Staff Accountant

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction company unlocking brine resources to provide essential raw materials to the battery industry. Lilac’s unique ion exchange process eliminates the environmental impact of conventional lithium extraction while boosting production. The company was founded in 2016 by a team of engineers passionate about delivering innovations to the mining sector to minimize environmental impact and support the clean energy economy. Lilac is committed to diversity and inclusion.

Job Description

Lilac Solutions is looking for a Staff Accountant to join our team. This role will initially oversee the full accounts payable cycle using Bill.com in addition to performing to-be-defined basic accounting functions as Lilac builds out its accounting team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating and streamlining processes, implementing controls, as well as have experience working cross-functionally with all levels of management. This role will assist in building a finance team to scale with Lilac's growth in a start-up environment. This position can be fully remote, or some hybrid (remote/office).

Responsibilities
- Perform and manage the company’s accounts payable tasks working within the Bill.com process
- Verify and establish vendor accounts; maintain vendor relationships and resolve questions as they arise in a timely manner
- Maintain and update the Accounts Payable Policy and narrative to ensure that the A/P processing is in compliance with established internal controls
- Process annual 1099 statements, including IRS filings
- Create and update PO’s for departments
- Manage corporate credit card compliance
- On a monthly basis, assist FP&A with investigating variances between budgeted results and actual results
- Review and process consultants’ expense reports, ensuring expenses are in compliance with established policies
- Ensure W-9’s are on file, as required
- As we bring accounting processes in-house, assist with the month-end close process, which may include preparation of monthly journal entries and account reconciliations of various G/L accounts
- BS in Finance/Accounting or equivalent experience
- Minimum 2 years of experience as a Staff Accountant performing A/P and month end close procedures
- Experience with Bill.com
- Experience with international/foreign currency payment processing
- Basic knowledge of standard accounts payable policies, procedures and compliance
- Ability to understand and interpret vendor invoices, statements, and other requests for payment
- Knowledge of purchase orders and related accounts payable documentation
- Proficient with MS Office and Excel
- Excellent communication (verbal/written) skills
- Flexibility and willingness to pitch in with assorted tasks as they arise
- Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
- Ability to prioritize work and focus on meeting deadlines
- Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Compensation:
- Competitive salary
- Stock options
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- 401k pre and post-tax options
- Flexible Paid Time Off policy

Description

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction company unlocking brine resources to provide essential raw materials to the battery industry. Lilac’s unique ion exchange process eliminates the environmental impact of conventional lithium extraction while boosting production. The company was founded in 2016 by a team of engineers passionate about delivering innovations to the mining sector to minimize environmental impact and support the clean energy economy. Lilac is committed to diversity and inclusion.

Job Description

Lilac Solutions is looking for a Staff Accountant to join our team. This role will initially oversee the full accounts payable cycle using Bill.com in addition to performing to-be-defined basic accounting functions as Lilac builds out its accounting team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating and streamlining processes, implementing controls, as well as have experience working cross-functionally with all levels of management. This role will assist in building a finance team to scale with Lilac's growth in a start-up environment. This position can be fully remote, or some hybrid (remote/office).

Responsibilities
- Perform and manage the company’s accounts payable tasks working within the Bill.com process
- Verify and establish vendor accounts; maintain vendor relationships and resolve questions as they arise in a timely manner
- Maintain and update the Accounts Payable Policy and narrative to ensure that the A/P processing is in compliance with established internal controls
- Process annual 1099 statements, including IRS filings
- Create and update PO’s for departments
- Manage corporate credit card compliance
- On a monthly basis, assist FP&A with investigating variances between budgeted results and actual results
- Review and process consultants’ expense reports, ensuring expenses are in compliance with established policies
- Ensure W-9’s are on file, as required
- As we bring accounting processes in-house, assist with the month-end close process, which may include preparation of monthly journal entries and account reconciliations of various G/L accounts
- BS in Finance/Accounting or equivalent experience
- Minimum 2 years of experience as a Staff Accountant performing A/P and month end close procedures
- Experience with Bill.com
- Experience with international/foreign currency payment processing
- Basic knowledge of standard accounts payable policies, procedures and compliance
- Ability to understand and interpret vendor invoices, statements, and other requests for payment
- Knowledge of purchase orders and related accounts payable documentation
- Proficient with MS Office and Excel
- Excellent communication (verbal/written) skills
- Flexibility and willingness to pitch in with assorted tasks as they arise
- Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
- Ability to prioritize work and focus on meeting deadlines
- Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Compensation:
- Competitive salary
- Stock options
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- 401k pre and post-tax options
- Flexible Paid Time Off policy

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