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Jun 1st, 2021

Senior Accountant

Full Time

Medium’s mission is to help people deepen their understanding of the world and discover ideas that matter. We are building a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers. We are creating the best place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas.

We’re looking for a Senior Accountant to own a few different things for us!  This includes taking lead for sales tax implementation and maintenance, liasoning for tax filings with external CPAs as well as providing all revenue recognition for our existing and new business lines. We believe that these functions play a vital role in Accounting.

Medium is growing quickly this year, and your contributions as Senior Accountant  will be essential to our success. If you like challenges, you will be a phenomenal addition to Medium! We're excited to see who joins us next. Will it be you?

What will you do?

  • Sales tax:
  • You will be responsible for gleaning all knowledge of sales tax obligations and taking the lead on maintaining it.  This is including but not limited to: working with outside tax partner to determine risk, create a recommendation to executives, implement a sales tax process for collection and remission, customer service, and working with all stakeholders to build the tax element into our product. 
  • You will triage all customer service tickets as honorary member of User Happiness team
  • You will draft process documents to educate the rest of the accounting team as well as the rest of the company including the customer happiness team.

  • Tax Liaison:
  • You will assist our Accounting Manager in taking the lead on all supporting document preparation for external CPAs.  
  • You will handle tax payments with AP team and proper GL entries
  • You will explore tax credits including but not limited to domestic R&D

  • Revenue Recognition:
  • You will assist our Accounting Manager in taking lead on monthly revenue recognition for our monthly subscription business line. This will include the monthly journal entries, verifying the accuracy of the data by sense checking particular amounts and documenting process improvements and changes.
  • You will work with our outside partner to implement a new cash module to create efficiencies in the revenue recognition process. 
  • You will work closely with the Accounting Manager to implement and create processes regarding new business lines including international revenue. 

Who would do well in this role?

  • You have a BA or BS in Accounting plus at least five years of experience in the general accounting field.  Emphasis on tax is preferred. 
  • You are customer service oriented while also maintaining a strong attention to detail and high quality standards.
  • There is always room for efficiencies so we welcome a creative mind when it comes to operational improvements using excel, so you'll need to be proficient with excel.
  • This is a demanding environment with constant change so having a can-do attitude with a willingness to dig deep and get things done will be necessary.

Additional Experience preferred

  • Netsuite ERP knowledge
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Prior start-up experience
  • Sales Tax implementation experience
For this role, you can be based anywhere in the U.S.

At Medium, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun and challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world of digital media.

Medium is an equal opportunity employer.