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Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.
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We are in search of a top-tier Staff Accountant who is highly motivated to learn and grow within a fast-paced organization. This role will be responsible for supporting the 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 general ledger team. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, communicative, self-motivated team player with a solid working knowledge of US GAAP, SEC regulations, and internal controls. Additionally, this individual thrives on process improvement and enjoys working in a challenging, collaborative environment to support our continued growth and success. This role will be reporting to the GL Accounting Manager, and they 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 such as Cash and Investments, T&E Expense, Intercompany, Prepaids, Capitalized Software, Fixed Assets and Expense Accruals
- Prepare Balance Sheet and P&L fluctuation analyses and ability to dive into the details to further investigate any variances
- Assist in preparing internal and external financial reporting schedules
- Evaluate process and system infrastructure, along with identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities
- Maintain and enhance the internal controls over accounting processes and systems
- Provide a high level of customer service with finance and non-finance business partners by providing timely responses, financial insights and relevant reporting
- Support the quarterly reviews and annual audit requests and inquiries from our external auditors
- Ad hoc accounting projects and requests, as needed
What you’ll bring to the role
- Bachelor’s degree, emphasis in Accounting
- 6-10 years of combined public accounting (ex. Big 4) and private industry at a publicly traded company
- CPA or CPA equivalent a plus
- Solid working knowledge and application of US GAAP, SEC regulations, and SOX/internal controls
- Strong problem solving, analytical, and organization skills
- Ability to execute, follow-up, and ensure attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills
- A team player, adept at building relationships across the organization
- Ability to adhere to deadlines in a fast-paced environment, without sacrificing accuracy
- Proficient with Microsoft tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Knowledge in Compensation Accounting a plus
- Experience with NetSuite preferred
What you can look forward to as an Okta employee!
- Amazing Benefits
- Making Social Impact
- Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Okta
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! https://www.okta.com/company/careers/.
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