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Accounting Associate

About zlien:
At zlien, we’re all working to make complex things simple, and that’s because we believe simple things are more fair and empowering than complicated things. In construction, one of the globe’s biggest industries, the payment process is over-complex. We’re building an ecosystem around payment that connects builders, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, banks, and others in the exchange of payment. It solves a headache. It strives to make complicated things simple, to save everyday people time and stress. And ultimately, it shines a light on a very unjust and messy process, making it more fair and transparent for all.
We’re a high-growth technology startup based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and we’re in the exciting construction technology category. We have San Francisco venture investors, like Brick & Mortar Ventures and Altos Ventures. We’re a rapidly growing team working on interesting and worthwhile problems, and we have a mountain of opportunity for you. 

Accounting Associate Position:

Are you ready to own the accountability for the business and financial data that the Executive team uses to make strategic decisions? Are you the going to check and double check your work because you want it to be right the first time?  Do you thrive on diligence? 

The position of Accounting Associate at zlien provides a unique challenge for the candidate seeking an exciting opportunity to grow in one of the most dynamic and fast-growing start-ups in New Orleans. This position will have discretion to grow within and improve the Finance department, while working with some of the smartest people you will ever know. The successful candidate will be expected to perform routine financial accounting processes on a regular basis and assist the Corporate Controller and VP of Operations with special projects as needed. Special projects include metrics reporting and preparing analytics for use by third parties. The Accounting Associate will have the opportunity to take ownership of, improve and create solutions to financial accounting processes that impact the entire company. The candidate will also delegate/review tasks to one Finance Analyst.  


  • Provide accurate and complete financial statements
  • Complete payroll accurately and on time (weekly)
  • GL Accounts Reconciled Monthly
  • Classify revenue correctly and accurately
  • Complete special projects as needed
  • Interface with and fulfill requests of external tax accountants and auditors
  • Assist with providing information for tax credits programs
  • Work with our Account Managers to ensure timely accounts receivable collection
  • Create and improve accounting processes

Candidate Should...

  • Have a positive attitude
  • Have an enthusiasm for non-traditional office
  • Have the desire and ability to take ownership of financial and accounting functions 
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision but still produce amazing results
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Be a long term visionary
  • Seek challenges
  • Desire to grow and accept more responsibility 
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