Senior Accounts Payable Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023
About Caribou
At Caribou, we’re on a mission to help drivers save money and take control of their car payments. Caribou does this by using technology to unlock low rates, and people to make the process easy and enjoyable. We offer a fully online application and a dedicated team to walk you through the process. We put Drivers in control.

Caribou is a hyper-growth company built by leaders from the technology, automotive, and finance industries. We have grown 20x in the past three years and raised a $115M Series C. We’re proud to be backed by a great team of investors, including QED Investors, Goldman Sachs, Moderne Ventures, Accomplice, Link Ventures, Motley Fool Ventures and others.

About the Role

Caribou is looking for an Senior Accounts Payable Specialist to manage our accounts payable function and multiple month end accounting processes . As a member of Caribou’s Finance team, you will report to the Assistant Controller and work closely with colleagues in Finance & Accounting. The Accounts Payable Manager will:

  • Manage the Accounts Payable department in order to receive, enter, and process accounts payable invoices, while ensuring invoices are appropriately coded in the general ledger.
  • Oversee the ACH, wire and check run process to pay vendors and employees on a timely basis within specified terms.
  • Implement best Accounts Payable practices and share knowledge to promote process standardization within the organization when applicable.
  • Correspond with vendors and expense business owners when necessary to respond to inquiries.
  • Manage monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information, reconcile related GL accounts to Accounts Payable sub-ledger, enter journal entries as needed to ensure accuracy of financial statements under US GAAP.
  • Prepare journal entries and month end account reconciliations for prepaids and accruals.
  • Manage the employee expense reimbursement process to ensure compliance with travel and expense guidelines on a timely basis to meet payroll processing deadlines
  • Manage the company credit card program, including preparation of transaction uploads to general ledger system, receipt collection and reconciliation of month-end account balances.

This role can be based out of Caribou offices in Washington, DC and Denver, CO. Alternatively, the Accounts Payable Manager may work remotely from a state where Caribou does business. However, this role will require attendance at occasional in-person team meetings.

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience, with 3 years in accounts payable required, working in a high volume, fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and internal controls experience a must.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact effectively with all levels throughout Company organization
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • ERP systems experience required, NetSuite a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills and be able to manage large datasets

Interview Process:

Our interview process usually takes place over Google meet and will consist of the following steps:

  • Recruiter Phone Interview (30 minutes)
  • Hiring Manager Interview (30-45 minutes)
  • Final Interview Loop
    • Peer Interview (30 minutes)
    • Executive Interview (30-45 minutes)

How we will take care of you

Everyone at Caribou is a valued team member, and we always strive to live up to our value Take Care of Each Other. Our compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Competitive compensation: $80,000-100,000
  • Equity options
  • 401k savings program with 3% company contribution.
  • Generous paid time off including: 20 days accrued PTO per year, 14 annual company holidays, 16-weeks paid parental leave, bereavement leave, and volunteer day.
  • Robust wellness benefits including company-paid plans for health, dental, vision, mental health, disability and basic life insurance.
  • Optional benefits to suit your individual circumstances such as HSAs, FSAs, supplemental life and medical insurance, and pet insurance.
  • Up to $1,000 per year for eligible professional development expenses.
Our Core Values
We come from all walks of life and are joined together by our shared values, which guide our work. This helps us improve life for our customers, our communities and our team members.
  • See people as people
  • Take care of each other
  • Commit to the mission
  • Move quickly and bravely
  • Get better every day
  • Seek truth

Caribou is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, marital status, military or protected veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above, and the scope and responsibilities are subject to change. A pre-employment background check is required as a condition of employment.

*Caribou does not currently have employee operations in AL, CT, HI, ID, IA, KY, MS, MT, NE, NM, ND, RI, SD, WV, WY.

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