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Senior Accountant

Affirm, San Francisco, CA

Affirm: Delivering Honest Financial Products


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.

We’re looking for smart, driven individuals to join our Accounting team. The group is responsible for
maintaining the company’s accounting ledger, financial reporting, daily accounting operations, and
internal controls. This role will focus on technical accounting and will report to the Technical Accounting
Manager. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and leadership skills with a developing
technical accounting competency. We love discovering, learning, and resolving complicated technical
accounting issues, so we’re looking for a new teammate who loves hard problems too.

What You'll Do

  • Assist in reconciliation and documentation of internally developed loan accounting ledger
  • Conduct research of accounting standards and authoritative guidance for new transactions
  • Draft memos, financial statement disclosures, and user-friendly documentation for use internally and externally
  • Review product specs and advise on accounting impact of product changes, relating primarily to loan accounting and revenue
  • Assist in annual financial audit (06/30 year-end)
  • Coordinate and track tax filings; work with third party tax provider to review tax issues for new products or relationships
  • Record journal entries and perform regular reconciliations relating to loan accounting, revenue, allowance, equity, loan sales, debt, tax, and other areas
  • Provide support for special requests related to external partnerships, acquisitions, or other ad hoc transactions

What We Look For

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience
  • CPA (or equivalent) required
  • Cumulative accounting experience of 4+ years
  • Previous experience in a startup or corporate role
  • Strong analytical, research, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Exemplifies curiosity, determination, an eye for detail, and enjoyment of unraveling complex technical issues
  • Can balance a full schedule of meetings and individual work, with effective cross-functional communication and expectation-setting
  • Big 4 experience preferred
  • Previous experience working directly with product managers or engineers is a plus
  • Financial services or fintech accounting background is a plus
If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways – not just candidates who check all the boxes.

At Affirm, "People Come First" is a core value and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can learn more about our D&I efforts here.

We also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for positions in accordance with applicable laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

About Affirm

Today’s shoppers are more averse than ever to traditional credit—due to decades of compounding interest, hidden fees, and unclear terms. At Affirm, we’re reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly. Great for Customers We give customers the flexibility to pay over time for their most important purchases, on a schedule that fits their budget. Affirm financing is quick, simple, and transparent—there are no gimmicks like deferred interest, compounding interest, or late fees, so what shoppers see at checkout is exactly what they’ll pay. Great for Businesses We stick to the same principles of honesty and simplicity with both consumers and our retail partners. Our integration is seamless, and we provide dedicated support to help you make the most our our partnership. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to realize the “Affirm boost”—increased AOV, conversion, and customer loyalty.

Want to learn more about Affirm? Visit Affirm's website.