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Staff Accountant

Founder's CPA

Staff Accountant

Chicago, IL
Part Time
  • Responsibilities


    Founder's CPA is a boutique accounting firm located in Chicago that focuses on outsourced accounting services for startups and small businesses. We pride ourselves on being a trusted adviser for startup founders and small business owners across the country. Our breadth of service offerings leverage technology adoption and streamlined processes to deliver tailored accounting solutions to each one of our clients' unique needs. We refuse to accept the inefficient and burdensome “old school” approach to accounting and seek to innovate alongside our clients to deliver scalable accounting solutions.

    We believe in an outcomes based approach to work and emphasize individual accountability. We're looking for reliable team members who deliver an exceptional work product that they're proud to put their name on!


    As a valued member of our team, you will work across a variety of service areas to deliver exceptional client service. Sample responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Daily bookkeeping activities for several clients
    • Assistance in developing and executing month- end close processes
    • Processing payroll and expense reports
    • Calculating and posting adjusting journal entries
    • Assistance in budget and forecast construction and analysis
    • A/P and A/R management
    • Preparation of year end trial balances
    • New client books cleanup and analysis
    • Accounting process documentation and improvement
    • Internal controls evaluation and implementation


    The ideal candidate exhibits the following skills and/or characteristics:

    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or similar field REQUIRED
    • 1-2 years of accounting specific experience
    • Proficiency with Quickbooks Online and/or Xero REQUIRED
    • Proficiency with Excel
    • Familiarity with, Gusto, Receipt Bank, Intuit Tax Online, Futrli, Basecamp a plus
    • Willingness to learn new skills
    • Ability to work autonomously
    • Attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Professionalism and commitment to exceptional client service


    • Casual dress
    • Flexible work hours
    • Competitive compensation
    • Autonomy of work and ability to grow within the company
    • Exposure to interesting and fun startups


    This position will start off with approximately 10-20 hours a week, paid hourly commensurate with experience. Opportunity for increased workload as the company and position grows. In addition, remote working could be considered after an initial 2 month long on-boarding.