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Senior General Ledger Accountant

G&A | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Update monthly Balance sheet account reconciliation Excel files and prepare Journal entries; Fixed assets, depreciations, Lease commitment, Allowance for doubtful account, Unbilled receivable, prepaid, Intercompany reconciliation, Commission amortization, Software capitalization amortization, accrued liabilities, Deferred Rent, etc.
  • Reconcile International subsidiaries transactions; prepare elimination and consolidation financials.

  • Update Consolidated Financial reporting in Excel file.

  • Prepare sales and use taxes in various states using QuickBooks and NetSuite.

  • Prepare Business property tax and other tax filings as required.

  • Review and enter sales orders, contracts into NetSuite in accordance with the US GAAP.

  • Ensure revenue is recognized appropriately according to US GAAP.

  • Reconcile revenue, deferred revenue and unbilled analysis and prepare journal entries for month end.

  • Update Revenue, Deferred revenue and Billing forecast files.

  • Preparation of revenue recognition memos

  • Prepare PBC schedules and support for year-end audit

  • Perform accounting research and write accounting memos to document unusual and/or significant accounting transactions and company positions

  • Year-end audit preparation and support

  • Special projects and other ad hoc assignments as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, with minimum 5  years in public accounting and working within high- tech corporate environment.
  • CPA or CPA in progress preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite Advance Revenue module and One World International consolidation.

  • Strong Microsoft Office; advance Excel level (V-Look Ups, Pivot Tables, etc.)

  • Extensive experience in revenue recognition, international accounting, consolidation, and tax compliance.

  • Strong general ledger accounting knowledge required and experience with preparation of GL account reconciliations.

  • Prior Big 4 or Mid-Tier Audit experience strongly preferred

  • High attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills, combined with good business judgment.

  • Team player, self-starter, with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

About Instart:

At Instart, we are building a world where the largest brands in the world can deliver amazing digital experiences to their customers. 

Every major brand today, whether it is online shopping, travel or media, is making huge investments to improve their online experiences to keep up with consumer expectations. As consumers in a digital world, we tend to abandon websites very quickly if the experience is not as good as we expect it to be - fast, engaging, and responsive. With 100+ patents using artificial intelligence and machine learning, Instart’s unique technology continually optimizes the online consumer experience, learning from every interaction across devices and networks.

We’re growing at a rapid pace - on the path to increase our revenue and customer base by 4x in the next couple of years! You have an opportunity to be a part of this amazing growth, working on cutting-edge AI/ML cloud technology with some of the greatest minds, to help the most recognizable brands in the world create better digital experiences.

Instart is backed by major investors who are all looking to see us become the next Unicorn and more – Andreessen Horowitz, KPCB, Tenaya, Greylock, Geodesic, Sutter Hill, and STTelemedia to name a few.  We take pride in the great experience we offer our employees from our flexible work schedules and generous time off program to free lunches and our super cool, dog friendly office in Palo Alto.  

Let’s talk about your next career opportunity at Instart!

Instart is 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, or disability status.