Manager of Technical Accounting & Special Projects

Finance & Accounting | Redwood City, CA, United States

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OUR VISION: THE WORLD. SUBSCRIBED.

Customers have changed. They’re looking for new ways to engage with businesses. Consumers today have a new set of expectations. They want outcomes, not ownership. Customization, not generalization. Constant improvement, not planned obsolescence.  

In the old world (let’s call it the Product Economy) it was all about things. Acquiring new customers, shipping commodities, billing for one-time transactions. But in today’s new era, it’s all about relationships. More and more customers are becoming subscribers because subscription experiences built around services meet consumers’ needs better than the static offerings or a single product.

Our vision is “The World Subscribed” where one day every company will be a part of the Subscription Economy® (a phrase coined by our CEO, Tien Tzuo and author of the best selling book Subscribed).

THE TEAM

The Financial Reporting team includes the Director of Reporting, Director of Tax, SEC Reporting Manager, Equity Manager, Equity Accountant and this role. We are a diverse group of financial professionals with varying years of experience. We all rely on each other to accomplish company objectives and work well together as well as independently. Our team enjoys delivering high quality work and meeting strict deadlines while also taking some time to wind down after busy times. Outside of the COVID environment, we enjoy getting together for lunches and team off sites on a regular basis. Overall, we work well together as a team and appreciate each other on a personal level as well.

YOUR MISSION:

The purpose is to be strong technical accounting resource as well as lead a variety of important projects across the finance organization. 

THE OPPORTUNITY (AKA: Why you want this role over any other out there) 

Zuora is seeking a financial professional with a strong accounting and reporting background as well as project leadership skills. This role will have high visibility to leadership and the accounting teams as they work closely with a wide variety of team members and will frequently interact with the Director of Reporting, Director of Financial Operations and Chief Accounting Officer. The candidate has the ability to demonstrate their strong accounting skills and knowledge to the team in this role as they interpret and implement complex accounting topics and will have influence over the team’s decision making when it comes to applying new accounting standards. The candidate will also play a leading role in a variety of finance-related projects and will benefit from exposure to the operational side of the business while planning and working with other teams to get important projects across the finish line. The candidate thrives on working independently, is a self-starter, and enjoys fostering strong working relationships with others across the organization. What the candidate learns in this role could lead to a wide variety of career paths including operational accounting roles such as assistant controller/controller, reporting roles such as financial reporting and SEC reporting, or project management focused roles. By joining Zuora the candidate will benefit from being part of a technically strong team with experienced leadership in accounting and reporting. Exposure to working with the Chief Accounting Officer will also contribute to growth and development at the executive level. 

Zuora uses a wide variety of accounting and reporting systems which the candidate would have exposure to such as Zuora, Coupa, Concur, Salesforce, Netsuite, Equity Edge, Xactly, ADP and others. 

Recent technical accounting and special project work included 606 and 842 adoption, unclaimed property audit, revenue system configuration review, procurement process review, enterprise risk assessment, financial statement review, EPS calculation, capitalization software, overall company cost analysis, debt arrangements, and many others.

WHAT YOU’LL ACHIEVE

    • Participate in complex accounting topics such as acquisitions, debt arrangements, leases, capitalized software, earnings per share, financial statement review, equity transactions, free cash flow estimates, and others.
    • Lead special accounting projects and initiatives such as global systems implementations, GL account reviews, cost analyses, revenue system configurations, procurement process reviews, enterprise risk assessment assistance, unclaimed property audits, and others.
    • Work closely with teams across the company in accounting, legal, human resources and product development, among others.
    • Perform a secondary review of consolidated financial statements with an emphasis on the statement of cash flows.
    • Build strong relationships with finance team members while leading important and complex accounting topics and projects
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

  • Bachelor's degree (accounting or business administration)
  • 5-7 years of accounting experience, ideally at a U.S. publicly traded company
  • Broad understanding of technical accounting topics under U.S. GAAP 
  • Accounting project management or similar experience
  • Experience preparing financial statements and footnotes for public companies
  • Experience using NetSuite, Coupa, Concur, Salesforce, Zuora, Equity Edge, Xactly, ADP or similar software a plus

ABOUT ZUORA & OUR “ZEO” CULTURE

Zuora (NYSE: ZUO) Zuora provides the leading cloud-based subscription management platform that functions as a system of record for subscription businesses across all industries. Powering the Subscription Economy®, the Zuora platform was architected specifically for dynamic, recurring subscription business models and acts as an intelligent subscription management hub that automates and orchestrates the entire subscription order-to-revenue process seamlessly across billing and revenue recognition. Zuora serves more than 1,000 companies around the world, including Box, Ford, Penske Media Corporation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Xplornet, and Zoom.

At Zuora, we have one CEO but ​every employee is empowered and supported to be the ‘ZEO’ of their own career experience. By embedding inclusion and belonging into our processes, policies and culture, we are building a workplace where our 1,200+ ZEOs across North America, Europe, and APAC can bring all the elements of who they are into their work. In addition to an industry-leading six-month, 100% paid parental leave for all our ZEOs, we also offer programs to support your mental health and give back to our communities along with “career cash” and plenty of learning and development opportunities.

To learn more visit www.zuora.com

Zuora is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Think, be and do you! At Zuora, different perspectives, experiences and contributions matter. Everyone counts. Zuora is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

Zuora does not discriminate on the basis of, and considers individuals seeking employment with Zuora without regards to, race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)zuora.com. 

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