Senior GL Accountant

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What Mongodb is looking for in applicants

The database market is massive (the IDC estimates it to be $121B+ by 2025!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. The MongoDB community is transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading modern data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

MongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. The world’s most sophisticated organizations, from cutting-edge startups to the largest companies, use MongoDB to build applications never before possible at a fraction of the cost of legacy databases. This is a rare opportunity to work for a breakthrough company that is reinventing a large market. It is the fastest-growing database on the planet, and the MongoDB community is redefining industries with especially innovative applications.

We are looking for a highly motivated accounting professional to join our Corporate Accounting team located in Palo Alto and play a key role in our continued growth and achievement of operational excellence. The Senior Accountant must possess strong accounting and operational expertise, an ability to communicate and work with various teams outside of Finance (such as Tax, IT, Workspace, Payments Operations and other Engineering groups), and a desire to make a meaningful impact on a dynamic, high-growth technology company.

Reporting to the Senior Accounting Manager, Global Corporate Accounting Operations, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for assisting in all areas related to the worldwide month-end close. This position will directly own monthly entries, implement control and process improvements and assist in researching and resolving complex accounting issues as they arise. This position will have the opportunity to collaborate with various teams across the organization on global expansion initiative and global process standardization. 

We are looking to speak to candidates who are based in Palo Alto for our hybrid working model.


  • Perform financial close activities such as journal entry preparation and account reconciliations
  • Identify and implement process improvements and system enhancements
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures related to month-end close, and assist in the design and implementation of new controls and processes
  • Assist in the development and implementation of scalable accounting processes to facilitate timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Analyze data against business drivers to identify trends / issues
  • Provide support for internal and external audits related to specific areas of responsibility
  • Maintain up-to-date process documentation and procedures as assigned
  • Support ad hoc financial information requests and analyses and other special projects as assigned

Experience & Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Accounting or related field
  • CPA required
  • 5+ years experience of month-end close experience for a multinational company
  • A mix of publicly-listed company and public accounting is highly desired
  • Experience working in a SOX control environment
  • Possess excellent analytical skills (MS Excel), business partnering, problem solving and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to work well in a dynamic environment and be able to recommend and implement process improvements, work autonomously and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong work ethic and team player
  • Experience working in Netsuite, FloQast or other major ERP systems

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

MongoDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MongoDB, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and makes all hiring decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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