Director, Accounting (USA Remote) at Turnitin

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX | Remote
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Company Description

When you join Turnitin, you'll be welcomed into a company that is a recognized innovator in the global education space. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Over 16,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use our services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft, and ProctorExam.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our diverse community of colleagues are all unified by a shared desire to make a difference in education. Come join us, and let's make change together.

Job Description

This role will lead and direct the activities of the newly defined Finance organisation, comprising of an international accounting GL team and other related activities. This will bring together multi-located teams of subject matter experts to provide a consistent, efficient and compliant service to both internal and external stakeholders of the Turnitin Consolidated Group.

This is a Global leadership position within a fast-growing, dynamic business and as such there will be an expectation that the individual appointed will have a genuine focus on continuous improvement and the gravitas to drive improvements across the Company’s key business processes. 


  • Support and lead the global accounting team to ensure month end is reported accurately to facilitate timely, relevant management decisions and meet reporting standards and requirements

  • Ability to research accounting issues using appropriate guidance, recommend appropriate accounting, and write memos to support conclusions in accordance with US GAAP, IFRS, and/or foreign GAAP

  • Be the key senior contact for the internal and external auditors to ensure real time collective support on approach to given matters.

  • Ensuring all accounting policies are effectively implemented, and new accounting standards are appropriately adopted by the business.

  • Optimising processes and controls across finance, enhancing current procedures and implementing new ones to drive improvements.

  • Improve processes to drive efficiency within Accounting and Control team - leveraging data to streamline manual processes

  • Work with colleagues across group finance teams to align local management reporting to figures held centrally

  • Develop and maintain the performance of the team directly and indirectly through Team Leaders, including recruiting, coaching, performance management and developing the team as is needed.

  • Make sure new accounting standards are adopted by the business on a timely manner

  • Ad hoc projects


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, CPA)

  • 5+ years experience with US GAAP .

  • Formal technical qualifications for USGAAP is a plus

  • Strong technical accounting skills including purchase price accounting, business combinations, ASC 606 and ASC 842

  • Over 5 years finance leadership experience within a large, complex organisation

  • Experience of leading and managing a multi-national global team

  • Proven track record of streamlining accounting operations and month end close for a multinational global company

  • Strong effective communication skills at all levels of the business, including c-suite

  • Tech savvy with proven experience of working in NetSuite

  • Experience of working for a SAAS Company preferred 

  • Experience of working within a complex US corporate structure highly advantageous 

Additional Information

Our Mission is to ensure the integrity of global education and meaningfully improve learning outcomes. 
Our Values underpin everything we do.

  • Customer Centric - We realize our mission to ensure integrity and improve learning outcomes by putting educators and learners at the center of everything we do.
  • Passion for Learning - We seek out teammates that are constantly learning and growing and build a workplace which enables them to do so.
  • Integrity - We believe integrity is the heartbeat of Turnitin. It shapes our products, the way we treat each other, and how we work with our customers and vendors.
  • Action & Ownership - We have a bias toward action and empower teammates to make decisions.
  • One Team - We strive to break down silos, collaborate effectively, and celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Global Mindset - We respect local cultures and embrace diversity. We think globally and act locally to maximize our impact on education.

Seeing Beyond the Job Ad
At Turnitin, we recognize it’s unrealistic for candidates to fulfill 100% of the criteria in a job ad. We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements because we know that skills evolve over time. If you’re willing to learn and evolve alongside us, join our team!
Turnitin, LLC is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of age, gender, religion, marital or veterans status.

More Information on Turnitin
Turnitin operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Oakland, CA, Austin, TX and Pittsburgh, PA. Turnitin was founded in 1996. It has 650 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 65 open jobs at Turnitin, click here.
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