Accounting Specialist

  • Finance
  • Full time
  • 10 months ago

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Job Description

We’re looking for an Accounting Specialist to be responsible for managing administrative, benefits, A/P and payroll procedures under the direction of the Finance and Admin team. Responsibilities include ownership of company correspondence and ensuring timely execution, administrative filings, updating records, benefits administration and payroll processing along with miscellaneous finance and admin projects that support a robust accounting and finance function.

If that sounds interesting to you, we’d love to learn more about you!

Buffer is an equal opportunity employer with teammates all around the world. Our team is made up of individuals who hail from startups to the theatre – we value diverse and non-traditional backgrounds, and encourage all those who are interested in joining the journey to apply.

We’re aligned through Buffer’s values, and we celebrate our unique differences. We value creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and are actively working on building a culture where under-indexed groups are truly welcomed and can flourish.

Our Culture and Values

Clear communication, transparency, open-mindedness, empathy and patience are just a few of Buffer’s cultural values. We are looking for a person who understands this culture and will thrive within a team of people passionate about self-improvement, honesty and openness. Here’s a guide on how we strive to communicate with customers.

Working at Buffer is collaborative effort built on the foundation of our core values. We try to be “No Ego Doers” who are aware of our assumptions, and joining us means you’ll work together with the team in order to test and confirm our ideas. In our career framework, we choose to focus on the journey, the growth and evolution that is a career. 

We’re cultivating a unique and robust culture, and building a different type of company that’s focused not only on the bottom line, but also the happiness and personal growth of our customers and team along the journey. 

Where You’ll Work

Buffer is a fully distributed team, which means that we’re spread across the planet. We have Bufferoos in 15 countries, 11 timezones and 42 cities around the world to build a great culture and product. You’ll work where you’re happiest and most productive, in the place that helps you to become the person you wish to be.

More About the Accounting Specialist Role

A typical day might look something like this:

1. Sign into Slack and Email to check for any time sensitive, top priority items.

2. Review Traveling Mailbox to filter through payments, notices, mail, bills and direct each item to its appropriate contact for action or filing.

3. Review your organized calendar to determine any upcoming high priority due dates such as form completion for business filings, payroll processing input, vendor invoices for follow up, or miscellaneous follow up with teammates.

4. Check in with Head of Business Ops and Accountant to support all things related to benefits administration, team requests, accounting processes and deadlines, and administrative to-dos.

5. Carve out time during the week to focus on projects such as learning the A/R and invoicing processes that support our high touch customers and customer advocacy/finance teams.

Who You’ll Work With

In this role, you’ll report to the VP of Finance, with a dotted-line reporting to Head of Business Ops and Accountant. 

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Admin: Managing company correspondence (virtual mail)
  • Admin: Corporate filings and renewals
  • HR & Payroll: Updating all personnel records and payroll records
  • HR & Payroll: Equity Options administration – preparing forms and comms outreach as directed
  • HR: Benefits renewal, Benefits admin support, misc. follow up for teammates
  • Payroll: Payroll specialist – processing U.S., UK, Canada, Int’l pay runs
  • Finance: A/R support – customer invoicing, subscription renewals
  • As a teammate at Buffer, you’ll also uphold our values and code of conduct.

Helpful Skills and Experience

We’re looking for the ideal candidate. Not all of these are “must haves” so please take the leap to get in touch, even if you don’t feel you meet all criteria! 

  • 4+ years recent relevant accounting, banking, and/or HR support experience;
  • 2+ years payroll processing, AP functions, or tax filing experience;
  • B/S or B/A Accounting, Finance or Business or similar area;
  • Experience with global employment differences is preferred, but not required.

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you’re excited by the possibilities that come with working at Buffer! In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

💰 Competitive salary: Our salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience. For this role, the range is: $55K – $75K USD

🏝 Work remotely (globally): Live and work anywhere in the world! 

💪 Health insurance: We offer health insurance for all of our team members, international or US.

💻 Home office setup: Get a laptop + $500 to set up your home office.

👓 Growth mindset fund: Extra money for learning and development.

⛺️ Minimum vacation: At least 3 weeks/year, with no upper limit.

🤑 401(k): With 3% company match.

📈 Profit sharing: When the company does well, all team members share the profits. We distribute 8-15% of profits annually to the team.

🍼 Family leave: 3 months of family leave for all parents, and more is possible.

✈️ Retreats: When we can, we meet in person for company get-togethers twice per year. 

☕️ Working smarter stipend: Get some extra cash for a co-working space or a coffee shop work.

📚 Free books and Kindle: Get a free Kindle and all the free books – digital, physical, and audio – you like, anytime.

⛱ Sabbaticals: Take a 6-week break, fully paid, after every 5 years with Buffer.