Senior Corporate Accountant

| Greater Denver Area
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Senior Corporate Accountant, Denver – Brilliant Earth 

Brilliant Earth is one of the fastest growing e-commerce jewelers in the world, and the global leader in ethically sourced fine jewelry. Founded in 2005, we have been featured in Time, The Knot, Forbes, and Refinery29, among many other media outlets. We are a group of dedicated team members with a common goal of creating a more sustainable, transparent, and compassionate jewelry industry.  

We are searching for bright and passionate people who are excited to make an impact from day one and grow with the company to take on greater responsibility over time. We are hard-working team players that welcome challenges and rise to any occasion. Our community of collaboration, respect and encouragement is fostered by frequent team events, cross-departmental meetings and celebrating our wins, big and small. Brilliant Earth team members bring a top-notch attitude and a willingness to help each other grow. For more insight into our work environment and culture, and to hear from our employees, check out our profile on the Muse!  

Everyone at Brilliant Earth has a voice – we want to hear yours! If you are interested in growing with Brilliant Earth, send us a resume and cover letter letting us know why you are interested in joining our mission and our team. Please include a sentence about your favorite shape of diamond. 

Position Overview: 

Brilliant Earth is looking for a hands-on, self-starter to join our Finance team as a Senior Corporate Accountant. The Senior Corporate Accountant is responsible for preparing and driving a timely month end close, developing and maintaining strong month end close procedures, and internal controls in conformity to US GAAP.  In this position, you will drive communication and implementation of these practices and procedures throughout the organization, and lead key month end close process improvement projects.  The Senior Corporate Accountant will also support the preparation of monthly and year end close and Financial Statement production, as well as tax and regulatory filings. 

The ideal candidate will have a track record of building and making process improvements within a rapidly growing finance and accounting team, thrives in a fast-paced environment and has demonstrated an ability to be effective with finite resources. In this role, you’ll be a hands-on member of the team, and be comfortable diving into the details of individual accounting and billing transactions. We have a social and environmental mission at the core of our company and are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about helping us achieve our social goals, as well as our business goals. 

The Finance & Accounting teams are currently working remotely, and this position will start in a remote capacity. When we return to our office, this position does require regular on-site attendance.  

What you’ll do:  

  • Own portions of month-end closing process and associated reconciliations 

  • Drive projects to streamline monthly closing and corporate accounting / reporting processes 

  • Act as a liaison between the Finance team and Sales, Operations and Marketing regarding accounting processes and procedures  

  • Analyze financial statements and other corporate reporting to identify business trends and opportunities for improvement to management 

  • Support local, state, and federal government reporting and tax filings 

  • Field finance & accounting inquiries from the CFO, Controller, Accounting Manager, Senior Leadership and company managers 

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements and financial audits, including preparation of PBCs 

You’re a great fit if you have: 

  • 3-5 years’ experience in corporate accounting, including significant experience with monthly closing 

  • 1-2 years’ public accounting experience, preferably in a Big 4 firm 

  • Robust GAAP proficiency and experience in applying principles in practice 

  • Experience in closing a general ledger and/or audit, account reconciliation, JE preparation and support        

  • Experience in driving process improvements in month end close 

  • Intermediate experience with ERP systems, NetSuite a plus 

  • Experience working with external auditors 

  • Experience developing and improving internal controls 

  • Experience with a range of tax and regulatory filings 

  • Retail or e-commerce experience/exposure preferred 

  • Ability to handle long-term projects and urgent tasks seamlessly 

  • A focus on attention to details, accuracy and precision in tasks and projects  

  • Exceptional time management skills and accountability 

  • Ability to think critically and adapt quickly in a flexible environment 

  • Team player with an ability to work cross functionally in a collaborative fashion 

  • Entrepreneurial spirit /self-starter 

  • Advanced Excel skills 

  • Interest in socially and environmentally responsible organizations and products 

  • BS degree in Accounting preferred (CPA preferred) 

Please note that the recruiting and onboarding process may be delayed for this position. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we continue to evaluate the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. View our most recent COVID-19 related updates here. 

Brilliant Earth offers a competitive, robust benefits package. As a full-time Brilliant Earth employee, you can choose to enroll in medical, dental and vision insurance plans, 401(k) plan with matching contribution, and commuter benefits. We offer paid parental leave, an open PTO policy, and an employee discount on our products. Employees of Brilliant Earth have access to an Employee Assistance Program which includes mental health counseling, and can participate in regular wellness events led by the culture team.

Brilliant Earth recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion on our team, as we work together to reinvent fine jewelry in a thoughtful and modern way. At Brilliant Earth, we celebrate each other – our successes, the lessons along the way, and the unique perspectives each individual brings to our team. It is our intent to maintain a work environment and hiring process which is free of harassment or discrimination because of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal, State or local laws. We are committed to complying with all Federal, State and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations.

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