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VP Accounting

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15 yrs required

Austin, TX, United States

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Ecommerce, Accounting, Clevel

Posted on
Jun 04, 2021

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BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market and enterprise businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging online stores to support every stage of their growth.  

As VP, Accounting (Principal Accounting Officer) you will lead overall responsibility for BigCommerce’s Accounting, Controllership, Tax, Treasury and SEC reporting functions, and will own responsibility for developing, leading, mentoring, and retaining a strong team of finance professionals.  This person will be responsible for all transactional accounting activities, timely close processes, SEC reporting, technical accounting matters, SOX compliance, global tax and treasury/banking relationships.

What You’ll Do:

  • Overall responsibility for leading and managing all Accounting, Controllership, Tax, Treasury, and SEC reporting functions.
  • Develop an internal audit function and manage the implementation of policies that maintain a rigorous and robust internal control environment and monthly close process.
  • Manage all interactions with external auditors and promptly remedy any issues/gaps raised in audit reports or management letters, including those from internal audit.
  • Manage all Audit committee matters and reporting requirements.
  • Own and manage all SEC reporting and filing requirements.
  • Own and manage all global tax relationships and reporting requirements.
  • Lead due diligence efforts related to all future corporate financings and M&A transactions. 
  • Hire, develop, lead, mentor, and retain personnel by maintaining a high-performing accounting team.
  • Develop effective policies for forecasting sources and uses of cash including the careful analysis and forecasting of working capital trends.
  • Prepare divisional financial forecasts and internal flash reports, as requested
  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Assist in building and hitting annual budgets.
  • Lead cost reduction initiatives including purchasing, vendor management and tracking / reporting of opportunities and savings realized.
  • Prepare annual capital expenditures spending plan and related expenditure requests.
  • Lead monthly project review meetings across various initiatives.
  • Manage external banking relationships and overall treasury functions.
  • Establish risk and disclosure committees reporting to the board of directors
  • Assist in managing the company’s equity plan and all 409a reporting requirements

Who You Are:

  • 15+ years technical accounting experience, 10+ management and operational experience, 7+ years of SEC reporting and SOX experience, 5+ years VP / executive functional ownership experience   
  • Master's degree in Accounting, or similar preferred.
  • Certifications: CPA, CFP, etc.
  • Experience owning GAAP and SEC reporting, internal controls and budget management, etc.

Diversity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
We have the opportunity to build not only a great business, but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey.

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