People Matter

Accounting Lead



Accounting & Finance
Canada · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.

As an Accounting Lead you have in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, proficiency in accounting systems, and strong motivation to drive processes that contribute to the achievement of an efficient monthly/quarterly/annual close and financial reporting process. You pay great attention to detail and the ability to deliver results under deadlines as well as working effectively cross-functionally in a rapidly changing environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Responsible for preparing and/or reviewing journal entries related to cash operations, investments and intercompany accounting, performing month-end closing processes and financial analysis, researching historical balances, and performing ad hoc reporting and analysis

  • Drive and lead processes related to the accounting period close for areas of functionality including but not limited to cash operations, investments and intercompany accounting, ensuring high quality work product and level of detail

  • Reconcile, analyze, and review cash operations, investments and intercompany accounting, in preparation for month-end close to ensure accuracy and validity of accounting transactions

  • Manage and oversee team members including coaching, mentoring, training, and workpaper review prepared by Sr. and Staff Accountants,

  • Proactively review current procedures and seek ways to improve processes to ensure timely monthly close, accuracy of accounting entries, and operational efficiency

  • Assist in designing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring corporate accounting policies and procedures; and assist in internal control and process documentation

  • Support internal and external audit requirements related to specific assigned areas

  • Lead and support any other ad hoc analyses and projects as assigned.

What we look for

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience is required (combination of private and public experience preferred) deep understanding of U.S. GAAP

  • Recent experience in general ledger accounting at the Sr. Accountant or Accounting Manager level, or can demonstrate equivalent operational accounting abilities

  • Ability to work under pressure and perform several tasks concurrently in a deadline driven environment

  • Strong sense of ownership and curiosity to learn new skills

  • Excellent analytical, creative problem solving, organizational and project management skills

  • Takes initiative to implement changes that will simplify and improve processes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to optimally interact with the team, management, peers, cross-functional groups and business partners

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with interest in prioritizing and multitasking

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required (such as VLOOKUPS & conditional statements, pivot tables, data analysis, data visualization, what-if-analysis)

  • NetSuite experience is preferred

  • The desire to improve broken processes and make your own job easier over time

  • Passion for Affirm and a strong interest in technology

Base Pay Grade - I

Equity Grade - 4

Employees new to Affirm typically come in at the start of the pay range. Affirm focuses on providing a simple and transparent pay structure which is based on a variety of factors, including location, experience and job-related skills.

Base pay is part of a total compensation package that may include monthly stipends for health, wellness and tech spending, and benefits (including 100% subsidized medical coverage, dental and vision for you and your dependents). In addition, the employees may be eligible for equity rewards offered by Affirm Holdings, Inc. (parent company).

CAN base pay range per year: $90,000 - $130,000


Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and you can work almost anywhere within the country of employment. Affirmers in proximal roles have the flexibility to work remotely, but will occasionally be required to work out of their assigned Affirm office. A limited number of roles remain office-based due to the nature of their job responsibilities.

We’re extremely proud to offer competitive benefits that are anchored to our core value of people come first. Some key highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health care coverage - Affirm covers all premiums for all levels of coverage for you and your dependents
  • Flexible Spending Wallets - generous stipends for spending on Technology, Food, various Lifestyle needs, and family forming expenses
  • Time off - competitive vacation and holiday schedules allowing you to take time off to rest and recharge
  • ESPP - An employee stock purchase plan enabling you to buy shares of Affirm at a discount

We believe It’s On Us to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.

[For U.S. positions that could be performed in Los Angeles or San Francisco] Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, Affirm will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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