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Kansas City
$70-90k Base + Bonus Structure + Equity Discussion
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Professional Growth Manager

Position Overview

If you have a public accounting background, are energized to help people professionally, enjoy building relationships, and are interested in joining a tech and data-driven early-stage company… keep reading.

We need someone that genuinely cares about the professional development and career fit for our finance& accounting community members. In this role, you will be responsible for adding value to the lives of finance and accounting professionals by helping them navigate new career opportunities.

What You Will Do In This Role

  1. Will be on the phone 3 to 4 hours per day building relationships with professionals with a public accounting background (mostly inbound requests from professionals). You will be trained and trusted to give them career and job-fit guidance that is in their best interest.
  2. Help build an engaging community of high-caliber finance and accounting professionals. We are building a digital community that is focused on adding value to these professionals. We need your help with the strategy and tactics to do this at its very best.
  3. Help build scalable processes so we can add value to many professional lives. We are a technology and data-driven business. We are building a platform to serve big numbers of public and ex-public professionals.


  1. Unwavering integrity & zero ego
  2. Must be a self-starter (not an order taker - always curious and wanting to improve)
  3. You are energized through engaging with people

You Will Love This & Succeed If

  1. You like to drive improvements and see the results of your own contributions
  2. You are authentically people-first -- motivated by building long-term value and relationships, not by quick wins
  3. You are a finisher -- you follow through until something is complete
  • Be articulate & engaging. You’ll be the first point of contact when a professional reaches out to KBS for help. You will need to articulate the KBS value prop (how we can help) and manage expectations. Your success will be dependent upon your engaging personality, professionalism, and ability to connect.
  • You will be a coach. These professionals are coming to us with a request for help. We need to be able to help them! You must be able to coach them through resume pointers, career path suggestions, market feedback, among other things.
  • You will build. We are early stage with notable traction and high-growth aspirations. We are hiring you to help build and reach those aspirations. We need solid business practices to do so. You will be a thought leader in how we collect, manage and utilize data, and a hands-on leader measuring and testing those thoughts.

Our business is rapidly evolving. You will need to be adaptive, thoughtful and focused as we continue to break through old practices and legacy competitors. You must be ready to roll up your sleeves.

With growth will come opportunity. We are hiring you as a leader now to help us build. As we build and grow, we need you to also have the desire to build and grow professionally.

Position Requirements


  • Hold an authentic appreciation for public accounting professionals.
  • A strong track record of success within an applicable people-focused role, or strong background in public accounting with extremely relatable skill set.
  • Demonstrated success in your current profession. Confidence and executive presence.


  • Exceptional communication skills (communicate in a simple, concise, and engaging manner)
  • Ability to motivate
  • Proven ability and ambition to execute in the face of ambiguity
  • Strong understanding or background in public accounting is preferred, but not required
  • Strong understanding or background in recruiting is preferred, but not required
  • Works extremely well as a member of a team, and excels individually
  • Strong initiative, ownership, and attention to detail
About Kill Busy Season

Kill Busy Season is a next generation talent marketplace. We are hyper-focused on matchmaking between (a) high-caliber professionals with a public accounting background, and (b) high-growth employers (typically those with backing from alternative investment firms). We use data science and brand to drive value for our customers.

We look forward to hearing from you
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