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Financial Operations Associate - Acorns

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Job Title
Financial Operations Associate
Job Location
Irvine, CA (Option to be remote)
Job Description

Financial Operations Associate | Acorns

Acorns is how everyday consumers save & invest for the long term. By putting tools of wealth-making in everyone's hands, Acorns has become the largest subscription service in U.S. consumer finance, serving nearly 5 million everyday Americans. Customers get:

  • Automated investing in diversified portfolios, built with help from experts.
  • Easy retirement account that allows customers to invest in their future in minutes, no expertise required.
  • Banking that invests with every swipe, allows you to invest from each paycheck, and helps customers get paid up to 2 days early
  • Investment account for kids, multiple kids included
  • Investment bonuses from brands where you shop
  • Money news and education on-the-go

And so much more, all in one app! To date, customers have invested $12.5 billion with Acorns, much of it in spare change. From acorns, mighty oaks do grow!

Acorns is seeking an ambitious Financial Operations Associate to help support and build a first-class broker-dealer and adviser Financial Operations Department. This role will work closely with the Compliance and Operations teams, as well as teams throughout the organization, including engineering. The focus of this role will be performing, enhancing, and building new daily and monthly financial operations processes to ensure regulatory compliance and customer protection in an efficient and scalable manner.

This role has the option to be remote or based in our Irvine, CA or New York, NY offices.

You are not expected to have experience with all listed requirements. If you feel passionately about Acorns' mission, vision and values, please apply.  

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Introduce yourself to the organization
  • Be familiar with the daily and monthly financial operations and regulatory requirements of Acorns Adviser and Acorns Securities

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Support the daily cash & share movement operations
  • Reconcile daily cash & custodian accounts
  • Support the daily share reconciliation & facilitate preparation of the daily net capital computation
  • Support the accurate preparation of the weekly 15c3-3 Reserve computations
  • Assist in the preparation of workpapers for regulatory audits
  • Collaborate closely with the Investment Operations team to identify & resolve discrepancies and improve existing processes
  • Develop & maintain internal metrics to track regulatory compliance and team performance

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Become an expert on daily and monthly financial operations and regulatory requirements
  • Be an individual contributor of ideas to enhance and automate current financial operations processes
  • Work with the FinOp and the Sr Financial Operations Manager to plan the integration of new product initiatives within the operational and regulatory frameworks applicable to Securities and Advisers
  • Become an expert on how our proprietary systems integrate with our financial processes so that you can be the point person for resolution of issues
  • Prepare journal entries for Acorns Securities & Acorns Advisers
  • Enhance the Department’s process catalog and help build a comprehensive procedure repository
  • Assist in completing special projects as needed such as process improvements and new product launches
  • Ensure worm-compliance related to FinOp books and records
  • Participate in the monthly customer statement review process

What you will bring to Acorns:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Interest in getting licensed with FINRA (Series 24 and/or Series 27)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Three or more years of experience in the financial industry, including awareness of securities products and general securities operations
  • Seriousness and awareness of the high-level of responsibility due to our clients and our mandate to protect their assets
  • Non-compromising attitude regarding following all pertinent regulatory laws
  • Interested in the detail and a critical thinker capable of researching issues and following through to resolution
  • Thirst for learning and to be mentored by our highly-talented FinOp staff
  • Good planning and organization skills – uncompromising about meeting deadlines.
  • Exceptional drive and precision in delivery, especially as it relates to regulatory compliance
  • Must be a team player and enjoys collaborating with different teams across the organization, including Engineering, Product, and Operations
  • A belief that your work is tied to your life's mission
  • Optimistic about the potential of societal change and helping build a unique financial firm

What we offer: 

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns
  • Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers.
  • The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges.


With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Acorns believes diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental obligations that strengthen our team. We need a diverse, multi-disciplinary team to build a meaningful company and culture. 


  1. Lead with heart
  2. Make bold decisions
  3. Always build trust
  4. Never stop growing
  5. Find a way

Acorns Headquarters Location

Irvine, CA

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Acorns Company Size

Between 200 - 1,000 employees

Acorns Founded Year


Acorns Total Amount Raised


Acorns Funding Rounds

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  • Series F

    $300,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $105,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $35,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $35,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $23,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $6,160,000 USD

  • Series A

    $2,500,000 USD

  • Pre Seed

    $300,000 USD