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Staff Accountant - San Mateo, CA

  • Department: Finance
  • Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Country: USA

We are currently seeking an experienced Staff Accountant to join our Corporate Finance Team. The Staff Accountant will have a range of responsibilities encompassing GAAP compliance, support of the monthly and quarterly accounting close process and work closely with the Sr. Accounting Manager and other team members to create accurate and timely consolidated financial reporting in accordance with US GAAP.

Based out of Guidewire Software’s, San Mateo, CA office the ideal candidate should have strong communication skills, relationship building and collaboration, judgment, team work, and the ability to work with various partners to build and maintain strong working relationships with all our international and domestic accounting team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform General Accounting functions, including operation of the general ledger system.

Prepare and upload journal entries, month-end close work and account reconciliations for various accounts in areas such as cash, payroll and benefits, and operating expense accruals.

Assist in preparing quarterly review and annual audit schedules. Interface with external auditors to ensure audit requests are delivered on schedule.

Prepare various reports/schedules for external auditors during annual audits.

Assist in the testing and maintenance of financial controls.

Assist in month-end and year-end financial closes for US and Global operations.

Other projects as assigned related to general ledger management and GAAP accounting processes.

Assist in annual SOX compliance efforts such as financial reporting walkthroughs with the external auditors.

 

Required Experience and Qualifications

3+ years prior accounting experience in a multi-national publicly traded company.

Experience using Oracle Fusion (preferred)

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited institution.

Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Must have attention to detail and sound analytical skills, ability to interpret/communicate financial information.

Experience working in a global accounting environment.

Team-oriented & flexible, must be able to work closely with all levels of management.

Must work well under pressure and be good at meeting deadlines

CPA or equivalent is preferred but not required.

Experience with “Big 4” public accounting experience is preferred.

International experience a plus.

 



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. 380 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 700+ 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. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.