Senior Accountant

| Greater NYC Area

Staff Accountant – US Corporate

Location: New York City

 

We are seeking an energetic Senior Accountant for our US Corporate Accounting team. Our corporate accounting team is responsible for the global accounting and reporting of Outbrain across various international locations. You will play a key role in ensuring the maintenance and integrity of certain account ledgers with a heavy focus on the End of Month/Quarter/Year-end process.

 

You will report directly to the Corporate Accounting Manager, which represents a great opportunity to gain experience in many aspects of a finance department in a rapidly growing digital organization.

 

The successful applicant will be able to fulfill the following tasks:

  • Perform and lead month-end close activities including but not limited to: preparation, analysis and reconciliation of general ledger accounts, posting and reviewing journal entries, executing intercompany journal entries and transactions, and review of reconciliations prepared by accounting staff
  • Oversee accounting staff to ensure quality and timeliness of deliverables and management of team well-being
  • Proper revenue, cost, and expense recognition, including at the departmental level
  • Performing quarterly / annual close procedures and balance sheet and income statement analysis and document insightful and meaningful explanations for fluctuations
  • Prepare quarterly roll-forward analyses and reconciliations for various accounts, including areas of complex technical accounting, such as equity and capitalized software
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting information for Outbrain budget owners, management and finance executive team
  • Manage budget vs. actual analyses on a monthly basis and communicate across all functions / departments
  • Assist in the financial reporting process, external audit and quarterly reviews, including the accumulation of support and responding to audit inquiries
  • Assist with various projects and tasks assigned by manager and handling other ad hoc tasks within finance when required

 

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Ability to manage own time while responsible for multiple tasks and deadlines
  • 3+ years of accounting experience, including a minimum of 2 years of audit experience
  • Strong knowledge and application of US GAAP
  • Disciplined self-starter with can-do attitude; proactive, resourceful, collaborative team player with the ability to anticipate; detail oriented and strong follow-through skills
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team and liaise across multiple stakeholders (both internal and external) to achieve objectives
  • A great communicator who can respond quickly in a fast-moving environment, with all levels including management and external parties
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to handle changing circumstances when necessary
  • Self-motivation with interests in understanding processes / systems related to overall management of the business and in streamlining and improving processes
  • Grow within a finance organization moving to become a leader in the digital area
  • Embrace change and system automation allowing scalability and adding value and strategic insight to the business
  • Fluency in English

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA designation
  • Preference for Big-4 experience and/or SEC registered company
  • Knowledge and experience with SEC regulations and internal controls a plus
  • Preference for experience in auditing public companies and/or fast-growing technology companies
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products, experience in Power BI or Tableau a plus
  • NetSuite and Adaptive experience a plus

 

About Outbrain

Outbrain is the world’s discovery feed technology for the open web supported by the only end-to-end native advertising stack for publishers and advertisers. We make the discovery of content, products, and services possible. A third of the world’s internet-connected population explore and discover information through our feed technology, which is trusted by emerging to established brands and integrated into thousands of media companies’ tech stacks to manage and monetize their publishing operations. Outbrain operates in 55 countries and is headquartered in New York City with offices in 18 cities worldwide.

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