Canoo Technologies Inc.

General Ledger Accounting Manager- Inventory/Payroll

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

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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 in 2022 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, innovate and are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The Accounting Manager provides support for the day-to-day processing and maintenance of the Company’s financial records and general ledger. Ideally, you will have background knowledge and experience with a monthly close process and related activities within payroll, inventory, and general ledger. You have experience working in a best-in-class ERP system and may have been part of the implementation team. You will need to leverage your technical expertise in financial systems as well as Microsoft Excel and other software applications to assist you in your general ledger responsibilities as well as financial reporting and analysis. You should have well developed interpersonal and communication skills with ability to build relationships, meet deadlines and “get things done”. We are looking for high-character individuals that are driven to be the best at what they do. We need a team player who is not afraid to push the envelope in service of debunking the status quo and driving the organization toward innovative solutions to complex problems. We want someone that thrives in a fast paced, roll up your sleeves office environment!


80s of the Position 

  • Prepare and analyze monthly balance sheet reconciliations of selected asset and liability accounts with appropriate supporting documentation that are complete and accurate.
  • Prepare month end journal entries and adjustments with appropriate documentation.
  • Contribute to month-end close and financial reporting deadlines and ensure that accounting and reporting activities are done in accordance with GAAP.
  • Prepare accurate and well-supported month-end accruals for multiple lines of business as well as corporate.
  • Prepare and assist with preparation of month end payroll reconciliations.
  • Prepare and assist with preparation of month end financial statements for internal and external users.
  • Prepare and assist with preparation and analysis of corporate overhead p/l’s
  • Assist with preparation of audit support schedules.
  • Assist with inventory accounting implementation.
  • Support manufacturing business.
  • Support of special ad-hoc projects and audits.


  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional understanding of best-in-class accounting process
  • Exceptional Excel and Word skills– comfortable with pivot tables, sumifs, vlookups and match.
  • 5+ years’ experience in related accounting position.
  • Ability to communicate clearly within all levels of organization.
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Working knowledge of financial statements.
  • Team player with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Service focused and sense of urgency with both internal and external customers.
  • BS in Accounting or Finance 

Physical Requirements for Non-Physical Positions


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.

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • 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 cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview. Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you explore your future with Canoo!


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