Portfolio Careers

Discover opportunities across our network
of transformational companies.

Staff Accountant

Phospholutions

Phospholutions

Accounting & Finance
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024
WE ARE MINDFUL, ORIGINAL, & BOLD

Phospholutions, Inc. is an award-winning and venture-backed agtech start-up company enhancing global phosphorus use. Phospholutions is experiencing exponential growth with the recent launch of our proprietary RhizoSorb® technology helping reduce the environmental impact of fertilizers and helping growers achieve more from our crop inputs.

Headquartered in State College, PA, Phospholutions is growing our team to support the commercial launch of RhizoSorb® technology following multiple years of successful field trials, three decades of academic research, and backed by leading industry investors, with the newly created position – Staff Accountant.

If you are an experienced, self-motivated, detail-oriented accounting professional seeking a new career opportunity successfully managing the purchasing, invoicing and reconciliation of accounts, have a strong understanding and ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and excel at identifying, reviewing and solving problems, we highly encourage you to apply for this position!

JOB OBJECTIVE
We value energy, passion, authenticity, creativity…and results! The individual hired for this position will be responsible for analyzing, interpreting, preparing and maintaining financial statements and records to track the organization’s assets, liabilities, P&L, tax liabilities and other financial activities. This position performs day-to-day general accounting and related duties and will maintain the general ledger. This Staff Account will have the ability to switch focus quickly and be able to work closely with individuals throughout the organization to ensure accurate tracking of inventory and sales. This position is responsible for completing, tracking and filing accurate tax forms with local, state, federal and international agencies.

Among other responsibilities, this position is responsible for processing payroll for salaried and hourly staff members and the related tasks using ADP Workforce Now (WNF). The staff account will create invoices, set up and reconcile accounts, close the monthly books, and provide outside auditors with assistance. This role will also reconcile bank, credit card, payroll, customer and other financial accounts. The Staff Account will work closely with all departments of the company and will report to the Vice President of Finance.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS/ABILITIES: The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate core competencies in the following areas:
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Maintains a high level of integrity and confidentiality in handling sensitive information
  • Ability to collaborate and build strong working relationships with others inside and outside the organization
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently, manage time, learn new skills quickly, and take initiative
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven environment and assume personal ownership of finance activities and outcomes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including mastery of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax and tone
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Professional business acumen
  • Critical thinking and problem solving and analysis skills
  • Knowledge of financial benchmarking, accounting, audit, and tax compliance
  • Adept in fiscal management principles and processes, including resource management and needs assessment
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting from an accredited university or college
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in accounting is required
  • “Day-1 Expert-level” proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Proficient use of accounting software (QuickBooks, Sage, etc.)
  • Background checks (criminal/education/employment/reference/credit/DMV) will be performed; results must be satisfactory to the company
  • If hired, must adhere to all company policies and procedures and other prescribed best practices/industry standards
DESIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (THESE ARE A PLUS!)
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • International business experience

LOCATION
Tampa/Saint Petersburg, FL

TO APPLY:
Tell us why you are interested in this position and your desired salary in the cover letter section of this posting. Include your resume, answer a few questions, then click submit. It’s that easy to apply right now!
  • This is an IMMEDIATE opportunity, BUT we are looking for an awesome new team member, so the position will remain open until filled.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States. This company does not sponsor applicants for work visas.
  • The Company reserves the right to alter, change, modify and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation. No recruiters, please; principal applicants only.
* * *
The job is primarily performed indoors in a traditional office setting. The employee is constantly required to talk, hear, stand, or sit for extended periods of time while using a computer, telephone or other productivity devices to communicate with other personnel and conduct business. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently uses hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, squat, turn/twist, and smell. The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 10 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
* * *
Phospholutions, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, familial status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
* * *
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to jboney@phospholutions.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.