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Head of Corporate Accounting

Company: Stripe, Inc
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Be a part of building the Internal Audit team at--Stripe! Stripe is building a world class Internal Audit (IA) team. Our IA team is responsible for providing independent and objective assurance review on the design and operational effectiveness of Stripe's framework of risk management, control and governance processes. We're looking for an Internal Audit Regulatory & Financial Partners Compliance Lead with extensive regulatory compliance audit experience, who will help us build and maintain the regulatory compliance audit program at Stripe. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working within a high-performing, fast-paced environment to build a growing function. This position is based in San Francisco.-- You will:

  • Assist with the development of a risk-based regulatory compliance audit plan.
  • Be recognized as a leader, internal controls expert and consultant; develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with leadership, learning and understanding the business to better provide value-added services and help leadership achieve objectives.
  • Plan and execute audits of processes in support of a healthy internal controls environment, which mitigates regulatory compliance risks.
  • Plan and execute continuous monitoring of key regulatory compliance (AML, KYC, Sanctions) and financial partner (GARS) requirements.
  • Participate in ad-hoc programs and initiatives to provide control advisory services.
  • Ensure the audit team works seamlessly with critical business partners such as Compliance Teams, Risk Teams, Financial Crimes and other second lines of defense to plan and execute audit work, thus eliminating duplication and improving the efficiency of audit activities.
  • Ensure the overall quality, consistency, and adherence to departmental and professional audit standards, identifying opportunities for audit process improvement and integration with the financial, operational, compliance, and IT audit processes.
  • Present findings and recommendations to the leadership team and actively monitor audit related remediation and action plans.
  • Participate in enterprise risk assessment activities and help execute the enterprise risk management plan. Research and stay current on new technical literature applicable to the internal control process (e.g., FFIEC, PCAOB guidance, SEC, etc.), emerging trends and best practices. Our ideal candidate will have:
    • 8+ years of Internal Audit and project management experience with an accounting, consulting, or financial services firm.
    • Sound knowledge and experience in AML, KYC, Sanctions and payment licencing within banking / financial services.
    • Ability to act as a regulatory and risk management consultant to management in any area of regulatory compliance with minimal oversight.
    • Exceptional executive presence and the ability to discuss complex issues with any level of management.
    • High quality auditor and professional judgment.
    • Strong influencing abilities and techniques.
    • Must be collaborative, team oriented, and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Provides extraordinary service to auditee.
    • CAMS, CPA, CIA or CISA certification. Nice to haves:
      • Public accounting and/or start-up experience.
      • Previous experience in a high volume transactional payment environment.-- As the leader for Global Outbound Sales at Stripe, you will drive Stripe's future growth engine by building Stripe's pipeline for new business sales from startups to enterprises and across our growing product portfolio. As the leader of this key function, you'll manage and coach high-performing teams, helping them deliver on ambitious targets, while rolling up your sleeves to work directly with the team. We are looking for a proven leader with outbound experience, who is still up for pushing the needle on new and innovative ways to bring scale and data to bear on pipeline generation. Ideal candidates will have extensive management experience scaling a technology outbound sales team across multiple locations and in close partnership with a data science team. You will:
        • Recruit, train, and lead a teams of outbound business associates and managers
        • Develop the long-term vision and strategy for a growing team, and scale day-to-day operations
        • Be accountable for increasing sales pipeline and new client acquisition
        • Coach, mentor and guide the team in developing consultative and solution-based outbound sales skills including: campaign strategy, outbound execution, and nurturing interest to opportunities
        • Effectively work cross-functionally across the organization to shape Stripe's solutions to meet client needs
        • Inspire, motivate and enable individual development to promote career growth of direct reports We're looking for someone who has:
          • 7+ years of people management experience, including managing managers
          • Experience leading outbound sales and operations in an early stage, high-growth technology environment
          • Ability to hire, train and coach a high-performance sales team
          • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills Nice to haves:
            • Prior experience at a growth stage Internet/software company
            • Prior experience in enterprise sales and account-based marketing
            • Prior experience in the payments industry Support the expansion and retention of Stripe's highest growth & largest customers As the leader for Account Management in the US and Canada at Stripe, you will drive growth of Stripe's existing customers from high growth startups to global enterprises. You'll lead a quickly growing organization across multiple offices that is focused on the retention and expansion of our existing customers, driving strategic engagement with executives in key accounts, while also crafting strategies to increase adoption of our portfolio of products across accounts. As the leader of this key function, you'll manage and coach high-performing teams, helping them deliver on ambitious targets, while rolling up your sleeves to work directly with the team and our customers. We are looking for a proven leader with sales and customer success experience, who loves technical products and brings strong strategic and analytical thinking to developing organizations. You will:
              • Recruit, train, and lead a teams of account managers and managers.
