Senior Accounting & Reporting Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Join us to solve real world problems while shaping the future of global trade.

The opportunity

Flexport has an immediate opening for a Senior Accounting and Reporting 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 and Reporting Analyst with a mission to recommend and drive new initiatives and support our fast-growing organization. As a Senior Accounting and Reporting 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.

What you’ll do

  • Key contributor in the monthly close processes for revenue and cost of sales by preparing journal entries and reconciliations
  • Create insightful monthly managerial reports and conduct analytical reviews that inform strategic decision-making across the organization
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify revenue opportunities for specific products or service lines, and develop innovative ideas to improve accuracy and efficiency
  • Update and maintain the company's revenue recognition policy, ensuring compliance with evolving business processes and accounting standards
  • Help implement process improvements that streamline month-end closing and reporting processes, maximizing efficiency and accuracy
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of tools, systems, and processes that ensure accurate revenue recognition and facilitate business growth
  • Act as a trusted liaison with external auditors, proactively resolving issues and ensuring compliance
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for internal and external stakeholders such as the 10K
  • Prepare financial statement disclosures, including the disclosure checklists for our annual reporting
  • Documentation and maintenance of accounting procedures in accordance with US GAAP
  • Review and opine on current and upcoming accounting pronouncements as it relates to the company’s financial statements

What you’ll need

  • A Bachelor's degree or above in Accounting, CPA required
  • 3+ years of working experience in public accounting (preferably Big 4) and/or in an accounting function
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP and SEC reporting principles and regulations
  • 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

About Flexport

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. 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.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. 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 trade easy for everyone 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.