Corporate Accounting - Close & GL Lead

  • Stripe
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Jul 03, 2017
Full time Accounting Finance

Job Description

Stripe is building a world class finance team. Our finance team is responsible for shaping our understanding of how Stripe is performing as a business, as well as what our best opportunities are for continued growth. We’re looking for a corporate accountant to join our fast growing team and help us manage and improve our close processes, work with business partners, financial partners and our world-class engineers. You will help us develop amazing accounting flows and help track our progress within a fast-paced environment that’s growing globally.

You will:

  • Manage and streamline the entire monthly close process by coordinating close activities and analysis across worldwide accounting and finance.
  • Drive monthly close process improvements by understanding underlying business processes, leveraging existing finance systems (Oracle, Workday, Expensify etc.), and implementing new systems.
  • Own the global chart of accounts and consolidations across multiple legal entities in multiple countries.
  • Prepare and review month-end journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, flux analyses, and supporting schedules.
  • Partner with and support our Strategic Planning & Analysis team on understanding our corporate spend and new initiatives and projects.
  • Prepare and present monthly and quarterly management reporting packages to members of our executive team.
  • Develop strategies to improve accounting operations effectiveness, including the development and execution of process and system changes.
  • Identify, assess, and implement technical accounting guidance as it applies to relevant accounting areas.
  • Develop and maintain policies & procedures for above areas that maximize operational efficiency while also ensuring proper internal controls.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 6-9 years of relevant accounting experience, with a degree in - Accounting or Finance (CPA strongly preferred).
  • Public accounting (Big 4 preferred) and private industry experience.
  • Proven experience in areas such as month-end close, financial reporting, finance systems implementation and maintenance, and partnering across finance functions.
  • Fluency with U.S. GAAP.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and accounting systems.
  • Good understanding of both financial and operational controls.
  • Ability to be flexible and comfortable with changing requirements.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast paced, hyper growth environment.

Nice to haves:

  • Knowledge of (or experience in) the payments industry.
  • IFRS knowledge.

To apply, please include:

  • A resume and LinkedIn profile.