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Trusted Accountants for Small Businesses

Staff Accountant

$45k – $55k • 0.0% – 2.0%
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About Tristan CPA

Tristan CPA is an outsourced accounting company that flipped the traditional accounting firm business model upside down. We have the energy of a young tech startup and the passion to help entrepreneurs succeed with reliable accounting. We create streamlined workflows using integrated cloud-based accounting solutions to give our customers peace of-mind and easy access to their financial information in real-time. We help small businesses grow from 1M to 10M in revenue with our accounting and bookkeeping services.

About the Role

The Staff Accountant will have responsibility for the day-to-day accounting tasks for our clients including the management of the month-end close process, accounts payable operations, payroll, and bank reconciliations. They will also manage client communication and coordinate client services. This position requires professionalism and discretion, the ability to multi-task while delivering high quality work to numerous clients, and the capability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment. This role will interact closely with all levels of management and staff at different businesses.

We are looking for an accountant with experience in accounting for small businesses and/or non-profits. The ideal candidate has a degree in accounting or a closely related field such as finance, business or economics. You must have an excellent understanding of accounting & bookkeeping best practices.


Manage all day-to-day accounts payable operations, including vendor management, invoice entry, and payment and provide suggestions for continued improvement for all processes and efficiencies
Manage the monthly close and financial reporting processes
Preparation of monthly bank reconciliations to ensure accuracy and timeliness
Manage the complete payroll process, including regular and special payrolls, all timely changes to payroll, and reconciling payroll to the general ledger
Assist in the preparation of budgets, forecasts, and financial analysis
Support compliance for clients including tax filings, implementation of controls, and governance
Create and update policies and process documents as needed
Special projects and other tasks as assigned

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred
1 - 2 years of experience preferred
Broad knowledge of accounting principles (“GAAP”)
Strong expertise with ERP systems and advanced skill and experience in Excel, QuickBooks preferred
Experience using payroll systems is a plus
Outstanding verbal, written and technology communication skills successfully working with all levels of the organization; high proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word)
Proven effectiveness in time management, attention to detail and organizational skills
Reputation for successfully building sustained, external third-party relationships while representing the best interests of the Company
Proven history keeping sensitive information confidential
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year