Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Manager
At Automattic, we are the people behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and Jetpack. We believe in making the web a better place. We’re a distributed company with 800+ Automatticians in 65+ countries speaking 75+ languages. Our shared 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.
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. 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’d love to hear from you if:
- You have a CPA or equivalent license and have at least five years of experience working on U.S. GAAP projects such as revenue recognition (ASC 605/606), share-based compensation, consolidation accounting, accounting for international operations, foreign exchange issues, and purchase accounting. Bonus points for Big 4 public accounting background.
- You have worked within a software as a service (SaaS) or other subscription businesses.
- You love reviewing complex transactions and scouring new and existing accounting literature on GAAP. The thought of preparing technical memos to document and support your conclusions is what gets you out of bed in the morning.
- You enjoy collaborating with other departments to provide guidance on technical accounting matters that impact the financial aspects of the company.
- You are excited by the prospect of owning the integrity of the Company’s external financial reporting and preparing quarter-end data and other support information including the statement of cash flows.
- You have an overall understanding of and experience in the application of GAAP and SEC financial reporting requirements including financial statements and financial statement footnotes.
- You are a team-oriented professional with a “roll-up-your-sleeves” mindset, who promotes a collaborative team effort and celebrates team successes.
- You love a dynamic, fast-growing environment.
- You have excellent verbal and written skills in English.
If you have experience with WordPress, software development, SQL, coding, open source, or other relevant areas, don’t forget to mention it. Like all positions at Automattic, you’ll work remotely, and can be based wherever you live.
We’re serious about growing diversity in the tech industry. We want to build Automattic as an environment where people love their work and show respect and empathy to those with whom we interact. Diversity typically includes, but is not limited to, differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political and religious affiliation, socioeconomic background, cultural background, geographic location, disabilities and abilities, relationship status, veteran status, and age. To work on diversity means that we welcome these differences, and strive to increase the visibility of traditionally underrepresented groups. Read more about our dedication to diversity and inclusion.
How to Apply
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