Accountant

About the opportunity

The Finance Team is currently looking for an experienced, system-oriented, hands-on Accountant with good technical skills with a focus on but not limited to the accounting and administration of our US operations. Contentful’s growth has been superb and we are looking for individuals who are excited to lead process improvements while aligning to our CORE Values to be humble, start with the customer and work backward while embodying a growth mindset and strive together to achieve company goals.

What to expect?

  • You will oversee all bookings in the general ledger, the accounts payable and all other subledgers with a focus on our US operations
  • You are responsible for the monthly, quarterly and annual closing of our US subsidiary and of our consolidated accounts according to US GAAP
  • You will continuously look for ways to create scalable, automated processes, and improve our systems and tools
  • You will consistently check and assess our obligations with regard to direct and indirect taxes
  • You will work closely with our tax consultants and help them to prepare the Federal and State tax returns
  • You will make sure that we meet all other American reporting deadlines and file the respective forms

What you need to be successful?

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred but not required
  • 5+ years of experience in accounting and/or finance
  • Experience with accounting in international companies, preferably in a SaaS company or in the digital industry
  • Excellent knowledge of US-GAAP and IFRS
  • Experience with reporting requirements of public companies is a plus
  • Very good knowledge of various US and Californian tax topics, payroll and benefits
  • You don’t mind getting your hands dirty, cleaning things up, accounts and processes 
  • Preferably, you have experience with NetSuite, Zuora, Avalara, Zenefits and Rydoo (Ideally you can’t only operate them but feel comfortable to “look under the hood”)

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Generous time-off policy that rivals the best companies in tech
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career, with extra days off
  • Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Spotify, Urban Outfitters, Jack in the Box, The British Museum, Xoom and Lenovo use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 350 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco and distributed locations around the world.

“Everyone is welcome here” — it's a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability or length of time spent unemployed. We look forward to your application!

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