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Lead Accountant



Accounting & Finance
California, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Every day we tackle new and exciting challenges to empower developers to build modern cloud, mobile, and edge applications that deliver a premium user experience. Couchbase delivers unmatched performance, scalability, flexibility and financial value across cloud, on premises, hybrid, mobile and edge deployments. The database market is undergoing a generational shift and is one of the largest market opportunities in enterprise software due to big trends like the need for digital transformation, acceleration to the cloud and innovation at the edge. Join Couchbase to be a part of a greater change. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the most innovative, passionate and humble individuals in the database industry.

We are seeking an energetic and talented professional to join our growing team as a Lead Accountant. This position plays an essential role in our global accounting close process. The ideal candidate is detailed-oriented, self-motivated, and a team player with a solid working knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls, and operational accounting execution. Additionally, this individual thrives on process improvement and enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment.

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  • Perform month-end close processes which includes reviewing journal entries and account reconciliations for cash, fixed assets, prepaid expenses, and leases
  • Own accounting activities for internal-use software, commissions, payroll, and investments
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP and SOX controls
  • Work cross-functionally with teams including, Engineering, Workplace, Finance, and Legal to support areas of responsibility
  • Provide a high level of customer service with finance and non-finance business partners by providing financial insights and relevant reporting
  • Prepare and review schedules to support the 10Q and 10K financial reporting process
  • Review and explain balance sheet and P&L fluctuation analyses
  • Work directly with our internal and external audit teams to support the audit by providing supporting audit schedules, evidence, and process overview
  • Evaluate processes and systems for areas of responsibility and implement process improvements
  • Participate in ad hoc projects

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • BS in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • CPA with 5+ years’ combined experience in corporate and public accounting; industry experience at a technology company is a plus (Big 4 experience preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Proficiency using NetSuite and system savvy
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience supporting an annual audit and quarterly reviews
  • Self-starter, excellent problem solver, flexible, resourceful, process driven with a high degree of integrity and work ethic
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment
The anticipated starting base pay range for this role is listed below. Base salary is not the only component of our competitive total rewards package - you may also be eligible for bonus, commissions, equity, and other benefits as described below. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location.
Base Pay Range
$92,000$132,000 USD
Why Couchbase?
Modern customer experiences need a flexible cloud database platform that can power applications spanning from cloud to edge and everything in between. Couchbase’s mission is to simplify how developers and architects develop, deploy and consume modern applications wherever they are. We have reimagined the database with our fast, flexible and affordable cloud database platform Capella, allowing organizations to quickly build applications that deliver premium experiences to their customers– all with best-in-class price performance. More than 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their modern applications and build innovative new ones. See our recent awards to learn why Couchbase is a great place to work.We are honored to be a part of the Best Places to Work Award for the Bay Area and the UK. Couchbase offers a total rewards approach to benefits that recognizes the value you create here, so that you in turn may best serve yourself and your family. Some benefits include:
  • Generous Time Off Program - Flexibility to care for you and your family
  • Wellness Benefits - A variety of world class medical plans to choose from, along with dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs*
  • Financial Planning - RSU equity program*, ESPP program*, Retirement program* and Business Travel Insurance
  • Career Growth - Be valued, Create value approach
  • Fun Perks - A Monthly Lifestyle Spending Account credit, an ergonomic and comfortable in-office / WFH setup. Food & Snacks for in-office employees.
  • And much more!
*Note: some programs are not applicable to all countries. Please discuss with a Couchbase recruiter to learn more.
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