AlphaSense is hiring a

Senior Accountant

New York, United States

Location: New York, NY

Reports to: Accounting Manager


About AlphaSense: 

AlphaSense is a search engine for market intelligence that transforms how decisions are made by the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions. Leveraging AI and NLP technology, AlphaSense enables knowledge professionals to extract insights in seconds from thousands of disparate data sources, including company filings, event transcripts, news and trade journals, and equity research. Founded in 2011 and backed by investors including Innovation Endeavors and Soros Fund Management, AlphaSense is on a mission to empower organizations to make data-driven decisions with confidence.

About the Team:

The AlphaSense Finance team is responsible for efficiently driving the creation of enterprise value by supporting capital allocation decisions across the business.  We exist to help the company make intelligent, data-driven decisions through financial analysis; scenario modeling; tracking, interpreting and disseminating key performance indicators; and by serving as a critical thought partner to senior leadership.


About the Role: 

We are looking for a Senior Accountant to help support AlphaSense’s fast-paced environment. This person would have a focus on the monthly close and accounts payable processes. AlphaSense is a small and fast-growing technology company, and as an early team member, there will be rapid career advancement opportunities. The right candidate is analytical, results-driven, and a highly collaborative team player. They will play an integral role in the success of the business and will work directly with key stakeholders from across the business and around the world.

The Senior Accountant will report to an Accounting Manager and have the ability to work autonomously and make the role their own. We are looking for someone who is ambitious and capable of building systems and processes to enable scale.

Who You Are:

  • An analytical, energetic and creative finance professional with several years of accounting or finance experience. You may have formal educational experience; applicable work experience will also be considered.
  • You have strong Excel skills and a general understanding of US GAAP and/or IFRS; Big 4 experience working with emerging growth clients is a huge plus!
  • Naturally curious, highly collaborative and excellent at building relationships internally
  • Stays cool under pressure: we are growing rapidly -- you’re excited about this growth, can learn quickly and will help us adapt and scale our processes
  • Experience with Sage Intacct a plus but not required.

What You’ll Do: 

Monthly Close

  • Heavy involvement in the monthly close process for all of our US and international entities
  • Perform bank reconciliations in multiple locations and currencies
  • Own and maintain prepaid expense, deferred rent and fixed asset schedules
  • Maintain accrual schedules and post accruals to the GL
  • Responsible for state sales tax filings
  • Additional responsibilities as we continue to scale

Accounts Payable

  • Own the purchase to cash disbursement accounts payable process via vendor management, invoice processing and controlling expense by reconciling amounts
  • Maintain our vendor master file to ensure accurate records and maintenance of key relationships
  • Respond to vendor inquiries and perform research to resolve any discrepancies
  • Develop reports to track open/closed responses and follow-up on open items
  • Assist with assembling checks and ACH payments for processing, organizing for filing, and maintaining records of past payments
  • Assist with travel & expense auditing
  • Automate and scale the purchase to cash disbursement process and maintain a system of internal control

Other Accounting and Finance

  • Support in year end audit and tax filings requests
  • Frequent ad hoc requests from both within the finance organization and the wider company
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls