The Position

The Senior Associate, Accounting Operations is a valued member of the Accounting Operations team which is tasked with continuously enhancing our accounting systems, reporting and processes so our world-class accounting department can keep up with the demands of LendingTree’s fast-paced environment in an efficient and automated manner. In this role, you’ll leave your traditional accountant days behind as you become a liaison between the accounting team, the accounting systems support team, the Sarbanes-Oxley team and other cross-functional teams with primary responsibility to brainstorm, plan, design, configure, test, document and launch various projects and initiatives in the Accounting department.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with the design and implementation of accounting processes that support organization initiatives and accurate back-end accounting and controls for new services or products
  • Execution of accounting system enhancement projects, primarily within or related to the Company’s ERP system, including:
  • Working with all members of the team to improve processes and reporting within their areas,
  • Working with cross functional teams to understand and properly assess the impact of these process improvements on their areas
  • Working with the Sarbanes-Oxley team to ensure proper controls are maintained
  • You will work with the accounting systems support team to design and configure the process improvements and reporting, as necessary
  • Completing UAT testing and documentation
  • Training the accounting team and others, as necessary, on the new processes and functionality
  • Understanding and coordinating testing of new system features, weekly system changes and semi-annual releases related to the Company’s ERP system
  • Assist with accounting integration following a company or asset acquisition, as determined necessary by the Senior Director of Accounting Operations
  • Provide additional assistance on other projects that arise in the department

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Strong ability to independently “think outside of the box” for system solutions and process efficiencies, while keeping SOX compliance in mind
  • Solid knowledge or familiarity of the various systems used in LendingTree's Accounting department (Workday, Salesforce, Sage Fixed Assets, Workiva and Hyperion)
  • Familiarity or experience working in an agile software development framework in Jira
  • Strong technical accounting skills, with working knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting
  • Demonstrates ethical and moral behavior; unquestionable integrity and character
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Able to obtain, analyze and evaluate data and multitask
  • Able to prioritize and meet due dates (formal and self-imposed) with minimal supervision
  • Self-reliant and has initiative to carry out assigned tasks or improve processes
  • Good analytical and decision-making skills for problem identification and solution recommendation
  • Good planning and interpersonal skills with outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Successfully lead multiple projects concurrently
  • Must be able to work well with others, at all levels, and achieve results
  • Ambitious, goal oriented, committed, conscientious and dedicated
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Proven experience with use and management of financial systems
  • Direct familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures, including:
  • AR, AP, Accruals, Cash
  • Fixed assets and Stock compensation
  • SEC financial reporting requirements
  • Consolidation and Purchase Accounting
  • Sarbanes-Oxley

Education / Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Accounting Systems
  • Minimum 2-4 years experience in field; including at least 1 year in accounting systems consulting or in-house at a public company
  • [CPA preferred, license kept current]

Culture

We’re a fast-paced company with an entrepreneurial bend. We work hard and test our products often. We’re collaborative, ambitious, candid and high-energy. Our teammates are some of the brightest, most hardworking people you’ll ever work with. We care more about your smarts than we do about the kinds of clothes you wear (but please, do wear clothes to work!), and we’re pretty good about rewarding innovation, creativity and the knack for just getting stuff done (we even have an award for employees called the GSD, “Get Stuff Done”).

LendingTree is the kind of company that not only promotes diversity and inclusion; we thrive because of these values. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion (or creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status.

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