Staff Accountant - Media

| Santa Monica

Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach dedicated audiences in the ever-growing lifestyle categories.

We are looking for a Staff Accountant to help our Finance team from our Santa Monica office.

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!

A big vision calls for a big job. As we grow, our need for a Staff Accountant grows with us.

You’ll Report To: Supervisor, Accounting

A typical day as a Staff Accountant might include:

  • Revenue Accounting and A/R: Day-to-day accounting processes related to the A/R subledger, preparation of revenue recognition entries and ensuring that revenue is recorded timely, accurately and in accordance with GAAP.
  • Month-end close: Participate in month-end processes, including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations of accounts.
  • Analysis and Reporting: Track and analyze large volumes of financial data using Excel, with the ability to provide useful information based on analysis
  • Process Improvements: Identify opportunities to improve business processes and related systems. Assist implementation efforts as required.
  • Special Projects: This could involve creating processes for new services or new management reporting initiatives, etc.
  • Audit Support: Serve on the audit support team for external auditors to ensure all information is provided in a timely and accurate manner.
  • SOX and Controls: Prepare and maintain documentation of accounting processes for Sarbanes-Oxley purposes. Assist SOX internal control reviews.

You’ll be successful if you are interested in developing and enhancing your skill set in revenue recognition, and learning the business of media advertising.

  • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance, or Economics preferred; CPA candidate a plus.
  • Qualified candidates will have 1-3 years of progressive work experience. Accounting and financial analysis experience preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to research discrepancies and solve problems.
  • Skilled in analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Aptitude for data mining and manipulation, and utilizing multiple data sources to create basic and advanced reports.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Excel is required.
  • Oracle Financials experience is a plus
  • Strong team player who works well in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Willing to work extra hours during quarter-end and year-end closes in order to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills for interacting with internal and external customers and business partners.
  • Not afraid to wear multiple hats - no job being too small or too large.
  • We're casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. A pleasant and supportive demeanor goes a long way.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Not afraid to wear multiple hats - no job being too small or too large.
  • We're casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. A pleasant and supportive demeanor goes a long way.

What We Have:

  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Winner of the 2017 Best Company for Diversity award Comparably
  • Winner of the 2017 Best Company Los Angeles award Comparably
  • Cool office environment and culture
  • 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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Location

1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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