Senior Accountant

Category: Accounting Location: Redwood City Job ID: 19462 Date Posted: September 1st, 2020
Our client, a Fintech Start-up based in Redwood City, is looking for a rockstar Senior Accountant. Ideally someone coming out of public accounting or with a public accounting background. The role will be tackling some more technical areas of accounting, but be a very broad based role. overseeing many aspects of the business.
You will have the opportunity to be a key player in shaping our accounting processes and control flows, tracking our performance and identifying new opportunities for improvements in our reporting. You will work with professionals from all functions of the company, as well as with our external partners and advisors.
The ideal candidate is analytically minded, technologically inclined, results driven, and will thrive in a fast-paced startup environment. This is a great opportunity to take on a core accounting managerial role in the AdTech space!
This role reports directly into VP of Finance.


  • Perform both the technical and the operational side of the monthly financial close activities, such as revenue recognition, global payroll reconciliation, FX evaluation, multi-entity consolidation, and equity accounting
  • Stay up to date with relevant accounting literatures, and perform technical research on special, ad-hoc projects as requested, such as revenue recognition, R&D software capitalization…etc.
  • Assist the quality, accuracy and timeliness of worldwide consolidations and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist financial reports for monthly review meetings
  • Assist with documenting and updating the policies, procedures and processes
  • Collect and provide information for audit inquiries and assist in financial audit.
  • Assist in documentation and implementation of internal controls
  • Drive process improvements and optimize efficiencies in the accounting and reporting areas, including elimination or streamlining of manual or non-effective tasks
  • Contribute to the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with GAAP and regulatory requirements and established best practices
  • Fulfill international, federal, state and local tax filing and reporting requirement in a timely manner
  • Perform special, ad-hoc projects in Accounting/Finance as requested

Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA certification
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Excellent knowledge of GAAP, accounting and financial processes, especially financial close
  • Strong knowledge of 606 implication on SaaS company
  • Experience with complex reconciliations, previous experience in global consolidation is a must
  • Strong understanding of both financial and operational controls
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, accounting software systems (NetSuite, Concur…etc.) and data analysis
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, both written and verbal
  • A great eye for detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment
  • Ability to be flexible and comfortable with changing requirements
  • Reliable and able to carry out tasks collaboratively and autonomously
  • A positive attitude and willingness to be a team player

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