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Manager, Accounting

Justin, TX

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle.


Canoo is starting production and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”

Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment, and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The Accounting Manager will be reporting directly to the Controller and will oversee the daily operations of the accounting department. The Accounting Manager monitors and analyzes accounting, as well as manage and assist the monthly and quarterly closings, including general ledger analysis, journal entries and produce financial statements and reports.


The candidate will need to ensure that financial records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and company policies/procedures. The person in this role will also support the company’s annual audits and implementation/maintenance of controls in accordance with SOX requirements.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position)

The candidate must possess strong organizational skills, which will include the ability to coordinate the work and information gained from all resources, as well as strong interpersonal skills. Must also be a strong analytical thinker, who enjoys daily accounting challenges and is persistent in getting to the right answer. The role will require collaboration with the accounting and finance teams.


The position can be hybrid and will be responsible for a Staff Accountant (or multiple staff accountants over time), however, if it is remote, it will require reasonable travel during close periods.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for preparing monthly, quarterly and annual General Ledger closings including preparing and entering journal entries and fixed asset tracking.
  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.
  • Maintain correct accounting and controls on leases as per ASC 842 requirements.
  • Preparation and review of account reconciliations as well as facilitate the resolution of issues of General Ledger reconciliations.
  • Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, directing work, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Assist with the establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls, policies and procedures.
  • Evaluation of controls and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Work with each direct report to establish annual goals and objectives.                                                                                        
  • Monitor and advise on the progress and enhance the professional development of staff.
  • Additional special projects as they arise.


Required Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor in Accounting
  • Must have at a minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting
  • CPA or in the process of testing for the CPA preferred
  • Overall understanding and application of GAAP and SOX requirements
  • Effective communication through clear and concise expression of concepts both in writing and verbally to all levels of the company
  • Can create and maintain complex spreadsheets without error, ability to critically analyze data to identify and explain variances
  • Self-motivated while coachable and a team player
  • Able to work independently
  • Organization – must be well organized to keep accurate information; very high level of attention to detail is a must
  • Cooperation – must be able to work closely with district and corporate personnel


Travel Requirements: 20% travel


Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time, occasionally bending or stooping, lifting up to 10 pounds, and prolonged periods of computer use.


Reasonable Accommodations:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy


Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting.


Canoo maintains compliance with the OFCCP. As such, please feel free to review the following information: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters


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If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please call (214) 529-8055 or email us at [email protected]


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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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