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Finance Associate

United States, Virginia, Falls ChurchOperations

Job description

The Finance Associate is responsible for managing the activities of the overall general accounting function. The ideal candidate will oversee, implement and maintain accounting systems, procedures and policies. This position ensures the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of accounting data and acts as a liaison between the company, clients, and CPA auditors in providing the required information and ensuring that proper information is maintained.


Working closely with and reporting to the CEO and Operations Director, the ideal candidate will:

  • Manage the company and department’s yearly operating budget. This includes, but is not limited to, developing, analyzing, and interpreting statistical and accounting information to evaluate operating results in terms of profitability and performance against budget.

  • Prepare reports that outline the company’s financial position regarding income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and future operations. This includes revising and updating reports to be more useful and efficient and furnishing external reports as necessary. These reports will be run on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

  • Leads audits, reviews, and tax preparation. Examine financial and accounting records, compile data, and conduct financial reviews and audits. This requires strong knowledge of, and adherence to GAAP and a basic understanding of the tax code for different states. International tax code knowledge is preferred as well.

  • Responsible for communicating and coordinating with accounting firms.

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and best practices for their company’s financial and accounting operations and for general compliance.

  • Review and propose changes to existing policies and procedures to better comply with current laws and regulations.

  • Responsible for issuing invoices and billing for the company

  • Strong knowledge of running international wire payments and ACH payments

  • Oversee payroll according to company payroll structure

  • Maintain company insurance policy registration

  • Demonstrable knowledge of filing company taxes

  • Account management

  • Strong demonstrated use of accounting softwares such as Quickbooks and Excel

  • Manage and review the company’s sister companies operating budgets as assigned by the CEO

  • Other duties as assigned by members of the leadership team

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.

  • Previous Finance Associate experience required

  • Communication skills – work cohesively within teams, and must be a strong, detailed communicator. Demonstrable written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail – keen and observant eye to detail.

  • Adaptability, flexibility and capable of comfortably operating in a matrixed environment.

  • Problem-solving skills – Reports and statements often have discrepancies that result in the need to research, escalate, and resolve issues effectively.

  • Previous experience working as a finance associate or a similar position.

  • Familiarity with Quickbooks, online banking systems, Payroll systems, Airtable, Salesforce and other financial software.

  • Fluency in English

  • Flexibility in work schedule (i.e. evenings and weekends as necessary) and willingness to travel

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

    References will be requested.

    Other Information:

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. The employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties. Open communication and feedback with the CEO is encouraged, especially as the job evolves.

    A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities listed above are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to accommodate individuals with disabilities reasonably. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    SWTCH is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. SWTCH does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.