AP Accountant - Austin

Working in Accounting at Hudson River Trading (HRT) means working on a small, highly productive, and efficient team in the front line of HRT's vendor facing interactions.

We are looking for an experienced accounts payable who is eager to be a part of our newly established accounting team in Austin. An ideal candidate should apply his/her knowledge in accounting to come up with innovative ways to improve our processes, efficiency, and workflow.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Receive, verify, upload, and enter invoices and credit card receipts
  • Review all invoices for payment terms, discounts, and address/vendor changes
  • Assist and support the team in maintaining control over expenses and fixed assets
  • Updating and reconciling fixed asset register
  • Assist with closing the month by reviewing and analyzing accounting transactions for proper coding and ensuring accuracy of information and calculations
  • Track, research, and document problem invoices and discrepancies to ensure they are resolved in a timely matter
  • Perform credit card reconciliations
  • Process reimbursement of employee travel and business expenses
  • Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures
  • Run Accounts Payable check batches, as needed
  • Prepare vendor checks for mailing
  • Maintain vendor files and contact information by setting up new vendors, reconciling vendor accounts, and managing W-9’s for 1099 processing
  • Assist the accounting team in preparing for Annual Audit
  • Other ad-hoc tasks and projects that may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3+ years Accounts Payable/Accounting experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivated and detail oriented with strong organization and analytical skills
  • Must exercise independent judgment, work on multiple initiatives, and manage time effectively
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Excel (Pivot-Tables)
  • Worked with accounting software preferably Sage ERP and ACCPAC
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to assist with special projects as needed


Hudson River Trading brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we are mathematicians, computer scientists, statisticians, physicists and engineers. We research and develop automated trading algorithms using advanced mathematical techniques. We have a fun and casual office atmosphere, but everyone works diligently to get the job done. We boast a flat management structure as all our people are motivated by the excitement of being at the forefront of the automated trading world. No politics or red tape impede the generation or implementation of ideas.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages


HRT is located in downtown Austin, surrounded by neighboring tech companies and plenty of bars and restaurants.

What are Hudson River Trading Perks + Benefits

Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
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