Director of SEC Reporting and Accounting Policy

The Opportunity:

Responsible for financial reporting and technical accounting throughout the Company to ensure compliance with US GAAP, SEC reporting and Section 404 of Sarbanes – Oxley.


  • Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer; ownership of and maintaining a strong external reporting environment in keeping with the requirements of a publicly traded company.
  • Preparation and review of SEC filings including but not limited to Form 10-K, 10-Q, annual reports to shareholders with related footnotes and schedules.
  • Assistance with quarterly and annual Earnings Release, Investor Decks and other outside communications as appropriate.
  • Perform technical accounting analyses and resolution of complex accounting transactions. Oversee implementation of new accounting standards (i.e., lease accounting standard).
  • Remain current with the latest developments in accounting and financial reporting.
  • Collaborate closely with other departments and functions to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reporting and disclosure.
  • Interface with Internal and External audit, legal, tax and valuation specialists.
  • Assistance with statutory reporting and employee benefit plan financial statement preparation.
  • Ownership of Equity Compensation accounting and reporting and assistance with maintenance of Equity Compensation portal.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience preparing and reviewing SEC filings, resolving and documenting complex technical accounting transactions and ensuring compliance with US GAAP and SOX.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis or major in Accounting.
  • Public Accounting (Big 4 preferred) with a combination of Corporate Accounting experience strongly desired.
  • CPA certification preferred, with continued training to remain current with accounting standards.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills including experience preparing detailed technical accounting memos in support of the application of accounting principles to the Company’s business activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate with peers, subordinates and executive management.
  • Track record of working under deadlines in a fast-paced environment, adapting to changing priorities and accomplishing objectives.
  • Ability to work independently and lead projects, establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior management and key external relationships.
  • Proficient computer skills in the Windows operating system, including both word-processing and spreadsheet applications are required.

About Shutterstock:

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week and has millions of images and video clips available.

Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Shutterstock Custom, a custom content creation platform, Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat a curated royalty-free music library; Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media.

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Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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