Accounting Manager
10gen - Palo Alto, CA

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10gen is a technology start up based out of Palo Alto and New York that develops MongoDB; the open source database. We are venture capital backed, and growing at the speed of light. The culture here is upbeat and collaborative providing the opportunity to learn from an intellectual and accomplished peer group.

We are seeking an Accounting Manager to oversee day-to-day accounting activities, month end close, software & services revenue recognition, financial reports and financial analysis, assist with annual financial audits, system implementation and special projects. This person will manage and grow an initial team of 3 direct reports while maintaining a hands-on role in accounting.


Manage the payable and receivables cycles

Manage and/or prepare & post monthly journal entries

Manage and/or perform account reconciliation and analysis of various accounts

Review assumptions and judgements underlying significant estimates

Reconcile cash and produce weekly cash forecast

Complete month-end, quarter-end, and year-end accounting close, including analyzing historical financials and working with business units to identify all necessary accruals.

Manage year-end audits and quarterly reviews

Work with FP&A and perform analytical reviews

Support department and field personnel with various accounting questions and issues

Perform other related Ad Hoc projects as required

Who you are

Bachelor degree in Accounting and working knowledge with GAAP

At least 3 years of public accounting experience; preferably at one of the Big 4

At least 5 years private company experience; preferably at a high-growth start-up or environments where you have to perform all areas of accounting

Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills

Savvy with Excel functions and analysis tools

Ability to multi-task, prioritize work, follow through and meet deadlines

Accounts receivable and accounts payable feel like second nature to you

Experienced with international accounting and foreign exchange

Hands-on knowledge of Intacct, Expensify preferred

Team player but able to focus and work independently

Strong business partnering skills

Ability to be main point of contact on audits

You want to work at a high-speed, success-focused start-up!