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Senior Accountant, SEC Reporting



Accounting & Finance
Remote · United States
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2023


This position will report to the Senior Manager, SEC Reporting and will be part of the Corporate Accounting Team. This ambitious, fun, and collaborative team takes care of the month-end accounting close for all of Yelp’s entities, including our international locations; then consolidating those results and communicating to stakeholders both internally and externally. What sets this team apart is the vast experience it has to offer, through exposure to key business partners as well as the wide array of financial topics covered.

We’d love to have you apply, even if you don’t feel you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Yelp, we’re looking for great people, not just those who simply check off all the boxes. This is a full-time remote role based in the United States.

What you'll do:

  • You will assist in the preparation, coordination, and review of disclosures associated with quarterly Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings. These primarily include Forms 10-Q and 10-K, but may include others as required.
  • You will ensure the above filings are in compliance with SEC and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) requirements, including XBRL tagging.
  • You will assist with coordinating the review and approval of 10-Q and 10-K filings with key stakeholders, including senior management of Yelp, external auditors, internal and external legal counsel, the Yelp Disclosure Committee, and Audit Committee.
  • You will support the Investor Relations team through the provision of timely and accurate financial information, review of key earnings information, and provision of other insights as part of the process to communicate Yelp’s results through the quarterly Shareholder Letter.
  • You will research relevant accounting literature and provide technical memos and guidance to ensure that Yelp is accounting for any changes in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This includes research and assessment of new accounting pronouncements that will impact Yelp, leading the implementation project for those new standards, and communicating to management, business partners and auditors the results of those findings.
  • You will assist in the preparation/review of monthly accounting journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations for areas of responsibility as part of our month-end close process, as required. This may include areas such as stock compensation and capitalized software development costs, among others.
  • You will ensure compliance with policies and procedures in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley (“SOX”) requirements. Also, you will liaise with both internal and external auditors on the coordination of SOX testing and ensure the resolution and remediation of any issues identified.
  • You will assist and lead various other projects, including those related to SOX such as the implementation of control flowcharts, or other new system implementations that impact SOX or SEC reporting.
  • You will oversee and manage the timeliness of supporting documentation to auditors (PBC list) for both external financial reporting audits and SOX related requests and interact with and resolve auditor questions as they arise.
  • You will become a key business partner by collaborating with relevant cross-functional stakeholders, including the wider Accounting team, FP&A, investor relations, legal, tax, among others.
  • You will perform financial statement analytics for key areas of responsibility, and be able to communicate those explanations as part of monthly fluctuation analyses with finance management.
  • You will work on various special projects and ad hoc analysis as assigned, and be able to suggest process improvements for key areas of responsibility.

What it takes to succeed:

  • You have a B.S./B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting or equivalent degree.
  • You have at least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • You possess a CPA license or are actively pursuing one.
  • You have experience working on SEC filings for a publicly traded company (from either an audit background or working within a company).
  • You ideally have public accounting experience, preferably at a Big 4 firm.
  • You have strong knowledge of US GAAP and accounting research methods.
  • You ideally have experience with Workiva SEC filing software (Wdesk).
  • You are knowledgeable regarding SOX and interactions with external auditors.
  • You have strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills.
  • You display very strong attention to detail.
  • You have the ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects while continuing to meet goals and deadlines.
  • You are a self starter with the ability to work with minimal direction in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • You have a proven ability to work with people at all organizational levels to solve problems and achieve results.
  • You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • You have strong analytical skills with the ability to follow through and efficiently implement process improvement.
  • You have experience with Oracle accounting systems (this is an advantage, but not required).
  • You demonstrate a team-oriented mentality.

What you'll get:

  • Effective your first day: Full medical, vision, and dental (100% paid employee only coverage)
  • 15 days PTO (accrual begins on date of hire and increases with 2+ years of tenure thereafter), 12 paid holidays, plus one floating holiday
  • Up to 14 weeks of parental leave
  • Monthly wellness subsidy
  • Work from home reimbursement
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Compensation range for this position is $78,500 - $133,000 annually. You may also be offered a bonus and benefits.


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Actual salary offered may vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to, an individual's location and experience.
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