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International Accounting Manager



Accounting & Finance
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Accounting Manager

About This Role

Strava is the leading digital community for active people with more than 120 million athletes, in more than 190 countries. The platform offers a holistic view of your active lifestyle, no matter where you live, which sport you love and/or what device you use. Everyone belongs on Strava when they are pursuing an active life.

Reporting to the Assistant Controller, this role will be an integral part of bringing the vision of what the Strava product can be for athletes through driving strategic company-wide efforts, driving and enabling scale and footprint expansions and preparing for public-company readiness.

The International Accounting Manager will oversee the accounting and compliance functions for our European subsidiaries in Germany, France, Ireland, and the UK. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, and collaborating with the functional accounting leads based in the US, this role is integral to ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting, statutory compliance, and readiness for public company requirements. The International Accounting Manager will manage payroll, accounts payable, and general ledger accounting for these entities, ensuring adherence to both local GAAP and IFRS where applicable.

This is a hybrid role based in our Dublin office.

For more information on compensation and benefits, please click here.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Be responsible for and handle the accounting operations of European subsidiaries, including payroll, accounts payable, and general ledger functions, in collaboration with function accounting leads based in the US.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting in compliance with local regulations and IFRS, where applicable.
  • Develop and maintain accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Coordinate and prepare for audits and statutory reporting, ensuring all necessary documentation and compliance with audit requirements.
  • Support the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close processes, with oversight for all European entities.
  • Support the company’s public readiness initiatives, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and other IPO-related activities.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Controller and external auditors to facilitate the public company transition.
  • Coordinate with local entity accounting providers and payroll processing vendor monthly and each reporting period.
  • Enhance and refine accounting policies and procedures to streamline and optimizeprocesses.
  • Implement best practices and drive efficiency in financial operations, leveraging ERP systems and other tools.
  • Handle the integration of accounting systems and processes across subsidiaries to ensure consistency and accuracy.
  • Supervise and develop the accounting team, ensuring accurate and timely completion of tasks.
  • Assign projects, set priorities, and ensure the team’s adherence to deadlines and quality standards.
  • Provide training and support to the team to enhance their skills and knowledge in international accounting and compliance.

You will be successful here by:

  • Leading and developing a highly qualified and motivated team that collaborates well with US counterparts and business partners to build a top class accounting function that is public-ready
  • Developing, maintaining and adhering to policies and procedures, calendars, checklists, process maps, and other procedural documentation. Ensuring compliance with all corporate policies and procedures. Partnering cross-functionally to provide compliance reporting and process controls.
  • Performing regular internal review procedures to ensure proper documentation, records, and the reviews and sign-offs. Facilitating and supporting audits through the delivery of records and documentation to external auditors, as required. Conducting research toensure any anomalies are explained and resolved.
  • Operating as an accounting subject matter expert. Collaborating with business stakeholders on business-lead initiatives. Facilitating the development of project plans and schedules, as necessary.
  • Developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of all systems to independently research and resolve issues.

We’re excited about you because:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. Chartered Accountancy, CPA, or ACCA qualification preferred.
  • You have 6+ years of experience in accounting, with at least 3 years in an international or multi-entity environment.
  • You have proven experience with IFRS and local GAAP for European countries.
  • You have experience with IPO readiness and/or public company accounting.
  • You have experience managing teams, and working with external accounting vendors for reporting and payroll processing.
  • You have a solid understanding of accounting operations including payroll, accounts payable, and general ledger.
  • You are proficient with ERP systems (NetSuite or similar).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Experience handling accounting operations across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience with close management software (e.g. Floqast), time & expense tools (e.g. Mesh) and AP tools for POs & invoice processing (e.g. Zip).
  • Ability to retrieve and analyze data to provide insights, metrics or problem solve through SQL or similar.

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a

passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what

motivates them and help them find their personal best. With billions of activity uploads from

all over the world, we have a humbling and adventurous vision: to be the record of the

world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. Just as

we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a

world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re

backed by Sequoia Capital, TCV, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and

we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes.

Our culture reflects our community. We are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse

teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a

stronger team together.

Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and

positivity within our culture, and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist

company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate

leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now

more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all

employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training

opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry,

sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender

or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height

and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to

participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and

to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request