              • Develop the long-term vision and strategy for a growing team, and scale day-to-day operations.
              • Be accountable for existing business revenue, customer retention and revenue expansion.
              • Coach, mentor and guide the team in developing consultative and solution-based account plans, business reviews, and broader customer engagement.
              • Effectively work cross-functionally across the organization to shape Stripe's product roadmap to meet customer needs.
              • Inspire, motivate and enable individual development to promote career growth of direct reports. You might be a fit if:
                • 15+ years of people management experience, including managing managers
                • Experience leading Account Management, Customer Success, or Sales organizations in a high-growth technology environment.
                • Experience building teams across multiple offices, including launching teams in new offices.
                • Ability to hire, train and coach a high-performance sales team.
                • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills. Nice to haves:
                  • Prior experience at a growth stage internet/software company.
                  • Prior experience in the payments industry Help scale our finance infrastructure globally! 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. We're looking for someone who has:
                      • 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. Scale our finance infrastructure globally! Stripe builds the most powerful and flexible tools for running an internet business. We handle billions of dollars each year and enable millions of users around the world to scale faster and more efficiently by building their businesses on Stripe. More than 80% of American adults bought something on Stripe in the last year. To further this important mission, we are seeking a Head of Corporate Accounting, reporting directly to our Chief Accounting Officer (CAO). The Head of Corporate Accounting serves as a key member of the controllership leadership team overseeing Accounting Policy, Financial Reporting, M&A accounting, and general accounting. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a high growth technology or regulated public company accounting team, with knowledge of operating in a large scale, data heavy, dynamic environment. They will be a leader who will build and develop a team that can scale quickly and efficiently, and who conveys the energy and credibility to accomplish our goals. You will:
                          • Partner with the CAO and leadership to identify and execute key accounting and operations initiatives, help implement and improve processes and controls, and help the company achieve its long term financial goals.
                          • Lead the Financial Reporting, Technical Accounting, and Close/Consolidation/GL teams at Stripe and help them develop into world class functions.
                          • Be an acknowledged technical accounting expert. You will be a resource for the accounting, finance and legal teams, as well as the leadership team in advising the company on relevant accounting guidance.
                          • Be knowledgeable about operating in a heavily regulated finance environment, responsible for maintaining compliance with all reporting deadlines and other accounting related compliance obligations.
                          • Be familiar with all of the controls and processes needed to operate in a public company environment.
                          • Be an expert with developing complex finance systems on a very large scale, working directly with internal systems and engineering teams to design, build and implement accounting automation at scale and develop efficiency and scalability across all relevant accounting areas.
                          • Be a great manager and mentor to a large and fast growing accounting group at Stripe. Our ideal candidate will have:
                            • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Accounting or Finance.
                            • CPA certification or equivalent with a minimum of eight years in public accounting.
                            • 8+ years of experience in a senior accounting position in a regulated public company environment.
                            • Previous experience managing finance and accounting functions at scale in a hyper growth environment.--
                            • Experience navigating through complex technical accounting concepts and a proven track record in thought leadership in technical accounting.
