Pocket Gems, a leading mobile entertainment company backed by Sequoia Capital and Tencent, is breaking new ground with graphically rich mobile games, fun new genres of mobile entertainment, and innovative technologies like our mobile-first Mantis Engine. Profitable since launch in 2009, the company has grown to over 250 employees. Pocket Gems’ games have been downloaded over 250 million times by players around the world. Our ideal candidates enjoy a work environment that requires strong problem-solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication.

As our Director of Accounting, you will be a key leader for the financial operations of our rapidly growing company. You will be responsible for providing technical accounting expertise, improvement of financial processes, and development of a high performing accounting team.  You must be a hands-on, roll up your sleeves type of manager and should enjoy a fast-paced, start-up environment.


  • Own all of accounting, including revenue recognition, general ledger, accounts payable, royalty accounting, payroll, taxes, treasury services, and consolidation
  • Develop, manage, and build a top tier team that proactively drives continuous improvement and works with a collaborative mentality
  • Work cross functionally with all game studios to produce financial intelligence that will support business decision making
  • Provide leadership on financing transactions.  Be the internal expert to advise on accounting impacts and resolve all GAAP and technical accounting issues
  • Develop accounting systems and infrastructure to scale with business growth
  • Manage the relationship with external auditors and consultants (e.g. PwC, D&T, etc.) and own the successful completion of the year end audit
  • Partner with the legal team on company governance activities, including corporate insurance, subsidiary management, and equity administration


  • 6 to 12 years of progressive experience, with a public / private profile preferred
  • CPA license (active status) required
  • Advanced MS Excel and data management skills are critical
  • Strong working knowledge of U.S. GAAP and key principles of application for a wide array of finance and accounting areas
  • Superior analytical skills, combined with solid business judgment and communication skills
  • Strong track record of successfully motivating, developing, and helping people reach their full potential



Pocket Gems offers top-notch benefits, including Anthem PPO, Kaiser health plans, and free One Medical membership. We cover 100% of the cost of employees’ Medical, Dental and Vision premiums (and 75% of the cost for their dependents), as well as short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer flex spending & dependent care accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits and a 401(k) match. Pocket Gems is located in beautiful downtown San Francisco, one block North of the Montgomery Street BART station.

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status. 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 


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