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Interviewing is a universal experience, but it is no one’s job

Interviews are the gateway between people and jobs--they are a critical connection point. And yet, while the interview is a universal experience, it has never been recognized as its own discipline. In fact, the vast majority of people conducting interviews receive no formal training in how to do so.

Karat is the market leader in Interview Engineering

At Karat, our mission is to make every interview predictive, fair, and enjoyable. To do so, we created and established the category of Interview Engineering. 

Karat conducts technical interviews on behalf of organizations hiring software engineers. We do this through a community of Interview Engineers who are equipped with Karat's interviewing infrastructure, battle-tested questions, and data-informed best practices. The result is highly predictive and fair interviews at scale that candidates truly enjoy. Karat has amassed the largest, most robust dataset of structured-interview intelligence to produce never-before-seen hiring analytics. 

Founded in 2014, Karat is a privately held and venture-funded company based in Seattle. Key clients include Pinterest, PayPal, Citrix, Intuit, and InVision.

Finance at Karat

We're scaling fast at Karat and are building a finance team that will partner with multiple stakeholders across sales, marketing, operations, and engineering to take us to the next level. In this role, Accounting Operations will work towards implementing new processes and technology that will support growth in an efficient way. We are looking for a problem solver with a bias for action and eagerness to embrace the long-view.

Core Responsibilities

  • Own accounting operations. Specifically:

    • Oversee all accounting transactions including, but not limited to: A/R, A/P, GL, payroll

    • Own the month-end and year-end close process

    • Prepare and publish accurate monthly financial statements (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow)

    • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

    • Develop GAAP-based accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure accurate and thorough documentation of each to ensure effective control and reporting in accordance with GAAP

About You

  • Strong operational accountant who has worked at both an accounting firm and a high growth startup

  • Have owned core accounting functions (e.g. accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, payroll)

  • Passionate about building internal controls and processes

  • Experience with mid-market ERP systems (e.g. NetSuite, Intacct), as well driving an ERP implementation

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)

  • Knowledge of revenue recognition standards for SaaS companies

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

We value a diverse workforce: people of color, womxn, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

With thanks to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.


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Interviewing today is oftentimes unstructured, time-intensive and prone to bias. The technical interview process has become a burden for companies and frustrating for candidates. At Karat, we've combined rich data and research with our shared experiences across engineering, recruiting and [...]

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