Bookkeeping Specialist

Job description

Company Overview:

XY Planning Network (XYPN) is the leading organization for fee-for-service financial advisors who want to serve Gen X and Gen Y clients, providing comprehensive financial planning services for a monthly subscription fee without product sales or asset minimums. The Network offers a virtual community for new and established financial advisors who want to serve a younger clientele and provides its members compliance support services, marketing support, business tools and templates, and a wide range of technology solutions.

XYPN was nationally recognized as one of The 346 Best Places to Work in 2019 by Inc. magazine. In addition, we have earned accolades in 2018, 2019, and 2020 as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Montana and in the US by Inc. magazine. This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing company that is reshaping the financial services industry for the better.

About the Position:
As a Bookkeeping Specialist, you will collaborate with our virtuoso financial advisor clients to manage their books, provide monthly reconciliation, and answer inquiries related to their financial situation. Being meticulous with a huzzah level of customer service is essential for this role! While delivering top-notch work with unparalleled accuracy , you’ll get to build long-lasting relationships with the clients.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Manage the books for, review, and communicate/resolve issues with 60+ clients monthly without breaking a sweat.

  • Categorize income, expenses, transfers and record payroll.

  • Curate blogs specific to our niche - bookkeeping for financial advisors.

  • Demonstrate understanding of beginner accounting principles and get the hang of their relation to the regulatory environment in which XYBC operates.

  • Master GAAP as it relates to our clients.

  • Perform bookkeeping clean-up or data entry projects, as needed.

  • Collaborate with the Team lead to set quarterly goals and accomplish them.

  • Support the strategic vision set by the Director of XYBC

The Deets:

Start Date: Immediately

Status: Full-time (40-45 hours/week)

Location: Bozeman, MT 

Direct Reports:No  

Department: XY Bean Counters

Reports to: Dan Keslin, Director of XYBC

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary: $53,164
  • Equity Program : All team members at XYPN are owners! We annually contribute an equivalent of 8% of your compensation into our ESOP as part your benefit
  • Unlimited vacation days to maintain work-life harmony (we require that you take a minimum of 3 weeks of vacation per year)
  • 8 paid holidays when the office is closed
  • 401(k) with match; you put in 6% and we put in 4.5%
  • 12 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave for the birth or adoption of a child
  • Health insurance w/employer contribution
  • Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life and AD&D, and Accident insurance options
  • Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance
  • Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage
  • $600/year to cover the cost of working with a financial planner, plus up to $500 toward the upfront fee
  • $250/quarter to spend on yourself specific to our core value of “Be Well Being You”
  • $500 donated to a non-profit organization of your choice when you volunteer 40 hours within the calendar year
  • $2,000/year available in Professional Development Funds
  • A sabbatical program that includes a cash bonus and extra time off at 5, 10, and 15 years
  • Subsidized employer-sponsored childcare through our internal child care program
  • $5,000 relocation package available to those moving to Bozeman, MT
  • Company-owned laptop computer provided
  • Please see our Policies and Procedures Manual to learn more about our company and benefit offerings


What You’ll Bring to the Table

  • Legally authorized to live and work in the United States

  • Experience working in the accounting environment

  • Formal Education in Accounting Discipline

  • Ability to collaborate with the accounting team, interns, and other departments within the organization

  • Desire to be adept and ability to communicate basic accounting & bookkeeping concepts, specific to our niche to interns, co-workers & clients

  • Attention to detail is paramount in Bookkeeping

  • Ability to handle multiple monthly ongoing tasks without deviating from deadline

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Bookkeeping experience, preferably with multiple clients

What Would Make Us Drool

  • Understanding of and proficiency in Quickbooks Online, and QBO Pro Advisor certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or relevant field (preferably accounting or finance)

  • Familiarity with and the ability to explain the equity section on a balance sheet

  • Public accounting or public tax preparation experience

  • Background in the financial services industry

  • Comprehensive understanding of payroll

  • Familiarity with different accounting software systems

  • Experience or an utmost desire to be part of a quickly growing work environment.


  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received

XY Planning Network believes that our team members, and the individual identities and experiences of our team members, are our key differentiators. We won't settle for mere acceptance of each other's differences because we maintain that our team is better because of our differences, not in spite of them. As such, our culture celebrates, champions, supports, protects, and thrives on our various and collective identity categories. XYPN is beyond proud to be an equal opportunity employer.