Senior Accountant

Austin, TX USA
Come join an award-winning tech business in the heart of Downtown Austin where we’re making the lives of retailers simpler by automating the back office.

Location: Austin, TX USA

About the Role

This role is a foundational hire in the US finance team, slotting into a small but growing back-office function at a fast growing tech company. You will work across departments, partnering with senior team members and collaborating with the finance function based in the UK. The responsibilities will be a varied mix across commercial, compliance, reporting and other business areas, providing a steep learning curve in a supportive environment which will reward an individual who is ambitious, confident and conscientious.

Your Day-to-Day Life

Management/financial accounts

  • Reviewing monthly revenue postings – including journals and invoices
  • Help in preparing monthly management accounts
  • Work with statutory auditors throughout audit process to completion and sign off
  • Working with Billing Administrators on management of aged debtors
  • Preparing cash flow forecasts for the US business

Payroll & Benefits

  • Preparation and submission of monthly payroll with assistance from external payroll providers
  • 401k reporting and compliance
  • Administration of company benefits schemes


  • Getting up to speed with the key metrics which drive a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business
  • Maintaining and developing the KPI dashboard, giving stakeholders a live view of their performance
  • Exposure to Venture Capital investor reporting 

Tax & Company Secretarial

  • Preparation/review of federal/state returns and compliance
  • Working with external advisers (where necessary) on preparation and completion of tax computations and filings
  • ISO Compliance
  • Maintain statutory books
  • Coordinating sales tax collection and returns with assistance from external advisors/billing administrators
  • Working with legal council on company secretarial matters

Business Partnering

  • Deal desk compliance/discount compliance
  • Commercial review of new business proposals
  • Profitability analysis (Professional Services)

About You

To be successful as a Senior Accountant at Brightpearl, you must…

  • Be a qualified accountant, with 3-5 years experience working in a finance team
  • Tax experience (Sales/Corporate/State)
  • Have experience managing a general ledger
  • Be a confident communicator with the ability to work in a busy office (or home!) environment
  • Possess strong Excel skills (vlook ups, Sumifs & Pivot tables)
  • Be very well organised with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Have a keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Must be in Austin or willing to relocate and able to work in our downtown office
  • We are not sponsoring any visas at this time

Desirable experience:

  • Working in an SME/ Tech environment
  • Familiar with Xero, Zuora & Salesforce


Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we collaborate and learn from each other is core to Brightpearl’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a supportive place to work.