Have you ever tried to hire a plumber? How about a house cleaner? If you have, chances are it took you way longer than it should. In the era of instant-everything, you shouldn’t have to waste an entire afternoon researching, calling and vetting local service professionals whenever you need one. The market for hiring them is huge — $1 trillion in the US alone — but the process is inefficient and largely offline. 

Thumbtack is transforming this experience end-to-end, building a marketplace that matches millions of people with local pros for almost any project. In making these connections, not only do our customers get more done every day, our pros are able to grow their businesses and make a living doing what they’re great at.

These customers and pros come from all walks of life and every county in the country. We want our team to reflect that. If you come from an underrepresented background in tech, we strongly encourage you to apply. We challenge ourselves every day to make this a place where you can thrive just the way you are, so we can build a product that does the same for our customers and pros.

About the Accounting Team

The Accounting Team is involved in all aspects of the business ensuring we properly capture, account for, and record all the activities that occur as they occur.  We keep the books and records for the Company, help to ensure Thumbtack has appropriate policies and procedures in place, and provide the business with the information in order to make critical decisions in the support of Thumbtack’s success.

About the Role

As the Technical Accounting Manager, you’ll have the exciting opportunity to come into a newly formed team and work closely with all members of the Global Thumbtack Accounting team to implement policies and procedures, analyze complex deals, draft financial statements and help build out the Companies reporting function.  This individual will alter how our accounting team operates day to day. Whether it's researching accounting literature, preparing a technical accounting memo, or answering questions on the application of Thumbtack's accounting policy, you will be a go-to resource for answering the "why" of Thumbtack's accounting positions.

You’ll get to grow with a team and have team support while getting to make a huge impact on implementing new systems and processes and putting in place controls to aid the Company in maturing.

Remote until at least July 2021

Responsibilities

  • Support quarterly/yearly audits including the preparation and review of supporting reports and documentation, directly interact and manage relationships with external and internal auditors
  • Evaluate the accounting treatment for all significant accounting transactions, research and implement relevant accounting standards, and draft technical accounting memorandums on significant and complex transactions to support accounting positions
  • Review contracts to identify technical accounting matters, ensuring compliance with corporate and accounting policies
  • Prepare and review accounting and disclosures for the Company's financials, monthly internal financial schedules Journal entries, reconciliation schedules, variance reporting, month-end closing, etc.)
  • Work cross-functionally within the organization to support various stakeholders on technical accounting matters, including but not limited to other Controllership functions, Financial Planning and Analysis, and many others
  • Drive process, system improvements within the organization, and assist with or be responsible for other duties and ad-hoc projects.
  • Perform internal controls in compliance with SOX related to reporting and other complex technical accounting areas

Must-Have Qualifications 

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

  • 6 years of experience in accounting, including Big 4 accounting firm experience
  • 4-year degree in accounting
  • CPA license
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated- able to think independently, creatively, and opportunistically
  • Proven ability to collaborate cross functionally

Nice-to-Have Qualifications

  • Experience with NetSuite is a plus
  • Experience with ASC 842, ASC 350, ASC 718, and ASC 230 is a plus
  • Experience within a public company environment
  • Experience working for a tech company

More About Us

Thumbtack is a local services marketplace – one of the largest in the U.S. – that helps millions of people hire local professionals. With hundreds of unique service categories, customers can find a Thumbtack pro for almost anything: landscapers, DJs, personal trainers, even piano teachers. And in making these connections, we empower local pros too. Helping them get new customers and make a living doing what they’re great at.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack is backed by over $400 million in investment from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners and Baillie Gifford. 

Thumbtack embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The California Consumer Privacy Policy Act (the "CCPA") obligates covered businesses to disclose to consumers (including employees and job applicants), at or before the point of collecting personally identifiable information ("PII"), the categories of PI to be collected and the purposes for which the categories of PI shall be used. 

In the course of the job application process, we may collect the following categories of PI for the purposes of evaluating you as a job applicant: 

  • Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, driver’s license number, passport number, social security number, or other similar identifiers;
  • Professional or employment-related information. 

We will not collect any additional categories of personal information or use your personal information collected for any other purpose without providing you with additional notice consistent with the CCPA

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