Accounting Lead


Over ten years ago, we launched AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) to revolutionize the way small and medium-sized businesses grow and compete. Today our software solutions serve the real estate and legal industries.  At the heart of our products and services is a talented and agile team that understands the importance of a 100% customer focus.

With offices in Santa Barbara, Dallas, San Diego, Boston and Los Angeles, our business is built for long term success fueled by happy, loyal customers and a team of AppFolians who contribute to our great culture every day.

To learn more about AppFolio and our company values check out our profile on The Muse!

Why AppFolio?

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and a 401k Match
  • Amazing company culture with a focus on a complete lifestyle
  • Recharge with 20 Days PTO + 9 Paid Holidays
  • Grow your career in an innovative public company that’s built to last
  • Make an impact by playing a key role in transforming our customers’ businesses
  • Offices stocked with healthy snacks, games, and goodies
  • A commitment to health/wellness, including onsite fitness classes
  • Give back to your team and your community


We are currently hiring an Accounting Lead that will support our growing business and become part of the Accounting Team. This position is a new addition to the team, and will closely support our Accounting Manager to help build our accounting function as we scale.


  • Provide guidance and training to subordinates
  • Review assigned general ledger accounts and consistently question any unusual / non-routine transactions and account balance variances
  • Prepare and approve journal entries
  • Prepare reconciliations of assigned general ledger accounts and review reconciliations performed by others when assigned
  • Support month-end and year-end close processes
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls required by SOX
  • Perform detailed financial statement analysis, including discussions on various issues, analysis, preparation and review of account reconciliations
  • Preparation of fluctuation analyses and performance of financial statements analytics, providing relevant explanations for fluctuations provided to senior management
  • Coordinate complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments
  • Be a US GAAP technical accounting resource by providing guidance, performing research and preparing accounting memos
  • Work closely with the Accounting Manager  to build out new processes and structure addressing and improving the month end close processes
  • Assist with monthly and quarterly SEC reporting. Prepare financial statements and other schedules for 10-Q and 10-K filings as well as various footnote schedules.
  • Assist in merger and acquisition accounting
  • Provide supporting documentation to external auditors
  • Comply with and enforce company policies and procedures
  • Perform other special projects and analyses as directed by management

Knowledge and Skills:

  • BA/BS in Economics, Business, or a related field; emphasis in Accounting a plus
  • CPA License
  • 5-7 years of general accounting and/or financial statement preparation experience desired
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications, including Excel
  • Team player and capable of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills (both written & oral)
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and to set and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle confidential information

Disclaimer - To be considered to work in either our Dallas, TX or San Diego, CA offices, we’d expect the candidate to commit to training in Santa Barbara (HQ) for one year prior to making a move to their desired location.

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