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23andMe is looking for an exceptional and enthusiastic Director of Accounting to join our growing Finance team. We are looking for someone with in-depth experience on accounting operations in a faced paced, high performing environment. You will initially focus on Revenue/COS area including ownership over the inventory function. We are a growing team and this will be a hands-on role requiring deep involvement in several significant areas, but also the vision to see the big picture. This position will report to our Corporate Controller and initially lead a team of five.Who we are
Since 2006, 23andMes mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of whats possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.What youll do Play a leadership role in the day to day operations of the Controllers organization, working with members of the accounting team, as well as cross-functionally with groups such as Supply Chain, Laboratory Operations, and Engineering. Ensure a timely monthly, quarterly and annual close of related GL areas; Initial areas of primary focus are Revenue/COS, Inventory) Work cross-functionally with multiple internal teams to processes to calculate, track and record transactions within significant business processes; This role will be an agent for software solutions and improvements that drive efficiency; Strong participant in the analysis function, partnering with FP&A in delivering feedback and insights on results, anomalies, and business drivers; Researching relevant accounting literature, writing memos or SOPs, updating, and building Excel models as well as building and implementing systems used our operations; Analyze and report on the monthly results to provide meaningful insight to the business; Partner with the business to understand reporting needs as it relates to new business channels or products; develop systems and processes to address those needs as new channels or products are launched; Prepare documentation and memos for the annual external audit; Assist the Finance team in developing and documenting enhanced policies, procedures, processes, and controls. What youll bring Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred 10 years of accounting experience with an emphasis on operational experience in an in-house corporate accounting setting 5 years people management experience Strong people management experience including managing managers and having an organizational vision that leans towards staff development and culture setting that aligns with corporate values and objectives; Strong analytical, problem-solving and organization skills Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, including strong Excel skills and ERP software experience (NetSuite experience a plus) Strong knowledge of US GAAP, SEC reporting and well functioning internal control structures. Ability to quickly learn and understand systems; general knowledge of database structures a plus Combination of public accounting/auditing and corporate accounting experience preferred. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills Able to adapt to changing priorities and work on multiple projects with accuracy and efficiency, while keeping to deadlines.