Director, Global GL

Affirm Fintech

US Remote only

Full time

Finance / Accounting / Audit

Sep 22

Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm proudly includes Returnly. 

The General Ledger team is a growing sub-team within the Accounting department, responsible for core day-to-day accounting. Working alongside Accounting Operations and Financial Reporting, we ensure all business transactions are recorded accurately and timely, for ultimate reporting to management and investors. The Director, Global GL is a key player on our team, helping us to move faster as we grow. As a public company, we have lots to learn and lots to build, and we hope you’ll join us during this exciting phase!

What you'll do

  • You will own all aspects of GL operations including day-to-day accounting and close procedures for all areas of the business: corporate accounting, revenue less transactions costs, loan accounting and consolidations
  • You will work with Technical Accounting team to adapt and incorporate new transactions or standards into the procedures of the General Ledger team
  • You will partner closely with Product team to improve our month end close process
  • You will review workpapers, journal entries and reconciliations for complex and risky transactions
  • You will build and maintain high standards in our work product to support our SOX compliance
  • You will seek out and build cross-functional relationships with other leaders within the Accounting team and with other leaders in Commercial, Legal, Treasury, Product/Engineering teams to help incorporate business plans and knowledge into the corporate GL team
  • Partner closely with FP&A and Financial Reporting teams around monthly variance analysis, management reporting, and GAAP reporting
  • Provide leadership to strengthen the accounting team with a commitment to recruiting, training and mentoring of staff
  • Manage the process to deliver Audit PBCs to external auditors

What we look for

  • You have a CPA license and experience in public accounting, preferably Big 4
  • A minimum of 12+ years accounting and finance experience
  • Recent experience as a Director of Accounting of a rapidly growing startup/public company
  • You have technical experience related to GAAP and reporting including loan accounting, revenue accounting, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • You have an orientation toward process and detail mindedness, strong analytical and quantitative skills and superior accounting skills
  • Exceptional leadership, master relationship builder and high level of business acumen
  • Excellent and confident in communicating with senior level executives internally and externally
  • You are a clear and confident communicator, both written and verbally
  • Passion for Affirm and a strong interest in technology

Location - Remote U.S.

Grade - USA31


Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia.  Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.

All full-time jobs at Affirm (excluding interns and apprentices) are tied to a transparent grade-based pay range taking location into account. 

[Colorado Candidates] In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the grade for this position in Colorado is listed above. You can find the Colorado base pay range and benefits here.

If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.



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