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Splunk Director of Accounting in San Francisco, California

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Our employees are passionate about our products and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. We are committed to our work, our customers, to having fun and most significantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey.

We are seeking a highly effective and motivated Director of Corporate Accounting with passion and a proven track record for success in organizational planning, accounting process re-engineering, systems architecture, innovation through technology, and operational transformation. We are seeking a leader who delivers results and who will be a key driver in helping us scale our accounting department. This role requires strong business acumen, and the ability to apply that business knowledge and know-how into the systems, process or reporting solutions that are proposed and delivered. In this role, expectations are high with regards to possessing outstanding communication, collaboration and influencing skills. This role will focus on optimizing our global accounting operations and there will be project initiatives that require a global view and a clear understanding of how to best collaborate with cross-functional teams to lead to optimal solutions. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, you will lead Splunk Corporate Accounting team and have responsibility for a diverse range of accounting, finance, and compliance duties.

What you’ll do

  • Lead a global accounting team to execute all accounting processes and activities across the organization to ensure compliance with the U.S. GAAP, domestic and international statutory guidelines, internal policies and external audits

  • Lead the team in day-to-day accounting and month-end close activities

  • Ensure compliance for annual GAAP and statutory audits, and required compliance related filings for all domestic and international subsidiaries

  • Monthly review of financials, including budget versus actual and period over period variance analysis.

  • Work cross-functionally with the other departments on new products and initiatives to understand the financial impact and ensure accounting issues are identified and mitigated.

  • Maintain a strong internal control environment, updating the design and scope of controls as the business evolves to maintain the integrity of financial reporting.

  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors to support their quarterly review and annual audit procedures.

  • Partner with FP&A, Technical Accounting, Finance System and other cross-functional teams to develop, support, and improve the systems, policies, and procedures necessary to drive efficiency and provide meaningful financial data.

  • Identify, design and implement improvements with respect to business processes and financial reporting

  • Provide leadership required to grow and strengthen the global Accounting team, with a commitment to recruiting, training and mentoring

  • Possess a deep understanding of ERP systems including sub-modules, including the development, implementation and/or maintenance of one or more accounting systems.

  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and operational innovation and regularly interact with business owners and senior level management on accounting matters

  • Manage integration of acquired businesses into our financial systems and processes

  • Develop and mentor accounting staff to build their professional career and maximize potential

    What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related field required

  • 15 years progressively responsible accounting and finance experience, of which a minimum of 4 years must be in public multi-billion software (preferably SaaS) company and a minimum 5 years in a leadership position managing teams of people with diverse skill sets

  • CPA is required

  • Proven experience in optimizing Accounting & Finance processes

  • Ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to both technical and non-technical partner

  • Exceptional people manager skills, open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to getting the job done

  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving and decision making skills

  • Solid technical knowledge of GAAP / SEC accounting and reporting requirements

  • Experience with scaling and automation of processes

  • Ability to work in a dynamic accounting department, successfully juggling multiple entities, projects and deliverables

  • Strong managerial, planning, organizational, decision-making, interpersonal, analytical, and lateral thinking skills

  • SAP experience is preferred or experience with other global financial systems

  • Experience with building an Accounting Center of Excellence

    We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About Splunk

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most complex areas of big data—generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile phone location data, website clickstreams, social data, sensors, RFID and much more.

Splunk is focused specifically on the challenges and opportunity of taking massive amounts of machine data, and providing powerful insights from that data. IT insights. Security insights. Business insights. It’s what we call Operational Intelligence.

Since shipping its software in 2006, Splunk now has over 13,000 customers in more than 110 countries around the world. These organizations are using Splunk to harness the power of their machine data to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce costs. Innovation is in our DNA – from technology to the way we do business. Splunk is the platform for Operational Intelligence!

Splunk has more than 2,700 global employees, with headquarters in San Francisco, an office in San Jose, CA and regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.

We’ve built a phenomenal foundation for success with a proven leadership team, highly passionate employees and unique patented software. We invite you to help us continue our drive to define a new industry and become part of an innovative, and disruptive software company.

Benefits & Perks: Wow! This is really cool!

SF Only

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, sick leave, stocked micro kitchens in Splunk offices, catered lunches on Mondays, catered breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer, “Fun Fridays”.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Non SF

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO and sick leave. Our work environments vary by location however we believe in hosting amenities and fun activities to fuel our energy. You may find fully stocked micro kitchens, catered lunches on Mondays and breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer and “Fun Fridays”.

This isn’t a job – it’s a life changer – are you ready?

Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk’s Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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