Remote Accounting Wrangler – at Automattic

Remote Automattic

Remote Accounting Wrangler: We’re Hiring!!

We are the people behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, Polldaddy, Cloudup, and more.

We’re looking for exceptional accountants who can work in one of the most unique and interesting accounting groups in the world. And we’re completely distributed! You will work alongside Automattic’s accounting team to navigate the wide range of issues involved in building Automattic’s global business. All while contributing to the success of open source software.

What do we look for? Automatticians are curious, driven, compassionate, tenacious, autonomous, friendly, independent, collaborative, communicative, supportive, self-motivated, and amazing with .gifs. We want to work with people interested in making the web and the world a better place.

Here are just some of things you’ll need the skills and passion to do:

  • Work with auditors in multi-period audits and ongoing completion of schedules for quarterly and year-end audit work.
  • Prepare and process month-end close related journal entries including detailed analysis to ensure critical reserves and accruals are appropriately stated.
  • Prepare monthly and/or quarterly account reconciliations and related analysis for review.
  • Take a lead role in special projects.
  • Update and/or develop policies & procedures as needed.
  • Manage outsourced staffing firms.
  • The ideal candidate has a minimum of four to seven years of related experience with at least two years at a public accounting firm. CPA license preferred.

Benefits (just to name a few):

  • Open vacation policy (no set number of days per year). We encourage all employees to take the time they need for vacation, to pursue their own interests, to stay healthy, and to spend time with friends and family.
  • Home office setup and coworking allowances. Working from a coffee shop? You can use your coworking allowance for the requisite latte!
  • We happily provide or reimburse hardware and software you’ll need, as well as books or conferences that promote continued learning.
  • Company-sponsored life insurance.
  • Open parental leave (includes maternity, paternity, and adoption). If you’ve been with Automattic for 12 months, your leave is fully paid.
  • WordPress-branded laptop at your four-year anniversary. A spiffy set of wireless headphones at your seven-year anniversary.
  • Paid two to three-month sabbatical encouraged every five years.
  • We cover all costs of company travel, so dust off that passport! Your team will get together one to three times per year in locations around the globe.
  • Other benefits are country-specific, and include health, vision, and dental insurance; matching retirement/pension contributions; childcare vouchers; income protection; travel insurance; and discount offers.

Coming on board:  When you make it past the interview stage we’ll do a project together on contract, typically lasting between two to six weeks depending on how much time you can spend, to see how we work together. When you join full-time, you’ll do customer support for WordPress.com for your first three weeks and spend a week in support annually, for evermore, regardless of your position.

We track about 70 percent of our projects on P2-themed WordPress.com blogs, 25 percent in private chat rooms, and the rest on Slack. Because of the geographic variance, we’re active 24/7.

We get the whole company together once a year for seven days so that Automatticians can create bonds that influence them all year long. So far we’ve done Grand Meetups in San Francisco, California; La Paz, Mexico; Oracle, Arizona; Breckenridge, Colorado; Mont-Sainte-Anne, Québec; Seaside, Florida; Budapest, Hungary; San Diego, California; Santa Cruz, California; Park City, Utah; and Whistler, Canada.In addition to our all-company Grand Meetup, teams meet for five to seven days to brainstorm team-level strategy and bond in locales ranging from Boulder to Buenos Aires, Las Vegas to Lisbon, Montréal to Mexico City, and Vienna to Vietnam. If you join our merry band, expect to travel three to four weeks per year.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply today.

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