Stride is a bookkeeping, accounting, and strategic advisory services firm providing outsourced services and analytics solutions for high-growth professional service firms. Stride is a 100% remote workforce company, capable of serving clients around the United States.
Stride is undertaking a unique and revolutionary approach to accounting through automation efforts. They have successfully begun standardising and automating accounting procedures. Stride created an automated workflow tool to maximise efficiency and drive process improvements through a robust set of analytics, helping them deliver higher-quality services to their clients.
Right now, Stride is looking for an Automation and Interface Specialist to go into different business processes which are currently manual and figure out ways to automate these processes with given tools.
The key areas of focus in this role will include:
🔵 Creating, coordinating, and managing custom automations
🔵 Creating advanced forms via 3rd party low code tools, such as Airtable, Softr and Bubble
This is an exciting and dynamic role where you will have the chance to work with a highly skilled team while taking ownership in automation projects. You will have an opportunity to dive into all kinds of business processes and talk to the experts to identify their needs, work with (and learn from) the software development team to determine the solution architectures, and develop creative solutions to ease the lives of your colleagues by automating their manual workload.
More specifically, within this role, you will:
As you join the company during the onboarding process, you will go through the existing automation, and you will be introduced to the existing processes so that you can start thinking of ways to automate them. You will collaborate closely with the software development team, and you will iterate on a new project as soon as possible.
To excel in this role, you need to have:
Brownie points for:
What’s in it for you?
*Please note that this is a gross salary and that you are responsible for any tax-related procedures in your country of residence. We kindly ask you to apply only if you are happy to work remotely as an independent contractor.
At Stride, the team lives by a code of principles. It is how they engage with each other as colleagues and how they interact with their clients and partners. Everything maps back to principles. It is the framework upon which they have committed to building an organisation driven by a purpose to help those with a thirst for continuous improvement achieve their highest and best use. Curious about their principles? You can see them here:
🔵 Harness the Wisdom of the Group
This principle is the premise that in many types of decisions, a group of people working together will make a superior decision to any single individual acting alone.
🔵 Make and Honour Commitments
Commitments are a declaration made for a specific individual to take a specified action by a specified date. Making and Honouring Commitments is a foundation for trust. Great ways to build trust include letting people know, “I got this.”, backing up your commitments with documentation, and renegotiating your commitments as soon as you realise you won’t honour them.
🔵 Invest in Ourselves and Each Other
Investing in Ourselves and Each Other means that Stride is a platform for both personal and professional growth. They aim to create an environment where individuals can express their intentions or goals and there is a culture of both accountability and encouragement to succeed.
At its most basic level, empowerment comes from understanding and trusting the Principles. If you are following the Principles, everything will work out. If you don’t, there will be massive variation in outcome. The idea of empowerment is to create an environment where employees are more engaged because they have the autonomy to do their job. Generally, employees that feel empowered have a higher likelihood of thriving, enjoying their work, and staying around.
🔵 Have and Practice Empathy
Empathy is the ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide our actions. That makes it different from kindness or pity. And don’t confuse it with the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” As George Bernard Shaw pointed out, “Do not do unto others as you would have them do unto you—they might have different tastes.” Empathy is about discovering those tastes.
🔵Embrace Reality and Deal With It
The only way to learn how things truly are is to push yourself to action. Once we have acted in the world we can start to see how it acts back. Does it conform to our assumptions? No? Then we’ve just learned by embracing reality.
🔵Use the 6-Step Process
There is a standard formulaic process that increases the probability of success in achieving what you want in life. The 6-Step Process applies in virtually every situation. It is as follows:
🔵 It’s Okay to Make Mistakes and Unacceptable Not to Learn From Them
High-performing cultures have an environment where mistakes are not only allowed but encouraged, on one condition — that there is learning from that mistake to avoid it happening in the future.
🔵Get and Stay in Sync
How do they do that? By making sure they are communicating with each other and their clients with integrity (how they feel is aligned with what they say). Here is how we do that:
🔵 Hire Well and Continually Train
Hiring right is a combination of hiring for fit and hiring for culture. They don’t just bring people on the team, but they continue to train them (in both their area of responsibility as well as their cultural contribution) because a machine with a broken element begins to tear down the infrastructure.
🔵 Be Relentless About Creating the Impossibly Perfect Machine
People-driven businesses are inherently variable, and it is the primary reason why many are not able to grow and maintain quality. Their opportunity is to think of our business as a machine and continue to improve it and fortify the structure so that it is not (i) susceptible to catastrophic failure and (ii) can support rapid growth.
🔵Optimise for Goals and Not for Tasks
It’s easy to focus on the urgent at the expense of the important. By focusing on outcomes, not tasks, they lessen the likelihood of doing this.
This position will be closed as soon as we find the perfect match. So, make sure to read the description carefully and take your time to submit a high-quality application that stands out.
If you apply, JobRack will respond promptly and keep you updated throughout the process.
Please expect the hiring process to include:
1 - Filling in the application form once you click “Apply”
2 - Being invited to record a short video to introduce yourself
3 - Completing test tasks, if short-listed
4 - Attending video interviews where you will have the opportunity to talk more about your previous experience and the new role
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