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Senior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

Avant is a high growth financial technology company, dedicated to lowering the barriers of borrowing for all consumers. Since 2012, Avant has secured more than $4 billion in funding and connected customers to over $7 billion through 1 million transactions and counting. Through big data and machine learning, Avant’s mission is to provide better access to responsible financial products. Avant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg, and has raised over $600 million of equity capital. Visit www.avant.com, for more information.

What you’ll do at Avant:

  • Perform month end close tasks, including preparation and review of journal entries and financial statement analysis

  • Ensure financial statements are prepared in accordance with the U.S. GAAP reporting requirements and company policies

  • Routinely communicate with decision makers within the organization relating to financial close, issues, and deliverables

  • Create new and improve existing processes and procedures while making best use of automation tools

  • Address tight deadlines with a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, and account reconciliations

  • Assist with internal and external audits through timely resolution of audit requests and questions

  • Assist managers in reviewing and approving certain journal entries

  • Collaborate with, coach, and train junior team members

  • Perform other duties or ad hoc projects within the scope of responsibilities

  • Assist with compilation of internal and external financial statements and other schedules/reports

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • 4 yr. degree in accounting or finance, CPA is a strong plus

  • You have 3-5 years progressive accounting experience. Start-up/FinTech/lending experience strongly preferred. Big 4 or other top-tier accounting firm experience is a strong plus.

  • Tech savvy and mastered Excel. Familiar with key functions (VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, etc.). NetSuite, FloQast, or WDesk experience is a strong plus

  • Strong mindset for continuous improvements

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and execute quickly and effectively in a high-paced, fast changing, and unstructured work environment

  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and handle multiple demands from different teams

  • Dependable, organized, motivated and trustworthy

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We believe that a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences helps us create the most innovative solutions for our customers. We invite you to apply to our positions even if you do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed in the description. If you’re passionate about our mission and aligned to our values, we hope you’ll come contribute to our awesome culture.

Why Avant is the place for you:

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:

Authenticity. We show up to work as our whole selves and make sure others can too.

Collaboration. We can only succeed when we do so as a team.

Problem-Solving. The harder the problem, the more satisfying the solution.

Customer. We are all owners of the customer experience.

Initiative. Plan. Adapt. Get Sh!t Done.

We believe that great ideas come from anyone and anywhere, that everyone is an owner who drives change, and that we have more fun when we work together. We're problem solvers who love collaborating with intelligent and highly-motivated people to reshape the face of digital banking. Avant offers terrific perks and benefits, fun social events with employees who actually like hanging out together, and a flexible growth environment where trying your hand at new projects and being the active owner of your career path is encouraged and supported.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Choice of great Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plan options

  • 401(k) Match

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • Flexible Work Environment

  • Generous Paid Parental Leave

  • Lunch Allowance (Fooda) and In-office Snacks

  • WFH Stipends for our Remote Employees

  • Access to LinkedIn Learning for Professional Development

  • No Meeting Wednesdays - (a.k.a. planned time to Get Sh!t Done)

  • Summer Fridays

  • Fun In-Office and Virtual Social Events

  • And who doesn’t love the swag

This position may require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If required, you'll be asked to provide proof that you’re fully vaccinated upon your start date or before working in or visiting our Chicago office. You’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). Failure to provide proof of vaccination may result in termination. Subject to applicable law and requests for accommodation.