Senior Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting Manager

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WHO WE ARE

Braze delivers customer experiences across email, mobile, SMS, and web. Customers, including HBO, Disney, Guardian, Burger King, Seamless, Delivery Hero, and Venmo, use the Braze platform to facilitate real-time experiences between brands and consumers in a more authentic and human way. And we do it at scale – each month, tens of billions of messages are sent to a network of over 2 billion active users through Braze.

Need more proof? Braze was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms in 2019 and the Forbes Cloud 100. The company has also been selected as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work (2019 and 2020), and Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC (2019 and 2020). Our London office has also been Great Place to Work-Certified for 2021 by Great Place to Work UK.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We are expanding our team and seeking a hands-on Senior Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting Manager, as we look to prepare the company for public readiness. This new role will take the lead on adoption of new accounting standards, documenting accounting positions through technical memos, and manage the external financial statements reporting process including but not limited to the 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K. This position will also be responsible for supporting the quarterly reviews and annual audits, as well as, presenting conclusion to management. Additionally, this individual will innovate and drive efficiencies through continual evaluation of our systems and business processes. You will report to the Sr. Director of Finance and Assistant Controller and have exposure to our Investor Relations and Senior Management team. In this role, you will be expected to be a key contributor as we prepare the Company for public readiness.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Provide guidance on complex accounting matters to drive business decision making and ensure proper accounting and disclosure
  • Take lead on accounting research, documentation through memos, and adoption of all newly issued standards by the FASB
  • Manage the quarterly SEC reporting calendar, including coordination with external auditors, executives, finance, legal and investor relations departments.
  • Review financial information included in the company’s external communications, such as those for investor/analyst conferences, earnings calls and releases.
  • Own the completion of the quarterly and annual GAAP disclosure checklists.
  • Review of stock-based compensation accounting, earnings per share and other equity accounting analyses, reconciliations and journal entries for month-end close
  • Monitor current developments in accounting literature to identify any changes in accounting policies, as needed.
  • Assist with the documentation and maintenance of corporate accounting policies.
  • Manage all aspects of the external filings, including XBRL tagging and review.
  • Take initiative for process improvements to optimize the external reporting process.
  • Assist with quarterly and annual internal Board of Directors and Audit Committee packages

WHO YOU ARE

  • 8+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • Ability to perform independent accounting research and documenting accounting positions
  • Prior experience at a Big 4 public accounting firm preferred
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
  • BA/BBA/BS in Accounting, Finance or business-related field required
  • US CPA is required
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of an organization, from clerical staff to executives, and manage relationships with external parties
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manages competing priorities, and adhere to tight deadlines
  • SaaS or Technology industry experience is a plus
  • Experience with Workiva is preferred
  • Working knowledge of NetSuite, Workday or other comparable ERP systems is a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manages competing priorities, and adhere to tight deadlines

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation that includes equity
  • Generous time off policy to balance your work and life, including paid parental leave
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun loving office culture

Braze is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and making our organization a place for all individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, age, sex and gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, familial status, disability status, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are selected to interview, to request an accommodation either as part of the interview process or during your potential employment with Braze, please let your recruiter know and a member of our People Relations team will follow up with you.

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Location

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Braze

What's something quirky about your company?

I love that Braze embraces new ideas and empowers employees to bring their passions to the workplace, even if it is out of the realm of our day-to-day jobs. Braze created the space for me to make a difference through DEI and Wellness initiatives supported by my colleagues.

Carolina

Senior Technical Recruiter

What are some things you learned at the company?

As a Senior Software Engineer that's new to Braze, I've been amazed by the thoughtfulness and collaboration demonstrated by my colleagues. I'm excited to see our smart teams deliver products that no other company can.

Dejay

Senior Software Engineer, Product Engineering (Ingestion)

What are Braze Perks + Benefits

Braze Benefits Overview

Our health, dental, and vision plans are among the best out there — a happy team member is a healthy one. Our flexible time-off policy lets you balance your work and life in the way that suits you best, and includes paid parental leave. Globally, we support you as you plan for your future, through regionally tailored programs like 401(k) matching through Betterment in the US. When it comes to snacks in the office, we've got you covered — and lunch is on us every single day. When it comes to engaging in the community, we take it seriously. Each year we send team members to conferences around the world to engage with the developer community and learn the latest and greatest updates in all of the technologies we use. And lastly, we support your professional growth through formal career pathing, the Braze University learning platform, and ongoing enablement to foster success. Want more? Further your education with tuition reimbursement.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a number of ERGs to help enhance our employees' experience while working with us. Including [email protected], [email protected], Femmentor, Healthy Minds @ Braze, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
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