Okta is searching for a top tier Senior Accountant to join our growing Compensation Accounting team as a KMC consultant.
The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, self-motivated team player who enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment.
This individual should have a solid working knowledge of GAAP, SEC regulations, and internal controls as well as an interest in complex accounting topics (such as stock-based compensation, business combinations, etc.
The role will report to the Manager of Compensation Accounting and focus on the accounting for stock-based compensation under ASC 718 and other equity related transactions / accounts.
Additionally, this role will be responsible for supporting the overall month-end close process, SOX compliance control execution, and quarterly / annual audit process, as well as identifying and driving project-based work to provide process efficiencies for the team.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Perform various GL month-end close activities, including preparation and review of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations related to stock-based compensation expense and other equity related transactions and accounts
Partner with the Stock Administration team to confirm employee equity awards and related inputs and transactions are properly captured in our stock administration tool (E*TRADE Equity Edge Online) to ensure stock-based compensation expense is calculated correctly
Prepare balance sheet and P&L fluctuation analyses
Assist in preparing internal and external financial reporting schedules including, but not limited to, equity footnotes and disclosures for our 10-Q and 10-K filings with the SEC
Evaluate system infrastructure, along with identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities
Maintain and enhance the internal controls over accounting processes and systems and ensure SOX policy compliance
Assist in implementing new accounting policies and procedures and assessing the accounting implications of new transactions or scenarios
Provide a high level of customer service with finance and non-finance business partners by providing financial insights and relevant reporting
Support the quarterly reviews and annual audit requests and inquiries from our external auditors
Ad hoc accounting projects and requests, as needed
Bachelor’s degree, with emphasis in Accounting, Finance or Business
5+ years of progressive accounting experience
Solid working knowledge and application of US GAAP, SEC regulations, and SOX / internal controls
Excellent problem solving, analytical, and organization skills
High level of attention to detail is a must
Ability to identify, follow-up, and resolve discrepancies timely
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to adhere to deadlines in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing accuracy
Proficient with Microsoft tools (Excel skills such as advanced formulas and pivot tables required)
Strong systems knowledge, including the ability to quickly learn new systems
Familiarity with the operations and related accounting for stock-based compensation is a plus
Experience with NetSuite preferred
Experience using E*TRADE Equity Edge Online or other comparable stock plan administration system is a plus