Job Description - Accounting Manager, Controllership
The eBay Controllership team is seeking a highly motivated
individual with a combination of technical and operational
accounting skills to join the team as an Accounting Manager. This
is an opportunity to become a member of a dynamic organization
supporting eBay's largest, and multi-billion-dollar Marketplaces
platform acting as the subject matter authority supporting the
Payments business and driving operational accounting process
improvement. Ideal candidates will demonstrate his/her accounting
and process knowledge to contribute meaningfully to a winning
organization. The successful candidate will find him/herself
surrounded by sharp professionals with a diverse set of
backgrounds, operating in a fast-paced, intellectual, and
Primary Job Responsibilities:
This role is an Accounting Manager position reporting within the
Payments Controlling team. Responsibilities will include, but are
not limited to the following:
* Be a trusted and relevant Controlling partner across cross
functional groups such as Finance, Accounting Policy, Tax, Legal,
Shared Services, Systems and local Accounting and Business
* Support the Payments build through identification of global
and local accounting requirements and ensure implementation of
relevant financial controls, processes and automated solutions.
This includes concept development, requirements identification,
user testing and production implementation.
* Build and continually refine Payments journaling, money
movement and reconciliation requirements to ensure global
consistency while adhering to local requirements.
* Drive the month-end close for the Payments business by
validating system entries, preparing key reserve analysis, journal
entries, account reconciliations, fluctuation analysis, performing
metric evaluation and reporting to Senior Management for the local
* Determine SOX implications, modify/implement controls as
appropriate, and conduct accounting process reviews with internal
and external auditors and local regulators.
* Drive local accounting and regulatory requirements, filings
and related audits through timely submission of required schedules
and reporting packages and pro-active partnership with internal and
external compliance and audit teams.
* Conduct ongoing reviews of accounting processes, internal
controls, and overall efficiency to drive process improvements
through automation, streamlining and standard methodologies towards
a vision of World Class Controlling and collaboration across the
The success of this role will largely be dependent on the
ability to manage and collaborate with various partners and ensure
month-end processes and accounting systems are crafted and
implemented in accordance with the accounting and reporting
requirements of the Controllership team. The model candidate will
demonstrate a sense of problem awareness, an aptitude for critical
thinking, an ability to break down and improve accounting processes
and systems, and a vision for future needs.
Candidates must be self-starters with a solid work ethic and
also possess the following:
* 5-7 years' experience in public accounting, preferably Big
Four. Experience at a large growth company and a CPA is a plus.
* University degree in Accounting or Finance.
* Solid understanding of US GAAP, local accounting and
regulatory requirements, SOX and standard accounting processes and
* Effective communication skills - including the capability to
listen to the needs of others, articulate issues in a clear and
concise manner, and present findings as well as recommendations in
both oral and written presentations.
* Solid analytical skills, and experience applying these skills
to resolve operational accounting process and system issues.
* Customer focus and the ability to effectively collaborate and
influence in a cross-functional and/or matrix environment;
including working with all levels and in multiple locations.
* Comfort with initiating and responding to change; demonstrated
ability to use systems to improve accounting processes and
* Ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks, and deliver
results in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
* Strong background in accounting or finance, business processes
and internal control evaluation. Ability to design and implement
processes in support of new business or governance initiatives and
experience leading operational and process change with a drive
towards world class controlling processes and controls.
* Solid experience with ERP systems
* Focus on eBay's cultural values
Education: Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for
the work you do every day. Whether you're single, in a growing
family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of
comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.
Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to
help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead
because we know feeling financially secure during your working
years and through retirement is important.
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