Overview

Upwork ($UPWK) is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential.

Last year, more than $3.3 billion of work was done through Upwork by skilled professionals who are gaining more control by finding work they are passionate about and innovating their careers.


The team currently consists of a Technical Accounting Director and SEC Reporting Director.  We are excited to expand our team to support the continued growth of Upwork, and we are looking for a growth-oriented individual who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves. You’ll want this role if you want to assist in the preparation of Upwork’s accounting policies, address technical accounting challenges, prepare external financial statements and SEC filings and contribute technical experience to a high-functioning team in a fast growing, tech company setting.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of financial statements, note disclosures, and management’s discussion and analysis, including rolling forward quarterly and annual filings and participating in the review process
  • Timely filing of Form 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, U.S. Census Bureau and other filings
  • Preparation of quarterly presentations for the audit committee and external auditors
  • Assist with the preparation of the quarterly shareholder letter and other earnings materials
  • Execute tie out controls over Form 10-K, 10-Q, shareholder letter, and other documents, as needed
  • Work cross-functionally with finance, legal, and investor relations
  • Calculation of EPS including GAAP, Non-GAAP, and dilutive shares
  • Responsible for the application of accounting guidance to unique and complex accounting transactions and preparation of technical memos supporting accounting positions
  • Develop new accounting policies and maintenance of current accounting policies
  • Provision of technical advice to accounting department
  • Assist in the creation and execution of effective internal controls over financial reporting
  • Assist with other special projects as needed

What it takes to catch our eye:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 5+ years of combined accounting experience including 2-3 years of Big Four public accounting experience with direct experience auditing publicly traded global corporations or corporate experience at global, publicly traded growth companies in technical accounting/reporting roles
  • Ability to analyze a transaction, apply accounting literature, and clearly document an accounting position in a white paper
  • A proven ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and to build strong working relationships cross-functionally
  • Demonstrable leadership ability and experience building and working with high-performing teams
  • Experience with Workiva (WDesk), Shareworks, and Oracle and experience creating and analyzing complex excel models

Come change how the world works.

At Upwork, you’ll shape talent solutions for how the world works today. We are a remote-first organization working together to create exciting remote work opportunities for a global community of professionals.  While we have physical offices in San Francisco and Chicago, currently we also support hiring of corporate full-time employees in 15 states in the United States. Please speak with a member of our recruitment team to determine whether you are located in a state in which we are hiring corporate full-time employees.

Our vibrant culture is built on shared values and our mission to create economic opportunities so that people have better lives. We foster amazing teams, put our community first, and have a bias toward action. We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work and grow together through development opportunities, mentorship, and employee resource groups. Oh yeah, we’ve also got amazing benefits.

Check out our Life at Upwork page to learn more about the employee experience.

Upwork is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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