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Technical Accountant

Impact

Cape Town, ZA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Industry: Sales & Marketing Software
  • Post Date: 07/08/2024
  • Website: impact.com
  • Company Address: 223 E. De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

About Impact

impact.com, the world’s leading partnership management platform, is transforming the way businesses manage and optimize all types of partnerships—including traditional rewards affiliates, influencers, commerce content publishers, B2B, and more.

Job Description

Our Company:

At impact.com we are passionate about our people, our technology, and are obsessed with customer success. Working together enables us to grow rapidly, win, and serve the largest brands in the world. We use cutting edge technology to solve real-world problems for our clients and continue to pull ahead of the pack as the leading SaaS platform for businesses to automate their partnerships and grow their revenue like never before. We have an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture where ambition and curiosity is rewarded. If you are looking to join a team where your opinion is valued, your contributions are noticed, and enjoy working with fun and talented people from all over the world, then this is the place for you!

impact.com, the world’s leading partnership management platform, is transforming the way businesses manage and optimize all types of partnerships—including traditional rewards affiliates, influencers, commerce content publishers, B2B, and more. The company’s powerful, purpose-built platform makes it easy for businesses to create, manage, and scale an ecosystem of partnerships with the brands and communities that customers trust to make purchases, get information, and entertain themselves at home, at work, or on the go. To learn more about how impact.com’s technology platform and partnerships marketplace is driving revenue growth for global enterprise brands such as Walmart, Uber, Shopify, Lenovo, L’Oreal, Fanatics, and Levi’s, visit www.impact.com

Your Role at impact.com:

As Equity Accountant, you will completely own the accounting and financial reporting for the Company’s complex equity and stock-based compensation arrangements. This is a highly visible and key role, and management will look to you as a subject matter expert to improve the Company’s processes and controls around equity and stock-based compensation. This role will eventually grow in scope to encompass general Technical Accounting matters in addition to equity and stock-based compensation.

You will play a critical role in month-end and quarter-end close, preparing journal entries and account roll-forwards and reconciliations. You will also perform technical accounting research, draft technical memos, and implement new accounting standards around equity and stock-based compensation. This role is adjacent to Financial Reporting and will also involve preparing footnote disclosures and uplifting the company’s equity reporting function to meet public company reporting standards. 

This role reports to the Technical Accounting Manager. You will also work closely with other teams, such as Legal, Tax, FP&A, Treasury, HR, Financial Reporting, and Corporate Development on an ad hoc basis. The ideal candidate for this role should be a fast learner, a self-starter, and capable of producing high-quality work without close supervision.

What You'll Do:

  • Fully own the accounting and financial reporting for the Company's equity and stock-based compensation, including liability-classified securities.
  • Stay apprised of the Company's various equity and stock-based compensation arrangements, including new or modified ones, and evaluate the appropriate accounting for them.
  • Prepare the necessary journal entries for equity and stock-based compensation on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Maintain and update Excel workbooks that support the accounting and financial reporting for equity and stock-based compensation and perform thorough self-review and reconciliation to ensure the workbook data and calculations are complete, accurate, and reasonable.
  • Maintain and update all Technical Accounting memos related to equity and stock-based compensation and draft new memos as needed.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of how equity and stock-based compensation affects the Company's financials and be able to discuss such topics with senior management.
  • Prepare the required financial statement information and footnote disclosures for equity and stock-based compensation.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests and prepare any necessary internal reporting as needed.
  • Proactively anticipate and identify issues and design solutions to address them.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as Legal and other Finance teams, and the external auditors.
  • Take on general Technical Accounting research and memo preparation for other areas beyond just equity and stock-based compensation as permitted.

What You Have:

  • 3 to 5 years of Technical Accounting experience, including researching authoritative and nonauthoritative guidance, evaluating and concluding on complex accounting matters, and drafting technical memos and accounting policies
  • Active CPA or CA license
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • Strong experience with US GAAP (or similar IFRS experience with the ability to quickly learn US GAAP) for complex securities such as redeemable preferred stock ("temporary equity"), stock options, stock warrants, RSUs, RSAs, liability-classified awards, and awards with multiple service and performance vesting conditions.Relevant experience includes the following accounting standards: ASC 718 (IFRS 2), ASC 470, 505, 815 (IAS 32), ASC 810 (IFRS 10, 12), and ASC 260 (IAS 33)
  • Experience as a self-starter who can manage multiple projects and priorities in a highly complex environment with evolving priorities and deadlines
  • Deep proficiency with Excel analysis and manipulation of large data sets, including use of pivot tables and lookup formulas
  • Strong attention to detail, high degree of accuracy, and the ability to deliver clean and concise work products
  • Ability to proactively identify problems, design solutions, and implement changes and improvements from scratch without prior reference or examples
  • Experience performing general ledger account reconciliations and analyses
  • Experience designing and implementing internal controls and processes around accounting and financial reporting
  • Experience collaborating and communicating with senior levels of management, cross-functional teams and departments, and external auditors
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Public company experience and external audit experience preferred
  • Familiarity with ERPs and equity reporting software (Netsuite and Carta experience a plus)
  • General proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Nice to have:  Affiliate & Partnerships Industry Fundamentals Certification by PXA

Benefits:

  • Hybrid, Casual work environment
  • Responsible PTO policy
    • Take the time off that you need. We are truly committed to a positive work-life balance, recognising that it is important to be happy and fulfilled in both
  • Primary caregiver leave
  • Training & Development
    • Learning the advanced partnership automation products
  • Medical Aid and Provident Fund 
    • Group schemes with Discovery & Bonitas for medical aid
    • Group scheme for provident fund
  • Restricted Stock Units
    • 3-year vesting schedule pending Board approval
  • Internet Allowance
  • Fitness club fee reimbursements
  • Technology stipend 

impact.com is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employees and applicants for employment shall be given fair treatment and equal employment opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity or ancestry, color or caste, religion or belief, age, sex (including gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy/maternity), national origin, weight, neurodivergence, disability, marital and civil partnership status, caregiving status, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or other prohibited non-merit factors.

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