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Temporary Senior Accountant - Kairos Power

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Job Title
Temporary Senior Accountant
Job Location
Alameda, CA or Remote
Job Description

Company Overview

Kairos Power is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve people’s quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to accommodate the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary

The Temporary Senior Accountant will take an active role in Kairos Power’s month-end close process and various projects. In doing so, you will collaborate with leaders across the company from Engineering, Operations and Strategy to implement necessary financial tracking measures to provide key business insights to support financial analysis and business decisions by the company. This is a temporary position lasting up to 6 month.



  • Work with cross-functional teams to drive process improvement
  • Develop / document business processes and accounting policies
  • Recruit, hire, train the accounting staff as needed; identify training needs for current staff as needed
  • Review timesheets for the Staff Accountant and any interns on staff
  • Respond to inquiries from internal and external stakeholders

Month-End Close

  • Review month-end journal entries, balance sheet recompilations, and supporting schedules for all of our locations, inclusive of KP South Africa; assist in preparation as needed
  • Prepare / Review work papers and technical accounting support documents
  • Identify opportunities to streamline and improve month-end close processes
  • Enter / Review additional tracking dimensions as required for cost tracking measures
  • Prepare / Review flux analysis explanations for balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Assist with the preparation of the month-end reporting package
  • Prepare location specific month-end reports and grant specific month-end reports
  • Prepare ad-hoc analyses as the needed or as requested from other departments
  • Performing tasks for both other teams members on an as needed basis

Tax and Filings

  • Prepare / Review monthly use/compensating taxes for our US locations (CA, NM, TN)
  • Review monthly VAT filings for our KPSA location
  • Assist with other tax and incentive filings as needed


  • Assist with any outgoing audits
  • Coordinate with outside auditors and provide information as needed

Census Reporting

  • Prepare any census reports for the US Government
  • Coordinate with other teams as needed to consolidate information required


  • Support new system implementations and/or operational process changes
  • Support business expansion and prepare revised operational process flows


  • 3+ years applicable experience in the high-growth technology sector, preferably with hardware
  • Demonstrated history of acting and leading with unwavering professionalism and integrity
  • Strong analytical skills, with expertise building and maintaining complex Excel templates
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Desire to learn, grow, take on additional responsibility
  • Desire to improve business processes and be a strong business partner to other teams
  • High-energy and a hands-on approach
  • Ability to question and challenge previous decisions
  • Committed to high standards of accuracy and precision
  • GAAP Knowledge (Accruals, COGS, and Capitalization versus Expense)
  • Proficient use and of various software (Examples: NetSuite, Coupa, Concur, etc.)
  • Able to thrive in a very fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multitask and meet assigned deadlines
  • Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to adapt job responsibilities as required to meet the demands and opportunities of a rapidly growing company
  • Mix of Big 4 accounting firm experience and private company experience
  • Experience working in the Accounting function in a start-up company environment
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, and MBA or related degree preferred
  • CPA or equivalent a plus

Physical Conditions

  • Communicating with others to exchange information
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

Environmental Conditions

  • General office environment

Safety and PPE

  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Wearing proper PPE, to include face mask, face shields, gloves, safety shoes


  • No travel required

The hourly range for this position is $40-55 employees working onsite at our Alameda, CA headquarters. The range provided in this job posting represents the typical range or starting rate of candidates hired in California. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, the market data for your work location, and a comparison to other employees already in the role.

About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, full-time employees (excludes interns) expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)

Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities where we do business. Kairos Power is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power participates in E-Verify.

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies please.

Note: You are applying for a position that is located in a facility that handles information that is subject to export control restrictions by the Department of Energy under 10 CFR Part 810. To work in this facility, you need to be authorized by the Department of Energy to access Part 810-controlled information. Foreign nationals who are citizens of countries that are not on the Department of Energy’s general authorization list (link below) are not permitted to work in our facility unless the Department of Energy issues an export control license to the company to permit that individual to have access to Part 810-controlled information. The following questions are intended to determine the licensing requirements that may apply. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/10/appendix-A_to_part_810

Kairos Power Headquarters Location

Alameda, CA

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Kairos Power Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

Kairos Power Founded Year


Kairos Power Total Amount Raised


Kairos Power Funding Rounds

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  • Grant

    $16,320 USD