This Describes You:   

You are a mid-senior level staff accountant with experience with both AP and AR.  You’ve had experience working for small and large companies in the past as well as experience implementing accounting best practices and major data clean-up processes. You consider yourself a pro with Quickbooks Online and also someone who works collaboratively with cross-functional teams with a teamwork mindset. You’re eager to make an impact in your next company.  

The Task At Hand:  

Our Staff Accountant will play a crucial role in updating and maintaining accurate financial records and supporting the overall financial health of the organization. As the sole internal accounting resource, process improvement and building for the long term is embraced and encouraged. The Staff Accountant will balance this with day-to-day accounting operations, month-end, and a moderate volume of AP/AR.  

In This Role, You Will:   

We anticipate the Staff Accountant to have a proactive and organized approach to accounting operations, addressing day-to-day needs as well as providing a critical eye to ensure accurate monthly reports and overall clean data. Here are the top priorities of Staff Accountant: 

General Accounting: 

  • Monitor and maintain weekly, monthly, and annual reporting and ensure continuity through all of our accounting systems.  
  • Take the lead on company tax and auditing information and reporting.  
  • Execute employee reimbursements and vendor payments within specified terms, and verify that payments are appropriately cost-coded and tracked in QuickBooks Online.  
  • Maintain a vendor database for all Aquacycl project purchases and a relevant chart of accounts. 
  • Enhance our weekly aging report process and ensure an accurate activity is reflected.  

Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable: 

  • Manage accounts payable activities, including invoice creation and processing, payment preparation, and vendor communication. 
  • Manage accounts receivable functions, including invoicing, collections, and reconciliation in partnership with our various customer invoicing systems (Coupa, Avaro, Ariba, etc). 
  • Monitor cash flow and assist in the development of strategies to optimize working capital. 
  • Ensure that all customer/partner payments are received according to specified contract/agreement terms, and that payments received are deposited, appropriately cost-coded, and tracked in QuickBooks Online. 

GL & Reporting: 

  • Maintain and reconcile the general ledger to ensure accuracy and compliance with accounting standards. 
  • Record and classify financial transactions with precision, ensuring a timely and organized month-end close process. 
  • Collaborate with other departments to obtain necessary financial information and resolve any discrepancies. 
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements, ensuring accuracy and adherence to accounting principles. 
  • Close the books at the end of every month and conduct a monthly finance review with the CEO & COO. 
  • Work directly with the CEO, and COO to prepare year-end/quarterly tax payments and reports. 

In This Role, You’ll Bring With You: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. 
  • 5-7 years of experience as a Staff Accountant or similar role.  
  • Expert knowledge in QuickBooks Online with a strong understanding of accounting principles (GAAP). 
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. 
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and a strong multi-tasker. 
  • Experience working in a small company structure is a plus. 
  • Experience in Manufacturing or physical products a plus. 


  • Primarily based in our Escondido, CA office. Some WFH flexibility after a training period.  


  • 70-80k annually


  • Employee Equity 
  • 15 Company Holidays + 15 accrued vacation days
  • Medical Insurance for the employee covered at 100% on select Kaiser and United Healthcare plans, as well as offer additional plan options at a reduced cost to the employee 
  • Flexible spending account (Medical & Dependent Care) and Health savings accounts for applicable plans 
  • Employee assistance program (EAP) 
  • Dog Friendly Office  

About Aquacycl

Aquacycl is an Escondido-based early-stage company working to transform how wastewater treatment is done by providing cost-effective and reliable technologies combined with outstanding customer service (  

Aquacycl has developed patented technology that is the only market solution for direct treatment of some of the most challenging industrial wastewaters. However, industrial applications are just the beginning. Aquacycl’s team is committed to making a better/cleaner environment with the mission of providing “Sanitation and water for all”. 

Aquacycl provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex,  national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.