Accounting Manager at Yelp

Remote | Full-time

Accounting Manager

Remote, United States


Full Time

The Accounting Manager will report to the Director of Accounting and will be part of the Corporate Accounting Team within the Finance and Workplace organization of Yelp. This ambitious, fun and collaborative team takes care of the month end accounting close for all of Yelp’s entities, including our international locations; then consolidating those results and communicating to stakeholders both internally and externally. What sets this team apart is the vast experience it has to offer, through exposure to key business partners as well as the wide array of financial topics covered. We connect all teams at Yelp to deliver consistently great execution and outstanding results.

This position will be hands-on, interacting and coordinating with colleagues in AR, Tax, FP&A, Legal, HR and various business departments to ensure proper accounting treatment, execution of accounting functions and reporting of results. The Accounting Manager will play a key leadership role in the finance organization around change management, process improvement, scaling accounting infrastructures and operations, standardizing processes and building the accounting department.

This is a full-time remote position based in the United States.

Where You Come In:

  • Manage and oversee components of the accounting team, including revenue accounting and other important areas
  • Review financial statement analytics for key areas and be able to communicate those explanations as a part of the monthly fluctuation analysis with finance management
  • Review monthly journal entries and key account reconciliations for areas of responsibility
  • Review and analyze certain revenue contracts and document significant terms and accounting conclusions to ensure that revenue is recorded in compliance with the company’s revenue recognition policy and appropriate accounting guidance, particularly ASC 606
  • Ensure the proper accounting treatment is being applied for any new or non-standard transactions
  • Guide financial decisions by implementing and maintaining global accounting policies and procedures for areas of responsibility to ensure the highest level of efficiency and consistency
  • Maintain an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives, mitigating risk, enhancing the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results in compliance with GAAP
  • Manage and mentor a strong team of accounting professionals through clear communication of goals and career development
  • Work closely with the Director of Accounting and Corporate Controller on implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs and systems
  • Various special projects and ad hoc analysis as assigned

What it Takes to Succeed:

  • B.S./B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting or equivalent degree
  • CPA required with a minimum of 6 years of relevant industry experience, including people management experience
  • Big 4 public accounting experience preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP and accounting research methods
  • Strong understanding of ASC 606 and other revenue recognition guidance
  • Knowledgeable regarding SOX and interactions with external auditors
  • Confident, self-starter with ability to work with minimal direction in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Proven ability to work across many departments with varying levels of staff to solve problems and achieve results
  • Highly detail-oriented with excellent time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical skills, efficient, self motivated with the ability to follow through and implement process improvement
  • Ability to delegate and mentor, demonstrating a team-oriented mentality

What You’ll Get:

  • Effective your first day: Full medical, vision, and dental (100% paid employee only coverage)
  • 15 days PTO (accrual begins on date of hire and increases with 2+ years of tenure thereafter), 5 paid wellness days, 12 paid holidays, plus one floating holiday
  • Up to 14 weeks of parental leave
  • Monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Health Savings, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Employee stock purchase plan

Finance & Workplace Organization Purpose & Principles:

  • We connect all teams at Yelp to deliver consistently great execution and outstanding results
  • We will realize our potential by:
  • Ensuring a diverse, inclusive and welcoming place to work
  • Providing each of us with the authority, autonomy and resources needed to be successful
  • Partnering to accelerate decision making, deliver essential services, and protect the company
  • Measuring our performance as well as holding ourselves accountable to our targets
  • Operating with integrity and excellence in all that we do


At Yelp, we believe that diversity is an expression of all the unique characteristics that make us human: race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, and education — and those are just a few. We recognize that diverse backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our teams and our product. The foundation of our diversity efforts are closely tied to our core values, which include “Playing Well With Others” and “Authenticity.”

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer 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 candidates with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable law (including, for example, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance for roles based in San Francisco).

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