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Employer: Brilliant Earth

Brilliant Earth is one of the fastest growing e-commerce jewelers in the world, and a leader in ethical origin fine jewelry. Founded in 2005, we have been featured in Newsweek, Glamour, the Today Show, and Martha Stewart among many other media outlets. We are a team of dedicated individuals with a common goal of creating a more sustainable, transparent, and compassionate jewelry industry.

We are searching for bright and passionate people who are excited to make an impact from day one and grow with the company to take on greater responsibility over time. We are hard-working team players that welcome challenges and rise to any occasion. Our community of collaboration, respect and encouragement is fostered by frequent team events, cross-departmental meetings and celebrating our wins, big and small. Brilliant Earth team members bring a top-notch attitude and a willingness to help each other grow.

Everyone at Brilliant Earth has a voice – we want to hear yours! If you are interested in growing with Brilliant Earth, send us a resume and cover letter letting us know why you are interested in joining our mission and our team. Please include a sentence about your favorite shape of diamond. For more insight into our work environment and culture, and to hear from our employees, check out our profile on the Muse!

Position Overview:

The A/R and A/P Associate oversees and processes all transactions within accounts receivable and accounts payable to ensure customer deposits are fully reconciled and vendors are paid in a timely fashion. In this role, you will work as part of a small, collaborative finance team working closely with other departments. You will have the opportunity to have a clear impact on the company’s growth while developing your accounting skills. Ideal candidates will thrive in a fast-paced startup environment and grow with the company to take on greater responsibility over time.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Enters vendor invoices and charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports. Report significant variances to management.
  • Ensures all vendor invoices, credits, and disbursements are properly approved or matched with purchase order (PO) before processing. Resolves any PO, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies.
  • Provide analyses for pricing decisions, contract negotiations, and vendor allocation.
  • Handles Accounts Receivable daily deposit reconciliation for various payment methods.
  • Enters daily customer deposits in accounting software and handles A/R audit and reconciliation.
  • Schedules and prepares company checks, bill payments, and bank wires as required.
  • Maintains accounting sub-ledgers by verifying and properly posting account transactions.
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions in NetSuite.
  • Tracks and maintains historical vendor invoices and records.
  • Reports sales and use taxes based on state regulations.
  • Assists in reconciling bank and credit card statements.
  • Assists in month-end close and reconciling and maintaining General Ledger balances and accounts.

Specific Qualifications:

  • BS or BA degree in Accounting/Economics/Business, preferred
  • Experience working in Finance/Accounting preferred
  • Experience in thorough data entry with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to think analytically and adapt quickly in a flexible environment
  • Collaborative, team player with a strong desire to learn and grow
  • Exceptional time management skills and accountability in the role
  • Strong PC computer skills, Excel proficiency a must
  • Interest in socially and environmentally responsible organizations and products