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Staff Accountant
Finance
US - California - San Francisco (HQ)
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Title: Staff Accountant
Location: San Francisco, CA 


About Salesforce: 
Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” five years in a row and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” eight years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") made up of our employees, customers, partners and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world.

Role Description:
The Corporate Accounting team is currently seeking a Staff Accountant. This position will report to the Manager, Corporate Accounting within the Americas corporate accounting team and will be based at our headquarters in SF. As a Staff Accountant you will be responsible for many aspects of general ledger-related activities ranging from proper application of US GAAP to accounting transactions, the monthly close, and will support balance sheet account reconciliations in a fast-paced, non-traditional environment. You will work across many different functions in corporate accounting and third-parties in executing the tasks of the job and supporting the implementation of ASC 842 - Leases. You will also be involved in the 10Q and 10K processes and participate in SOX compliance for the general ledger area; interact with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits. We are looking for someone who has excellent problem solving skills and enjoys working in a challenging and fast–paced environment to support our continued success. 

Your Impact: 
  • Play a key role in the implementation of the FASB’s new lease accounting standard, ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842)
  • Participate in the execution of project plans in global projects in the areas of data migration, process design, SOX implementation and change management
  • Work with internal and external business partners to ensure compliance with corporate accounting policies, procedures and controls and provide support on special requests
  • Provide analysis on financial results (trends, performance metrics, benchmarks)
  • Provide support to the 10Q and 10K reports, including preparing supporting schedules, and ensuring the timely completion of all assigned general ledger account reconciliations
  • Assist in coordinating quarterly reviews and SOX testing with internal and external auditors
  • Drive to continuously improve the automation of the accounting and reporting process
  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives
  • Ad-hoc projects as necessary 
Basic Requirements:
  • BA in Accounting
  • 1-2 years of overall general accounting experience, high tech industry; Big 4 experience a plus
  • Oracle 11i or higher, or other ERP system experience
  • Strong Excel skills required (e.g. pivot tables & vlookups experience) and ability to work with large volumes of transactional data
  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus
  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Strong understanding of internal controls and SOX compliance
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to effectively interact, verbally and in writing, with individuals throughout the company
  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Must be a self-starter and team player and able to work in a fast pace and rapidly changing environment
  • Detail oriented, ability to multi-task and work independently
Preferred Requirements:
  • Hyperion systems – Essbase/Smartview experience a plus
  • Quick learner, ability to identify issues and resolve problems
  • Experience in SOX control execution/documentation
 
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