Director of Accounting

Udemy, San Francisco, California

See jobs at Udemy

Duration: Full-Time


Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Director of Accounting will oversee the accounting, payroll and payables function of the Company and will be crucial in laying a solid foundation for our audit ready close and internal controls processes. This position will be hands on, developing a growing team and continually improving the close- related timetable, analysis and processes. Interaction and coordination with colleagues in FP&A, Treasury, Tax and various other departments across the Company to ensure proper accounting treatment and accurate financial results. The role will play a key influencer to implementing new systems, processes and controls working in connection to our internal audit function.  We believe our team will continue to grow and expand globally as our business does as well.


You are a CPA with experience in closing books in a dynamic operation.  You love driving activities associated with accounting, reporting, internal controls and compliance. You are an experienced people manager and enjoy training and mentoring your team. You are a process minded person with analytical skills.  You possess a strong collaborative approach and are able to build effective relationships with colleagues in FP&A, Tax, HR as well as cross-functional departments. You take initiative and are able to work in a dynamic environment across all levels of management and across functions and geographies with minimal supervision.     

Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Manage the Accounting team ensuring the process, team and systems matches the goals of the company.
  • Design and implement business processes with sound internal controls to ensure efficiency and compliance
  • Partner with Purchasing to build out and implement a purchasing system that integrates with Netsuite.
  • Proactively drives SOX controls within the team and cross functionally
  • Improve the Accounting close reporting package to incorporate key metrics and analysis that provides insight.
  • Partner with Treasury on hedging currency exposures
  • Manage a great team and help them grow professionally and intellectually
  • Design a global accounting team strategy to ensure we support a growing business cost effectively.
  • Drive audit requirements for the Accounting, Payroll and Accounts payable team
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Ad-hoc projects, financial reporting and analysis as needed 
  • Policy and procedures development and documentation 
  • Engage with external auditors as needed 

We’re excited about you because you have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Finance.
  • Certified Public Accountant credentials required.
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in accounting, preferably in a position holding similar responsibilities, with at least five years of experience managing global accounting and payroll teams.
  • Public accounting and public company experience preferred.
  • Experience working with foreign offices or subsidiaries a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP and accepted accounting standards and local reporting requirements in various countries.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation and informal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work across many departments with varying levels of staff and management to solve problems and achieve results.
  • Highly detail-oriented with excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, efficient, self-motivated with the ability to follow through and implement process improvement.

About Udemy
We believe anyone can build the life they imagine through online learning. Today, millions of students around the world are advancing their careers and passions by exploring and mastering new skills on Udemy, and expert instructors are able to share their knowledge with the world. Through our global marketplace and our solutions for businesses and governments, we connect people everywhere with the skills they need for success in work and life. We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious belief in the power of learning and teaching to change lives. Udemy’s culture encourages innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork. We also celebrate our milestones and support each other every day.

Founded in 2010, Udemy is publicly traded and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Denver (Colorado), Dublin (Ireland), Ankara (Turkey), Gurugram (India), and São Paulo (Brazil).

At Udemy, we value diversity and inclusion and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Udemy in the News

About Udemy

Enriching lives Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 55,000 courses taught by expert instructors.

Want to learn more about Udemy? Visit Udemy's website.