Director, Accounting Operations at Upwork
San Francisco, CA, US

Upwork ($UPWK) is the world's largest freelancing website. Each year $1.7 billion of work happens through Upwork, allowing businesses to get more done and helping professionals break free of traditional time and place boundaries and work anytime, anywhere on projects they love. At Upwork, you'll help build on this momentum. Together, we'll create economic and social value on a global scale, providing a trusted online workplace for businesses to connect with extraordinary talent and work without limits. 


The finance team is looking for a team member can continue to help transform the organization to the next level. We strive to become a truly best-in-class finance organization.  We are looking for team members that are architects, proactive, strive for continuous improvement, metrics driven, put ethics and integrity first, enjoy hard-working environments and like having fun.

Your Responsibilities:

    • Own aspects of month-end close processes for Treasury/Escrow Accounting and related elements of Revenue.
    • Lead automation and process improvement of the cash management cycle, reconciling over 5 million transactions per month
    • Take on the completion and review of key account reconciliations
    • Own monthly regulatory compliance analysis
    • Manage monthly flux and reconciliation process
    • Manage  external auditors for quarter reviews and annual audits
    • Manage periodic audits by California Department of Business Oversight 
    • Review key escrow accounting weekly processes
    • Own the development and training of a group of staff
    • Prepare and present monthly analysis of key performance indicators
    • Be a representative for cross functional initiatives across finance and operations.


What it takes to catch our eye:

    • Big 4 public accounting experience
    • CPA or CFA is a plus
    • Treasury and banking background is a plus
    • Full scale industry accounting experience including the management of month-end close


How to really knock our socks off:

    • 3-5 years of big 4 experience
    • 5-8 years of full scale industry accounting experience including month-end close, high volume reconciliation review, experience with Blackline, foreign exchange and intercompany transactions
    • Combination of advanced individual contributor as well as development of large teams (task and career development)
    • Experience with internet marketplace business, Oracle R12 and other system tools
    • Fintech or banking experience is a plus



Come change how the world works.


At Upwork you’ll help shape the future of work. From our offices in San Francisco, Mountain View and Chicago, together we’re creating exciting new opportunities for a world of professionals. You’ll be part of a vibrant culture built on shared values: Inspire a boundless future of work, Put our community first, Have a bias towards action, and Build amazing teams. Along the way you’ll have fun and enjoy the perks of a people-first company: Work from Home Wednesday's, daily breakfast and lunch, regular in-office happy hours, top-notch benefits … and more. Check out Upwork’s spotlight on The Muse for a glimpse of our daily work/life balance.


Upwork is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.