Senior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
The world's largest asset class, debt, operates with the worst data.Technology has revolutionized equity markets with electronic trading, quant algos and instantaneous news. However, in debt capital markets, the picture is completely different. It still behaves like it’s in the 1980s; trillions of dollars of trades are placed over the phone, news is slow, and corporate credit information is imperfect and scattered.

Our mission is to change this.

9fin's proprietary technology delivers fast and comprehensive financial, credit, legal & ESG analysis. Our clients are able to make faster, more informed decisions, win more business and most importantly, save time.

Our fast growing list of clients include 9 of the top 10 Investment Banks, leading Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and Law Firms.

The opportunity

The Finance Team at 9fin is growing and you will have an integral role in its development being the sole dedicated finance professional in the US. This is an opportunity to join a highly motivated global team, which is central to the company’s international growth and commercial success, giving you the opportunity to use and expand both your domestic and foreign knowledge base. You will be our hands on the ground in New York, helping to manage all ad-hoc financial operations and constantly adapting work as priorities change.

Every day is different, but here’s an example of the kind of things you’ll work on:

  • Support month-end close of the US company, including account reconciliation work, and commission tracking and payments to our US Sales team
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts, including actual versus forecast analysis
  • Assist in conducting monthly balance sheet account reconciliations to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Processing of US payroll via ADP
  • Overview of company’s 401K plan (currently with ADP) and act as point of contact for both employees and external agent
  • Review and approve employee reimbursements via Dext
  • Review and set up supplier payments in the US
  • Day to day involvement with employee benefit costs
  • Invoice clients on time and accurately, ensuring a timely collection of invoices. Communicating with past due clients when necessary
  • Oversee state and federal corporate revenue tax processes (ex: state registrations and quarterly filings)
  • Proactively identify issues and areas for improvement while helping to establish and maintain policies and procedures, and assist on wider Finance team projects with the finance team in the UK

About You

This role will be a great fit if you have:

  • CPA/CA qualification or partly-qualified (preferred)
  • An excellent understanding of federal, state, and local tax laws and finance regulations in the US
  • 5-8 years experience in accounting principles and management accounts processes
  • Experience working in a stand-alone role in a scaling company
  • Good attention to detail, a disciplined and organized approach to work and the ability to handle and work with complex data
  • Experience in the SaaS industry (strongly preferred)
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work asynchronously in a hybrid working environment, working with teams in two time zones
  • Working knowledge and understanding of state registration and filing requirements
  • Experience with platforms like ADP, Dext and QuickBooks
  • Are a self-starter who is comfortable working with high levels of autonomy
  • Are a positive, problem solver who can work at pace (we’re a scaling startup, so you need to be able to adapt to constant change while maintaining recurring tasks)
  • Enjoy collaborating with and learning from other members of the Finance team based in the UK

Our benefits

We’re a scaling start up and we enjoy sharing our success, when the company succeeds, we always reinvest that in our people. We also offer huge amounts of responsibility, an abundance of opportunity for growth and a platform to truly excel.

Financial & Insurance

Salary range: $115,000-$130,000 + Equity options

  • Competitive Salary (our salary bands are benchmarked at the top end of the market)
  • Equity options
  • 401(k) (9fin pay 3%, employee contributions are uncapped)
  • Private Health Insurance, with Dental and Vision
  • Health Savings Account (optional)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Disability Insurance (New York)
  • Commuter Benefit

Time off

  • 25 vacation days per year
  • Local public holidays
  • Hybrid working model, to allow you the flexibility to decide how, where and when you do your best work
  • Work abroad for up to 3 months a year
  • 1 month paid sabbatical after 5 years of service
  • Enhanced parental leave & flexible working arrangements available

Training & Culture

  • Professional learning and development budget
  • Quarterly team socials
  • Summer and Winter company social events

A note from the Hiring Manager

“The Finance Department at 9fin is overseeing our international corporate expansion, ensuring full financial control and local compliance in all jurisdictions. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of this rapid growth and to have an impact on the company as a whole, with a special focus on the US. We are organically building our team and there will be plenty of opportunity for growth for the right candidate”
- Jonathan Gee, Head of Finance

9fin is an equal opportunities employer

Don’t meet every single requirement? At 9fin we are dedicated to building and promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where everyone can flourish, reach their full potential and truly belong. We recognise diverse teams allow a more creative and productive environment. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t perfectly align with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be who we’re looking for — for this role, or perhaps another.