Manager, Technical Accounting and External Reporting

Accounting Redwood City, California


This position is part of Shutterfly’s corporate team and reports to the Director of Technical Accounting and External Reporting. This position serves a critical finance role and will interface with personnel at various levels of the Company, as well as the internal and external auditors. Primary responsibilities will include accounting research, drafting accounting policies and memos, and providing technical support to members of the Finance and Accounting team. This role offers many opportunities, including being part of a fast-growing and profitable public company and advancement within a dynamic Accounting and Finance Group.


The individual will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Provide technical support to members of the Finance and Accounting team on the treatment of accounting issues in compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC requirements;
  • Assist in the implementation of new accounting standards;
  • Understand and provide interpretation of new accounting pronouncements and assist management in assessing financial and operational implications;
  • Research evaluate and document technical accounting implications of complex or non-standard transactions;
  • Support various accounting teams with the drafting and review of any new accounting policies or updates to existing policies and ensure compliance with GAAP and SEC requirements;
  • Review of contracts and agreements, research relevant accounting guidance, and recommend the proper accounting;
  • Provide audit documentation to the external auditors (e.g. acquisitions, goodwill impairment, segment reporting);
  • Assist in the quarterly earnings release process;
  • Draft and/or update disclosures in connection with new transactions (e.g. new debt, new acquisition, a subsequent event, etc.) and/or newly adopted accounting pronouncements;
  • Assist with external audit activities including technical accounting research/positions related to new, complex transactions, new accounting standards, and/or changes to existing policies;
  • Participate in SOX compliance efforts in relation to internal financial reporting controls;
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of process improvements as appropriate, to simplify, standardize and streamline current processes; and
  • Assist with or be responsible for other duties and ad-hoc projects.

Required Skills

  • Strong technical accounting and reporting skills;
  • Good business sense;
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of ownership;
  • Positive attitude and dependable team player willing to “roll up their sleeves” to get the work done;
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, coordinate the efforts of others and work well with people at a wide range of levels;
  • Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision and prioritize work to achieve objectives; and
  • Effective writing, presentation and communication skills.


Required Experience

  • BS Degree in Accounting; CPA required
  • 6+ years of accounting experience with a strong understanding of U.S. GAAP
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP
  • Public accounting experience