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Avant

Avant

Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2023

What you do at Avant:

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to general ledger accounts

  • Ensure financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP reporting requirements and company policies

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements and related footnote disclosures

  • Routinely communicate with decision makers within the organization relating to financial close, issues and deliverables

  • Create new and improve existing processes and procedures while making best use of automation tools

  • Address tight deadlines with a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, and account reconciliations.

  • Support the timely completion of the year-end financial statement audit

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance plus 2 years of relevant experience

  • In lieu of 2 years of relevant experience, a Master of Accounting degree

  • CPA or on the path to achieving CPA is a strong plus

  • Start-up/FinTech/Banking experience preferred. Big 4 or other top-tier accounting firm experience is a strong plus.

  • Tech savvy and strong Excel skills. Familiar with key functions (vlookup, sumifs, pivot table etc.). It’s a plus if you’ve worked with NetSuite and FloQast.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and effectively communicate with all staff levels

  • Dependable, organized, motivated and trustworthy

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We believe that a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences helps us create the most innovative solutions for our customers. We invite you to apply to our positions even if you do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed in the description. If you’re passionate about our mission and aligned to our values, we hope you’ll come contribute to our awesome culture.

Why Avant is the place for you:

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:

Authenticity. We show up to work as our whole selves and make sure others can too.

Collaboration. We can only succeed when we do so as a team.

Problem-Solving. The harder the problem, the more satisfying the solution.

Customer. We are all owners of the customer experience.

Initiative. Plan. Adapt. Get Sh!t Done.

We believe that great ideas come from anyone and anywhere, that everyone is an owner who drives change, and that we have more fun when we work together. We're problem solvers who love collaborating with intelligent and highly-motivated people to reshape the face of digital banking. Avant offers terrific perks and benefits, fun social events with employees who actually like hanging out together, and a flexible growth environment where trying your hand at new projects and being the active owner of your career path is encouraged and supported.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Choice of great Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plan options

  • 401(k) Match

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • Flexible Work Environment

  • Generous Paid Parental Leave

  • Lunch Allowance (Fooda) and In-office Snacks

  • WFH Stipends for our Remote Employees

  • Access to LinkedIn Learning for Professional Development

  • No Meeting Wednesdays - (a.k.a. planned time to Get Sh!t Done)

  • Summer Fridays

  • Fun In-Office and Virtual Social Events

  • And who doesn’t love the swag

This position may require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If required, you'll be asked to provide proof that you’re fully vaccinated upon your start date or before working in or visiting our Chicago office. You’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). Failure to provide proof of vaccination may result in termination. Subject to applicable law and requests for accommodation.