Outliers and outperformers wanted

Outliers and outperformers wanted

Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Senior Accountant

Focal Systems

Focal Systems

Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Location: Remote USA

Who we are

Focal Systems is the industry leader in retail AI solutions. We are a Silicon Valley based, deep learning first company. Our mission is to automate and optimize brick and mortar retail using deep learning computer vision. Focal has been deployed at scale with the top retailers in the world. We are looking for smart, creative and passionate people who love to learn, enjoy thinking critically, share our values and want to build a great and enduring company. We have built the next generation operating system for brick & mortar retail. This OS leverages shelf-mounted cameras that constantly measure the state of the clients’ shelves and use that information to order quicker and smarter, planogram better, and schedule, direct, train and manage their labor automatically. We have proven this with major retailers around the world.


What you will do

  • Prepare day-to-day and month-end close entries. Manage the month-end and year-end closing process, ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Manage and review reconciliations for balance sheet accounts, bank accounts, and various other general ledger accounts, resolving discrepancies promptly.
  • Prepare a comprehensive monthly reporting pack with key financial metrics, KPIs, and variance analyses.
  • Prepare cash reconciliations and related journal entries for various bank accounts, monitoring cash flow and liquidity.
  • Apply principles of accounting and maintain financial records in strict compliance with US GAAP, Company policies, and internal controls.
  • Identify errors, inefficiencies, or opportunities for cost savings, and suggest ways to improve processes and optimize spending.
  • Review contracts and invoices, and follow up with vendors and other service providers if any discrepancies are found.
  • Assist with tax audits and preparation of tax returns, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Provide insights and recommendations based on financial projections to support strategic decision-making.

What you need to be successful

  • BA/BS degree in business, accounting, or related field
  • 3-5 years of progressive accounting experience, especially in a general ledger capacity
  • Good understanding of GAAP, with the ability to research accounting issues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to integrate and communicate across all levels of the organization and with external service providers
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to perform functions with high level of accuracy with minimum supervision
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new applications.

Nice to have

  • Experience in handling intercompany transactions and consolidations (desirable)
  • Continuously improve budgeting and forecasting processes for increased accuracy and efficiency

Why Focal Systems

  • Strong Values & Mission: We are a tightly-knit team with an ambitious mission and a strong set of core values, which define our approach to business and have successfully guided us since inception
  • Exceptional Team: We are a team of hard-working, fun-loving professionals from some of the most eminent universities, research labs, and tech companies of our time. We pride ourselves on recruiting exceptional individuals to help us redefine the state-of-the-art
  • Outstanding Partners: We work with 10+ of the largest retailers in the world and have a world-class roster of investors, advisors and partners to support & advise us in our endeavors.


What we offer

We care deeply about the health, happiness, and wellbeing of all of our employees. We offer:

  • Competitive Salary & Attractive Stock
  • Health Insurance
  • Catered lunches
  • Paid Time Off
  • Quarterly Team Retreats
  • Education grant