Job Title:

Director of Accounting (668)

Job Location:

Palo Alto, California

Job Compensation:

$150K - $180K

Job Description:

Our client, an innovative thriving AI company, is looking for a Director of Accounting who can help them build and maintain financial integrity and visibility. You will lead, mentor and develop a high-performing accounting team, oversee all aspects of accounting functions and provide guidance in the continuous improvement of their core financial systems and processes. This role will report to the Head of Finance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be the Accounting leader for the company – evaluate and implement critical accounting policies, systems and processes
  • Lead Accounting team to deliver accurate and timely financial activities including A/P, payroll, stock comp, monthly/quarterly/year-end close, reconciliations and consolidations
  • Implement and maintain accounting and control systems that reflect industry best-practices and comply with GAAP
  • Drive change and process improvement within the accounting department and around the company
  • Facilitate and manage tax and business compliance activities (local, state and federal)
  • Partner cross-functionally to determine business transactions and effectively communicate accounting issues with departments throughout the company
  • Be solutions-oriented and act as an advisor to key stakeholders on the operational and technical implications of new business transactions
  • Provide guidance and support of treasury and banking functions


  • 10+ years of combined technical accounting experience in a public accounting and technology and/or manufacturing organizations
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Big 4 experience and CPA certification are highly preferred
  • Experience in managing and/or implementing cloud-based ERP
  • Thorough knowledge of financial performance drivers, accounting principles, procedures and systems with a solid understanding of accounting, tax, treasury, cash flow, and internal controls
  • Outstanding technical, analytical, and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to thrive in a changing environment and be able to work with senior management to influence decision making, work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Murdock Martell, Inc. is a leading consulting and recruiting firm that provides Finance, Accounting and HR solutions to established and emerging growth companies. We represent some of the strongest companies in the Bay Area with an emphasis in technology and life sciences start-ups.


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Education Requirements:

Murdock Martell, Inc. is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

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