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Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Director (Remote)

Guild Education

United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 09/08/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 999 18th Street, Suite 2240, Denver, CO, 80202

About Guild Education

Guild is at the forefront of the Future of Work, partnering with Fortune 1000 companies and non-profit universities to offer education benefits to their employees, with a focus on frontline workers. We partner with America’s largest companies including Walmart, Disney, Discover, Taco Bell and Chipotle.

Job Description

Guild is looking for a Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Director to join our accounting team and be a part of the rapid growth of this multi-sided education company. This person will report to the Director, Accounting and provide leadership and technical mentorship of accounting policy development and financial reporting. As the subject matter expert, you will own all research, documentation, and implementation of FASB pronouncements. You should be able to operate strategically and with a sense of urgency, employing a hands-on operational approach with clear and timely communication to all levels of the organization.

This is a remote role, which can sit in any of the following 25 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, SC, VA, WA, and WI. Option to work in the Denver or San Francisco office. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of accounting research, drafting accounting policies and memos, providing technical support to members of the Finance team and helping with M&A diligence.
  • Provide interpretation of regulatory and GAAP rules and the impact on the business.
  • Analyze and account for complex revenue agreements and technical accounting issues, such as business combinations, equity repurchases, stock based compensation, etc.
  • Connect with Senior Leadership and external auditors on technical accounting, reporting and accounting policies while maintaining accurate documentation.
  • Be responsible for the work of external advisory firms, including facilitating meetings, providing information inputs, reviewing results and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements for three entities.
  • Develop and maintain ASC 606 revenue policies, review all contracts and provide advice on commercial and revenue terms.
  • Lead projects related to financial systems and business process transformation and upgrades.
  • Be a change agent for implementing new insights, internal controls and process improvements in an increasingly complex environment.
  • Mentor, lead and develop accounting team members.

You are a good fit for this role if you:

  • Strong understanding and extensive hands-on experience in practical application of revenue accounting under ASC 606 and equity accounting. 
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with a diverse group of partners, including technical and operational, business-minded leaders.
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to work both independently and collaboratively, manage multiple projects, and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to interact with all organization levels and team members in multiple locations. and time zones.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong Excel and data mining skills. 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years of accounting experience 
  •  At least 4 years of public accounting at a Big 4 firm 
  • CPA required

About Guild:

Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion. 

Guild is a female-led, Certified B Corporation - and with a valuation of $3.8 billion is one of the highest-valued, privately held education companies in the world, and the only one led by a woman. Guild's investors include Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners, chairman and former CEO of American Express, Emerson, LeadEdge Capital, and Iconiq.

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let your recruiter know. Additionally, we feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market driven, including a base salary range of XX, as well as company stock options. 

  • Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
  • Access to a 401k to help save for the future
  • We provide 3 weeks of vacation in the first year and an open vacation policy after year 1 to help recharge
  • We provide 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, to take the time to heal and or recover 
  • We provide family-friendly benefits, including 14 weeks of parental leave, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, and fertility care benefits.
  • We provide well-rounded wellness benefits including access to free and low cost mental health resources and support services
  • We offer education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth

Note Guild requires COVID-19 vaccines for all employees and guests attending Guild events or entering Guild offices. We will be using both Clear’s Digital Vaccine Card and state-sponsored vaccine passports to verify proof of vaccine.   Accommodations or exceptions can be requested for medical or religious reasons.

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