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Senior Manager, Technical Accounting and Reporting

Position Description: Okta is seeking a top tier candidate to tackle the Company’s technical accounting and SEC reporting and complexities. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, self-motivated team player with a very strong working knowledge of GAAP, SEC regulations and internal controls. This role is an individual contributor reporting to the Director of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead all technical accounting research for any complex, unusual and/or significant transactions and provide technical accounting guidance across all functions ensuring compliance with applicable GAAP; provide findings to management and participate in discussions with external auditors.
  • Assess and document the accounting impact and required disclosures for major corporate events or transactions, including significant contracts, acquisitions, debt and equity offerings and other one-off transactions. Work proactively with external auditors to drive timely closure of technical accounting matters and support finance teams to ensure proper accounting and disclosure along with documentation of Accounting memos as appropriate.
  • Responsible for documenting and maintaining global accounting policies manual. Lead education, communication and implemention of new policies throughout the organization.
  • Liaise and manage the coordination with external auditors during quarterly and annual financial audits.
  • Liaise and manage the coordination with external tax firm regarding information request for tax provision calculation.
  • Collaborate with business operators and FP&A Group to understand budget implications and implement planning strategy for these accounting issues.
  • Proactive identification of accounting & disclosure issues /proactive benchmarking of disclosure practices and recommendations to management.
  • Ensure financial statements are in accordance with GAAP guidelines.
  • Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of SOX 404 including documentation of processes and procedures for external and other reporting functions.
  • Remain current through trainings and other events on all SEC, SOX, and Technical Accounting issues. Strong technical accounting background with a thorough knowledge of US GAAP, SOX 404, and SEC reporting standards.
  • Support all close and reporting activities as part of the financial reporting team.
  • As necessary, assist in or lead special projects.

Required Skills:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA is a plus
  • 8+ years relevant work experience; Big 4 experience is required, direct experience on external reporting and technical accounting responsibilities with a public company experience
  • High-tech industry experience preferred, but not required
  • Experience solving and documenting complex technical accounting issues
  • Previous experience with Form S-8, Form S-3, Proxy Statements, Prospectuses, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Previous project management experience
  • Experience with NetSuite and Workivia a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manages competing priorities, and adheres to tight deadlines
  • Keen analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to learn new systems and processes quickly
  • Ability to deal effectively with all levels of an organization, from clerical staff to executives, and manage relationships with external parties

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