Senior Accountant

Chicago, IL // Remote

INSTANA is hiring a full-time Senior Accountant to assist with overseeing all aspects of the accounting operation. This individual would describe themselves as highly detail-oriented, quick learner, experienced and confident working across time zones and regions. This role will report to the Director of Finance and Accounting.


  • Responsible for full-cycle accounting but not limited to:
    • Accounts payable
    • Accounts receivable
    • General ledger and reconciliations
    • Revenue recognition
    • Month and year-end close
    • International consolidation
    • Financial reporting and analysis
    • Equity and stock options
    • Financial audits
    • Sales and use tax, 1099-MISC, 571L, etc.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Develop and document accounting processes and policies to maintain internal controls
  • Ad-hoc financial analysis and special projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in public accounting and/or high-growth start-up environment
  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong financial knowledge
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and problem-solver
  • Ability to wear many different hats to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Able to work independently and communicate with all organizational levels
  • Experience with NetSuite ERP
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in German/Serbian is nice to have

Who we are:

As the leading provider of Application Performance Management solutions for containerized microservice applications, Instana applies automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility needed to effectively manage the performance of today’s dynamic applications across the DevOps lifecycle. Founded by Application Monitoring veterans, Instana provides true AI-powered APM to help organizations deliver high performance applications today and in the future. Visit us at https://www.instana.com to learn more.

We promote a healthy work-life balance and acknowledge the contribution each employee makes to our success. We offer a dynamic, quickly growing workspace based on trust, transparency and quality. Our team consists of high performing experts and spreads from Silicon Valley to Japan covering North America and Europe. We support the right mindset and capability for successfully working remotely and maintaining a collaborative close-knit relationship with other Instana team members.

Instana is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.