Senior Accounting Associate/Assistant Controller

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Financial Advisory Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Our clients are interesting.  They have significant growth potential and complex financial situations.  They range in size from pre-revenue/pre-funding start-up to publicly traded mid-market companies., They’re doing things like fundraising, IPOs, major system implementations, green field start-ups, internal restructuring, validating new markets and testing new strategies -  and they want help. 

That’s where 9Gauge comes in.  We bring a team of consultants who have the operational context and strategic focus to ask the right questions, apply industry best practices, and architect solutions that allow our clients to make great decisions to drive their business.   We advise and we do the work.  

Our Senior Associates are hands-on.  They think critically, they ask questions.  Clients like to work with them.  They coach and they collaborate.   They make an impact daily.

It’s not boring or routine.  Our consultants are working on multiple client engagements and internal teams at the same time.  

They are comfortable having responsibilities that will often vary significantly from month to month.  Some of those responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Performing routine weekly financial consulting services, including customer billing and accounts payable for multiple clients;
  • Completing monthly closes for multiple clients, including expenses, recognizing and deferring revenue appropriately, reconciling all Balance Sheet accounts, and producing GAAP Financials;
  • Monthly analysis of business results and comparisons to budgets, forecasts, and prior month performance;
  • Assessing current client processes for efficiency and controls, and proposing, documenting, and implementing process improvements;
  • Working with client staff and fellow consultants on various cross-departmental projects; and
  • Involvement in audit and tax prep and due diligence.

Successful applicants will demonstrate the following:

  • A passion for the consulting work-style and entrepreneurial attitude;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work with client personnel at all levels within an organization;
  • Self-motivation, maturity, and versatility;
  • Ability to work proactively, solve problems and make decisions with minimal supervision;
  • Resourcefulness with a “can-do” results-oriented attitude to challenges and problem solving;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and great teamwork attitude;
  • Ability to manage multiple clients’ needs simultaneously;
  • Ability to work efficiently at multiple client sites, as well as remotely;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience with SaaS companies and GAAP Rev Rec both preferred;
  • Strong Excel skills required;
  • Quickbooks and/or NetSuite experience a plus;
  • CPA or candidate, preferred;
  • 5 or more years progressive experience required;
  • Big Four public experience preferred.

9Gauge Advantages:

The 9Gauge Partners culture is tough to beat.  We have been named one of the Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and we are rated in the top 5 in Austin for Glassdoor Reviews. Our employees are empowered in serving their clients, work alongside a supportive team and with progressive leaders who truly value transparency and the impact our team makes each day.  Our team enjoys competitive base salary plus bonus structure, comprehensive benefits offerings, and a flexible schedule.

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