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Liquid Instruments

Liquid Instruments

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024

Liquid Instruments makes technology for students, engineers, and scientists to enable them to learn, create, and discover. Founded by a team of scientists at the Australian National University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, our team developed ultra-sensitive instrumentation for measuring gravitational waves and has deep expertise in high-speed digital signal processing. We used the technology to create a new breed of software-defined instrumentation for test and measurement that enables users to acquire data, generate signals and control their experiments. Our platforms combine the processing power and reconfigurability of FPGAs with intuitive user interfaces, delivering a breakthrough combination of versatility, performance, and cost.

Liquid Instruments is based in Solana Beach (San Diego), California and Canberra, Australia, where we have grown from an idea to a 50-person team. We are a fast-paced company and desire an energetic candidate that can take on distinct roles within the organization. Our ideal candidate is an experienced hands-on Accountant with a solid understanding of accounting and GAAP compliance, who pays close attention to detail and can ensure first-class financial management and accounting across our organization. The candidate must display integrity and have a desire for professional growth.

The Sr. Financial Analyst will report to the CFO and is based out of our Solana Beach office.

What you’d be working on:

  • Perform all related accounting functions required to maintain the Company’s financial statements in compliance with GAAP and company policy and procedures
  • Prepare financial reports and operational dashboard for management and Board of Directors
  • Perform accounting for inventory, evaluate inventory tracking and cost of goods sold, and define/implement/maintain processes as needed
  • Perform Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable processes including entering daily invoices/bills/journal entries/weekly check runs/monthly accruals and special projects
  • Maintain accounting/corporate records through a paperless filing and retrieval system ensuring past and current records are available as needed and attach documents within the financial system as system allows
  • Evaluate workflow processes and procedures to develop, recommend and implement procedural and system changes to increase accuracy and efficiencies
  • Ensure vendor invoices and check requests are paid in accordance with authorization and approval policies and follow up on invoices not approved
  • Coordinate month-end and year-end closing activities to ensure timely reporting as well as assist with yearly audits
  • Prepare financial models and other ad hoc analysis as requested
  • Generate/analyze/review financial data and generate monthly trend reports and balance sheet reconciliations ensuring financial statement accuracy


  • Minimum 3 to 5 years finance and/or accounting experience
  • Experience in operational accounting required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of GAAP compliance
  • Advanced Excel and systems skills
  • Experience with Xero and DEAR Systems a plus
  • Experience with venture capital financed startups a plus
  • Knowledge of international currency exchange transactions a plus

What we can offer you in compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance, with 100% premiums paid for employees
  • Equity position in Liquid Instruments
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Four weeks paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Laptop for work use
  • Experience in a venture-backed startup

Salary Range:

  • $80,000-$110,000