Lead Corporate Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About Altruist

Altruist is a fast growing fintech company that's transforming the financial advice industry. Our mission is to make financial advice better, more affordable, and accessible to everyone. We’re a modern custodian built exclusively for registered investment advisors (RIAs). As we disrupt legacy custodians and revolutionize the $100T RIA market, we're seeking exceptional individuals to join our team. If you embody our core values of kindness, brilliance, and grit, and are passionate about making a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you!

About the position

Altruist is entering an exciting phase, and we're looking for a Lead Accountant to join our Corporate Accounting team.

What You’ll Do

  • Prepare journal entries, account reconciliations, and fluctuation analyses supporting the monthly, quarterly, and annual close for various accounts (i.e., accrued compensation, commissions, stock-based compensation, etc.)
  • Prepare intercompany journal entries and consolidation and reconcile domestic subsidiary accounts
  • Support the consolidation and reporting processes to ensure elimination of intercompany balances and investments in subsidiaries
  • Monitor and update intercompany methodology and expense sharing arrangements as needed
  • Support automation initiatives of intercompany processes and other corporate accounting initiatives
  • Identify areas for improvement on internal processes and controls and develop efficiencies within consolidation, intercompany, and expense allocation processes in preparation for SOX compliance
  • Conduct variance analyses and provide observations, potential errors, and opportunities for additional follow up
  • Support annual external audit processes and functions
  • Assist in ad-hoc requests

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in corporate accounting function, preferably with 3+ years of “Big 4” accounting experience
  • Deep understanding of consolidation, intercompany journal entries and elimination accounting and compliance within US GAAP accounting
  • Strong proficiency in G-Suite, Excel, Word, and other Microsoft office products
  • Detailed oriented and possess effective project management skills and a strong ownership mindset
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced environment, handling multiple responsibilities in a deadline-driven and results-oriented environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Propensity to challenge the “old” ways of doing things and enjoy changing the status quo to optimize process and drive continuous improvement in yourself and within your function
  • Active CPA (preferred)
Los Angeles, CA salary range
$124,000$171,000 USD


  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Premium Healthcare, Dental, and Vision insurance plans
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
  • Flexible paid time off

Total compensation includes a competitive benefits package along with equity in the form of Stock Options (ISOs). A salary offer will be determined by a number of factors including experience, skill level, internal pay equity, geographic location, and other relevant business considerations. We review all employee pay and compensation programs regularly to ensure fair, equitable, and competitive pay. At Altruist, we are committed to providing fair, equitable, and competitive compensation by leveraging market data to inform our pay bands. Base salaries will be reviewed at regular intervals throughout the year, typically in conjunction with performance review cycles. By evaluating compensation on a regular basis, we are able to reward high performance and ensure all employees have opportunities for growth.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Altruist we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.