Sr. Manager of Financial Reporting at Leaf Group

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Leaf Group is looking for a Sr. Manager of Financial Reporting to help us strengthen and grow all aspects of financial reporting and growing the business from our Santa Monica, CA office.

A big vision calls for a big job. As we grow, our need for a Sr. Manager of Financial Reporting grows with us.

Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. We create amazing experiences that celebrate the best of art, design and technology. We want people with an intense curiosity, a commitment to high quality service, who embrace the fun of the journey. Come help us disrupt and transform the digital media and art world!

We work in a fun, collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. We encourage all of our employees to learn and grow personally and professionally so they can assume greater responsibilities and advance their careers within the department or within one of our operating businesses. Check us out here:

You’ll Report To: Chief Accounting Officer

A typical day as a Sr. Manager of Financial Reporting might include:

  •  SEC Financial Reporting
    • Help prepare, analyze, review, and present all financial reports to management (income statements, balance sheet analyses)
    • Prepare filings with the SEC (10-Q, 10-K 8-K)
    • Review all board presentations and earnings releases for accuracy
    • Suggest any changes to the financial reporting process
  • General Ledger (G/L) Accounting
    • Help out in month-end/quarter-end/year-end General Ledger (G/L) closings for the company within the company’s ERP system
  • Technical Accounting
    • Ensure that all accounting policies and practices adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Keep abreast of all current Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and SEC developments
    • Explain the impact of these changes to all affected departments
  • Compliance
    • Support all annual audits by external auditors, including providing financial statements and audit schedules
    • Help the Corporate Controller Chief Accounting Officer in maintaining internal controls throughout the company via accurate adherence to documented procedures
  • Other duties
    • Liaise with FP&A professionals to suggest improvement in forecasting and other financial reporting initiatives
    • Assist in budgeting and forecasting tasks
    • Perform other ad hoc finance and accounting duties as needed

You’ll be successful if you are a self-starter who takes ownership of your processes and is effective in building relationships based on respect and trust with senior management across Leaf Group.

What You Have:

  •  Undergraduate degree with emphasis in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or an equivalent major
  • CPA
  • At least eight (8) years of work experience in accounting
  • At least three (3) years of work experience at a Big 4 Accounting Firm
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Technical Skills
    • Expert Level experience in an ERP program such as SAP, Oracle, or JD Edwards
    • Expert-Level proficiency in Microsoft Excel (v-lookups, pivot tables, IF Formulas)
    • Extraordinary understanding of GAAP
  • Interpersonal
    • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task efficiently
    • Detail oriented, with high level of ethics and integrity
    • Must be willing to develop and grow with the company and have the desire to take on more responsibility
    • Superior oral and written communications skills
    • Exhibit leadership and decision making abilities
  • Preferred Technical Skills
    • Current and/or previous working proficiency with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)
    • Oracle ERP experience
  • Proactive
  • Adept at giving constructive feedback and providing solutions
  • Committed to growth - both for yourself and for the company

What We Have:

  • Well+Good is the 2019 People's Choice winner of the Webby’s Award for Best Lifestyle Brand
  • eHow is the 2019 People's Choice and official Webby Winner for Social Video/How To-DIY 
  • Leaf Group is among the 2019 Built In LA Best Companies To Work For
  • Leaf Group is among Comparably's 2018 Best Companies in Los Angeles
  • Well+Good is the 2018 winner of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company Award
  • MyPlate is the 2018 winner of the Webby Award for Best Design
  • Winner of the 2017 Best Company for Diversity award Comparably
  • Competitive compensation and benefits packages (i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, 401K)
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Paid-to-play vacation rewards
  • Discretionary unlimited vacation time
  • Employee discounts for Saatchi Art, Society6, and Deny Designs

Leaf Group, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal, or local law. It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.

Agency Disclosure:

If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.

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1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

What are Leaf Group Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 3% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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