                            • Exceptional business acumen and the proven ability to mentor and lead teams that have implemented large scale finance process implementations and improvements. To apply, please include the following with your application: Help establish best-in-class financial reporting and technical accounting workflows within a fast-paced environment! Stripe builds the most powerful and flexible tools to accept payments online. Since our founding, we've grown our organization to 1000+ team members across eleven global offices, and are processing billions of dollars a year for thousands of businesses in 25 countries. Stripe powers many new businesses, many in categories that barely existed five years ago, and we believe it's a snapshot of how the internet is changing. Many of our greatest challenges have yet to be solved, so we're looking for a consultative and creative problem solver to join a small team focused on growing and scaling our Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting workflows within a fast-paced environment that's growing globally. You can expect high impact and wide-ranging responsibility on a team that shapes our understanding of how Stripe is performing as a business and advises on non-routine transactions. You will:
                              • Shape the evolution of financial reporting and analysis workflows and deliverables.
                              • Invest in process and system changes needed to support changing reporting requirements.
                              • Lead the creation and maintenance of global accounting policies and documentation.
                              • Navigate challenging technical accounting issues; advise on complex transactions, interpret new accounting standards, lead business combination integration initiatives, and track Stripe's investments.
                              • Manage projects with accounting service providers.
                              • Handle ad hoc information requests from investors and other external stakeholders. Our ideal candidate will have:
                                • 7-8 years of relevant accounting experience in industry and public (Big 4 preferred), with a CPA license.
                                • Experience at a company with best-in-class reporting processes.
                                • Expertise in U.S. GAAP and the ability to navigate complex transactions and accounting concepts.
                                • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
                                • The ability to maintain high-performance and attention to detail under tight timelines, as well as a "roll up your sleeves" mindset to get any job done.
                                • Oracle, Workiva, or other equivalent application experience. Nice to haves:
                                  • Knowledge of (or experience in) the payments industry.
                                  • Experience with SQL or a willingness to learn. Be a part of building the Finance team at--Stripe Stripe's mission is to increase the GDP of the internet. We build the most powerful and flexible tools for running an internet business. We handle billions of dollars each year and enable millions of users around the world to scale faster and more efficiently by building their businesses on Stripe. More than 80% of American adults bought something on Stripe in the last year. To further this important mission, we are building a team to drive strategy, financial and business planning at Stripe. We are looking for an insightful and analytical individual to be the financial and strategic partner to key leaders of the Real Estate and Workplace teams to accelerate achievement of our long term goals. Your work will be instrumental to Stripe achieving its mission, be highly visible to Stripe leadership, and will drive key insights for Board discussions. You will:
                                    • Nurture deep, trusted partnerships with your respective business teams.
                                    • Provide analytical rigor and bring strategic leadership to operational initiatives.
                                    • Evaluate organizational tradeoffs in team planning, and be a key decision-maker in investment and operational strategies.
                                    • Be your business teams' go-to financial partner for ad hoc analysis and relevant external relations (for example, negotiating new contract terms or evaluating prospective partnerships).
                                    • Lead strategic and financial planning processes for your teams (e.g., Monthly Reviews, Forecasts, Annual Budget, and Long Range Plan).
                                    • Develop and monitor critical success metrics, and communicate actionable insights to relevant stakeholders.
                                    • Build and own scenario models for in-depth analyses, as well as ensure their quality, timeliness, and accuracy. We're looking for someone who has:
                                      • 6-8+ years of relevant experience within investment banking, management consulting, private equity, plus for recent experience in strategic or operational finance functions at a high-growth technology company
                                      • Demonstrated experience partnering with Real Estate and Workplace functions, preferably across international markets
                                      • Demonstrated abilities to ask the right questions and to use sound business judgment when collaborating with a wide-range of stakeholders
                                      • The ability to maintain high-performance under tight timelines, and a "roll up your sleeves" mindset to get any job done
                                      • Proven proclivity for quickly identifying and methodically resolving potential road-blocks
                                      • A keen analytical eye, and extensive experience building integrated models from scratch (in Excel or other planning applications)
                                      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a willingness to proactively work with functions across the company
                                      • Oracle, Anaplan, or other equivalent application experience
                                      • Experience with SQL or a willingness to learn is a must

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