Incentives Specialist Intern

MainStreet (View all Jobs)

Remote Position

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Interview Process

1. Questions on architecture and your standard set of coding problems. In lieu of the whiteboard, we encourage candidates to verbally walk us through their answers/solutions, and are free to use pseudo-code to illustrate

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At MainStreet, we’re problem solvers. 

Our products aim to do one thing: save startup founders and small business owners time, money, and peace of mind. We started by demystifying complicated tax credits, saving over $100M – and countless hours of tax code research 🥱– for founders in nearly every industry. Then, we introduced MainStreet Procurement, simplifying expense management and contract negotiation for teams without the means to do it themselves, as well as our treasury management product that helps customers earn better yields on their cash reserves.  Since our sort-of viral beginnings in 2019, we’ve raised a $60M Series A (more on that later), launched three product lines (with more in the works), and grew from 3 employees to 160+.

We owe our success to the strength of our team. Before joining MainStreet, we helped build companies like Intuit, PayPal, Google, Apple, Coinbase, Gusto, LinkedIn, Slack, and more. We’re 100% remote, spanning across 30+ states and Canada. We’re fellow founders, engineers, accountants, designers, dog (and cat) lovers, adventurers, coders, and parents. We move fast. We think big. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. And we’d love for you to join us.

The Opportunity

MainStreet is looking for an Incentives Specialist Intern to help us develop, implement, and maintain strong standard operating procedures around our core program offerings. You’ll also have an opportunity to become a subject matter expert in our incentive programs and become a valued resource for others in our Operations and Client Service functional areas.
What you'll do
  • Perform data analysis on client’s projects to streamline data extraction (Pivot tables, Excel functions, bonus if you know macros).
  • Gain an understanding of the Research and Development (R&D) process by assisting with research, participating in technical kickoff meetings, collecting data, and preparing financial reports.
  • Work on a variety of client engagements in varying industries. 
  • Identify and implement product functional and process improvements in close collaboration with the other R&D/Incentives Accounting team members, the broader Operations and XFN team Analyze client base, own edge cases and determine how to translate learnings into our broader product offering.
  • What we're looking for
  • Rising Senior, MBA, or Master's candidates are preferable.  
  • Availability to work up to 30-hour work weeks from early August to mid-October.
  • Bonus if you have experience with data analytics (i.e. cleaning data sets in Microsoft Excel). 
  • Experience working on mission-critical projects with tight timelines.
  • A willingness to learn on the job and take on tasks as needed.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently and communicate over the phone and with video chat software like Zoom.
  • Bonus if you have work experience in accounting and/or in a financial planning & analysis type role. 
  • Hourly rate for this role is $20-$25/hour depending on experience.
  • About MainStreet

    MainStreet takes a holistic approach to small business management so you can grow smarter, not harder. We plug into your accounting and payroll systems to check for savings opportunities in unlikely places. From complex government tax credits to exclusive discounts on the tools you use every day, we save you thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours, and countless headaches.

    Throughout the year, you’ll track expenses and savings through your MainStreet dashboard and tag us in on big purchases and contract negotiations. Come tax season, we’ll do the paperwork and even let your CPA take all the credit. Consider us your silent partner-in-savings, your financial secret weapon, your smart (not a) bank – whatever you want to call us. We’ve got your back so you can get back to building your business. ✨

    Our $60M Series A
    We’ve raised over $60M from an incredible community of partners, operators, and founders, including SignalFire (who led our Series A), Ryan Hoover (Product Hunt founder), Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, Des Traynor (Intercom co-founder), Gradient Ventures (a Google Venture Fund), Ron Conway’s fund SV Angel, Shrug Capital, and Tusk Ventures.

    How we think about diversity

    We try to make sure the diversity of our customers is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better experience for everyone who uses MainStreet.

    We know we need to be intentional in our hiring practices in order to overcome systemic biases we may be blind to. So, if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on business, startups, or any other aspect of our business – even if you don’t meet all the requirements – please still apply and let us know so we can make sure your application gets the attention it deserves.

    Please mention No Whiteboard if you apply!
    I'm a one-man team looking to improve tech interviews, and could use any support! 😄

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