Staff Accountant

US - Remote PH231039

Stack Overflow empowers the world to develop technology through collective knowledge. More than 100 million people visit Stack Overflow every month, making it one of the most-visited websites in the world. 

Best known for its public platform, Stack Overflow helps people find the answers they need, when they need them. That includes serving up relevant technologies to the community through Stack Overflow Advertising, providing direct access to technology-specific subject matter experts with Collectives™, sharing more about companies as future employers, and helping teams scale with its market-leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform, Stack Overflow for Teams.

Stack Overflow is seeking a Staff Accountant who is responsible for independently performing the key accounting functions required to enable the organization to scale quickly and fulfill its mission. The Staff Accountant will play an important role in ensuring the accuracy of the general ledger in compliance with US GAAP. They will also contribute to developing and improving key systems, processes, policies, and controls for the global organization.  The Staff Accountant reports directly to the Accounting Manager in New York, NY.   

What you’ll do:

The Staff Accountant performs the following critical functions so that the accounting and finance functions for the global accounting operations can operate successfully: 

  • Participate in the timely completion of the month-end close process, including booking journal entries, performing GL account reconciliations, and adding value through performing review activities.
  • Own the bank reconciliation process ensuring all cash is accurately accounted for
  • Liaise with IT team to maintain accurate Fixed Asset balances and process depreciation on a monthly basis
  • Maintain prepaid schedules, ensuring the accuracy of additions and amortization.
  • Assist with the posting of intercompany transactions
  • Import credit card expense transactions and complete corporate card liability reconciliations 
  • Assist with global compliance and tax filings 
  • Assist in the annual audit and financial statement process. Liaise with external auditors and prepare required supporting schedules and documentation.
  • Identify and propose internal control improvement opportunities and assist management with process changes. Assist with documentation of business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls. 
  • Support and collaborate on initiatives to enhance processes and further streamline the efficient operations of the Accounting Team to facilitate more accurate financial records and timely reporting. 
  • Provide backup support to critical accounting functions, including Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
  • Assist with related special projects, ad hoc reporting, and other duties as needed

What you’ll need to have?

  • 2+ years of accounting experience 
  • BS/BA or equivalent degree in Accounting or other related field.
  • Public accounting experience is a strong plus.
  • Intermediate excel skills (e.g. knowledge of VLOOK-UP, Pivot Tables, SUMIF; comfortable working with large datasets)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Energetic, highly organized and a self starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage time-sensitive projects and collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Versatile, flexible, and willing to take initiative and work independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working towards a CPA qualification (or equivalent).
  • SageIntacct ERP
  • Experience working in the software/hi-tech industry with previous SaaS experience highly preferred.
  • Comfortable working with software tools and learning a variety of new systems

What You’ll Get in Return: 

  • Competitive Base Salary between $80,000 to $110,000
  • Generous paid vacation
  • Generous parental leave (16 weeks at 100% pay), family care leave, and unlimited sick days
  • Equity for all employees at all level
  • Industry-leading health benefits that are applicable per country of residence for all our full-time employees
  • Company-paid Life Insurance 
  • Health & wellness stipend
  • Home Internet stipend
  • Professional allocation for your growth and development
  • Company-paid access to Calm, Bravely, LinkedIn Learning, and Overdrive

If your role is not located in one of our offices…. We’ll reimburse you up to $2,000 to set up a great home office. And, you will receive an additional $400 allowance for your home office set up on each anniversary date.

Work Environment:

We’re a remote-friendly team. Whether you work remotely or work in one of our offices,  you’ll be part of a team culture that emphasizes online communication (Slack, GitHub, Hangouts, Zoom, Stack Overflow for Teams).

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider employment for qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Diverse teams build better products.

Legally, we need you to know this:

Stack Exchange, Inc. does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity

But we want to add this:

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

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