Accounting Manager at CrowdStreet
Portland, OR, US

Founded in 2013, CrowdStreet is the premium provider of online commercial real estate investment marketplace, technology and professional services.  Our online marketplace enables investors to directly access institutional-quality commercial real estate offerings with CrowdStreet’s best-in-class technology platform.  For CRE firms, CrowdStreet Connect provides a platform to manage investors and investments, and to raise capital to grow their business. CrowdStreet maximizes opportunities for investors by diversifying outside of the traditional avenues of the stock market, better distributing risk and fundamentally transforming real estate investing through technology.  Together, we are creating a community where individual investors and CRE firms are working together to maximize wealth through commercial real estate. With more than 100,000 investors now on its platform, and double digit year-over-year growth over the past 3 years, CrowdStreet has emerged as a leader in the space.

To support our finance and accounting team’s rapid growth, we are hiring an Accounting Manager,  reporting to the Director of Finance, to help lead the accounting team with operational and technical accounting excellence, while helping scale our growing business with new process and systems.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Manage the accounting cycle, including the close process, revenue recognition, commissions, receivables and payables and expense management

  • Manage the reporting process for use by the management team and the BOD

  • Lead the budgeting process including timely and accurate budget to actual reporting

  • Lead, develop, and build out a highly functioning accounting team (currently senior accountant and year-round intern)

  • Manage tax filings and compliance with external preparer and the annual external audit

  • Lead technical accounting research and prepare complete research memo’s

  • Expand and help lead the development of internal controls

  • Evaluate, recommend, and implement changes to accounting processes, systems and operational process and systems to support the scaling of the company

  • Support ad-hoc requests including financial and data analysis and special projects

What We Must Have

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in ideally a combination of at least 3 years of public accounting and industry “in-house” accounting experience

  • Bachelor’s level degree in Accounting 

  • A “roll up your sleeves” self starter/motivator that is nimble and able to adapt in a fast paced environment.

  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in both operational and technical accounting (including revenue recognition (ASC 606))

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a small accounting team, developing team members, while also able to act as an individual contributor on more complex matters

  • Experience with financial analysis and supporting the reporting and analysis of KPIs

  • Experience in a high growth technology startup environment

  • Strong project management aptitude and ability to manage a project/process through from start to finish

  • Experience with Gsuite, NetSuite, Salesforce, Quickbooks,, MineralTree, Expensify, or similar systems AND advanced user of Excel/Google Sheets

Not Required, But Nice to Have

  • Master’s level degree in Accounting and/or Finance

  • Experience in an online marketplace, commercial real estate  or investment fund accounting

Working at CrowdStreet

Located in the heart of downtown Portland just a block from Pioneer Square, CrowdStreet is proud of our cool, open and collaborative environment. Along with great benefits, a fully stocked kitchen and a dog-friendly office, we offer the opportunity to be at the ground floor of a fast-growing startup with fun, smart, customer-driven people transforming the world of real estate investment.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume online with a cover letter stating: 1) Why you’re passionate about working for CrowdStreet, and 2) A brief summary of how you meet each of our qualifications (including the “nice to haves”). The best way to do this is to copy/paste the requirements bullets and put a brief answer after each summarizing your relevant experience. Thank you for your interest in CrowdStreet!