Senior Accountant

Expiring today

Alexandria, Virginia
Nov 02, 2018
Mar 21, 2019
Other, Research
Full Time
The Finance/Accounting Team at The Motley Fool is combing through the humdrum world of internal controls and auditing (yawn) to find a FUN and dynamic Senior Accountant to help drive the daily and monthly accounting operations of our high-growth, global business.

We're looking for someone with the technical accounting chops who can break down deferred revenue and intercompany allocations like a champ, but also has the knowledge or willingness to learn all aspects of operations for an international business (including payroll, benefits, and local compliance). We're a highly collaborative, customer service-focused team that brings high energy and a sense of humor to a world governed by numbers and decimal points. The successful candidate must be comfortable moving quickly, working on several projects simultaneously while prioritizing importance, being a team player, and interacting with Fools (yes, we call our employees Fools!) throughout all levels of the organization.

If you think you have what it takes to drive value and succeed in this role, click apply! Please be sure to send us your Foolishly-written cover letter and resume. We're ready to be impressed.

Primary Responsibilities:

Assume primary responsibility for the day to day and month end accounting for all accounts related to the company's foreign operating entities. (Responsibilities include posting journal entries, updating sub-ledgers and preparation of monthly reconciliations) - aka keep the books.Process and coordinate payroll for international entities with local country payroll services.Ensure compliance work is timely and accurately handled based on local country regulations.Review monthly variances for international accounts and provide explanations, as necessary.Assist in the audit process for each international country, working with outside auditors to ensure compliance with statutory regulations.Research impact of new/modified accounting rules on the company's foreign operations, including differences between US and local country GAAP.Work with other consultants to complete various service engagements, as necessary.Provide ad hoc reports and insights, as necessary
Core Competencies and Requirements:

BA/BS in Accounting or Finance3+ years experience in accounting, tax or auditing (internal or external)CPA or CPA Candidate, a plusExperience with Netsuite Accounting System, a plusStrong technical accounting knowledge and research skills (familiarity with accounting for non-US entities and subscription products is a plus)Strong Problem Solving / Critical Thinking SkillsService mindset- you champion our mantra that accounting treats the rest of the company as our valued customersA Rockstar: Peak performance of assigned responsibilities plus a desire for constant improvement of processes, creativity and tenacityExcel guru- impress us with your favorite/most obscure function!Highly-motivated, a self-starterWell organizedStrong oral and written communication skills
The Motley Fool, Inc. provides equal opportunity to all employees on the basis of individual performance and qualification without regard to race, sex, marital status, religion, color, age, national origin, non-job-related handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or other protected factor.

We should, however, make you aware that there is one notable exception to this policy. It is our strict and earnest intention — and the company's historical record will bear this out — we will never hire any of the following: robots, replicants, or morlocks. Now keep in mind we are well aware that all of the aforementioned have intentions of world domination in the future, but as of now we have no place for them at The Motley Fool … unless the year is 2122 and the revolution has already occurred. If that is the case we welcome our new robot, replicant, or morlock rulers!!! Perhaps we have said too much?

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