Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.

As an Accounting Lead you have in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, proficiency in accounting systems, and strong motivation to drive processes that contribute to the achievement of an efficient monthly/quarterly/annual close and financial reporting process. You pay great attention to detail and the ability to deliver results under deadlines as well as working effectively cross-functionally in a rapidly changing environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Responsible for preparing and/or reviewing journal entries related to cash operations, investments and intercompany accounting, performing month-end closing processes and financial analysis, researching historical balances, and performing ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Drive and lead processes related to the accounting period close for areas of functionality including but not limited to cash operations, investments and intercompany accounting, ensuring high quality work product and level of detail
  • Reconcile, analyze, and review cash operations, investments and intercompany accounting, in preparation for month-end close to ensure accuracy and validity of accounting transactions
  • Manage and oversee team members including coaching, mentoring, training, and workpaper review prepared by Sr. and Staff Accountants,
  • Proactively review current procedures and seek ways to improve processes to ensure timely monthly close, accuracy of accounting entries, and operational efficiency
  • Assist in designing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring corporate accounting policies and procedures; and assist in internal control and process documentation
  • Support internal and external audit requirements related to specific assigned areas
  • Lead and support any other ad hoc analyses and projects as assigned.

What we look for

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience is required (combination of private and public experience preferred) deep understanding of U.S. GAAP
  • Recent experience in general ledger accounting at the Sr. Accountant or Accounting Manager level, or can demonstrate equivalent operational accounting abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and perform several tasks concurrently in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong sense of ownership and curiosity to learn new skills
  • Excellent analytical, creative problem solving, organizational and project management skills
  • Takes initiative to implement changes that will simplify and improve processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to optimally interact with the team, management, peers, cross-functional groups and business partners
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with interest in prioritizing and multitasking
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required (such as VLOOKUPS & conditional statements, pivot tables, data analysis, data visualization, what-if-analysis)
  • NetSuite experience is preferred
  • The desire to improve broken processes and make your own job easier over time
  • Passion for Affirm and a strong interest in technology


Base Pay Grade – I

Equity Grade – 5

Employees new to Affirm typically come in at the start of the pay range. Affirm focuses on providing a simple and transparent pay structure which is based on a variety of factors, including location, experience and job-related skills.

Base pay is part of a total compensation package that may include equity rewards, monthly stipends for health, wellness and tech spending, and benefits (including 100% subsidized medical coverage, dental and vision for you and your dependents.)

USA base pay range (CA, WA, NY, NJ, CT) per year: $115,000  –  $155,000

USA base pay range (all other U.S. states) per year: $102,000 – $142,000

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