Accounting Manager

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Finance/Accounting

Company Description

Optimizely is the world's leader in customer experience optimization, allowing businesses to dramatically drive up the value of their digital products, commerce and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform. By replacing digital guesswork with evidence-based results, Optimizely enables product and marketing professionals to accelerate innovation, lower the risk of new features, and drive up the return on investment from digital by up to 10X. Over 26 of the Fortune 100 companies choose Optimizely to power their global digital experiences. Optimizely’s impressive customer list includes eBay, FOX, IBM, The New York Times and many more global enterprises.

Job Description

Optimizely’s Finance and Accounting team supports the operational and strategic decision-making process through business partnerships and by providing insight into how the company performs and develops. Reporting into Optimizely’s VP Controller, the Accounting Manager will own the indirect tax compliance, assist in related accounting close procedures, and be Optimizely’s main domestic accounting manager with our international entities.

What you’ll do:

  • Prepare multi-state sales tax returns and filings in Avalara

  • Monitor sales tax exposure and provide recommendations

  • You’ll be the system administrator for Avalara

  • Serve as lead point of contact for state sales and use tax audits

  • Gather and prepare supporting documents and schedules for outside tax preparers

  • Assist with cash reconciliations on foreign bank accounts

  • Reconcile intercompany accounts and create intercompany invoices

  • Assist and gather documents for federal and state tax filings with outside tax providers

  • Ensure all filings are done to maintain good standing compliance with registered state agents

  • Complete various governmental census forms

  • Calculate and submit SF Gross Receipts and SF Payroll tax

  • Monitor foreign cash balances and initiate cash transfers as needed

  • Facilitate filing of various tax and governmental applications, permits and other legal forms

  • Complete various month-end accruals and reconciliations

  • Assist with ad hoc projects as needed


  • 5 - 6 years of experience in a related field

  • BS Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience in a related field

  • Experience using Avalara

  • Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Excel including vlookups and pivot tables.

  • Experience with Netsuite a plus

  • Must have excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal

  • Able to work independently and self-motivate with a flexible can-do attitude

Additional Information


  • Wellness Grant
  • Office snacks & lunch provided daily through Seamless
  • Full medical insurance with very low co-pay and deductible. HMO, PPO, and HSA options available
  • Full dental coverage including orthodontics
  • Full vision coverage including contacts
  • Dependents 100% covered for medical, dental, and vision
  • Unlimited vacation policy and seventeen weeks of paid parental leave
  • 401k benefit
  • Working with a great team and having a huge impact!


At Optimizely, we embody inclusion and embrace diversity.  Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  Optimizely prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, nationality, citizenship, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other unlawful consideration.

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