Staff Accountant

  • Bird
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Jun 30, 2020

Job Description

Who Is Bird

Bird is a last-mile electric vehicle sharing company dedicated to bringing safe, low-cost, environmentally-friendly transportation solutions to communities across the world. We provide a fleet of electric, shared scooters that can be accessed via smartphone. Bird is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and is rapidly expanding across the country and the world.

The Accounting Team at Bird is responsible for producing monthly GAAP compliant, three statement financials. We partner cross functionally with the business to deliver financial and accounting insights and guidance. We project manage an annual audit, and are responsible for establishing a control environment.


  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations across multiple currencies
  • Reconcile vendor payments and credit card transactions.
  • Prepare and maintain amortization schedules for prepaid accounts.
  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations for period end close.
  • Review accounts payable and accounts receivable for any discrepancies 
  • Assist in preparation of various tax reporting requirements.
  • Assist in various financial audits and reviews.
  • Assist with special projects and perform additional duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance required
  • 1+ years experience in accounting or related field
  • Detail oriented as reflected in accuracy in work product.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to learn quickly and independently.
  • Team player with a roll up your sleeves, "no task is too small" attitude
  • Basic Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Experience in operating systems including, but not exclusive to, NetSuite and Concur preferred

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.

Organization type



201-500 employees