Accounting Systems Manager

Location:

San Jose, California
Austin, Texas
Requisition Number:
R0046752

Job Description:

The Chief Accounting Officer’s (CAO) organization is seeking a highly motivated individual with a combination of business systems, project management, and data analysis skills to assume a role within the Controller/Accounting Systems team. This is an opportunity to become a member of a dynamic organization acting as an authority on systems and data at eBay. Ideal candidates will demonstrate his/her systems, process knowledge, and project management skills to communicate, analyze, and consolidate financial data analyses from multiple systems to contribute meaningfully to a winning organization. You will partner with various stakeholders across the organization (Product and Engineering, Finance, Controllership and Payment Operations) to help implement technical solutions required to enable the company’s effective accounting and financial reporting processes. The successful candidate will find him/herself surrounded by sharp professionals with a diverse set of backgrounds, operating in a fast-paced, intellectual, and team environment.

eBay’s brand helps us connect people through technology to create more opportunity for all. Working at eBay means being on the cutting edge of commerce technology while fostering an entrepreneurial spirit with merchants of all sizes who engage our services. eBay is the world’s largest online marketplace and has 187 million active buyers worldwide. Founded in 1995, eBay’s collective impact on ecommerce is staggering; revenues topped $3B in the first quarter of 2021 the highest for the company since 2005, and gross merchandise volume increased by 29% to $27.5B.

This position is part of the Controlling Systems team and works with the Manager, Accounting Systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in a multi-functional role to ensure fluid integration of new business initiatives within eBay’s processes and systems. This includes reviewing eBay site or payment processing enhancements prior to launch to determine impact to the payment reconciliation systems and then managing any required system or process changes as appropriate. Ensure transactions flow end-to-end across multiple systems and are correctly recorded in the financial and data warehouse systems.

  • Influence and inspire change with multi-functional teams and across matrix to ensure comprehensive project coverage. Prioritize effectively and work to resolve issues timely.

  • Support various accounting and reporting system related projects as a project coordinator and from a business owner perspective, including concept development, requirement identification, user acceptance testing, and production implementation from a process and operational standpoint. Provide data and reporting requirements for sophisticated projects, develop reporting models for accounting and operational management of the product.

  • Manage sophisticated system reconciliations such as payment file reconciliations across multiple systems. Help implement tools to support reconciliation exceptions. Includes active participation in the review of the systems and reconciliation processes with internal and external auditors.

  • Diagnose data quality/bad transaction issues by drilling down sophisticated data structures to extract the root cause of variances between multiple systems and effectively communicate the results and potential solutions to accounting and technology teams.

  • Continuously evaluate Accounting/Finance systems and processes to identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to stream-line existing processes and improve automation through better utilization of systems.

Key Skills:

  • Ability to lead projects across multiple domains. Ability to provide product, project, operational and business overview, including risks, to management through meetings and presentations.

  • Effective communication skills - including the capability to listen to the needs of others, research and comprehend complex matters, articulate issues in a clear and concise manner, and present findings as well as recommendations in both oral and written presentations.

  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, and experience applying these skills to resolve operational accounting process and system issues.

  • Customer focus and the ability to effectively collaborate in a multi-functional and/or matrix environment; including using corporate and third-party resources.

  • Solid project management skills and an ability to work well with all levels of an organization.

  • Superb attention to detail and able to deliver results in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

  • Comfort with initiating and responding to change; demonstrated ability to identify, develop and implement process/system improvements.

  • Focus on eBay shared purpose, commitments, and behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience and a BS degree in Accounting, IT, Business Administration, or closely related field

  • Past experiences demonstrate knowledge working with sophisticated systems, custom applications, expertise querying databases and knowledge of data warehousing concepts/tools, operational accounting processes and systems

  • Experience with data extraction, transformation, and loading. Knowledge of SQL, Zeta, SQL Microstrategy and Tableau . Proficient with extensive data manipulation using Excel and Tableau. Ability to write simple queries, and produce reports using SQL queries and other reporting tools

  • Project management experience

  • Finance functional expertise, business process knowledge, and understanding of SOX 404 compliance

  • Public Accounting and/or accounting management experience

  • Experience in e-Commerce and payments industry

  • Experience working at a growing global company

  • SAP experience a plus

The success of this role will largely be dependent on the ability to manage various partners across the Product and Engineering, Finance, Controllership and Payment Operations teams to ensure process and systems are designed and implemented in accordance with the accounting and reporting requirements of the company. The model candidate will demonstrate a sense of problem awareness, an aptitude for critical thinking, an ability to break down and improve systems and processes, and a vision for future needs.

