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Technical Accounting Manager

Flock Safety

Flock Safety

IT, Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Who is Flock?

Flock Safety is an all-in-one technology solution to eliminate crime and keep communities safe. Our intelligent platform combines the power of communities at scale - including cities, businesses, schools, and law enforcement agencies - to shape a safer future together. Our full-service, maintenance-free technology solution is trusted by communities across the country to help solve and deter crime in the pursuit of safer communities for everyone.

Our holistic public safety platform is comprehensive and intelligent, providing the actionable evidence needed to solve, deter and reduce crime across neighborhoods, schools, businesses and entire cities. Without compromising transparency or privacy, we are turning unbiased data into objective answers.

Flock strives to offer a career-defining experience where you can also make an impact on your community. While safety is a serious business, we are a supportive team that is optimizing the remote experience to create strong and fulfilling relationships even when we are physically apart. Our group of hard-working employees thrive in a positive and inclusive environment, where a bias towards action is rewarded.

We have raised over $380M in venture capital from investors including Tiger Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, and Initialized Capital. Now surpassing a $3B valuation, Flock is scaling intentionally and seeking the best and brightest to help us meet our goal of reducing crime in the United States by 25% in the next three years.

The Opportunity

Accounting is responsible for producing financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This requires thorough knowledge of US GAAP and also to keep up with new developments and standards that are released. The complexity of our business has increased over the years resulting in an increase in the technical accounting complexity. We need someone who is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of our accounting, including tracking and testing our significant assumptions and estimates, maintaining our written accounting policies, and researching and documenting significant and/or complex transactions. This is an integral role that will build on the progress we’ve made and help to continue to create a high-performing, mature accounting organization.

The Skillset

  • At least 2 years of experience in a technical accounting role in a fast growing private company or a medium to large public company OR

  • Experience as a manager or a senior manager with a BIG 4 accounting firm.

  • Thorough knowledge of ASC 606, ASC 842, ASC 718 and ASC 360.

  • Proven ability to grasp complex accounting transactions, research accounting requirements and document conclusions.

  • Experience managing teams of at least 4, including coaching and mentoring.

  • Prior experience working directly with external auditors.

  • Experience preparing or reviewing financial statements in compliance with US GAAP and SEC/S-X Rules.

  • CPA or Chartered Accountant.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proven ability to engage verbally and in writing with senior executive management.

  • Proven ability to be agile and adapt to a fast changing environment.

Feeling uneasy that you haven’t ticked every box? That’s okay; we’ve felt that way too. Studies have shown women and minorities are less likely to apply unless they meet all qualifications. We encourage you to break the status quo and apply to roles that would make you excited to come to work every day.

90 Days at Flock

We are a results-oriented culture and believe job descriptions are a thing of the past. We prescribe to 90 day plans and believe that good days, lead to good weeks, which lead to good months. This serves as a preview of the 90 day plan you will receive if you were to be hired as a Technical Accounting Manager at Flock Safety.

The First 30 Days

  • Review the Company’s financial statements and understand each of the accounts in terms of what is included in account balances, the transaction flow that generates or changes those account balances.

  • Develop an understanding of the revenue process, the Company’s revenue recognition policies and significant estimates/assumptions.

  • Partner with the revenue team and understand the monthly revenue close process.

  • Start familiarizing with the Subscriber System Assets process, accounting policies, and significant estimates/assumptions.

  • Get to know the team, everyone’s role, and how you can make the biggest impact.

The First 60 Days

  • Partner with the revenue team to enhance the monthly revenue close and review process.

  • Be thorough with the subscriber system assets process, accounting policy and related risks.

  • Prepare an inventory of our accounting policies, assessing where the gaps are in current memos or where we might need additional memos or documentation.

  • Begin to work through updating and creating accounting policies, with a goal to complete them by 90 days.

  • Create a plan to evaluate significant estimates or assumptions on an appropriate cadence.

90 Days & Beyond

  • Ensure that the monthly close process for revenue is done timely and accurately, with appropriate review and controls in place.

  • Ensure that all accounting policies are appropriately documented.

  • Create a plan to draft memos for historical revenue, SSA, and equity transactions.

  • Be the go-to person for any technical accounting issues, from revenue to stock compensation to commissions, etc.

The Interview Process

We want our interview process to be a true reflection of our culture: transparent and collaborative. Throughout the interview process, your recruiter will guide you through the next steps and ensure you feel prepared every step of the way.

  1. Our First Chat: During this first conversation, you’ll meet with a recruiter to chat through your background, what you could bring to Flock, what you are looking for in your next role, and who we are.

  2. The Hiring Manager Interview: You will meet with your potential future boss to really dive into the role, the team, expectations, and what success means at Flock. This is your chance to really nerd out with someone in your field.

  3. The Panel: Learn more about the team, responsibilities, and workflows. You should be prepared to speak about past projects, how you collaborate and communicate with others, and how you live our values. Depending on the team and role you are interviewing for, you may meet with several teammates as well as cross-functional partners.

The Perks

💰Salary & Equity: In this role, you’ll receive a starting salary of $X-$X as well as stock options

🌴Flexible PTO: We seriously mean it, plus 11 company holidays.

⚕️Fully-paid health benefits plan for employees: including Medical, Dental, and Vision and an HSA match.

👪Family Leave: All employees receive 12 weeks of 100% paid parental leave. Birthing parents are eligible for an additional 6-8 weeks of physical recovery time.

🍼Fertility & Family Benefits: We have partnered with Maven, a complete digital health benefit for starting and raising a family. We will reimburse $10,000 a year for adoption, surrogacy, or fertility.

🧠Mental Health: All employees receive an annual subscription to Headspace.

💖Caregiver Support: We have partnered with Cariloop to provide our employees with caregiver support

💚ERGs: We want all employees to thrive and feel like they belong at Flock. We offer three ERGs today - Women of Flock, Flock Proud, and Melanin Motion. If you are interested in talking to a representative from one of these, please let your recruiter know.

💸Carta Tax Advisor: Employees receive 1:1 sessions with Equity Tax Advisors who can address individual grants, model tax scenarios, and answer general questions.

💻WFH Stipend: $150 per month to cover the costs of working from home.

📚Productivity Stipend: $250 per year to use on Audible, Calm, Masterclass, Duolingo, Grammarly and so much more.

🏠Home Office Stipend: A one-time $750 to help you create your dream office.

🏢Coworking Space: If you’re not local to our ATL HQ, we’ll provide $250 a month to get you set up with an All Access Membership to WeWork (or a local coworking space in your area).

🐾Pet Insurance: We’ve partnered with Pumpkin to provide insurance for our employee’s fur babies.

Flock is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diverse backgrounds and thoughts and welcome everyone to apply for employment with us. We are committed to fostering an environment that is inclusive, transparent, and collaborative. Mutual respect is central to how Flock operates, and we believe the best solutions come from diverse perspectives, experiences, and skills. We embrace our differences and know that we are stronger working together.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at careers@flocksafety.com. This information will be treated as confidential and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.