Staff Accountant

| Greater Denver Area
About Boom Supersonic
Boom Supersonic is the Denver-based startup building Mach-2.2 passenger airliners. Think Concorde but 75% more affordable to fly. Imagine a day trip from New York to London—3h15 each way. Fly to London for a business meeting and be home in time to tuck your children into bed. Boom’s first prototype takes flight in late 2019.
Boom’s outstanding team comes from places like Amazon, SpaceX, Scaled Composites, and Virgin Galactic. Team members have collectively contributed to 40+ new air and space vehicles, including the Falcon 9, Virgin SpaceShipTwo, and the Joint Strike Fighter.
The company is backed by venture capital firms including Emerson Collective, Y Combinator, Caffeinated Capital, and SV Angel as well as individuals including Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Michael Marks, and Greg McAdoo.
At Boom, you’ll have world-class colleagues and a flexible work environment. We don’t punch a clock, offer unmetered vacation time, and value our employees’ comprehensive well-being.
Are you passionate about building the future of transportation? Help us make aviation history.
Role Overview
Boom is building a world-class accounting & finance team to support its mission of restoring supersonic commercial flight. We are looking for a highly motivated Staff Accountant to join our growing team. 
 
Your primary responsibilities will be: owner of general journal entries in Boom’s accounting system; responsible for accounts payable, payroll processing, and cash reconciliations; play a key role in the month-end close process and manage various asset and liability account reconciliations; design & implement new accounting procedures and processes that don’t exist today; assist with technical accounting research whenever necessary, support internal controls improvements, and other ad hoc projects.
 
You should have exceptional operational accounting skills, and not afraid to “own the general ledger”. You will be the “go-to” person for all things general ledger. You should be confident working in other systems too (payroll processing, a PO system, expense management system), and understand how those impact the GL. You should also be confident in making recommendations on accounting improvements, and willing to own & implement. You will need to work cross-functional with other teams, particularly through a good understanding of POs, budget ownership, and expense categorization. You should also be comfortable working independently at times.
 
Working in a startup environment means taking on unexpected responsibilities and attempting tasks that no one in the company knows how to do. The successful candidate has a resourceful, can-do approach to these demands and enjoys the continuous learning curve of a startup.
 
The Staff Accountant will report to the Accounting Manager and will be a member of Boom’s growing accounting & finance team. 

Key Competencies

  • Sound understanding of US GAAP and general ledger / month-end processes.
  • Understanding of internal controls and "best practice" processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft products, especially Microsoft Excel 
  • Strong communication skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment and desire to build things
  • Support the Accounting Manager while also owning individual responsibilities 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or finance
  • 1-3 years accounting experience
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing or aerospace business is a plus but not required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and experience with cloud GL software (Xero, NetSuite, etc.) is a plus

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (ITAR and EAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here (https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_public_portal_itar_landing)
Boom is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
Want to build a faster future? Come join Boom.

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