Director of Financial Reporting/Tech Accounting

Founded in 2009, SendGrid is an industry-disrupting, cloud-based customer communication platform that solves the challenges of reliably delivering emails on behalf of our customers.  We deliver over 30 billion emails a month for customers like Airbnb, Spotify, and Uber.

Based in Denver and reporting directly to the VP, Corporate Controller, the Director of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting will be joining SendGrid at critical stage of the company’s growth.  This is a newly created role and will be responsible for all aspects of technical accounting and financial reporting processes.

What You’ll Do

  • Live by and champion our cultural values of Happy, Hungry, Honest, and Humble

  • Provide technical accounting guidance and disclosure requirements based on US GAAP and SEC regulations for significant business transactions and material contracts

  • Research and keep current with accounting standards especially as they relate to disclosure requirements, including documenting and implementing new practices as necessary

  • Document and roll out technical accounting policies. Maintain policies log

  • Coordinate with the external auditors on the quarterly review and year-end audit in connection with technical accounting matters

  • Lead technical accounting related to business combination (ASC 805)

  • Responsible for stock compensation and equity accounting (ASC 718), including stock-based compensation, expense calculation and assumption evaluation

  • Manage the process of drafting monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements ensuring integrity, accuracy and completeness of disclosures and supporting documents including disclosure checklists

  • Prepare footnotes to the financial statements and other required reporting disclosures (MD&A, Business Overview etc.); maintain sufficient detailed support

  • Coordinate, collect and manage feedback from management, legal, external auditors, tax, audit committee and other cross-functional teams to ensure timely and accurate SEC filings

  • Oversee accounting, financial reporting and statutory reporting requirements for foreign entities

  • Assist in the Formulate internal controls over financial reporting and policies ensuring Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance to conform to established best practices

  • We're an agile, fast-growing company and this job description isn't meant to be a complete list of your qualifications or all of the things you'll do

About You

  • Self-starter, with a high energy level, able to solve both process and technical problems and work effectively in a cross functional, team orientated environment

  • Focused, organized and detail-oriented with strong decision-making skills in an environment that demands rapid decision making

  • 15+ years of experience in a combination of public accounting and industry

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Master’s degree preferred

  • CPA required

  • Desire, interest, and proficiency in researching technical accounting matters.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly and effectively present technical accounting matters and summarizing with the appropriate level of detail and clarity for communication to the team

  • Able to analyze complex problems and develop/implement logical and innovative solutions

  • Able to lead projects through clear communication, coordination and prioritization in a time sensitive environment

  • Strategic - Provide proactive, meaningful insight & identification of long-term or overall aims and interests and the means of achieving them. Clear and directly face the strengths and weaknesses, as well as external opportunities and threats

  • Emotionally Intelligent - Recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use this to guide thinking and behavior

  • Decisive - Uses a framework or process by which to make decisions. At times, will need to make decisions quickly and often with incomplete data

  • Persuasive - Bring others to their point of view using logic, data, and emotion. Have a formal process and framework by which to make qualitative and quantitative points, not just using emotional appeals

  • Accountable - Being willing to answer for the outcomes resulting from their own choices, behaviors, and actions. Take ownership of situations that they're involved in

  • Self Motivated - Motivated to do or achieve something because of one's own enthusiasm or interest, without needing pressure from others

  • Focused - Achieve what they set out to do before launching new initiatives. Complete company-linked goals and tasks, not simply to be busy and active

  • Collaborative - A keen ability to support cross-functional projects and decisions. Gets energized from working within a team and cross-functionally to achieve the company's goals

SendGrid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.


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