Staff Accountant

Finance Glendale, California Austin, Texas San Mateo, California


LegalZoom is the nation’s leading provider of personalized, online legal solutions and legal documents for small businesses and families.  We are a high-growth, fast-paced company, with a mission to disrupt the legal industry by bringing great legal help to people at a reasonable price.  We believe in hard work, passion for what we do and how we deliver, and innovation in all areas of the organization. 

As part of this dynamic team, the global Finance team is seeking an accounting professional who is familiar with a variety of accounting concepts, practices, and procedures and can bring such skills to a fast growing and innovative company.  We seek an individual who embraces challenges and can rely on his/her experience, educational background and sound judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 

What you will do:

  • Provide ownership over the following areas of accounting including but not limited to: expense accruals, deferred costs and prepaid expense amortization schedules, fixed assets, cash transactions, cost of sales entries and bank reconciliations
  • Prepare journal entries as part of the monthly close cycle
  • Responsible for reconciling and reviewing balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare and review expense accruals for completeness and accuracy and provide commentary and explanations
  • Analyze and comment on monthly, quarterly, annual variances within income statement and balance sheet line items
  • Assist in the review and documentation of internal control and provide recommendations for improvement or automation where necessary
  • Ability to interact and work with our business units to determine proper accounting treatment for various transactions
  • Ability to work with external auditors and support financial statement, tax and other audits, as necessary
  • Assist with ad hoc reports and requests from the business


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required
  • CPA preferred, or expected track to CPA obtainment within 2 years. Must already have obtained all finance and accounting units required to sit for the CPA exam in California
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office including advanced in Excel
  • Ability to comprehend new technical accounting standards and apply to areas of ownership
  • Ability to interact and work with various business units to resolve issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Critical thinking and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Collaboration and able to work within a team environment
  • Able to work under pressure in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines
  • Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize multiple deliverables

LegalZoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to diversity.