Autonomous Yard Operations
Golden, CO

Financial Accountant (Greater Denver Area, CO)

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The company
Outrider is a software company that is automating distribution yards with electric, self-driving trucks. Our system eliminates manual tasks that are hazardous and repetitive while it improves safety and efficiency. Outrider’s mission is to drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation. We are a private company founded in 2018 and backed by NEA, 8VC, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and other top-tier investors. Our customers are Fortune 200 companies and our autonomous trucks are already running in distribution yards. For more information, visit www.outrider.ai

The role
Outrider’s growing finance and accounting team is looking for a passionate accounting professional who wants to do exceptional work in a rapidly changing and engaging environment. You will report to our Senior Accountant and work on accounting tasks that vary between operational and financial accounting, with additional startup responsibilities that will offer opportunities to grow professionally, technically, and personally. This position interfaces with all levels of the organization, including senior leadership, and has the ability to grow into a management role.

This is an awesome opportunity to help Outrider define, build, and lead autonomous yard operations, a new and exciting product category in supply chain/logistics automation. We're the beneficiaries of two important and exciting macro trends whose importance is hard to overstate: 1/robotic automation and 2/sustainable, green transportation. Both will shape the future of how goods get to store shelves and doorsteps, and Outrider will play a key role in driving this transformation in the near future. This role is part of the command center for company operations, where you'll help support the accounting and financial operations functions that directly support our financial health, fundraising capabilities, profitability, and cash position.

The ideal candidate for the Staff Accountant position will embrace our goal to drive zero-emission, self-driving vehicle adoption, and help us realize our potential to define, build, and lead a new, category of robotic automation for the enterprise.


  • Support the month-end and year-end close process
  • Verify, allocate, post, and reconcile accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, credit cards, and fixed assets
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Review and audit employee expense reports
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results to internal stakeholders
  • Analyze financial information and summarize the status of key accounting functions
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Provide technical support and advice to various stakeholders
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in the forecast process
  • Provide input into department OKR and goal-setting process
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budgets according to schedule
  • Assist with sales & use tax filings, property taxes, and other tax matters
  • Work closely with outside accounting firms on audit and tax matters
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Liaise with the head of financial planning and analysis/FP&A to improve financial procedures
  • Perform administrative tasks involving insurance, benefits, vehicle registrations, & rebates

Required qualifications

  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant discipline
  • 2+ yrs. experience in accounting or transactional (A/R, A/P, payroll) roles, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Familiarity and comfort with financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with NetSuite or comparable ERP system
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (including, for example, VLOOKUP and pivot tables)
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail in written and spoken communication
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • Ability to set and hit deadlines reliably

Ideal qualifications

  • Relevant certification (e.g., CMA or CPA) or advanced degree (MBA)
  • Experience working with outside accounting firms on audit and tax matters

Compensation & benefits

  • Salary range of $60,000 - 85,000
  • For benefits, check this out!
  • Flexibility on work location - this position can be based in Golden, CO or remote

At Outrider, we believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, experiences, and knowledge with the expectation that we thrive in an inclusive environment. Outrider is committed to a workforce where everyone's opportunities are limitless regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any others that are protected by law.

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Where we are

Our company is just steps away from hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and the New Terrain Brewery.

Technology we use

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What are Outrider Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Our Recruiting Team is aligned with our Hiring Managers to put D&I at top of mind to build the best product through the diversity of thought.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
HSA up to $2000 annually
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks for both the primary and secondary caretaker.
Remote Work Program
We embrace a hybrid work culture but promote being in-office. You drive your schedule and know when you need to be in-office and when not. Plan ahead and enjoy the opportunity to stay home and work.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flexible time off.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Outrider hosts monthly company outings.
Game Room
Ping Ping table, Mountain Bikes for the trails behind the Golden office, In-Office Gym
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within

An Insider's view of Outrider

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We’re fired up to solve the urgent problem of yard automation needed for a more resilient supply chain. No one walks alone at Outrider. If anyone is stuck or needs help, people line up to lend a helping hand. This is an interdisciplinary problem, so the best and brightest engineers across multiple areas of expertise must work together to solve it.

Michael Cutter

Principal Computer Vision Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day starts on the computer modeling robotic designs. Next, our team holds a daily standup to discuss progress and goals. Then, I assemble prototypes. During lunch, I mountain bike with coworkers on N. Table Mountain. The afternoon is my favorite -- testing the robots on our autonomous vehicles. I love watching robots do cool things.

Martin Sotola

Robotics Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

At first, I was overwhelmed by unfamiliar software, robotics, and logistics jargon and the fast pace. Hard work, hustle, and awesome co-workers reduced my learning curve. In no time, I was contributing and saw my responsibilities expand -- working with engineering, commercial team and customers. I’ve seen exponential growth in my career and myself.

Kayla Holcomb

Associate Project Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Daily, we’re solving complex, cutting-edge engineering problems. We encourage and welcome new and innovative ideas. In close collaboration with our customer-facing teams, engineering turns ideas into products that solve big pain points for very large companies. The majority of our team's ideas have morphed into solutions deployed at customer sites.

Dan Ambrosio

Senior Software Engineer and Head of Software Integration

What are some social events your company does?

When we’re not working or noshing on snacks provided in the kitchen, we’re sipping pints together in the brewery across the road. Many like to go hiking, running or mountain biking several days a week on N. Table Mountain also across the road. Others do Cross Fit or hang out socially outside of work. And, there’s a monthly company-sponsored lunch!

Tessa Ronan

Autonomous Vehicle Controls Engineer

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