Accounting Assistant

Universal Hydrogen

Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 09/09/2021
  • Website: www.hydrogen.aero
  • Company Address: , Los Angeles, CA

About Universal Hydrogen

Universal Hydrogen is making carbon-free aviation a reality.

Job Description

We are looking for a detail oriented, driven individual that likes to take ownership and initiative to improve accounting processes for a growing organization. You will work closely with our finance team to help support our business growth efficiently and effectively. Our mission is to change the world by decarbonizing aviation and we need passionate people to help us do it. This position will give you direct insight into senior leadership strategic planning, and a front row seat to the development of a world class organization. 

About the Role

  • Review all invoices for accuracy, appropriate documentation, and approval prior to payment
  • Perform three-way matching and coding of invoices
  • Investigate and resolve invoice discrepancies
  • Set up and manage vendors in Bill.com
  • Assist in the implementation and improvement of systems, policies, and procedures
  • Help prepare and maintain accurate financial records and reports 
  • Work with outside accounting consultants to evaluate budgets and month end close  

About You

  • 0-2 years experience in an accounting role or equivalent degree
  • Accounts payable experience and knowledge of GAAP highly preferred 
  • Must be comfortable adapting to new and different computer softwares
  • Experience using QuickBooks Online or Bill.com preferred
  • Proficient in Excel or Google Sheets
  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness

About Us

At Universal Hydrogen, our mission is to fuel carbon-free flight and reduce the climate impact of air travel. We are stitching together the end-to-end hydrogen value chain for aviation, both for hydrogen fuel and hydrogen-powered airplanes. We are building a transport and logistics network that moves hydrogen from production facilities to airports over the existing freight infrastructure, eliminating the need for costly new pipelines and storage facilities. Our system utilizes specialized capsules that safely store hydrogen during transit and also act as modular fuel tanks that load directly onto aircraft. We are also developing powertrain conversion kits to retrofit existing airplanes and enable new airplanes to fly on hydrogen. Founded by former executives from Airbus, United Technologies, Google, and DARPA, and backed by investors such as Playground Global, JetBlue, Toyota, and Airbus, we are convinced that hydrogen is the best and only scalable solution to truly decarbonize aviation, and we want to bring it to market decades sooner—by 2025.

We strive for a culture that is empowered, collaborative, open, and human-centered. We are driven by a sense of urgency to address climate change through the near-term decarbonization of commercial aviation. We recognize that people have a diverse set of preferences for work conditions and hours that optimize for their overall productivity and wellness, and both our cloud-based IT setup and flexible work policy reflects this. However, because we are building physical products, most roles will require working at our facility at Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles most of the time.

Our compensation and benefits package promotes transparency, equitability, and long-term employee well-being, while rewarding individual and team performance. This includes cash bonuses and significant equity participation for all salaried employees, employer-paid health insurance coverage, generous parental leave, a pet-friendly headquarters located at Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles, and generous paid time off. As a young company, we are actively working to expand the benefits we provide—including childcare, retirement, parental, and mental health benefits—and we’re always open to feedback on what’s most important to you. 

We know that no two candidates are the same, and we want to give you the opportunity to present yourself in the best way possible. Don’t hesitate to let us know how we can support a great recruitment process for you—whether that includes off-hours interview scheduling, captioning/transcription services, or other accommodations. We value diversity in all its forms, and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, especially if you share in our mission to decarbonize air travel. 

Please note that for the health and safety of our employees, we require all employees to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations as recommended by the CDC (or a valid exemption).

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