Sr. GL Accountant

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What Betterup is looking for in applicants

At BetterUp, we give people the coaching, support, and push they need to reach peak performance and unlock their limitless potential, in all they do, personally and professionally. We work with world-class experts and Coaches, pioneer innovative technology, and foster human touch at scale to fuel the BetterUp experience, and make growth and development achievable for all. We believe that practicing strong mental fitness is a never-ending practice of maintaining and building the strengths that precede health, happiness, and success. 

And we’re looking to build out a diverse and ambitious team of go-getters to join us as we grow. Exciting opportunities lie ahead, as well as work that makes a real difference — not only in the lives of others, but for your own personal and professional growth, too. Join us as we continue to bring BetterUp to more people everywhere, and create impactful change for our members and for you.

We are in search of a top tier Sr. GL Accountant who is highly motivated to learn and grow within a fast-paced organization. This role will be responsible for supporting the month-end close process, SOX compliance control execution and quarterly / annual audit process, as well as identifying and driving project-based work to provide process efficiencies for the general ledger team. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, communicative, self-motivated team player with a solid working knowledge of GAAP, and internal controls. Additionally, this individual thrives on process improvement and enjoys working in a challenging, collaborative environment to support our continued growth and success. This role will be reporting to the Accounting Manager.

What you’ll do:

  • Monthly, quarterly, and year-end close process- general journal entries, accruals, account analysis and reconciliation of various balance sheet accounts
  • Manage the general ledger accounting activities, such as prepaids, fixed assets, T&E expenses, and various expense accruals
  • Assist in preparation of month end financial statements and reporting package
  • Prepare monthly reports to management and assist in quarterly reporting to board of directors
  • Be part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues
  • Review monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained
  • Prepare and analyze month end results
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Assist with various aspects of external audits, including preparation of audit schedules and reviewing outstanding items lists
  • Partner cross-functionally with AP, FP&A, and various functional business owners to establish best practices, as well as drive on-going process refinement to improve the efficiency and accuracy of GL accounting and reporting
  • Assist in the development and implementation of global accounting policies, procedures and company-wide initiatives and identify opportunities for process improvements
  • Maintain and enhance the internal controls over operational accounting processes and systems
  • Assist in system implementation and enhancing accounting procedures
  • Support special ad hoc projects as needed

If you have some or all of the following, please apply:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required
  • 5+ years of accounting experience 
  • The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, a self-starter, and has a strong bias towards action
  • Someone that is flexible and drawn to a fast-moving environment
  • Experience as a key member of a general ledger team with a high volume of transactions and complex accounting processes
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and multitasking skills 
  • Strong in-depth working knowledge of GAAP, month-end close processes, understanding of internal controls, operational accounting procedures, and financial reporting
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively prioritize and perform multiple projects while working with team members, as well as work independently with limited required direction
  • Positive attitude and flexibility to changing priorities, especially in the period of month/quarter/year-end closing
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, to effectively present to peers and management
  • Eager to learn new things and take on additional tasks to support the team
  • Experience with enterprise ERP systems and other accounting software


At BetterUp, we are committed to living out our mission every day and that starts with providing benefits that allow our employees to care for themselves, support their families, and give back to their community. 

  • Access to BetterUp coaching; one for you and one for a friend or family member 
  • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Per year: 
    • All federal/statutory holidays observed
    • 4 BetterUp Inner Workdays (
    • 5 Volunteer Days to give back
    • Learning and Development stipend
  • Holiday charitable contribution of your choice on behalf of BetterUp
  • 401(k) self contribution

We are dedicated to building diverse teams that fuel an authentic workplace and sense of belonging for each and every employee. We know applying for a job can be intimidating, please don’t hesitate to reach out — we encourage everyone interested in joining us to apply.

BetterUp Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, BetterUp Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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