Automation Lead

United States | Full-time | Fully remote


System Six, a team-first, fast growing, 100% remote cloud finance and accounting services business is hiring an Automation Lead.

We’re looking for a multi-faceted team-player who loves streamlining the accurate flow of data from one system to another through a combination of low-code tools and custom engineering. You’ll maintain and upgrade already built automations and work with our team and customers to find new opportunities for further process automation. Your keen data visualization eye will help you present data elegantly using modern Business Intelligence tools. You’ll both execute your own work and also work with our current internal engineering team. You’ll also be able to hire/manage external contractor/Upwork resources. Over time, you’ll further build out System Six’s automation division and play a key role in continuing to grow and build System Six into a leading finance and accounting services organization. This role works directly with our Owner/CEO. 

You love details, and leave no stone unturned when trying to solve a problem or check your work or the work of others. You take pride in always delivering on deadlines, are a joy to work with, and love serving others with your expertise. You have a unique combination of accounting, QBO, data and engineering skills, and operate with warmth, compassion and humility in everything you do.

What You’ll Do:

Manage Existing Accounting & Finance Automations 

  • With your engineering skills, you will quickly get up to speed on the ~30 automation processes we have built utilizing APIs and various tools and languages: Zapier, Make, Javascript, Python, PowerQuery, VBA macros, BigQuery, TransactionPro, etc.
  • Examples of processes we currently automate include imports of POS data into QBO by SKU type to build P&L detail, imports of payroll data into QBO for detailed JEs, etc
  • As you learn these existing automations, you’ll work with our engineering team to implement modern low-code tools (Zapier/Make) anywhere possible to simplify and improve our processes
  • Your accounting and business skills will help you effectively check the work we do by reviewing finished product inside QuickBooks Online or various BI dashboards

Seek Out & Tackle New Automation Opportunities 

  • You’ll work directly with our team and clients to identify and deliver further finance and accounting automations - for processes that both we or our clients currently manage
  • You may also find and deliver automations for non-finance and accounting processes, such as marketing, field scheduling, inventory purchasing, etc.
  • Internally, you’ll work directly with the CEO to help implement and integrate a new CRM into our proposal and workflow management tools via thoughtful use of tools like Zapier. You’ll tackle other interesting challenges internally including building systems for more real-time margin presentation and budget-to-actual analysis
  • Process automation opportunities are nearly endless in our industry and you will be empowered to tackle the most high-value opportunities you see 

Shape System Six’s Technology Stack

  • You will work closely with our Head of Technology Operations and Head of Accounting to ensure System Six is deploying best-in-class cloud-apps internally and for its customers
  • You will assist in testing, deploying and training team on new apps as they hit the market
  • System Six currently most frequently uses Ignition, Karbon, QBO, Gusto, among many other cloud-apps

The Ideal Candidate Brings: 

  • Fluency with all technology tools mentioned above. What you don’t know, you learn quickly 
  • Strong accounting and business background including deep experience with QBO 
  • Love of documentation, process and detail. You love creating and following structured workflows, and get excited by helping others adhere to processes. Obsessive attention to detail 
  • Humility, patience, and a deeply rooted servant leadership mentality. You “get in the weeds” when needed, but avoid regular micromanagement and love coaching and building others  
  • Resourcefulness. An independent problem solver that can also ask for help when needed
  • Joy. A pleasure to work with: energetic and warm. You are enthusiastic about work daily 

What’s In It for You:

  • Company building opportunity - As a key leader, you’ll play a significant role in building System Six and its capabilities as it seeks to scale for decades to come. In the medium term, we aim to become a 100+ person organization. System Six is led by its majority owner/CEO and its advisors, former CEOs who now invest in and support scaling small/medium businesses across a variety of industries 
  • Significant autonomy - As Automation Lead, you will strategize on automation opportunities with the CEO, but you will have complete responsibility over design and execution of all automation opportunities. Over time, as System Six scales, you will have more resources underneath you and will eventually manage an automation division
  • 100% remote work - You will also get the opportunity to travel to conferences and to a once-a-year company gathering. Quarterly strategy sessions will also be in-person 
  • Generous compensation - Including health and dental insurance, retirement matching, PTO, maternity/paternity leave, annual-wellness benefits and potential equity opportunities over time. Compensation depends on experience but can range from $80,000 to $120,000
  • Joyful culture - Our team members love what they do, and that infectious energy permeates everywhere throughout System Six. We can’t wait to show you

About System Six: 

System Six was founded in 2008 and today we're a fully remote team of 30 people supporting hundreds of happy customers across the country. We serve our customers with high-touch cloud accounting services including bookkeeping, payroll, bill pay, invoicing, etc. As we consider to grow, organically and through acquisition, we will continue to balance delivering high-quality work to our clients and a fantastic work environment to our team.

To Apply:

Please apply online and also email a short paragraph explaining why you are excited about this role. Also, please be sure to tell Chris that System Six's favorite color is Orange.