Benefits are a crucial part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/company/diversity-inclusion/

#LI-AK1

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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Accounting Systems Manager

San Jose, California
Austin, Texas
Requisition Number R0046752

Job Description:

The Chief Accounting Officer’s (CAO) organization is seeking a highly motivated individual with a combination of business systems, project management, and data analysis skills to assume a role within the Controller/Accounting Systems team. This is an opportunity to become a member of a dynamic organization acting as an authority on systems and data at eBay. Ideal candidates will demonstrate his/her systems, process knowledge, and project management skills to communicate, analyze, and consolidate financial data analyses from multiple systems to contribute meaningfully to a winning organization. You will partner with various stakeholders across the organization (Product and Engineering, Finance, Controllership and Payment Operations) to help implement technical solutions required to enable the company’s effective accounting and financial reporting processes. The successful candidate will find him/herself surrounded by sharp professionals with a diverse set of backgrounds, operating in a fast-paced, intellectual, and team environment.

eBay’s brand helps us connect people through technology to create more opportunity for all. Working at eBay means being on the cutting edge of commerce technology while fostering an entrepreneurial spirit with merchants of all sizes who engage our services. eBay is the world’s largest online marketplace and has 187 million active buyers worldwide. Founded in 1995, eBay’s collective impact on ecommerce is staggering; revenues topped $3B in the first quarter of 2021 the highest for the company since 2005, and gross merchandise volume increased by 29% to $27.5B.

This position is part of the Controlling Systems team and works with the Manager, Accounting Systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in a multi-functional role to ensure fluid integration of new business initiatives within eBay’s processes and systems. This includes reviewing eBay site or payment processing enhancements prior to launch to determine impact to the payment reconciliation systems and then managing any required system or process changes as appropriate. Ensure transactions flow end-to-end across multiple systems and are correctly recorded in the financial and data warehouse systems.

  • Influence and inspire change with multi-functional teams and across matrix to ensure comprehensive project coverage. Prioritize effectively and work to resolve issues timely.

  • Support various accounting and reporting system related projects as a project coordinator and from a business owner perspective, including concept development, requirement identification, user acceptance testing, and production implementation from a process and operational standpoint. Provide data and reporting requirements for sophisticated projects, develop reporting models for accounting and operational management of the product.

  • Manage sophisticated system reconciliations such as payment file reconciliations across multiple systems. Help implement tools to support reconciliation exceptions. Includes active participation in the review of the systems and reconciliation processes with internal and external auditors.

  • Diagnose data quality/bad transaction issues by drilling down sophisticated data structures to extract the root cause of variances between multiple systems and effectively communicate the results and potential solutions to accounting and technology teams.

  • Continuously evaluate Accounting/Finance systems and processes to identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to stream-line existing processes and improve automation through better utilization of systems.

Key Skills:

  • Ability to lead projects across multiple domains. Ability to provide product, project, operational and business overview, including risks, to management through meetings and presentations.

  • Effective communication skills - including the capability to listen to the needs of others, research and comprehend complex matters, articulate issues in a clear and concise manner, and present findings as well as recommendations in both oral and written presentations.

  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, and experience applying these skills to resolve operational accounting process and system issues.

  • Customer focus and the ability to effectively collaborate in a multi-functional and/or matrix environment; including using corporate and third-party resources.

  • Solid project management skills and an ability to work well with all levels of an organization.

  • Superb attention to detail and able to deliver results in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

  • Comfort with initiating and responding to change; demonstrated ability to identify, develop and implement process/system improvements.

  • Focus on eBay shared purpose, commitments, and behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience and a BS degree in Accounting, IT, Business Administration, or closely related field

  • Past experiences demonstrate knowledge working with sophisticated systems, custom applications, expertise querying databases and knowledge of data warehousing concepts/tools, operational accounting processes and systems

  • Experience with data extraction, transformation, and loading. Knowledge of SQL, Zeta, SQL Microstrategy and Tableau . Proficient with extensive data manipulation using Excel and Tableau. Ability to write simple queries, and produce reports using SQL queries and other reporting tools

  • Project management experience

  • Finance functional expertise, business process knowledge, and understanding of SOX 404 compliance

  • Public Accounting and/or accounting management experience

  • Experience in e-Commerce and payments industry

  • Experience working at a growing global company

  • SAP experience a plus

The success of this role will largely be dependent on the ability to manage various partners across the Product and Engineering, Finance, Controllership and Payment Operations teams to ensure process and systems are designed and implemented in accordance with the accounting and reporting requirements of the company. The model candidate will demonstrate a sense of problem awareness, an aptitude for critical thinking, an ability to break down and improve systems and processes, and a vision for future needs.

Benefits are a crucial part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/company/diversity-inclusion/

#LI-AK1

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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