Partner 18, Corporate Accounting Manager



Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

Partner 18, Corporate Accounting Manager

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to venture to late-stage technology companies, across bio + healthcare, consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and companies building toward American dynamism. a16z has $35B in assets under management across multiple funds.

We’ve established a team that is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the company-building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes. We’ve invested in companies like Affirm, Airbnb, Coinbase, Databricks, Devoted Health, Insitro, Figma, GitHub, Instacart, OpenSea, Roblox, Stripe, and Substack. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping founders and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role

a16z is seeking to bring in a Corporate Accounting Manager to join an exceptional team responsible for all accounting activities. The Accounting Manager will report to the Assistant Corporate Controller and will partner with the Finance leadership team to enhance and evolve the a16z accounting infrastructure. The role will be responsible for overseeing month-end close, financial reporting, variance analysis, accounting reconciliations, and accounts payable. This person will ensure that our internal customers/partners are well-served with efficient processes (such as invoice approval) and accurate data. This role also handles interactions with external entities such as vendors and agencies. A successful candidate must have experience leading month-end close and accounting operations with a high degree of data fidelity and customer service.

To join our team, you should be excited to:

  • Act as a trusted business partner to the Finance team and the broader operational teams within a16z
  • Ensure that processes are smooth and efficient for all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure that we respond to inquiries on invoices and payments promptly
  • Responsible for overseeing general ledgers for a16z entities
  • Work closely with the Assistant Controller to evolve accounting operations
  • Manage month-end close and implement accounting processes and internal controls
  • Manage multiple accounting books for GAAP and Tax reporting
  • Manage and monitor expenses from approval to settlement
  • Manage and monitor management fees and fund expense reimbursements
  • Analyzing historical cash flow patterns to identify trends and anomalies
  • Managing accounts payables and ensuring expenses are properly coded
  • Recommend new solutions, processes, and procedures to support new initiatives
  • Manage daily accounting activities, as well as address ambiguous problem with limited direction and knowledge of how other areas within the firm are affected

Critical Capabilities

  • Being attentive, understanding, professional, and going the extra mile to meet both internal and external customer expectations
  • Demonstrated understanding of GAAP
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to collaborate effectively with colleagues across departments and levels

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years relevant experience managing general ledgers and chart of accounts
  • Experience producing accurate accounting records and reports
  • Experience managing end-to-end AP and AR processes
  • Demonstrated success in high growth, a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Experience with multiple entities, consolidated financials, and intercompany transactions
  • Experience in creating operational efficiencies and building best in class processes
  • Public accounting and CPA certification is preferred
  • Workday Financials experience is preferred
  • Multinational experience is preferred

The anticipated salary range for this role is between $132,000-$154,000, actual starting pay may vary based on a range of factors which can include experience, skills, and scope.

This role is eligible to participate in the a16z Carry program and various discretionary bonus programs as well as benefit and perquisite plans including health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K plan, vacation, and sick leave.

a16z culture

  • We do only first class business and only in a first class way
  • We take a long view of relationships, because we are in the relationship business
  • We believe in the future and bet the firm that way
  • We are all different, we recognize that, and we win
  • We celebrate the good times
  • We do it for the team
  • We play to win

At a16z we are always looking to hire the absolute best talent and recognize that diversity in our experiences and backgrounds is what makes us stronger. We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. These differences are what enables us to work towards the future we envision for ourselves, our portfolio companies, and the World.

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