Senior Manager, Accounting

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Headquartered in New York but based around the world, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by most.

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

The Senior Manager, Accounting will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks associated with transactional operations and accounting within the Accounting Organization.  Responsibilities include managing the core accounting functions for Fixed Assets and Capitalized Software as well as Payroll compliance. This position will assist with business process transformation, establishing and maintaining accounting policies, systems implementation, and strong internal controls. Additionally, this position will assist in establishing, enhancing and monitoring internal controls in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance standards.

We are looking for someone who will liaise with internal customers on business transactions and projects.  The Senior Manager, Accounting will help drive policy development and process improvement, optimizing department processes and building lasting relationships. The successful candidate must be highly analytical, organized, possess a high aptitude for problem-solving, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Additionally, the successful candidate will adapt quickly to change and champion the advancement of processes and controls in Hire to Retire, Capitalization of Fixed Assets, including Internally Developed Software, to enhance the accounting and overall finance function. This position reports to the Director, Accounting Operations.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Supervise and train/cross-train the Fixed Asset/Capitalized Software Accounting and Payroll team members.
  • Maintain standard operating procedures that result in productivity and scalability.
  • Timely completion of monthly, quarterly and year-end Financial Closing; assist with documentation requests for completion of quarterly reviews and annual audit. 
  • Maintain accounting policies for Fixed Assets and Internally Developed Software, monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance, provide US GAAP interpretation and prepare technical memorandums that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner.
  • Review and sign-off on account reconciliations, ensuring that account activity and balances are audited for accuracy/reasonableness and reconciled regularly.
  • Review and approve the semi-monthly and monthly domestic and international payrolls.
  • Manage tax compliance for payroll and stock-based compensation, ensuring adherence to all federal, state/provincial, local, and regulatory requirements.
  • Document the current state process for Hire to Retire for the Payroll component and partner with the People Team to identify and implement process enhancements and automation in existing systems while defining requirements for the implementation of a new HRIS.
  • Assist in attaining Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, including maintaining requisite controls and procedures to support financial system and operational processes. Work closely with Internal Audit to develop, establish, remediate and implement additional controls as needed.
  • Help drive improvements to internal processes and work collaboratively with Infrastructure, Engineering and People teams to increase suppliers and employee value creation.
  • Assist with the creation of new policies and procedures as required.
  • Interact with various levels of management on significant matters, often requiring coordination between multiple organizations.
  • Provide positive support and interaction with co-workers, internal customers and business partners.
  • Complete other special analyses and project assignments as directed.
  • Ensure systems are scalable and adequate for the volume and complexity of transactions as well as for analyzing financial data.
What You’ll Add to DigitalOcean:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation required.  
  • Progressively more responsible experience with a combination of public accounting and private company experience in accounting, auditing and finance, with working knowledge of U.S. GAAP interpretation and financial statement preparation a must.
  • Strong leadership skills and substantial experience managing a team.
  • Strong process improvement execution.  Ability to develop and communicate effective ways to measure improvement.   
  • Ability to manage the day-to-day activities of professional accounting staff and collaborate with peers, other financial management, and external audit personnel.
  • Ability to be exacting, thorough and attentive to detail while still meeting deadlines required.
  • Excellent organizational ability required to handle multiple priorities.
  • Strong desire to learn; self-motivated; takes initiative and can work independently.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus.
  • Experience and advanced knowledge of various accounting systems such as NetSuite, ADP WFN, and Microsoft Office is required.
Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:
  • 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 ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym stipend to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC and Cambridge, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • 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.

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An Insider's view of DigitalOcean

What are some social events your company does?

We host an annual Shark Week where the entire company comes together for a week of learning, team time, opportunities to network cross-functionally, social activities, and more. We also host internal Hackathons (or Shark-a-hacks, as we call them) twice a year along with an annual Shark Day!

Olivia

Senior Manager, People Operations & Analytics

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm really excited about our Managed Databases and App Platform offerings. Getting started on a new project can be hard, let alone the overhead of setting up infrastructure. With our App Platform and Managed Databases, developers can focus their attention on writing code.

Greg

Engineer II

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!

Melonie

People Operations Associate

What is your vision for the company?

DO is in a unique position as the entry point to the internet for 500,000 customers today, and with the potential to reach many millions more over time. We have an incredible opportunity to help the world's developers and entrepreneurs test their ideas, build their business and realize their dreams.

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CEO

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

DigitalOcean sources meetups, conferences, projects, non-profit organizations, student-run hackathons, and individual developers who create useful content. The ethos here is community driven, and based on love, so we go out of our way to support developers and entrepreneurs who are creating meaningful technologies and businesses.

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Senior Developer Relations Manager

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.
- Commuter Benefits: Local employees receive a monthly metrocard or equivalent reimbursement for remotees
- 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
- Fitness Reimbursement: 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
- Free Meals In-Office Every Day: Food tastes better when you’re eating together
- 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 Week (our annual company retreat), team offsites, anniversary parties and more

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
DigitalOcean's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
DigitalOcean gives employees unlimited PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited days of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Our NYC office provides free catered breakfast and lunch Mondays through Fridays
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week in the warmer months.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
DigitalOcean reimburses its employees up to $100 per month for fitness services and activities
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
DigitalOcean hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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