Remote Accounting Specialist

Nathan James is looking for an Accounting Specialist to join our team to help ensure the integrity of our books by owning the cash, credit card, purchasing, and payment processes.


People-first company, design-first home.

We are a design-first, home furnishing company focusing on the habits of urban dwellers and first time home buyers. We pride ourselves on the best in class customer happiness, providing the highest possible quality products that are affordable for the majority and assembly that isn’t dreadful.

As a people-first company, we understood from day one the importance of being fully distributed. We encourage everyone to work in whichever manner that helps them perform their best.



You’ll be responsible for overseeing everything related to cash transactions, credit cards, inventory purchases, and other accounts payables from an accounting perspective. You’ll help us ensure that cash and credit card transactions are recorded and reconciled in a timely and consistent manner, as well as validate that we have all the right backup to support the transactions. You’ll process, verify, and reconcile our inventory purchases to make sure we get what we pay for.  Additionally, you will make sure we pay our suppliers and vendors on time.

We are all about cross-functional training so you will learn about our accounts receivable, deductions, sales tax, and intercompany processes in order to lean-in and support the team when needed.

During training, you’ll be expected to be proactive in your learning and pick things up quickly. Once fully up-to-speed (2-3 months), you will be independently owning your functions and take responsibility for making sure things are running smoothly.



We have a rhythm to our work and a very low turnover rate — we have yet to have a single team member opt-out. Your voice matters to us. We make change from fresh perspectives and appreciate new viewpoints, so you should feel comfortable speaking up about your values and goals.

We’re ready for the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career. Our values, workplace and our benefits are designed to support a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work. Our operating values ( )provide the framework we use in building a healthy, resilient organization.

You can expect a mindful onboarding process with ramp-up and time to learn. You can expect a team that listens, and to be heard. You can expect to give and provide direct feedback. You can expect to work with good people. You can expect to be counted on. You can expect to do your best work and build a career here.



We’re looking for someone with full-cycle accounts payable experience, with a minimum of 5 years in the manufacturing, distribution, of consumer finished goods industry.

You have great attention to detail and like finding ways to improve processes to make things run smoothly and efficiently.  You also know when to ask for help and are open to trying new ways of working to solve problems. Excel is your friend and you know how to utilize formulas like vlookup and pivot tables to improve efficiency and summarize data in a clear and concise way.

Being the expert in your area makes you feel accomplished and you take pride in doing a good job.  You are also willing to take on new challenges to expand your knowledge and improve your skillset.

Interacting with various parts of the business will be part of your day to day, in addition to periodically communicating with vendors: you have to have strong communication skills and love building relationships.

For this role, we do require that your normal workday has at least 4 hours overlap with the eastern timezone workday (currently UTC-5) without impinging on your personal/family life

This is a remote role since we are a remote company! You’re free to work where you work best, anywhere in the world: home office, coworking space, coffee shops, or in Montreal. While we currently have an office in Montreal, you should be comfortable working remotely—most of the company does! That hinges on effective writing, self-discipline, and comfort with open communication.


Our benefits are all aimed at supporting a life well lived, both at work and away from work.

We’re all about reasonable working hours, sharing, ample vacation time, wellness, education, comfort, and giving back. See our benefits and perks here



Please submit an application here that speaks directly to this position:

There are no right answers or cookie-cutter expectations. A cover letter is not required, but those that clearly demonstrate how Nathan James would be a great fit for you and how you would be a great fit for us will be given full attention and are highly appreciated.

We’re accepting applications until 05/27/2020 00:00:00 UTC.

Next: We expect to take a few days to review all applications.

You’ll hear from us by 6/5/2020 about advancement to an introductory call. If we both find the fit to right, then we would proceed to a work sample, then on to an interview. Our interviews are one hour to 1.5 hours all remote by Whereby video chat (no software needed), with your future colleagues, on your schedule.

We aim to make an offer by 7/20/2020 at the latest with a start date in August.

We appreciate your consideration in having Nathan James be part of your career. Our open conversation starts with this post. We look forward to hearing from you.

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