Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting

Finance Santa Clara, California


Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting
Finance | Santa Clara, CA, United States 

Chegg is looking for a Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting that has a positive attitude, is highly motivated, and has a proven ability to thrive successfully in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be responsible for financial reporting, technical accounting and supporting other functions within the accounting department and is a detail-oriented team player that can collaborate cross-functionally with a very strong working knowledge of U.S. GAAP, SEC regulations, and internal controls.

This position reports to the Director of Technical Accounting and Reporting and will be remote until we return to our Santa Clara, CA headquarters in 2022.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in our external financial reporting process, including quarterly and annual reporting (Form 10-Q and Form 10-K), earnings press release, other SEC filings, and other financial reporting as required ensuring compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC requirements
  • Responsibility for areas that fall under technical accounting including, but not limited to, business combinations, equity, leases, and convertible debt
  • Research and document technical accounting issues and assesses impacts of non-routine transactions
  • Draft and update accounting policies, as needed throughout the year
  • Assist with the implementation of new accounting standards
  • Coordinate with internal auditors for SOX processes and external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audit
  • Perform various ad hoc projects as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • ideally 5+ years accounting experience
  • ideally 2+ years of experience in a public accounting firm
  • CPA and industry experience preferred
  • Strong understanding and proficiency of U.S. GAAP and SEC requirements
  • Ability to independently research accounting & reporting issues, propose solutions, and effectively document conclusions
  • Superior analytical, written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and ability to multi-task and deliver on multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office required
  • Proficiency or familiarity with NetSuite and Workiva Wdesk preferred

What is Chegg?

An ‘always on’ digital learning platform.

Chegg puts students first…Everything we build in this company is student-focused, making us the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. This is achieved by providing students a multitude of educational tools from affordable textbook rentals to Chegg Study which supplements their learning through 24/7 tutor access, step-by-step help with questions, and more.  Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG.


Why do we exist?

Students are working harder than ever before to stabilize their future. Our recent research study called State of the Student shows that nearly 3 out of 4 students are working to support themselves through college and 1 in 3 students feel pressure to spend more than they can afford. We founded our business on provided affordable textbook rental options to address these issues. Since then, we’ve expanded our offerings to supplement many facets of higher educational learning through Chegg Study, Chegg Math, and Chegg Internships and more to support students beyond their college experience. These offerings lower financial concerns for students by modernizing their learning experience. We exist so students everywhere have a smarter, faster, more affordable way to student.


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