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Accounting Specialist, CPA



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024

Accounting Specialist

Cebu City, Philippines (Remote) - Full-Time


Here at BARK, we love dogs and their people. We’re looking to make all dogs happy throughout the entire world (we’re not kidding). Think Disney for dogs -- we make magic for dogs and their people through our products, events, and experiences.

Our ambition level is high, the opportunity is huge, and our love for dogs is through the roof! We launched in 2011 with BarkBox, a monthly-themed subscription of all-natural treats and clever toys. Since then, we've shipped more than 70 million toys and treats to the dogs across the world and use all of that direct customer feedback to inform new initiatives and ways to make magic between dogs and their people. We’ve since expanded into other offerings as well, as we aim to become THE Dog Company for every family with a four-legged, belly-scratch-loving, interspecies family member.


The Accounting team is made up of smart, driven, dog-loving individuals who handle the core accounting responsibilities at BARK. These include ensuring that our accounts are closed timely and that our general ledger is reconciled monthly in order to provide our internal partners accurate information to make business decisions; and to produce GAAP Financials that our shareholders and the investing community can rely on through our SEC filings. As a member of the accounting team, you'll take ownership and become an expert in your accounting area, understanding the process end to end. You'll help us to implement the next generation of enhancements to the company’s accounting applications and processes. We are a very collaborative team, working cross-functionally across BARK. What we take seriously: having fun, working hard, and playing with dogs (obviously).


We are looking for an experienced Accounting Specialist to support our Accounting department as the resident expert in the Philippines. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting principles, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. The person in this role will work closely with internal and external partners. The Accounting Specialist will be responsible for various accounting tasks including but not limited to journal entries, audit preparation, monthly reports, and more.


  • Work with accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
  • Prepare payroll-related journal entries and reconcile them with PEO records.
  • Process incoming payments by check, credit card, and EFT.
  • Receive, process, and reconcile statements.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements.
  • Generate and review monthly reports.
  • Prepare and make bank deposits.
  • Assist with preparation for annual audits.
  • Knowledgeable in local tax laws and regulations, including compliance requirements.
  • Familiarity on report preparation and remittance of government reports submitted to SSS, PagIBIG, Philhealth, and BIR
  • Checking of the accuracy of the statutory report prior fund release
  • File management of payroll registers, statutory remittance receipt, and government reports
  • Familiarity on government portals such as eGov, BIR eFPS, PHIC EPRS, and PagIBIG Virtual
  • Ensure compliance with internal accounting procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records, including ledgers, journals, receipts, and invoices.
  • Upload payroll funding files received from payroll processor
  • Perform administrative and other tasks as needed.


  • Ensuring the Business meets all accounting & reporting requirements.
  • Responding to ad hoc queries and requirements received from head office and ensuring deliverables are met
  • Confirming activities and deliverables with respect to accounting, tax & reporting activities for the business in addition to other projects/tasks requested.
  • Build effective working relationships and recognition with stakeholders that foster a proactive and consultative partnership.
  • Developing strong working relationships.
  • Ownership of key deliverables and reconciliations.
  • Resolution of reporting/system issues preventing timely completion of month-end / daily reporting obligations.
  • Ensuring adequate documentation and reporting requirements are met.
  • Response to regulatory changes as and when they occur.
  • Escalation of issues that pose a potentially significant risk or financial loss.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent relevant courses
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in Accounting/Public Accounting
  • CPA certification is preferred but not required
  • Basic knowledge on end-to-end project lifecycle, project accounting concepts & methodology, and contract types.
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office tools. Knowledge in using Slack application is an advantage.
  • Experience in a shared service or captive set-up is an advantage.
  • Strong communication, organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience working with ERP, i.e. NetSuite is an advantage or other similar platforms and tools.

At BARK, we believe that diversity fuels innovation and creates a richer experience for our employees and customers. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from individuals of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, ages, sexual orientations, disabilities, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our team unique. If you share our passion for dogs and are excited about working in an inclusive environment where your individuality is celebrated, we want to hear from you! Experience with dogs is a plus, but all backgrounds and experiences are valued here.

This position is a full-time position.