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Senior Technical Accounting Manager

Company: Roku Inc.
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

The revolution won't be televised. It will be streamed. Want to help us build it?Roku Is Changing How The World Watches TVRoku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the US, and we've set our sights on powering every television in the world. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Our mission is to be the TV streaming platform that connects the entire TV ecosystem. We connect consumers to the content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers unique capabilities to engage consumers.From your first day at Roku, you'll make a valuable - and valued - contribution. We're a fast-growing public company where no one is a bystander. We offer you the opportunity to delight millions of TV streamers worldwide while gaining meaningful experience across various disciplines.About The RoleWe are looking for a Senior Technical Accounting Manager, or Technical Accounting Manager, who will work closely across multiple teams within the Company to address technical and operational accounting matters in the application of U.S. GAAP, and maintenance of global accounting policies. As a key member of the Technical Accounting team, you will conduct research on complex arrangements in the areas of business combinations, consolidation, debt financings, R&D costs, lease accounting, share-based payments etc. You will also work closely with our financial reporting and GL accounting teams in support of the quarterly and annual financial reporting process, and other stakeholders on an ad-hoc basis (i.e., acquisition integration team to ensure successful implementation of accounting policies and procedures for newly acquired businesses and accurate go-live reporting.)The ideal candidate will have endless curiosity and can pair a global mindset with locally relevant execution. You should be a gritty problem solver and self-starter who can provide practical solutions and drive projects to completion. The successful candidate will display a balance of technical and soft skills, including the ability to respond quickly to changing business needs. The position offered will be commensurate with the candidate's experience. This role will report to the Director of M&A and Technical Accounting, and will work in our Roku offices (San Jose, Santa Monica, or New York) 3 out of 5 working days a week under our hybrid work model.What You'll Be Doing

  • Provide technical accounting guidance and advice on highly visible transactions that are impactful to the organization's overall objectives
  • Conduct technical accounting research and prepare formal memoranda in documenting management's conclusion on matters requiring a high degree of judgment
  • Analyze non-recurring transaction agreements and apply critical thinking to develop appropriate accounting conclusions to transactions containing ambiguous deal terms that require interpretation or judgment
  • Review valuation reports from 3rd party specialists, challenging significant assumptions and ensuring mathematical accuracy
  • Lead the evaluation and adoption of accounting pronouncements, including collaborating with the broader finance organization to ensure effective implementation
  • Support the month end close process by preparing or reviewing account balances with estimation uncertainty
  • Support the quarterly and annual financial statement disclosure of complex and judgmental transactions, such as business combinations
  • Assist in the coordination of annual audit and quarterly review activities of external auditors, as needed
  • Perform key control activities identified for relevant accounting areasThis Is Where You Will Work
    • San Jose, CA or Santa Monica, CA or New York, NY - hybrid model, in office 3 days a weekWe're Excited If You Have
      • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
      • CPA or equivalent
      • 6+ years of accounting experience in the Big 4 and industry, including public company experience in the technology industry
      • Ability to think outside the box, comfortable with ambiguity and applies strong technical knowledge in providing stakeholders with guidance and advice
      • Strong technical research skills, including experience with US GAAP and other accounting standards research related to business combinations, consolidation, share-based payments, debt, derivatives is desirable
      • Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills, including the ability to prepare concise and persuasive arguments in formal technical memos
      • Flexibility and willingness to pivot to new priorities in a fast-paced environment
      • Independent self-starter with strong project management and problem-solving skills, experienced working in a fast-paced environment
      • Proficiency in the use of NetSuite or similar accounting software is a plusThe Roku CultureRoku is a great place for people who want to work in a fast-paced environment where everyone is focused on the company's success rather than their own. We try to surround ourselves with people who are great at their jobs, who are easy to work with, and who keep their egos in check. We appreciate a sense of humor. We believe a fewer number of very talented folks can do more for less cost than a larger number of less talented teams. We're independent thinkers with big ideas who act boldly, move fast and accomplish extraordinary things through collaboration and trust. In short, at Roku you'll be part of a company that's changing how the world watches TV.We have a unique culture that we are proud of. We think of ourselves primarily as problem-solvers, which itself is a two-part idea. We come up with the solution, but the solution isn't real until it is built and delivered to the customer. That penchant for action gives us a pragmatic approach to innovation, one that has served us well since 2002.

Keywords: Roku Inc., Santa Monica , Senior Technical Accounting Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Monica, California

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