Finance · Santa Barbara, California
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $69,000 - $105,000 DOE

Umbra builds next-generation space systems that observe the Earth in unprecedented fidelity. 

Our mission: Deliver global omniscience.

To stay ahead of climate change, geopolitical risk, and other major crises and issues, we need a global understanding of what is changing, where, and how fast. Umbra provides easy access to the highest quality commercial satellite data available, which is an indispensable tool for the growing number of organizations monitoring the Earth. We empower our customers to create the solutions that inform, inspire, and address our planet’s most pressing needs. We’re helping to create a brand new industry that has never meaningfully existed before.

We are looking for an Accountant to support the finance team in all facets of accounting and financial reporting. The primary responsibility will be the reconciliation and accuracy of all general ledger items. Other responsibilities include verifying and posting transactions to journals, supporting tax compliance, and assisting with the preparation of financial statements and footnotes as required. This detail-oriented person completes accounting tasks to support operations and financial reporting, while managing reconciliations and supporting schedules for external reporting. Other duties may be assigned.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the day-to-day accounting and month-end close activities, including maintaining supporting schedules and general ledger accounts with a heavy emphasis on accounting for fixed assets
  • Preparation of journal entries and reconciliations for fixed assets and other accounts as assigned (examples include prepaids, accrued expenses, cash, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the Engineering and other Departments to ensure proper recording and accounting of fixed assets
  • Monthly review and reporting of departmental and expense coding
  • Assist with payroll tax filings and multi-jurisdictional tax compliance
  • Support quarterly and annual GAAP financial preparation and maintenance
  • Identify areas for improvement and implement improvements to processes
  • Assist with annual auditor requests and other compliance-oriented tasks
  • Provide accurate, timely, and relevant recording, reporting, and analysis of financial information

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting, finance or a related field
    • Experience with accounting software, ERP systems and databases
    • Strong Excel skills
    • Excellent written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong time management and organizational skills
    • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced development environment

        Desired Qualifications

        • Public or larger private company accounting experience
        • Proficient knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
        • CPA certification is a plus


          • Flexible Vacation / Paid Time Off / Family Leave
          • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Voluntary Life, LTD
          • 401(k) Plan with 3% non-elective employer contribution
          • Stock Options

          Umbra is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

          Employment Eligibility Verification:

          In compliance with federal laws, all hired persons will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) upon hire.

          ITAR/EAR Requirements:

          This position may include access to technology and/or data that is subject to U.S. export controls pursuant to ITAR and EAR. To comply with federal export controls, all persons hired must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, refugee or asylee as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or must otherwise be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or U.S.Department of Commerce as applicable.

          Pay Transparency:
          This job posting may span more than one career level. To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base ranges for all job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function and level benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by skills, responsibilities and relevant work experience.

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          • Location
            Santa Barbara, California
          • Department
          • Employment Type
          • Minimum Experience
          • Compensation
            $69,000 - $105,000 DOE