Senior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2024

Join us at Gradient, where our purpose is to revolutionize home comfort while championing environmental sustainability. Our mission is to combat the escalating challenge of climate change by redefining how homes are heated and cooled. Today, the environmental impact of heating and cooling systems surpasses that of the entire transportation sector, and without intervention, this trend is set to escalate drastically. At Gradient, we believe that ensuring comfortable living spaces shouldn’t come at the cost of our planet. We envision a future where every individual can enjoy the luxury of a comfortable home without contributing to carbon emissions. Our high-efficiency, low-carbon heat pump is just the beginning of our journey toward fully decarbonizing buildings. By joining Gradient, you’ll be at the forefront of a movement to make sustainable living accessible to all, ensuring healthier communities and a brighter, greener future.

The ideal Senior Accountant will carry out daily financial transactions for Gradient, handle administrative tasks, ensure accurate monthly reconciliations, and address any transaction issues that arise.

This individual will be expected to be onsite at our San Francisco HQ 2-3 days/week at minimum.

A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $110,000 - $140,000/annually + equity.


  • Establishing new vendor accounts, credit terms, and onboarding documents. (Khushboo)
  • Reviewing and posting invoices for payment of Gradient’s daily transactions in a timely manner.
  • Coding of transactions (invoices, credit card, expense reimbursements, etc.) with correct coding conforming with standard accounting procedures to ensure consistent and proper coding in the accounting system.
  • Carefully review invoices and vendor documentation to ensure the accuracy and completeness of payables records. Investigation and resolution of any problems identified with invoices.
  • Reconciliation of various accounts on a monthly basis, and bring any discrepancies to the attention of the Director of Finance & Accounting.
  • Completing journal entries.
  • Review AP aging and closeout as applicable.
  • Establishing & circulating contracts: NDAs, vendor supply agreements, and technical services agreements.
  • Filing Sales & Use Tax.
  • Performing other duties as assigned to support the Finance Department.
  • Lead Reconciliations - bank, balance sheets, inventory, and fixed assets.
  • Develop, implement, and enforce travel and expense policies to ensure compliance with company guidelines and regulatory requirements. Review and approve employee expense reports, ensuring accuracy, proper documentation, and adherence to policy.
  • Review & Approve Payroll in connection with HR

Desired Qualifications:

  • Detail-oriented and very organized
  • Demonstrated record of driving open tasks to completion
  • 3-5 years of experience in accounting role and using financial/accounting software packages
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting practices
  • Experience with account reconciliations and methods for expediting monthly close process
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experienced in using contract templates, reviewing contracts for accuracy, and identifying when contracts should undergo review by counsel
  • Open to change in systems as company operations evolve or priorities shift, and able to operate with frequent interruptions

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Business, Accounting, or Finance
  • Experience with Expensify,, and Quickbooks Online or similar software including troubleshooting and resolving sync errors
  • Experience with grant contract management, ideally DOE and CA Energy Commission


  • Equity
  • Medical/vision/dental/life/disability insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid parental leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Unlimited PTO within reason
  • Relocation package ( out of state applicants only )

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Gradient is an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.