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Sr Technical Accountant

Spring Free EV

Spring Free EV

IT, Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023


Spring Free EV makes electric vehicles affordable and grid-friendly using just software. We are on a journey to take a gigaton of CO2 emissions off the road. EV adoption is accelerating and our company Spring Free has a great opportunity in front of us.

Industry background

The speed of adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is critical to achieve deep decarbonization of the transport sector. The average gasoline vehicle on the road today has a fuel economy of about 22.0 miles per gallon and drives around 11,500 miles per year. Every gallon of gasoline burned creates about 8,887 grams of CO2. Added-up passenger vehicles emit 10% - 15% of total greenhouse gas emissions.

The auto finance industry has a massive entrenched ecosystem of loans and leases. Worldwide auto revenues were around $3 Trillion in 2017. EVs are now at a tipping point where the capital cost and total cost of ownership can be lower than gas or diesel powered vehicles.

We would love to hear from you if you want to join a team with deep FinTech knowledge and startup experience, including dozens of success stories and four IPOs.

Sr Technical Accountant

This position develops and implements the financial activities for the company, as well as works to produce accurate and timely financial statements and reports for those inside and outside of the organization. The Senior Technical Accountant will be responsible for overseeing the technical accounting activities of the organization, ensuring that financial statements comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and providing guidance to the accounting team on complex accounting issues. This position requires the ability to make sound financial decisions, effectively communicate with outside parties regarding the financial affairs of the company, and remain focused on increasing the bottom line and maximizing profit. In short, this person keeps the trains running on time.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Controller and Capital Markets in planning financial goals/objectives for and maintaining financial stability for the company

  • Provide technical accounting guidance on complex accounting issues and transactions, including revenue recognition, leases, stock-based compensation, and business combinations

  • Ensure the organization's financial statements comply with GAAP, SEC regulations, and other accounting standards

  • Complete all standard and ad-hoc financial analysis, as needed for the business planning process

  • Develop and maintain accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with accounting standards and best practices.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required; CPA or equivalent certification preferred

  • 7+ years of general accounting and management experience at a Fintech, auto finance, and/or solar finance company

  • Experience with complex accounting issues, including revenue recognition, leases, stock-based compensation, and business combinations

  • Expertise with Excel and the development of financial templates for repeatable processes

  • Ideally rode growth wave from $5M to $100M+

  • Worked for VC ownership w/growth exp., w/consistent reporting/accountability, been through a transaction

  • FinTech, Mobility and/or asset heavy business background desirable

The right person will be a proven operational technical account: Strong in Cash Mgt. and FP&A. The acounting professional will have demonstrated hands on leadership, with expertise in start-up and growth phases businesses. This critical team member will be an expert in establishing processes, controls, and positioning a company for growth. Functional expertise beyond Auto Finance to include: Legal, Procurement, Capital Markets