Senior Accountant

We're looking for a Senior Accountant to join our growing Finance & Accounting team to drive our mission of making the world's art accessible.

The ideal candidate is passionate about contributing to laying Artsy's financial groundwork and to building processes that will support the scaling of a complex financial organization.  

As senior accountant, you will take lead in developing and implementing systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting on financial information. This will include managing the monthly close by maintaining reconciliation schedules in Excel, posting monthly detail in QuickBooks via general journal entries and managing revenue recognition spreadsheets.  In addition, you will assist in preparing materials for audit, tax and other reporting requests. You will also be essential in developing processes to scale our accounting function as the company grows, and documenting key policies and procedures along the way. Lastly, you will be a key figure in collaborating with team members across Artsy and have a strong ability to explain accounting concepts to non-accountants.


  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Business, or related discipline (CPA or CPA candidate is preferred)
  • 3-5 years of prior full-cycle accounting experience and/or public accounting.
  • Prior early stage company experience is a plus.
  • You have a strong work ethic, and thrive working independently as well as contributing to the needs of the team.
  • You are detail-oriented and maintain an uncompromising level of accuracy while juggling a large number of continuous deadlines.
  • Advanced Excel skills are essential and you have knowledge of ASC 605 and SaaS revenue arrangements.
  • Experience with Quickbooks Enterprise is a plus.
  • Finally, you’re an empathetic communicator who is excited to make accounting as accessible and painless as possible for the entire company.


  • This position is full-time and based at our beautiful offices in downtown Manhattan, and starts immediately. Compensation commensurate with experience.

To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here.


Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. We are a resource for art collecting and education.

Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 400,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 50,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.


At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work.  


In addition to our vision of a world where art is as popular as music, Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.

Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together.

People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process.

Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go.

Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity.

Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art.

Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.