Accountant (Part-Time)

Website KoBold Metals Company

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About the company

KoBold Metals is a mineral exploration company that uses machine learning and other scientific computing techniques to increase the ethical supply of critical materials (i.e., Ni, Co, Cu, Li, Pt, and Pd) needed to build electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. Many new mines will be needed if electric vehicles are to become widespread, but before new ore deposits can be mined, they must be found.

KoBold Metals is the first full-stack exploration company. We combine the world’s top mineral explorers with an outstanding team of data scientists and software engineers to bring a comprehensive skill set to bear on exploration. Our technology has been built from scratch by alumni of top Silicon Valley software companies to guide every aspect of mineral exploration as well as mine development and operations. Our team consists of dozens of PhDs in physics, math, materials science, and geophysics, as well as top mineral explorers who collectively have >300 years of exploration experience and have made nearly 20 discoveries.

KoBold Metals is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Equinor.

About the position

This is a part-time remote role reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations. In this role, you will record and analyze accounting transactions, prepare financial reports and financial statements as well as provide support in miscellaneous areas of operations. Since KoBold is a small startup company, your role will be dynamic, requiring adjustments as the company grows. Work hours are flexible.


The Accountant will:

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements

  • Maintain accounting records for subsidiaries

  • Reconcile intercompany accounts

  • Oversee time tracking for projects

  • Prepare miscellaneous project reports

  • Record accounting transactions and journal entries in Quickbooks Online

  • Prepare bank and credit card reconciliations

  • Perform reconciliations of noncash assets and liabilities

  • Prepare annual filings for corporate entities

  • Review payroll tax returns

  • Provide onboarding for new employees and assist with other HR activities

  • Organize and/or provide support for miscellaneous projects

  • Oversee compliance training and documentation

  • Provide support for recruiting new candidates

  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner

  • Determine what is needed to support company operations and proactively pursue it


The candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting plus two or more years experience in accounting

  • Experience with Quickbooks Online

  • Proficiency in spreadsheet-based analysis

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to quickly learn new tools as needed

  • A high degree of independence and the ability to work effectively with limited supervision

  • Ability to troubleshoot critical issues in a timely fashion

  • Interest in contributing broadly to the success of the company and eager to pitch in where needed

    It is helpful but not required to have experience with:

  • Financial statement audits

  • Consolidated financial statements

  • International accounting issues

KoBold Metals is an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for people of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

This position is part-time, 15-20 hours per week, with potential to grow over time given a candidate’s interests.

Location: KoBold Metals will consider applicants in any U.S. location who are interested in working remotely. CFO/CTO and Director of Finance and Operations are located in Birmingham, AL. The company’s main office is located in Berkeley, CA.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the application email listed.

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