Accounting Analyst (SDC Operations)

Stripe, Inc.
May 08, 2024
May 27, 2024
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Full Time
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About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies-from the world's largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups-use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone's reach while doing the most important work of your career.

To further this important mission, we are building our Accounting Stripe Delivery Center team and are looking for someone to help us scale for the future in a fast paced environment.

What you'll do

We are looking for an experienced finance professional to join the fast-growing Global Finance team at Stripe Delivery Center (SDC). In this exciting new role you will support the transition of accounting services from Local Services Providers (LSPs) to the SDC and will have the opportunity to implement process improvements and optimizations as part of the insourcing of this critical work. You will be part of the Accounting team and will work closely with Finance Operations, Legal Entity Controllers, Treasury and Tax to ensure a seamless transition of workflows. These workflows include month-end reconciliations and journal entry preparation.

  • Transition accounting services work from local services providers to SDC
  • Work closely with Accounting and FinOps to understand the services currently provided by LSPs and make an inventory of tasks
  • Work closely with the LSP and internal teams in advance of transition to make sure that there is no disruption to services during the transition period
  • Identify, plan and help resource the scope of work from LSPs as part of the overall transition project
  • Perform monthly / quarterly close activities, which will include manual journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Participate in building scalable accounting processes to support global growth
  • Partner when needed with Finance Operations, Treasury, Tax, and other areas of Finance as applicable.
  • Execute efficient internal control documentation and sign-off procedures
  • Enhance and maintain procedural documentation and SOPs
  • Drive end to end improvement of input processes to enable scale and productivity
  • Contribute to cross functional projects that drive performance improvement, visibility and automation throughout financial services.

Who you are

Excellent understanding of accounting and related month-end processes. The ability to exercise good judgment and discretion while rigorously applying our compliance policies. Sound knowledge of general ledger systems and procedures, financial charts of accounts and corporate procedures. Ability to work independently in a scaling and rapidly changing environment. Excellent organizational skills, and ability to communicate, both written and verbal. Solid problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job done

Minimum requirements
  • An accountancy qualification (e.g ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with 5+ years of relevant accounting experience
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance background
  • Proven experience in the monthly close process, journal preparation and posting, audit, and exposure to accounting systems.
  • The ability to bring structure to ambiguous areas of opportunity and thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving environment
  • Strong analytical skills and strong knowledge of Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • An enthusiastic "roll up your sleeves" mentality
  • A passion for creating new systems and solving problems via infrastructure and automation
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and with different cultures
  • Demonstrated experience with internal controls
  • Ability to be flexible and comfortable with changing requirements

You will also likely have (not required):
  • Experience working at a high-growth technology company
  • Oracle or other equivalent application experience