Accounting Manager

3 months ago
Full time role


Bird operates as a dockless electric scooter company developing a vehicle sharing platform. They work closely with cities to help ...

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Job Description

Who Is Bird

At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters is available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

This highly impactful role will manage the G/L Accounting team, overseeing Bird’s cover-to-cover monthly and quarterly close processes and producing monthly and quarterly internal financial statements and analyses. This team, and this role, strategically partner with leaders in Finance, Treasury, A/P, and SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting. Bird is innovative and entrepreneurial, creating a lot of opportunities for learning and growth. We are looking for someone excited by the challenges present in a rapidly evolving environment who can build and manage a team, implementing structure and control where needed. This role will own G/L accounting and reconciliations, and partner on ad hoc technical accounting projects, such as M&A, entity expansion, new accounting pronouncement adoption, new growth initiatives, financing, and much more. This person will report to the Director of Accounting. As Bird is a newly public company, this role will be a critical part of ensuring compliance with SEC requirements and US GAAP.    Responsibilities
  • Develop and manage the G/L Accounting team, building redundancies into processes
  • Partner cross-functionally to develop, implement, improve, and execute accounting processes and systems, with a specific focus on simplifying our current processes and establishing proper accountability across all teams
  • Manage the preparation and review of monthly and quarterly journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly internal financial statements, analyses, and reporting packages
  • Lead quarterly reviews and year-end audit
  • Assist in the preparation and review of the 10-K and 10-Q fillings
  • Partner with the business on new initiatives requiring accounting consultation
  • Maintain G/L structure, optimizing our instance of NetSuite to support an effective, efficient public-company close


  • 5+ years of financial accounting experience
  • CPA
  • Experience in consolidations, including foreign entities
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP including new pronouncements 
  • Advanced excel skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in accounting or finance profession(s)
  • 1+ years of people-managing experience
  • CPA license
  • Thorough understanding of US GAAP
  • Ability to remain flexible in a constantly changing environment, while demonstrating strong management, team-building, business-partnering, and prioritization skills
  • Experience in public accounting profession
  • Experience with IPO readiness and/or public-companies
  • Experience with NetSuite (or equivalent) and/or FloQast (or equivalent)

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.


Bird operates as a dockless electric scooter company developing a vehicle sharing platform. They work closely with cities to help ...

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