Automattic

Accounting Wrangler

We are seeking an experienced accounting wrangler to join the team! This is a generalist role, and you’ll be an integral part of the accounting team performing routine close tasks and account reconciliations as well as digging into one-time projects. This is the ideal role for someone who loves to apply critical thinking skills to complex problems in an ever-changing environment. Oh… and you always thoroughly document your work.

On Automattic’s accounting team, we spend every single day helping our company and our investors make better decisions. We design and implement accounting policies and systems for a SaaS business with millions of subscribers in over 200 countries. We work with auditors in the U.S. and other countries around the world. We report our results, at a public-company standard, internally and to sophisticated institutional investors. We meet tax and other statutory obligations globally. We wrangle payroll. We do a lot of special projects.

We’re a distributed company, so like all positions at Automattic, you can be based wherever you live.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have a CPA or equivalent license and have at least four years experience including two years at one of the Big 4 accounting firms working on U.S. GAAP projects.
  • You have worked within a software as a service (SaaS) or other subscription businesses.
  • You have experience with complex revenue recognition challenges, particularly software.
  • You are obsessive about documentation in your work papers.
  • You are a team-oriented professional with a “roll-up-your-sleeves” mindset, who promotes a collaborative team effort and celebrates team successes.
  • You are comfortable operating independently.
  • You love a dynamic, fast-growing environment.
  • You are highly motivated to learn new things and improve your skills.
  • You constantly seek to improve upon existing process.
  • You have outstanding verbal and written skills in English. You strive to communicate as much as possible.

About Automattic

We are the people behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Tumblr, and more. We believe in making the web a better place.

We’re a distributed company with more than 900 Automatticians in 65+ countries speaking 75+ different languages. Our common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world.

We believe in Open Source and the vast majority of our work is available under the GPL.

Diversity & Inclusion at Automattic

We’re improving diversity in the tech industry. At Automattic, we want people to love their work and show respect and empathy to all. We welcome differences and strive to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups. Our D&I committee involves Automatticians across the company and drives grassroots change. For example, this group has helped facilitate private online spaces for affiliated Automatticians to gather and helps run a monthly D&I People Lab series for further learning. Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Automattic, though our dedication influences far more than just Automatticians: We make our products freely available and translate our products into and offer customer support in numerous languages. We require unconscious bias training for our hiring teams and ensure our products are accessible across different bandwidths and devices. Read more about our dedication to diversity and inclusion.

How to Apply

Does this sound interesting? If yes, please send a short email to jobs @ this domain telling us about yourself and attach a résumé as a PDF. Let us know what you can contribute to the team. Include the title of the position you’re applying for and your name in the subject.

Proofread! Make sure you spell and capitalize WordPress and Automattic correctly. We are lucky to receive hundreds of applications for every position, so try to make your application stand out. If you apply for multiple positions or send multiple emails there will be one reply.

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If so, please include something about the following:

  • Tell us about your favorite accounting project or a moment when you felt most energized at work.
  • If a revenue accountant and a tax accountant got into an arm-wrestling match, who would win and why?

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All Jobs Require

  • 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.
  • Ability to Travel. We value those rare occasions when we meet our colleagues in person, and require 2–3 non-consecutive weeks of travel per year, usually by plane.