Staff Accountant - Hybrid

  • Full-time

Company Description

At Spear, our mission is to help dentists and their teams pursue and achieve “Great Dentistry.” Spear drives dental practice growth by advancing our clients clinical skills, improving their practice management capabilities and enhancing the patient experience by leveraging both our deep dental expertise and our technology forward solutions. We offer holistic solutions that include a full learning management system, a practice consulting service supported by a robust analytics platform and industry experts, and patient engagement tools that complement the normal workflows within a dental practice. In addition, we deliver live, collaborative education led by the brightest clinical and business minds in dentistry through virtual seminars and events, as well as through hands on learning opportunities at our state-of-the-art campus in scenic North Scottsdale. 

    Job Description

    We are currently seeking a full-time Staff Accountant to join our Accounting team. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, have an analytical approach to problem solving, be detail-oriented, organized, able to multi-task, and have a strong work ethic. 

    Reporting to the Controller, this person is involved in all aspects of the accounting process including revenue recognition, prepaids, accruals, cash reconciliations, and fixed assets among other accounting duties. This person will partner with the Senior Revenue Accountant and jointly act as the liaison between the accounting department and the business's operations, while ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of all queries. You will help the company track its progress towards achieving revenue targets by closely monitoring revenue-related transactions, preparing the monthly accounting of company revenues, and partnering with the Finance team on reporting revenue.  You will also contribute to meeting the company's financial reporting deadlines by preparing key supporting schedules for internal and investor financial reporting. 


    Revenue Recognition: Recognize revenue in accordance with contract terms and source transactions (sales orders and return authorizations) to ensure the accounting team is able to post, review, and report monthly revenues.  

    • Perform monthly revenue related tasks and analysis and prepare necessary revenue recognition entries and adjustments enabling the monthly revenue close process
    • Partner with the Senior Revenue Accountant to systematize revenue recognition and deferred revenue reconciliation, as well as assist in the enhancement of NetSuite functionality to improve the AR and revenue processes
    • Work cross-functionally with Sales and other departments and assist with pre-sales and post-sales support to identify accounting implications, which may include quote/contract review, and profitability analysis
    • Collaborate with Finance to analyze revenue by business unit, product, and type, and contribute to revenue forecast

    Month-End & Other Responsibilities:

    • Complete monthly financial closing process and prepares all designated account reconciliations on a timely and accurate basis
    • Assist in preparation of consolidated internal and external financial statements and reports by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from various departments
    • Maintain tracking for fixed assets, prepaid expenses, and accrued liabilities
    • Complete bank reconciliations for multiple bank accounts
    • Assist with GL trend and variance analysis to identify and resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
    • Support month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close activities including the preparation of supporting schedules and workpapers
    • Assist in the preparation and rollout of accounting policies and procedures
    • Provide assistance in the annual financial audit


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
    • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or relevant professional certification is preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and ASC 606 with the ability to analyze and apply accounting principles effectively.

    Additional Information

    What Spear Offers

    As the leader in our industry, we rely on the creativity and expertise of our people to deliver the best for our clients. In return, we invest in our employees by offering a diverse suite of benefits. We believe in offering choice and flexibility to keep our employees and their families healthy and happy today forward.

    • Great Work/Life Balance - Unlimited time off program along with paid time off for volunteering. We also have shorter meetings times and Core Hours to help support a healthy work life balance for all employees!
    • Comprehensive Health & Wellness Benefits - Medical (including your pets!), Dental, & Vision benefits and a 401k with a generous match. We also offer Maternity & Paternity Leave. Additional benefits include Mental Health Day, and the Maven Maternity & Health Joy apps.
    • Company Sponsored Events - Think costume contests, annual Wellness Day, May the 4th be with you, Friday afternoon "Get Giphy With It", team builders, and 5k’s!
    • Career Development Pathways - Career development through continuous coaching, training, and on the job learning along with an annual review process.
    • STRIVE Program - Our peer recognition program that helps us celebrate one another's efforts and accomplishments. We like to recognize and reward the most amazing coworkers around!
    • DE&I - We care about each other and have our Spear Collective groups to support this to ensure everyone feels a strong sense of belonging.
    • Transparent Communication - We believe in a collaborative and trustworthy workplace with monthly Company Wide All Hands Meetings and weekly 1:1's. We also send out weekly Office Vibe surveys to all employees for insights and feedback - we listen so we can make positive changes!

    Spear Education deeply values diversity and what it brings to our communities and our organization. 

    Everyone is welcomed here, regardless of how you look, your physical abilities, where you come from, when you were born, what you believe in, how you identify, who you love, how you think, and whether or not you have served.

    We seek to create a culture where each person feels heard, supported and engaged in a positive, empathetic way. 

    We are allies in, and advocates for, our shared humanity.


    E-Verify Compliance Statement:

    Spear Education is committed to ensuring a legal workforce and compliance with all applicable laws regarding employment eligibility verification. As part of this commitment, we utilize E-Verify to verify the employment eligibility of all employees hired to work in the United States.

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.