Senior Staff Accountant – Loveland, CO


It is an exciting time at Lightning eMotors, a fast growing company that designs and manufactures zero emission all-electric powertrains for medium to heavy duty vehicles.  We are seeking a Senior Staff Accountant with strong technical expertise in accounting, and a motivation to be part of a newly created public company. You will be an integral part of our outstanding team, working with like-minded professionals dedicated to making a difference in the world and transforming the automotive industry.

The role will be based in the company’s headquarters in Loveland, Colorado.

Why join Lightning?

2021 will be a very exciting year for us as we will be going public after our merger with GigCapital3.  We are the leading innovator in the US commercial medium-duty EV market with proprietary vehicle control software, EV chassis integration software and analytics, along with custom products including DCFC mobile charging stations and a host of commercial EV focused IP.  We are THE market share leader in Class 3-7 zero emission vehicles and the only manufacturer with a full line of battery and fuel cell zero emission commercial vehicles on the road with blue chip customers.  The company has contracted a significant backlog for the next 2 years including the world’s first fuel cell electric Class 6 truck.    As the country’s largest commercial zero emission fleet vehicle manufacturing facility in the US with annual production capacity of 1000 vehicles today, expanding to 3000 in 2021 and over 20,000 by 2025.

With 10 years in R&D, Lightning is ahead of the game with our dominant market positioning, proprietary technology, and highly experienced management team.

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About the position:

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Staff Accountant will assist in the completion of all accounting activities, including the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of accounting records and financial reports for the company.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Assist with the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close process.  Facilitate and complete the close in a timely manner to meet required deadlines
  • Maintain the general ledger and reporting structures to ensure information is accurately tracked, consolidated correctly and properly presented for internal and external reporting purposes.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries for various accruals, prepaids, and other balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare and analyze general ledger account activity and perform G/L reconciliations monthly, including research and reconciliation of discrepancies
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations and analysis, of asset, liability, and equity accounts
  • Prepare cash/bank reconciliations
  • Maintain and reconcile fixed assets and associated depreciation schedules
  • Perform flux analysis
  • Support quarterly and annual external audits
  • Work with the controller on the design and monitoring of the internal control system
  • Work with the controller to develop processes and streamline or develop new ones where appropriate to facilitate future growth of the business while driving value throughout the organization.
  • Gather and provide information to the Company’s tax provider for the preparation of Federal and State income tax and sales and use tax.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3 – 6 years combined public accounting (preferred) and industry experience
  • Strong skills in Excel/MS Office/NetSuite
  • Ability to prioritize daily tasks and meet timely reporting obligations
  • Work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team


  • CPA license
  • Public company experience
  • Start up company experience
  • Manufacturing company accounting experience

Benefits offered:

Once hired, employees are offered generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account and Health Reimbursement Plan (if enrolled in medical plan)
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off (accrued)
  • Paid holidays
  • Short and Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • $75,000 – 90,000