Apply to work with Elephant: Bookkeeper & Business Manager.

{Boulder, Colorado, Recommended}

Elephant Journal is the world’s largest mindful lifestyle website, 13 million-plus Facebook fans on 60 pages (2.5 times more than, say, MSNBC), 900,000 Instagram fans on five accounts, 5 million YouTube views, a popular Facebook and Instagram Live series with founder Waylon Lewis, an online school called Elephant Academy, an eco shop, and ~ 30 wonderful, dedicated staff.

We aspire to be a Small Giant—a culture of openness, cooperation, independence, fun, and diligent mission-driven work. Candidates must be curious and caring about living mindfully, hate plastic, would rather bike or walk or bus than drive, want to work (and play) in an inspired (chaotic), entrepreneurial environment. Must enjoy the fast-paced culture of the web and being part of a productive, high pressure and competitive team.

This role is for a stand-alone business manager:

  • accounting & bookkeeping specialist responsible for monthly close,
  • bank reconciliations,
  • revenue reports;
  • bi-monthly payroll including US-based employees and overseas independent contractor payments;
  • business filing,
  • agency correspondence,
  • registrations and fees;
  • preparation of monthly management reports,
  • and annual budget preparation and variance reporting.

This is a 40 hours/week salaried position: pay based on experience. Position starts immediately.

Candidate must have:

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, and efficiently manage tasks and time.
  • Ability to process stress/burnout in a mindful way.
  • An interest to commit long-term (minimum two years with a desire to stay and grow in the position for many years to come).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct all aspects of accounting operations, oversee all transactions related to general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll and financial reporting. Ensure records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Coordinate, prepare and review monthly, quarterly, and annual management reports.
  • Analyze company’s financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs, and compliance with budgets. Issue regular status and ad hoc reports to senior management.
  • Develop and maintain all necessary accounting policies and systems, including general ledger and financial reporting.
  • Assist leadership team in financial planning and results management. Work with other team members to understand revenue and cost drivers and define appropriate reports for tracking.
  • Manage all tax planning and compliance with all required federal, state, local, payroll, property, and other applicable taxes.
  • Manage cash flow.
  • Bi-monthly payroll processing and recording journal entries.
  • Health Insurance and benefit administration.
  • Responsible for all business filings, agency correspondence, registrations and fees.
  • Provide strategic guidance around capital financing options to support company growth needs.
  • Develop and coordinate all relationships with lending/financial institutions.
  • Manage relationships with insurance providers and ensure compliance.
  • Other finance and administrative duties as required.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Degree in Finance, Business or related field preferred.
  • 5 years relevant experience.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, joy working with numbers.
  • A go-get-’em attitude. Ideal candidate is a curious, motivated, self-thinker. No task is too large or too small to conquer if it furthers our work to be of benefit to our world.

Send your resumé and a cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit to [email protected]. Interviews will be held immediately.

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