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Staff Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Ghost is the marketplace that connects leading retail brands to surplus distribution partners. We combine real-time data with intelligent solutions to help brands distribute their surplus inventory across online and brick & mortar channels. By providing transparency, accuracy, and scalability, the Ghost platform serves as the backbone for retailers to diversify and optimize their inventory lifecycle.


We are looking for a collaborative and detail-oriented candidate interested in the intersection of product and retail/fashion to join our team as a Staff Accountant. The ideal candidate has 1-2 years of experience at a large accounting firm and / or in a similar role at a high-growth startup. As a Staff Accountant, you will be responsible for helping us make critical financial decisions by collecting, tracking, and correcting the company's finances. This person will serve as a bridge between finance and departmental functions at Ghost. Ghost is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, where this position is located.


  • Ensuring 100% accuracy of accounting and financial data by collaborating with sales, merchandising, and product teams.
  • Taking the reins of the full accounts payable cycle, managing new vendors, invoices, and payables with precision.
  • Overseeing accounts receivable and skillfully managing collections from buyers.
  • Supporting month, quarter, and year-end closes by preparing journal entries, conducting account reconciliations, and ensuring GAAP compliance.
  • Spearheading innovative and efficient methods for expediting end-of-month processing.
  • Maintaining and recording schedules related to Prepaids, Accrued Expenses, COGS, Depreciation, and more.
  • Collaborating with merchandise and sales teams to ensure accurate reporting of managed and consignment inventory, along with all transaction data.
  • Acting as the finance team's voice, managing expenses, keeping leadership informed, and fostering a healthy spend culture for future endeavors.
  • Establishing and managing seller compliance processes, including sales tax and resale license tracking from our retail clients.
  • Responding to information requests, reviewing financial statements, and providing support during audits.
  • Preparing special financial reports, showcasing your keen analysis of account information and trends when requested by senior managers.


  • You bring 1-2 years of relevant experience, ideally from a large accounting firm or a prior startup.
  • Experience with Quickbooks Online or NetSuite is a major plus.
  • A bachelor's degree in accounting is essential.
  • Your written and verbal communication skills are second to none.
  • Your keen eye for detail and knack for numbers make you a mathematical genius.
  • A self-starter, you excel at multitasking, prioritizing, and executing tasks without micro-management, all while proactively seeking assistance when needed.
  • You are comfortable with a 5-day in-office workweek (based in Los Angeles).