Policy & Technical Accounting

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies—from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups—use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone’s reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team

We are looking for an experienced Policy & Technical Accountant to help us analyze and account for our most complex projects and baseline our policies in accordance with US GAAP. This candidate will have meaningful experience evaluating accounting issues with a particular focus in areas such as revenue (a must), consolidations, financial instruments, foreign currency, leases, investments, stock-based compensation, debt/equity, business combinations.  This person will build and maintain our accounting policy documentation working cross-functionally within the Accounting organization. The ideal candidate will have both public accounting experience (National Office rotation strongly preferred) in tech and/or financial service industries as well as hand-on industry experience working for companies with a high volume of complex transactions and issues.

This position within the Controllership organization will assess, research, analyze and document our accounting policy considerations for Stripe transactions, accounting policy elections, the adoption of new reporting and accounting standards, as well as other matters where technical expertise is required, particularly with respect to new product/service scoping and rollout.  This position will work and advise cross-functional teams with a focus on collaborating with various business partners.

What you’ll do


  • Be responsible for technical accounting assessment of all applicable matters. 
  • Create, maintain and support our accounting conclusions. 
  • Develop a deep understanding of the Company’s transactions and contracts with cross-functional teams.
  • Ensure that the Controllership organization can operationalize accounting requirements. 
  • Implement processes to ensure any changes in our contracts or transactions are assessed for proper application of US GAAP.  
  • Stay current with changes in accounting standard and industry practices.

Who you are

We’re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, supported by 12-15 years work experience, preferably in the payments industry, financial services, tech or public accounting firm.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise (specifically FASB standards and SEC regulations). 
  • Detail orientation with exceptional organizational, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Self-motivator and team player who brings a can-do approach.
  • The flexibility to constantly learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.
  • CPA (or equivalent), required.

Hybrid work at Stripe

This role is available either in an office or a remote location (typically, 35+ miles or 56+ km from a Stripe office).

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $155,300 - $219,200. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings ("OTE") range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.

Office locations

Seattle, New York, or South San Francisco HQ

Remote locations

Remote in United States



Job type

Full time

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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.