October 23, 2018

Get an Accounting Job with Startup Perks–Minus the Startup Risks

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Looking for a job in the accounting field where you’ll get to interact with a wide variety of clients, gain a foothold in the ever-expanding tech market, and enjoy the benefits of a startup lifestyle without the fears of working for an unstable company?

If that sounds appealing, FloQast may have a position for you. The company is looking to hire an Accounting Technology Consultant for its office in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

FloQast is close management software made by accountants for accountants and is growing wildly popular in accounting departments across every industry.

We sat down with Lilith Karageuzian, head of customer success at FloQast, as well as two current senior accounting technology consultants, Alex Nordin and Debbie Byrne, to get the full scoop on this opportunity.

A senior what now?

The work you’ll be doing as part of the Customer Success team will push your accounting and communication skills to exciting and unexpected places.

As an Accounting Technology Consultant, you’ll join FloQast’s small but growing Setup team. You’ll work with controllers, accounting managers, and CFOs from a wide variety of industries–everything from professional sports teams to real estate to technology. You’ll help these accounting professionals identify their needs and develop a plan for integrating the FloQast application into their existing accounting systems.

“Since we’re a small team, you’ll get the chance to shape where we’re going and what we want to work on. You can have a big impact on the company,” Nordin says.

You’ll then train clients on how to use the system, answer any questions they have, and troubleshoot any problems that occur during the setup process. Once setup is complete, you’ll pass the client over to the Account Management team, who will handle ongoing maintenance, retention, and upsell.

“We are the power users of FloQast,” Nordin says. “We have to get an understanding of the client’s environment and show them how they’ll use FloQast to complement their process. So it’s important to have the accounting knowledge and the knowledge of FloQast.”

Knowledge of the FloQast software isn’t a prerequisite to get the job, however. You’ll need some general tech skills, but if you’re willing and eager to learn, your teammates and managers will work with you so you can master the software quickly.

Startup lifestyle at an established company

FloQast has been around for five years, and at its current level of growth and development, it won’t be going anywhere any time soon. But while it offers the stability and prestige of an established company, FloQast prides itself on maintaining the flexibilities of the startup culture.

“We do have a startup lifestyle; however, we don’t have the initial risks of most startups,” Byrne says. “We’re growing at a steady rate and I feel confident in the direction that we are going.”

Working at FloQast also offers you the opportunity to influence the shape and trajectory of the company in ways you wouldn’t be able to at other businesses.

“We have an ever-evolving process in place,” Karageuzian says. “Our employees can create change and new ideas are encouraged.”

And like at any good startup, it doesn’t have a strict dress code and is light on formalities.

“We have an open office workspace. If you’re looking for that startup vibe, this is definitely a good fit,” Nordin says.

Charting your own career

The Accounting Technology Consultant role exposes you to many different industries, introducing you to the challenges and language of each. You can use the knowledge you gain and the contacts you make at this job to send your career on just about any path you want it to go.

“Three years ago, what I was doing at FloQast is totally different from what I am doing now,” Karageuzian says. “I’ve been able to build out my career the way I’ve wanted at a company I believe in.”

If you’re dedicated to a strict, level-by-level promotion schedule like you’ll find at the Big 4, this may not be the job for you. But if you’re someone who wants to chart your own course, this is a great role to break you out of the rigors of public accounting.

“I make the joke that I lost my 20s to the Big 4,” Byrne says. “Now I’m done with the 80-hour workweek and all the mundane tasks that come with public accounting. But I can still keep the prestige of my CPA license.”

Helping people

The biggest advantage the Accounting Technology Consultant job at FloQast offers over traditional accounting work may be this: You get to help real people, not just their books.

“Clients love to hear from us. They reach out to us to help them with questions all the time. You’re helping people versus in the accounting or auditing world where you’re bugging them for audit support,” Karageuzian says.

Interact with clients from virtually every industry. Live the startup lifestyle without the startup risks. Gain the flexibility to send your career on a variety of paths. And truly help people instead of just their balance sheets.

If those last few sentences sound like the qualities of your ideal job, click the link below to apply for the Accounting Technology Consultant position at FloQast now.

Apply for the Accounting Technology Consultant position at FloQast

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