Automattic

Senior Accounting Wrangler

Want to make the web a better place for more than half a billion people each month? We’re hiring.  Automattic Inc. is the company behind the blogging platform WordPress.com. We are looking for a senior accounting wrangler to help with process improvement, month-end closing, and other projects as assigned. Here are just some of the things you should be handy with:

  • Working with auditors in multi-period audits and ongoing completion of schedules for quarterly and year end audit work.
  • Preparing and processing all month-end close related journal entries including detailed analysis to ensure critical reserves and accruals are appropriately stated.
  • Preparing monthly and/or quarterly account reconciliations and related analysis for review.
  • Communicating activity in balance sheet accounts discovered through research and analysis of account reviews and reconciliations.
  • Taking a lead role in a special project to identify issues and corrective actions needed for complex critical balance sheet accounts.
  • Updating and/or developing policies & procedures as needed.
  • Developing solid processes and defining key reconciliations that can be easily transitioned to staff accountants.

A minimum of four to seven years related experience is preferred, including a minimum of five years in an accounting related role.  At least two years at a public accounting firm is strongly preferred.

Base Technical Competencies / Qualities:

  • CPA preferred but not required.
  • Strong base knowledge in the practice and application of US GAAP.
  • Experience working with popular general ledger systems.
  • Ability to analyze large quantities of complex data and research accounting data through sub-ledgers and the GL and draw logical conclusions.
  • Strong understanding of multi-relational impact of transactions on the Balance Sheet, P&L and Cash Flow Statement.
  • Ability to create, post, and research complex journal entries impacting numerous entities.
  • Basic understanding of how multi-entity consolidation works, as well as how foreign currency is involved and treated in a consolidation.
  • Experience with SOX and control testing a plus.
  • Strong history of success in a fast paced ever-changing dynamic environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Flexible roll-up-your sleeves, hands-on attitude.

How to Apply

If you feel you might be the best person in the world for this job, please apply here. We are lucky to receive hundreds of applications for every position, so try to make your application stand out. Most hear a reply within two weeks. If you apply for multiple positions or send multiple emails there will be one reply.

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  • Great communication skills. We’re a distributed team, so frequent and clear written communication is a must.
  • Self-driven work ethic. You need to be a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.
  • Curiosity and the desire to learn. Our business is changing and growing fast, who knows what will be the skills of tomorrow? Flexibility is key.
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