Google - Mountain View, CA

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Google accountants are a savvy bunch who handle the core accounting responsibilities at Google. As a member of this team, you know your accounting principles and the full accounting process end to end. You'll advise on financial reports required by governmental regulations, and you'll review, analyze, and interpret financial and budgetary reports -- and all this sounds like fun to you. Every day is a new challenge, and you're continually looking for ways to help our team get better at what we do, in the most efficient way possible. A team player at heart, you collaborate with our global team, evangelize best practices and roll up your sleeves to pitch in when it's all hands on deck. You move fast while keeping your attention to detail, and you tap into your problem-solving skills to support Google's business objectives.
Google accountants are new-age 21st Century Accountants! As a 21st Century Accountant, you are versatile, motivated, creative, intellectually curious, a strong communicator, analytical, a leader. As an Accounting and Controls team member, you will handle the core accounting functions at Google. You will be a generalist, mastering the accounting concepts for your responsibilities, while retaining a broad knowledge of principles in other areas. This will allow you to continually learn and develop your skills while providing mobility to move among groups. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to work with bright co-workers from around the globe on new projects and process improvement. Google is a place where initiative is valued and no day is ever boring!

Identify opportunities for process improvements and drive implementation of the solutions.

Support new and existing Google products by working cross-functionally with external reporting, technical accounting, internal audit, sales, legal, financial planning and analysis, and business controllers.

Demonstrate subject matter expertise for your process tower.

Present monthly results, business reviews, and deal reviews to upper level management.

Proactively recognize potential areas of risk and develop risk management solutions.


5 years of analytical work experience in high volume environments, in relevant industry or consulting.

Demonstrated experience in driving process improvement.

General accounting knowledge, strong computer desktop skills, attention to detail, proactive, and organized.

Genuine excitement for driving business decisions by analyzing large and complex data sets.

Excellent communication and project management skills; works well both independently and in a team environment.

The name Google came from ""googol,"" a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.

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