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SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting Analyst

  • Department Finance
  • Location United States - San Mateo, CA
We are seeking an experienced Accountant to join our SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting team. The Staff Accountant will have a range of responsibilities encompassing GAAP compliance. This individual will primarily support the SEC and Technical accounting leads, which involves supporting the monthly and quarterly accounting close and partnering with other colleagues to create accurate, complete, and timely consolidated financial reporting in accordance with US GAAP.
Based out of Guidewire Software’s San Mateo, CA office, the ideal candidate would have strong skills in the following areas: communication, relationship building and collaboration with cross-functional partners, judgment, teamwork, and the ability to maintain strong working relationships with all our international and domestic accounting team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the preparation of external financial reporting and supporting schedules, including Forms 10-Q, 10-K and 8-K, Proxy statements, government statutory reporting, and other public-facing financial reporting as required.
  • Assist in earnings release process, including preparation of the quarterly management reporting package and review of financial information included in the earnings release and call script.
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly filings using a single-source master workbook in wDesk (SEC filing tool); assist with iXBRL tagging review and filing process.
  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations in assigned areas (e.g. stock-based compensation, software capitalization); assist with preparation of the statement of cash flows, equity rollforward, EPS calculation, leases, and other schedules as required.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with SEC and U.S. GAAP reporting requirements; own the preparation and manage the review of the quarterly and annual disclosure checklist for external auditors.
  • Act as a technical accounting resource by assisting with researching, resolving, and documenting accounting issues that arise during the quarter; assist in the implementation of new accounting pronouncements.
  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley requirements are met for relevant areas (e.g. disclosure and equity accounting controls) on a timely basis.
  • Provide assistance with special projects as required.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience; mix of Big 4 public accounting and industry experience preferred.
  • Highly detail oriented, organized, self-motivated and proactive. Must have strong work ethic and be able to meet critical deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to research and interpret accounting guidance and draft accounting memos to support conclusions.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent team player who can work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Knowledge and proficient experience with wDesk and Oracle Fusion highly preferred.

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or Accommodations@guidewire.com. If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail Accommodations@guidewire.com to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.
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We’re proud to shout about our awesome benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance. We’re committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside of work.

FINANCIAL

FINANCIAL

Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

FLEXIBLE WORKING

Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.

DOWNTIME

DOWNTIME

Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer 16 weeks of paid leave for all new parents.

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

We encourage self-directed learning, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.

CAREER MOBILITY

CAREER MOBILITY

Your career opportunities are only limited by your own imagination. Guidewire’s community is filled with chances to expand your horizons across any of our teams or worldwide‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ locations.