Staff Accountant

New York - NY Finance

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Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers, teams, and businesses around the world. We believe that today’s entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

We want people who are passionate about high performing team players who can take new challenges and go the extra mile.

The Staff Accountant is a critical member of the accounting team, playing a key role in creating, analyzing, and reporting timely and accurate financial information. This position will be responsible for tracking existing fixed assets, accounting for the disposition of assets, and preparing rollforward and amortization schedules for capitalized software. The successful candidate will champion the advancement of processes and controls and build impactful working relationships with cross-functional teams to ensure all financial transactions are reported timely.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Prepare monthly journal entries and reconciliations as part of the month-end close process.
  • Process fixed asset additions, transfers, reclassifications, disposals, and informational changes for fixed asset accounting records.
  • Prepare monthly rollforwards and various fixed asset reports and audit schedules.
  • Review fixed asset invoice additions for proper capitalization, approval, and coding.
  • Reconcile, review, and update the work in process (WIP) account monthly. Ensure projects are completed and assets are placed in service before capitalization occurs.
  • Assist with accounting processes related to capitalized costs for internally-developed software including consolidating timesheets, reviewing inputs, and recording additions.
  • Coordinate with other departments to obtain transaction information, research reconciling items, and resolve issues.
  • Assist with the preparation of analytical reviews on a monthly basis for assigned areas
  • Support the year-end financial statement audit and quarterly reviews.
  • Participate in accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the finance team and other departments.

What We’ll Expect From You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. CPA certification is a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of GAAP.
  • High energy level with the ability to take ownership and show initiative in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Experience working at a publicly-traded company is a plus.
  • A mix of public and private accounting is a plus.
  • Ability to quickly identify challenges, prioritize, analyze the root causes, seek to understand the rationale behind current processes, and propose solutions while getting buy-in from key stakeholders.

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC, Cambridge and Palo Alto, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Department: Finance

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