GL Staff Accountant, Compensation

Manila, Philippines

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GL Staff Accountant, Compensation Accounting

Okta is searching for a top tier Staff Accountant to join our growing Compensation Accounting. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, self-motivated team player who enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment. This individual should have a solid working knowledge of US GAAP, SEC regulations, and internal controls as well as an interest in complex accounting topics (such as stock-based compensation, business combinations, etc.). The role will report to the GL Supervisor and focus on the accounting for stock-based compensation under ASC 718 and other equity related transactions/accounts. Additionally, this role will be responsible for supporting the overall month-end close process, SOX compliance control execution, and quarterly/annual audit process, as well as identifying and driving project-based work to provide process efficiencies for the team.  This role will be required to work in US (Pacific Time) hours during the month end close and/or as required.

What you’ll be doing 

  •  Perform various GL month-end close activities, including preparation and review of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations related to stock-based compensation expense and other equity related transactions and accounts
  • Partner with the Stock Administration team to confirm employee equity awards and related inputs and transactions are properly captured in our stock administration tool (E*TRADE Equity Edge Online) to ensure stock-based compensation expense is calculated correctly
  • Prepare balance sheet and P&L fluctuation analyses
  • Assist in preparing internal and external financial reporting schedules including, but not limited to, equity footnotes and disclosures for our 10-Q and 10-K filings with the SEC
  • Evaluate system infrastructure, along with identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities
  • Maintain and enhance the internal controls over accounting processes and systems and ensure SOX policy compliance
  • Assist in implementing new accounting policies and procedures and assessing the accounting implications of new transactions or scenarios
  • Provide a high level of customer service with finance and non-finance business partners by providing financial insights and relevant reporting
  • Support the quarterly reviews and annual audit requests and inquiries from our external auditors

What you’ll bring to the role

  • Bachelor’s degree, with emphasis in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • 4+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • Solid working knowledge and application of US GAAP, SEC regulations, and SOX/internal controls
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, and organization skills
  • High level of attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to identify, follow-up, and resolve discrepancies timely
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing accuracy
  • Proficient with Google Workspace (Gmail, Sheets, Docs) and Microsoft tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong systems knowledge, including the ability to quickly learn new systems
  • Familiarity with the operations and related accounting for stock-based compensation
  • Experience with NetSuite and/or other major ERPs (i.e., Oracle, SAP) preferred 
  • Experience using E*TRADE Equity Edge Online or other comparable stock plan administration system is a plus

What you can look forward to as an Full-Time Okta employee!

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today!

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