Finance Manager



Accounting & Finance
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023
We are looking for people that take quality as a point of pride. Tremendously passionate about forward-looking and futuristic technology solutions and be able to tie them back into the world of finances. Having a startup DNA is a must :-). You will be a key member of the finance team at Zeni and work very closely with cutting edge startup founders. You love to go the extra mile to make sure your work and other’s work are done with the highest excellence for every Zeni customer.


  • Client facing work closely with startup founders to ensure the impact of business transactions are properly stated
  • Embrace and enjoy working with new technology powered by AI, machine learning and cutting edge automation
  • Review and/or perform full cycle month-end close and reporting
  • Review and confirm transactions for accuracy and completeness
  • Manage multiple clients at varying stages (pre-revenue, post-revenue)
  • Manage a team, driving the team to own daily and monthly close processes, reconciliations and classifications
  • Be proactive when approaching, anticipating and resolving client requests
  • Work with FP&A team integrating budgets, forecasts and KPI reporting
  • Ensure investor reporting requirements and debt covenants are reporting accurately and timely
  • Review partner/affiliate, sales and vendor contracts for proper application of accounting pronouncements
  • Team player that collaborates with and helps others whenever or wherever needed


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 5 years of applicable experience required
  • Big 4 accounting experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge and application of GAAP required in the areas of SAAS accounting, revenue recognition
  • Ability to interpret and apply PCC pronouncements and guidelines
  • Experience completing and/or preparing records for due diligence and/or external audits
  • Experience implementing and maintaining Quickbooks Online, Expensify, and Gusto, including system integrations
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) are a must
  • Strong time and priority management skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets) required
  • CPA preferred

Our Culture and Perks

We Approach Work With a Calm Focus And a Sense Of Humor, While Keeping Sane Working Hours. At Zeni, We Also Have a Culture Where Ideas Come From The Bottom Up! Ownership, Trust And Support Will Be Afforded To You In a Setup That Will Allow You To Be Yourself And Add Value Like Never Before. You’ll Receive a Competitive Salary Package And Stock, Plus Perks, With Flexible And Remote Working Hours. In Addition, You'll Have Access To

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance coverage
  • 12 weeks fully paid Parental Leave, plus an additional 8 weeks flex-time for Moms when returning to work
  • 401K
  • Flexible PTO
  • Education/CPE reimbursement
  • WFH reimbursement to support your home office needs (If your role allows for remote)
  • Zeni is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind, including race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We participate in the E-Verify program to ensure eligibility for employment with the United States once an offer is accepted.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Zeni makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the tim