Accounting - Legal Entity Controller

Stripe’s mission is to increase the GDP of the internet. We build the most powerful and flexible tools for running an internet business. We handle billions of dollars each year and enable millions of users around the world to scale faster and more efficiently by building their businesses on Stripe.

To further this important mission, we are building our International Accounting Stripe Delivery Center team and are looking for someone to help us scale for the future in a fast paced environment.

You will:

  • Perform month end accounting processes to support rapid global growth
  • Work in three main pillars financial close and analysis, audit and regulatory compliance and reporting
  • Own the Statutory Financial Statement preparation, Audit, review and sign off and adoption of financial statements with the board of directors. 
  • Work with Local service providers to ensure compliance and filling requirements are met timely and accurately. 
  • Work with cross functional partners like Tax, Treasury, Accounting and other groups to ensure that financial results of the legal entities remain compliant with US Gaap and Local Gaaps. 
  • Perform monthly and quarterly close activities, including manual journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, variance analyses and analytical reviews, producing internal management reporting and external audit support
  • Potential to perform month end activities and grow into other task and process to take on further responsibilities
  • Be responsible for end to end preparation of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare flux analysis and potential commentary and explanation on movements and trends
  • Be responsible for performing transactional based work and streamlining processes
  • Be a self starter and seek to standardize and centralize tasks 
  • Own problems not just processes or projects - we want our specialists to own the full problem space and do what it takes to solve them
  • Partner with multiple cross-functional stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop and improve controllership processes and to anticipate changing business requirements
  • Scale our financial processes through automation and standardization 

Minimum requirements:

  • An accountancy qualification (e.g ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with 3 -6 years of relevant accounting experience
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance background
  • Proven experience in the monthly close process, journal preparation and posting, audit, regulatory reporting and exposure to accounting systems.
  • Experience in month end reporting and financial statement preparation
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP 
  • The ability to bring structure to ambiguous areas of opportunity and thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving environment
  • Strong analytical skills and strong knowledge of Excel.
  • An enthusiastic “roll up your sleeves” mentality
  • A passion for creating new systems and solving problems via infrastructure and automation
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and with different cultures
  • Demonstrated experience with internal controls
  • Ability to be flexible and comfortable with changing requirements

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of (or experience in) the technology or payments industry
  • Oracle suite
  • Hubble/SQL

In-office expectations

Office-assigned Stripes in most of our locations are currently expected to spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This expectation may vary depending on role, team and location. For example, Stripes in our Bucharest, Romania site have an 80% in-office expectation, and those in Stripe Delivery Center roles in Mexico City, Mexico and Bengalaru, India work 100% from the office. Also, some teams have greater in-office attendance requirements, to appropriately support our users and workflows, which the hiring manager will discuss. This approach helps strike a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility when possible.

Pay and benefits

Stripe does not yet include pay ranges in job postings in every country. Stripe strongly values pay transparency and is working toward pay transparency globally.

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Job type

Full time

We look forward to hearing from you

At Stripe, we're looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Stripe, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join us.