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Manager, Accounting



Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Snap Inc. is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

The Finance Team includes Accounting, Finance Business Partnership, Finance Operations, Financial Systems, Internal Audit, Investor Relations, Tax, and Treasury teams. Together, the team partners with leadership to provide insights, information, and guidance to make strategic and operational decisions, inform investors about our business model and progress, and ensure the company is financially healthy and consistently meeting our reporting obligations.

We’re looking for a Manager, Accounting to join Snap Inc! As a member of the Accounting team, you will manage a team, analyze accounting treatment for certain transactions, record and report accounting transactions, and optimize processes for efficient and accurate data flow. You will collaborate cross functionally with other business partners daily to ensure accurate and timely accounting and US GAAP reporting.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage a team of 2-3 accounting professionals, including coaching, talent reviews, and goal setting/development plans

  • Set the direction, priorities and workload balancing for your team and often have multiple projects under your supervision

  • Manage a wide array of accounting areas such as Leases, Fixed Assets, and Expense Accruals, amongst others

  • Review monthly and quarterly journal entries and account reconciliations for areas as assigned, ensuring high quality work product and level of detail

  • Develop relationships and work closely with business partners to provide accounting and business support, including research and recommendations on accounting issues, changes in judgements and estimates that impact financial results, as well as implementation of accounting changes

  • Design and implement new processes and controls as needed.

  • Analyze, organize and deliver information that move teams to decisions and action

  • Prepare and review materials for internal and external reporting on a monthly and quarterly basis

  • Assess, research and document appropriate US GAAP treatment for various transactions within the business; specifically in the area of ASC 842 Leases

  • Draft and maintain accounting policies related to Lease accounting, Fixed Assets, Expense accruals, and other

  • Work at the lowest level of detail to understand Company operations and identify accounting issues.

  • Identify risks in and drive process enhancements, implement controls, and maintain proper process documentation and evidence in accordance with SOX.

  • Provide support for the external financial statement audits, as well as periodic internal audits

  • Provide support for other ad hoc analyses and projects as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong technical accounting knowledge with an understanding of US GAAP and ability to document accounting conclusions

  • Ability to work under pressure and perform several tasks concurrently in a deadline driven environment

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills, and superior attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization

  • Exceptional analytical skills, including Excel

  • A proactive, self-directed approach with the ability to multi-task, think creatively, and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment

  • Detail-oriented with a high sense of urgency

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work extended hours during critical periods

  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team

  • Someone who is flexible, eager, and willing to build from the ground up

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance or equivalent years of experience

  • 6+ years of experience as an accounting professional

  • 2+ years managing a team

  • CPA License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Big 4 firm experience

  • Fortune 500 and/or private company experience

  • Experience working in cloud finance systems (Oracle, Netsuite, etc.)

  • 2+ years with a focus on ASC 842 Lease Accounting

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at


In the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These pay zones may be modified in the future.

Zone A (CA, WA, NYC):

The base salary range for this position is $138,000-$207,000 annually.

Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $131,000-$197,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $117,000-$176,000 annually.

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs.