FirstMile Ventures
FirstMile Ventures

Staff Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Who we are: Altia is a software platform that enables automotive and IoT manufacturers to get easy-to-use, compelling Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) on any embedded hardware. By providing powerful, professional-grade embedded GUI development tools, we help creative, customer-focused designers and software engineers worldwide efficiently deploy amazing user interfaces. Automotive, medical, industrial and consumer electronics companies rely on Altia’s best-in-class software and services to get their GUIs into production. Check us out at www.altia.com.

Who we want: This is a position with a solid team of highly engaged and motivated individuals who work together to deliver Altia’s financial mission and objectives. The selected candidate will bring a strong background and skillset in accounting and finance activities and a strong desire to continue to grow with the Finance team and with Altia.

Primary Responsibilities:

Participate as a member of a cross-trained team with primary responsibilities for:

  • Company’s full expenditure cycle worldwide:
    • Responsible for third party vendor payment processing, credit card, and employee reimbursement platforms. Oversight includes ensuring the platform is maintained to connect seamlessly to the accounting platform.
    • Processing vendor invoices, credit card payments, and employee expense reimbursement (reviewing, booking, filing, and payment)
    • Work in coordination with multiple external accounting professional firms to process international expenditures
    • Vendor tracking and maintenance (requesting W-9s and maintaining vendor control log)
  • Correspondence with suppliers/vendors as necessary
  • Maintaining and reconciling general ledger accounts ensuring supporting documentation for all relevant activity
  • Maintaining and reconciling Fixed Assets register
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Prepare sales and use tax filings
  • Prepare and file annual 1099s
  • Prepare German VAT returns, EC sales listing and Z4 report
  • Preparation for and participation in annual financial statement audit
  • Coordinating and collaborating with global operations on shared initiatives
  • Ad hoc projects as needed

Growth Opportunities Include:

  • Exposure to international business operations and multi-currency transactions
  • Involvement with technical accounting projects
  • Spearhead implementation of NetSuite fixed asset module
  • Growth oriented company with dynamic environment

Education and Experience:

    • 5 years of general accounting experience. Mix of public and industry experience is a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related financial discipline
    • Rock solid understanding of core areas of GAAP
    • Advanced Excel skills required including complex formulas and pivot tables
    • System integration experience a plus
    • Expertise with financial systems utilized in previous positions required. Experience with NetSuite a plus
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and German language
    • Team player with ability to work both independently and collaboratively
    • Intellectual curiosity balanced with an orientation for proper prioritization and ability to complete assignments on a timely basis
    • Positive and energetic approach to daily/monthly/quarterly tasks, as well as new projects
    • Ability to learn and apply new knowledge quickly, performing with precision
    • Desire to grow and continually develop new skills
    • Propensity to embrace change and to foster the evolution of processes as the company grows
    • Physical requirements: Must be able to sit at a desk and work on a computer for 4 hours per day
    • Great attention to detail, ability to organize themselves & work very efficiently.

Company Global Headquarters: Colorado Springs, CO
Position Location: Germany remote home office
Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Financial Global Controller located in Germany
Position Status: Part Time (20 hours per week)
Base Salary Range: EUR 30,000 – EUR 35,000 dependent upon experience.

Culture/Environment: We pride ourselves on our high ethical standards and employee morale. We build based on a foundation of respect. We generously partner within our communities to support economic growth and accessible education for all, knowing that providing avenues toward careers in technology can end the cycle of poverty.

We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination and harassment, where equal employment opportunity is available to all applicants and teammates. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.