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Senior Accountant

Sonder

Sonder

Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Sonder is on a mission to revolutionize hospitality and make a world of better stays open to all. No two Sonders are the same – each property has a bespoke design and contains a mix of rooms, suites, and apartments. Though each Sonder is unique, our mobile app allows guests to effortlessly navigate their stay. From check-in to checkout, everything they need is just a tap away. To be better is a never-ending pursuit and revolutions don’t happen overnight. But, together, we can forever change the way people stay, for the better.

We are looking for someone who breathes hospitality operations and is energized by the opportunity to maximize, motivate, and inspire a team to deliver an amazing Sonder guest experience. Our Sonder locations are distributed across a city in different shapes, sizes, ages, and styles, and we pride ourselves on offering a hotel-like service. That’s what you’ll own.

Life At Sonder

We aspire to build a workplace where employees can thrive. Our culture shapes how we make decisions, how we conduct meetings, how we communicate, and how we treat each other. It’s the coordinated way in which we work that gives us a shot at achieving the epic tale we hope to be part of. Our Leadership Principles are a foundational part of our culture and they play a vital role in guiding the values and actions of our team members. Each of these principles is at the heart of what we do. Check out this article to find out more about our Culture and Principles.

The Senior Revenue Accountant will support all aspects of the revenue cycle. The Senior Revenue Accountant must be able to assist with the reconfiguration of current processes and controls, as well as ad hoc requests on an as needed basis. As a finance team member you will have broad exposure to various functions at Sonder, including Engineering, BizOps, FinOps, Customer Experience. This is a newly created position due to the growth of the company.

The Opportunity:

  • Execute monthly global revenue close, ensuring accurate results are delivered on time for reporting in accordance with US GAAP including preparing journal entries and account reconciliations of global revenue, deferred revenue, sales allowance.

  • Partner with internal teams as well as engineering and business partners to define, establish and implement accounting systems, processes and procedures.

  • Identify opportunities and implement programs to centralize, eliminate, automate or outsource activities. Work with providers to outsource established or mature processes and manage ongoing activities.

  • Support external audit requirements related to specific areas of responsibility.

  • Assist in preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements.

Who We Look For:

  • 4+ years’ professional experience in revenue accounting with a Big 4 accounting firm combined with industry experience at a top tier company (Tech, hospitality, real estate industry and/or public company preferred)

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and revenue recognition guidance (ASC 605 & ASC 606)

  • Experience researching and documenting technical accounting matters

  • Advanced Excel knowledge. SQL knowledge (Basic to Intermediate) a plus

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and experience analyzing high volume, multi-currency transactions in a global business environment

  • Previous systems experience working in a large ERP (SAP, Oracle, NetSuite) environment

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize and multitask

  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills, detailed-oriented

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

  • CPA preferred

Benefits

We offer attractive employee travel perks for any Sonder location as well as competitive stock, health and lifestyle benefits. For eligible employees, benefits may include:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Generous stock plan

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (where applicable)

  • Flexible vacation

  • Wellness and volunteering days

  • Annual free credits and discounts to stay in Sonders

  • Workplace flexibility (for remote-specified positions only) #ABetterWaytoWork

Learn More About Sonder

Equal Opportunity

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other classification protected by applicable state, federal or local law. Extend Hospitality To All is one of Sonder’s Leadership Principles. Living up to that principle means fully embracing diversity: ensuring that all of our employees, guests, partners, and communities feel safe, respected, included, cared for, and empowered.

As part of our commitment to creating a workplace open to all, we have created Sonder Circles, also known as employee resource groups. These groups aim to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace aligned with the communities they serve.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to recruiting@sonder.com.