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Head Of Finance And Billing



Accounting & Finance
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020

Head of Finance and Billing | Santa Barbara, CA

Are you highly detail oriented, a quick thinker, and want to join a small team at a Santa Barbara venture-backed tech startup? If so, cielo24 is looking for a driven, self-motivated team player who will thrive in an early-stage startup, providing exceptional financial, accounting and billing operations management.



  • Timely and accurate monthly accounting closes and reporting to executive team and Board of Directors
  • Timely month-end close including P&L, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows with comparisons to plan
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled every month
  • Ensure P&L is accurate with transactions correctly categorized
  • Maintaining client books on an accrual basis
  • Booking all sales commission transactions
  • Updating company financial model for monthly actuals and reforecasting
  • Interpretation and analysis of financial statements and presentation to management
  • Management of annual budget process; continual improvement of reporting structure to allow for agile monthly reporting and reforecasting
  • Development of, and accountability for, financial controls, including daily cash management, AP, and procedures
  • Management of workflows and technology integrations across all departments to optimally control cash, credit cards, travel and other discretionary expenditures
  • Preparation of daily, weekly, and monthly KPIs
  • Management of compliance, including: annual financial audit, taxes, insurance and statutory filing requirements and qualification

Billing Revenue Reconciliation:

  • Billing system implementation and oversight (Ordway)
  • Bi-monthly customer invoice reconciliation
  • Reporting on batch posted payments
  • Track payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures

AR & AP Process Management:

  • Perform day to day financial transactions including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and recording data
  • Reconcile the accounts receivable ledger to ensure that all payments are accounted for and properly posted
  • Generate statements and reports detailing status
  • Perform tie-out analysis as part of end of month close


  • Proven working experience in accounting/finance, including AR/AP
  • Strong accounting/finance background and knowledge of GAAP
  • Must have experience accounting for inventory and COGS
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Data analysis skills with a knack for numbers
  • Hands-on experience in operating spreadsheets: intermediate to advanced Excel skills required
  • Hands-on experience with Zuora billing software platform
  • Hands-on experience in other accounting/sales software (e.g., QuickBooks, Ordway, Salesforce)
  • Proficiency in English and in MS Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Occasional night/weekend work (remote) may be required
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • Minimum of 5 years accounting experience; CPA preferred, but not required
  • Start-up experience desired to take initiative and thrive as part of a small team

Systems Experience:

  • QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop
  • Billing & Payables software (Ordway)
  • PEO software (TriNet)
  • Master-level Excel skills and experience in all MS Office programs

Location: Santa Barbara, CA (remote considered)

Job Type: Full-time (preferred); Part-time (considered)

Compensation: commensurate with experience

Benefits May Include:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k
  • Stock Options

cielo24 is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

*If interested, please email cover letter and resume to [email hidden]*

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