Senior Accountant at Tempo Automation

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Tempo Automation is the world’s fastest electronics manufacturer. Our software-driven smart factory in the heart of San Francisco merges data, analytics, and automation to deliver new levels of speed, quality, and insights. We make it possible for the world’s leading companies in aerospace, medical technology, industrial technology, and beyond to bring new innovations to market faster and better than ever before.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Accountant to join its growing Accounting team. We're looking for an individual who is excited by the opportunity to improve the accounting close process and help take our accounting function to the next level. The areas of responsibilities for this role include general corporate accounting responsibilities (i.e. owning balance sheet reconciliations and accruals), in addition to enhancing day-to-day and accounting close processes, payroll and employee stock compensation administration. If you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and are detail-oriented with a passion for Excel and numbers, then read on. You will be instrumental in the development, implementation and maintenance of company policies and will continually drive improvements in process and automation t as Tempo scales for rapid growth. You are a team player with a positive "can do" attitude, showing a willingness to learn new concepts in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

You Will:

General Ledger

  • Manage, monitor, and review the month-end close cycle, and generate financial statements in accordance with GAAP and corporate accounting policies.
  • Prepare detailed account analysis, balance sheet reconciliations for General Ledger accounts, COGS reconciliation and cost proof for month-end financial review.
  • Analyze and validate the cost of goods sold (and deferred cost of goods sold) as part of the month-end close
  • Perform standard cost review on a quarterly basis and work with Operations to review changes and impacts on overheads and other components of cost
  • Participate in the month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial closing process, preparing journal entries, balance sheet and income statement account reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements, trend and account analysis for internal distribution.
  • Assist in administering current controls and processes, and make recommendations for process improvement projects and ensure compliance with all internal processes
  • Prepare Balance Sheet and P&L fluctuation analyses


  • Preparing and processing multi-state, semi-monthly (or bi-weekly) payroll within HR/Payroll systems
  • Analyze and audit internal controls and reconciliations to ensure accuracy in payroll output
  • Partner with People Ops Manager to implement system improvements according to organization goals, policies and procedures, and new laws and regulations
  • Provide assistance with the maintenance and upgrades of the Payroll, ADP Portal and Time & Attendance Systems
  • Assist in the reconciliation of the month-end close and quarterly, annual and year-end tax reports
  • Ensuring all payroll tax reporting is completed including processing of end-of-year tax forms (ie: w2s, w2C)

Stock Administration

  • Maintaining and reconciling the Cap Table as part of the monthly close process
  • Processing and record keeping of option grants, option exercises, cancellations/terminations, transfer agreements, etc.
  • Maintaining Carta system updates (i.e. employee and shareholder data, such as address changes)
  • Ensuring all stock comp income and/or tax reporting is completed including processing of end-of-year tax forms (ie: IRS Form 3921 - ISO exercises, NSO income/taxes on w2s, consultant NSO income on IRS Form 1099-MISC)

You Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience, CPA or CMA is a plus.
  • 6-8 years' experience in corporate accounting, payroll and stock administration
  • Stock admin experience and/or knowledge is a must
  • Hands-on experience using payroll or stock admin system desired (ADP, WFN, and Carta)
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently and/or as part of a team
  • Outstanding attention-to-detail, accuracy, and organization
  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously
  • Critical thinking and strong prioritization skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to show discretion with confidential information

We Provide:

  • Flexible Vacation - We understand the importance of disconnecting and trust you to manage your time and get your work done. We offer salaried employees an open vacation policy.
  • Generous Benefits - We value healthy and happy employees. We offer a 401(k) and cover 100% of employee’s premium for our competitive base health, dental, and vision package.
  • Parental Leave - We know you need time to welcome and celebrate each new addition to your family. We offer paid parental leave to make this possible.
  • Flexible Stock Options - We view options as real compensation. We allow employees who leave after two years of service to exercise their options for up to 7 years.
  • Snacks & Weekly Lunches - We offer a stacked snack pantry and free company-wide lunch on Friday’s to fuel the journey.
  • San Francisco Office Location - We offer a convenient location with access to Muni, BART and the freeway.
  • Commuter Benefits - However you get to work, we want to help! We offer all salaried and hourly employees commuter benefits to assist with their journey to and from work.
  • Transparent and Social Culture - We work better when we’re all on the same page. We have regular company-wide meetings to review milestones and metrics, and biweekly socials so our employees have the opportunity to interact with team members from different parts of the company. 
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2460 Alameda St, San Francisco, CA 94103

What are Tempo Automation Perks + Benefits

Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Highly Diverse Management Team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Professional Development Benefits
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