Manager, Technical Accounting

Salesforce.com, Inc. San Francisco, CA
Job CategoryFinance and Operations

Job Details

Manager, Technical Accounting

This position is designed to augment existing resources in the technical accounting and external reporting function and to increase the Controller's oversight and timely identification of issues, and evaluation and documentation of accounting conclusions. The candidate must have direct experience with SEC and US GAAP technical accounting and disclosure requirements, and must be able to interact with senior management and senior members of the Company's external audit firm. The candidate will also supplement existing resources in the Company's preparation of quarterly external financial reports.

The ideal candidate will be a "quick study;" have excellent interpersonal skills; ability to describe complex technical accounting concepts in simple easy to understand terms; ability to identify, evaluate, debate and document complex technical and operational accounting issues; ability to build strong relationships and trust with others and be viewed as a strong "go to" leader; and the ability to present to an audience.

The candidate will also be a liaison among members of the CFO's global finance and operations organization, and will be involved in several initiatives to optimize and enhance the Company's financial reporting and infrastructure.

Responsibilities:

* Experience with complex accounting areas (e.g., revenue recognition, cost deferrals, capitalize vs. expense, expense recognition, foreign currency translation, consolidation, employee incentives including stock options, goodwill/intangibles, and business combination accounting)

* Demonstrated ability to stay current with emerging financial accounting rules and trends that impact accounting and financial reporting. Ensure that senior management is aware of these emerging financial accounting rules and trends

* Drive the implementation of new accounting rules with internal accounting and financial systems teams

* Provide technical accounting analysis and documented conclusions around accounting positions. Drive conclusion of accounting treatments with internal teams and external auditors

* Research technical matters on an ongoing basis and form relationships with professional organizations, similar companies and external advisors to form a network of idea sharing and generation

* Subject matter expert with the regional and local controllers and internal teams in driving standardization in accounting practices

* Experience with varied financial reporting, accounting, business practices and internal controls

* Assist in the development of internal control remediation plans when needed and assist management and internal teams with the remediation activities

* Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance including design of internal controls, evaluation, testing and remediation

* Assist in the coordination of all internal and external audits including the resolution of open comments and findings

Experience/Skills Required:

* Bachelor's degree at minimum

* 5+ years of financial experience

* Candidate must have direct and recent experience with SEC and US GAAP technical accounting and disclosure requirements

* Big 4 experience and CPA required

* Ability to work in a dynamic and growth environment

* Able to interact with executives and across functions

* Able to quickly grasp company operations and business drivers

* Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to articulate verbally and written, debate, evaluate and document complex technical accounting issues, ability to think quickly and present to an audience

* Highest professional standards and personal and professional integrity

* Effective listener

* Self-motivated

* Attention to detail

* Must be able to travel internationally

Experience/Skills Desired:

* Experience with the Technology industry preferred

* Solid understanding and experience with Sarbanes-Oxley. This includes the ability to consider the relationship of the regulatory environment and the organization in recommending and applying the appropriate business requirements

* Li-Y

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