Accounting & Compliance Specialist

iFixit is hiring for a new position in our Internal Services Department. As the Accounting and Compliance Specialist you will be involved in numerous aspects of the company’s ongoing accounting and compliance functions. Employment is in California at the iFixit headquarters in San Luis Obispo, with remote work only during work-from-home mandates.

Compliance Responsibilities Include:

  • Monthly sales and use tax filings in 40+ states
  • Maintenance of sales and use tax licenses, including updating license types as needed
  • Internal reporting on sales and use tax compliance, costs of compliance, and variance in tax collected versus tax remitted
  • Assist with payroll tax account compliance, including setting up new accounts and filing initial returns (our payroll tax provider files ongoing payroll tax returns)
  • Assist legal team with corporate legal compliance

Accounting Responsibilities Include:

  • Daily revenue postings to general ledger and reconciliations
  • Daily accounts payable postings and reconciliations
  • Participate in transition of ERP systems in 2022
  • Accounting support during period closing process

Before applying you should possess:

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets
  • Ability to complete work quickly to meet strict compliance deadlines
  • Ability to aggregate large amounts of data into reportable and reconcilable schedules

Personality traits that lend to success in this position:

  • Diligence and persistence to ensure that numbers are correct and accurate
  • Self-motivation and self-disciplined work ethic
  • Tracking skills as it relates to deadlines, tasks, and processing requirements (your internal checklist)
  • Ability to work through errors, reconciliation problems, messy spreadsheets, and lack of information
  • Quick learner of new systems and processes
  • Perfectionist attention to detail and organization
  • Strong collaboration skills to work within the department and others who feed information and data to finance and accounting
  • Passion for learning and personal growth
  • Passion for repair, sustainable business practices, and the wellbeing of the planet

Other useful information:

  • We deal in extremely large data sets so we regularly record batch data and reconcile totals.
  • Reconciliation problems happen - you need to be able to dig into the problems and identify the correct solution to reconcile.
  • A lot of our work is automated or semi-automated. A lot of it is not. You need to be able to juggle both.
  • Time passes quickly and keeping up with the pace is critical.
  • Sometimes we need to make estimates and guesses. Other times we need perfection.
  • We are a small department and everybody is expected to jump in and help when help is needed.

iFixit is an awesome place to work. Here are some of our perks.

  • A repairable laptop, and any software you need.
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance.
  • 401k plan with 4% employer match.
  • Profit sharing after a year of employment.
  • Flexible vacation time + paid holidays.
  • Dependent Care FSA.
  • Generous stipends towards repair & wellness.
  • $400 towards a bike or alternative method of transportation.
  • A sweet pair of headphones to get your head in the game.
  • Employee discounts on parts and tools.
  • Charitable contribution matching! We'll 100% match your tax deductible.
  • Did we mention you get to work in one of the happiest places in the world? Oprah said it, so you know it's true. Our office is located downtown within walking distance to everything.


When you go to a website like iFixit and scroll through the guides, it's easy to forget that there are tons of real people keeping all those bits and bytes running smoothly. But there are literally dozens of us! We're a diverse team, split between two continents, but we're united by a love of tinkering and repair.

iFixit is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Because we are trying to teach everyone to fix everything, we need a team as diverse as our online community. We believe that it takes people of all backgrounds to help us fix the world. Therefore, iFixit does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any of the other important characteristics that make us unique and valuable.

iFixit is committed to creating a diverse team—not only in who we hire—but through creating a supportive environment for all of our team members based on mutual respect and inclusivity.

To Apply:

This is a full-time, entry-level position with growth potential. Training and educational opportunities will be provided. Experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. Pay is DOE. The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

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