lake City, UT

What are Route Perks + Benefits

Route Benefits Overview

Route offers an array of benefits including generous salaries, stock options, 100% healthcare coverage, and an unlimited PTO policy.

Route is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee-led culture committees
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

This is only the beginning of what we are looking to create here at Route. We embrace a unique office environment that strives to celebrate the little things on a daily basis, offers opportunities to stretch our skillsets and fully invest in exploration and self discovery. Experiential benefits are on the very near horizon!

We are currently building a new office space in the heart of Santa Monica! The new location features a beautiful outdoor space to accommodate the numerous events planned in the future!

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