Director, Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 185,000-225,000 Annually
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Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

DigitalOcean (NYSE: DOCN) simplifies cloud computing so builders can spend more time creating software that changes the world. With our mission-critical infrastructure and fully managed offerings, DigitalOcean enables startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to rapidly deploy and scale modern applications. As a remote-first organization, our employees, like our customers, are based around the world.

We want people who are passionate high performing team players who can take challenges and go the extra mile.

As the Director of Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting you will lead financial reporting and technical accounting and play a pivotal role in maturing the Company’s processes. Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, the Director, Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting will be an integral member of accounting leadership.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Lead the preparation and review of periodic financial statements and footnotes to ensure compliance with US GAAP and SEC regulations as well as SEC filings 
  • Review of earnings release materials including the press release, script and earnings presentation as well as related support
  • Oversight and review of technical accounting research, technical accounting memos and communication of  technical accounting conclusions including collaborating with the business and FP&A to understand transactions and communicate accounting position of such transactions.
  • Lead a team of up to 4 people and foster their growth and development
  • Review of covenant calculations in accordance with the Company’s debt agreements
  • Ensure effective design and operation of certain key and non-key internal controls related to financial reporting and technical accounting
  • Responsible for the preparation and review of certain audit committee and disclosure committee materials
  • Responsible for purchase accounting for business combinations, management of third party valuation experts and related SOX controls as well as accounting due diligence.
  • Lead efforts to monitor and interpret new accounting standards and SEC regulations and the related impact to the Company including appropriate documentation and any implementation of such new standards
  • Oversight of the accounting, including accounting reconciliations for certain areas, such as, but not limited to, stock based compensation
  • Partner with Investor Relations, FP&A, Human Resources, Tax, Internal Audit, Accounting Operations and other cross functional groups to achieve objectives
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the external audit firm as it relates to the quarterly review and annual audit 
  • Ad hoc projects as needed

What You’ll Add to DigitalOcean:Experience:

  • 10+ years of progressive job related experience, with a strong preference for a minimum of 5 years of Big 4 public accounting experience.
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team
  • Knowledge of ERP systems as well as financial reporting platforms such as Workiva or Bridge and proficiency with Google Business Applications (docs, sheets and slides) and MIcrosoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint)
  • Strong experience in financial reporting, US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations governing financial statements and disclosures for public companies
  • Experience working with high growth or technology companies and/or companies that have recently made a public stock offering.

Role requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Accounting
  • Active CPA license
  • Proficiency in the English language both spoken and written
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations is required
  • Strong writing skills to construct and/or provide review comments on comprehensive written financial statement disclosures and technical accounting memos
  • Ability to research and propose company positions on complex accounting issues as well as articulate business and accounting issues to finance and non-finance audiences.
  • Strong organization skills, ability to prioritize and communicate such priorities to team members while communicating status to stakeholders.
  • High degree of attention to detail.
  • A leader with a demonstrated ability to foster growth and development for team members.
  • Demonstrated experience and passion for improving processes to achieve efficiencies
  • Commitment to effective operation of SOX controls.

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We reward our employees. The base salary range for this position is between $185,000.00 - $225,000.00 based on relevant years of experience and skills. The salary range for this role is specific to candidates located within the U.S. and will vary for candidates outside the U.S.. Employees may qualify for a bonus in addition to base salary; bonus amounts are determined based on company and individual performance. We also provide equity compensation to eligible employees including grants of equity upon hire and the option to participate in our Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging our teams and employees to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship and other internal programs. We provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your well-being. In addition to cash and equity compensation, we also offer employees a competitive array of benefits. In the United States, these include health insurance, flexible vacation, retirement benefits, a generous parental leave program, and additional resources to support employees' overall well-being. While the philosophy around our benefits is the same worldwide, specific benefits may vary in other countries due to local regulations and preferences.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

*This is a remote role


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What makes someone successful on your team?

Success on my team is fueled by my team’s mutual respect and trust. My team has given me all of the necessary tools needed to get the job done and I am trusted to contribute to company projects that will transform the business. It is invaluable to be surrounded by a team that is just as committed to my success as I am!


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What is your vision for the company?

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What are DigitalOcean Perks + Benefits

DigitalOcean Benefits Overview

DigitalOcean benefits offerings vary by region. You can expect to enjoy things like:
- Full Health Coverage: Fully paid health benefits for all our employees.
- 401k Plan: It's never too early to start saving. DigitalOcean matches up to 4% of every employee's salary
- Education Support: All employees receive reimbursement for conferences, training or education
- Wellness Stipend: Up to $100 per month to support your physical health
- Custom Workstations: Mac? PC? Linux? We’ll hook up your rig with your preferred equipment
- Flexible Vacation Time: Take the time you need to live a balanced and fulfilling personal life
- Headphones: Up to $100 for headphones of your choosing
- Teambuilding & Social Events: Hackathons, Shark Day, team offsites, and more

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
DigitalOcean gives employees unlimited PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Employees receive unlimited days of paid sick leave.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week in the warmer months.
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
DigitalOcean reimburses its employees up to $100 per month for fitness services and activities
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
DigitalOcean hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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