Accounts Payable Accountant

Accounting - Palo Alto, CA, United States

Headed by Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former Senior iPhone Engineer at Apple, Flipboard is inspired by the beauty and ease of print media and combined with the power of social media, helps inform, entertain and inspire people every day.

The company is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.

Accounts Payable Accountant

We are looking for a talented and experienced Full-Cycle Accounts Payable Accountant to join our small and growing Accounting team at our Palo Alto Headquarters.

If you have effective organizational and time management skills, a good understanding of general business operating procedures, love multitasking to meet month end close deadlines, and an ability to collaborate with individuals internally and externally in a fast paced startup environment then we’re hoping you’ll apply!


  • Full Cycle Accounts Payable
  • Receive and verify invoices for goods and services. Process vendor invoices, match with purchase order, packing list and obtain proper approval.
  • Coding appropriate G/L account and enter in Quickbooks. Process payment according to payment terms and company policy.
  • Research and resolve issues with vendors in a timely manner.
  • Process weekly check run, ACH and wire transfer through online bank site
  • Process check request, match with purchase order or support document.
  • Provide regular communication to Controller regarding status of invoice payments and reports.
  • Prepare month end accrual and reconcile A/P to the general ledger
  • Assist in the preparation of month end close
  • Maintaining accounts payable aging analysis
  • Assist with annual audits and perform other accounting duties as requested.
  • Process employee expense reports in a timely manner according to company travel policy.
  • Maintain and update files and records.
  • Perform other tasks as required.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting
  • 4 years of experience in processing the full cycle of Accounts Payable in a high volume high tech start up company with super attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles)
  • Ability to accurately code invoices and expense reports.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks and MS Office with an emphasis on Excel skills.
  • Experience with NetSuite and expense report processing software - Expensify or Concur preferred.

Why Join Flipboard

  • Build a product that millions use and love every day, transforming how people discover, browse and share media. By joining Flipboard now, our startup culture will enable you to learn and grow while shaping the product, the company, resulting in the most impactful work of your career.
  • Team-up with cutting-edge thought leaders from Apple, Google, Netflix, Adobe, Ellerdale, Sony, Ning, Tellme, and Microsoft, Time Inc. & Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to help grow the world's first social magazine across multiple platforms.
  • CEO, Mike McCue is a creative visionary experienced at building innovative products and companies (acquired by Netscape & Microsoft).
  • Collaborative teams work together with strong purpose and vision. “Mock O’clock” held each week serves as a forum for team members to demo new ideas and projects.
  • Pick your equipment: we provide your choice of computers, screens, tablets, and peripherals.
  • Flipboard’s HQ is an open, beautifully converted art studio centrally located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.
  • Compensation including base, equity, plus generous, comprehensive benefits

Benefits & Perks:

  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Vision, dental, life, and health insurance
  • Unlimited “out of office time” for holidays, vacation, sick leave, and personal or family needs
  • Flexible hours
  • Subsidized commuter programs
  • Beer Fridays: casual team & friend meet-ups at Flipboard HQ
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies- you name it, we celebrate it.
  • Flipboard Sports- Basketball team, certified rock climbers, biking, or anything you’d like to organize.
  • Lots of snacks- healthy and otherwise.