Senior Technical Accountant

Accounting Los Angeles, California


Position at J2 Cloud Services

This Senior Accountant position is an opportunity for an ambitious finance professional to join a dynamic business (SaaS business model) with high visibility and growth ambitions.

J2 Global continues to grow and we are expanding our accounting team which operates in the US and international cloud (SaaS). As a fast paced, dynamic, global accounting team of a public company we are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Company's accounting activities.

As a Senior Accountant, you will participate in all activities related to full-cycle accounting by business unit and location. 

We are seeking a high-performing, innovative and results-oriented person to join the Shared Service Centre for J2 Global®’s Cloud Services group.  Our expanding accounting team operates from our Global HQ in Downtown Los Angeles.  (Currently working remotely)  This is a key position not only in the accounting department but in the operations of the company as well.  The Senior Accountant will analyze financial data to identify issues and inconsistencies, assist in internal financial reporting and provide technical accounting guidance. 

J2 has an active acquisition strategy, so experience with the accounting for integration of acquisitions is essential.  The successful candidate will also be a resource for Revenue Accounting for a SaaS/monthly subscription model, help with integrating recent acquisitions in the monthly close process for J2’s global footprint and assist with balance sheet clean up in our newly migrated Oracle Fusion cloud ERP system. 

Job Duties:

  • Provide accounting support for mergers and acquisitions by participating in Due Diligence, technical accounting support and leading accounting integration
  • Review and document contractual terms and application of accounting policies including:   
    • Treatment of customer/vendor contracts (ASC 606; revenue recognition, ASC 350-40; internal use software)
    • In-depth understanding of ASC-842 including ROU Asset impairment testing, separation of lease components and allocation of consideration, and general accounting principles for both lessor (sublease) and lessee
  • Prepare and record journal entries using adequate supporting documentation. Reconcile balance sheet accounts as part of month end close cycle as needed.
  • Identify risks, implement controls, and maintain proper process documentation in accordance with SOX
  • Partner with cross functional teams such as FP&A, Tax, Financial Operations, Internal Audit, and Legal, to address operational challenges due to business growth and drive process improvements
  • Analyze financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and analyze balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other financial reports specific to new acquisitions.
  • Drive process improvement and contribute to exciting projects that achieve scalability and efficiency, systems design and core accounting framework and management reporting

Job Requirements and Experience:

  • Public Accounting experience/US technical accounting experience required
  • 4+ years strong GL monthly close experience and GL process flow experience required
  • 2+ years experience in a Software or Software as a Services (SaaS) company desired
  • Strong G/L analysis and understanding of GAAP accounting principles required
  • 3+ years strong ERP accounting experience required, Oracle Fusion Cloud is a plus
  • Drive process improvement and own projects such as automating manual workflows, risk analysis and SOX controls
  • Experience in multitasking, prioritizing and meeting tight monthly/quarterly deadlines
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently while contributing to overall department objectives
  • Must have excellent MS Excel skills and experience building complex spreadsheets
  • Good business acumen and an ability to work across boundaries and cultures
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal are essential to this position


J2 Cloud Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.