Hiring Accounting Manager | Obie

Accounting Manager


Date listed

2 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time



About Obie

Obie is an insurance technology company, hyper-focused on driving value for the modern real estate investor and the partners they work with every day. Whether an owner, lender, agent, or property manager, Obie’s mission is to build technology and insurance products that drive efficiency and fundamentally change the way insurance is bought and sold.

As the industry leader in embedded and instant insurance products, Obie was recently honored as Business Insurance Best Places to Work and one of Inc Magazine's Fastest Growing Companies for 2022. Obie is one of a small number of companies that are both a Y-Combinator and NAR REACH accelerator alum. 

To date, Obie has raised $13.7 million from leading proptech investors including Battery Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, MetaProp, Second Century Ventures, and Funders Club. The company has two offices, one in Chicago, IL and the other in Sarasota, FL, but also offers employees the option to work remotely.

Brief Summary of Role:

The Accounting Manager is responsible for all activities within the accounting function. This role is responsible for ensuring  timely payment of vendor invoices and expense vouchers, maintaining accurate records and control documentation, reconciliation review, and accounting compliance. This person will manage accounting staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs and is responsible for the timely and accurate financial statement preparation for their assigned accounts. The individual in this role will also ensure that project/department milestones/goals are met while adhering to approved budgets. This position reports to the Director of Financial Reporting.

What You'll Do:

  • Manages Accounts Payable and Receivable - overseeing invoicing, including 1099-year end payments and other accounts payable related matters
  • Manages Vendor Relations, including new vendor onboarding and account maintenance
  • Ensures timely processing of vendor invoices and application of vendor payments
  • Responsible for assisting in annual audits, and maintaining compliance on state and federal levels
  • Manage monthly closing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and expenses, including identifying month end accruals and posting of journal entries to ensure the accuracy of financial statements
  • Ensure financial statements are recorded in compliance with revenue recognition guidance
  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in accordance with US GAAP
  • Assist in the management  and maintenance of a system of internal controls with detailed and targeted documentation of monthly, quarterly, and annual processes
  • Provides accounting support to operations.
  • Acts as a liaison between the company and third-party examiners (external accountants, auditors, etc.) to meet reporting needs

What You'll Bring:

  • Degree in Accounting/Finance, or related degree or relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of experience working in accounting experience
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with various levels of management and to influence others without formal authority.
  • Maintain a high level of integrity, confidentiality and professional skepticism.
  • Experience and skilled at working in a collaborative and fast-moving environment

Nice to Haves (Preferred):

  • Insurance experience
  • Experience working in Sage Intacct
  • CPA

Interview Process:

We want you at your best, and won't be giving you any gotcha-style questions - we aren't like that. We want to get to know you, hear about what you're interested in, and learn about what you hope to do in the future.

You should familiarize yourself with these resources before continuing:

a. Our company’s blog to learn more about the space we’re working in and where we write about landlord insurance.

b. Check out our Twitter and LinkedIn to get a glimpse of how people interact with our brand and product.

c. Some posts with and about us around the web (Inc 5000,Estate Innovation,Geek Estate Blog,Business Wire),Innovate State)

d. Podcast appearances: (The Ryan Hanley Show,REM #22))

  1. Meet us and learn about Obie

You'll first talk to Kara or Rebecca on a 30 minute call; you won't need to prepare anything in advance. The goal of this conversation is to get to know you and mutually explore if we might be a good fit for each other. You'll learn more about Obie and have a chance to ask any questions about our company, team, culture, and product.

  1. Meet the hiring manager

If you advance to the next stage in the process, you'll get to have a 45 minute video interview with the hiring manager for this role, David. This discussion will be more technical in nature to ensure you have the skills needed to be successful in the role.

  1. Project exercise

This role requires critical thinking, strong problem solving, collaboration, and communication skills, so we'll also present you with a short exercise to complete to provide you a chance to flex those muscles. You will be able to complete this exercise on your own time, so please be thorough and use the resources available to you. We'll be looking to see your writing and communication skills, empathy, general demeanor, and ability to leverage your accounting knowledge to solve problems. More on this when you get there!

  1. Meet the team

Since you'll be joining a close-knit team, we'll ask you to meet other people in the company so we get to know each other a bit better.

Obie has you covered

Being in the insurance industry, we understand the importance of comprehensive benefits for you and your family. These are just some of the benefits and perks we provide:

Competitive salary

Flexible time off with an encouraged minimum time away to support a healthy work-life balance

12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Great health, dental and vision coverage

Life Insurance

Flexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts

Stock Options

401k match

Pet Insurance Reimbursement

Equipment budget - everything you need to do your best work

Professional development support

Summer hours

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