Senior Technical Accountant

  • 601 Marshall St, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

PubMatic delivers superior revenue to publishers by being an SSP of choice for agencies and advertisers.

PubMatic’s cloud infrastructure platform for digital advertising empowers app developers and publishers to increase monetization while enabling media buyers to drive return on investment by reaching and engaging their target audiences in brand-safe, premium environments across ad formats and devices.

Since 2006, PubMatic has been expanding its owned and operated global infrastructure and continues to cultivate programmatic innovation. With a globally distributed workforce and no corporate headquarters, PubMatic operates 16 offices and eight data centers across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic, detailed oriented Senior Technical Accountant to join our growing team in Redwood City on a hybrid schedule (when we eventually return to the office).

The ideal candidate is familiar with SEC reporting on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, US GAAP and technical accounting subjects, such as revenue recognition, leases, stock-based compensations, debt and equity accounting, property plant & equipment, acquisitions, going concern and impairments.

Reporting directly to the Technical Accounting and Reporting Manager, this hands-on role will have the opportunity to manage month/year-end close processes, external audits, internal controls compliance, as well as system implementations and process improvements.

The ideal candidate is eager to take on increasing responsibilities and enjoys working for a fast-paced, newly public company in Silicon Valley. You will play a lead role on the Corporate Controller’s team, responsible for the accounting and reporting of significant accounting transactions, special projects, and SEC reporting.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Work cross-functionally with other groups to foresee potential accounting issues and recommend practical solutions associated with contemplated business transactions
  • Monitor business activities, ensure timely identification of accounting and financial reporting matters and prepare high quality accounting memorandums for senior management and auditors
  • Analyze new and proposed accounting standards and determine the impact on PubMatic and implement new accounting standards, as required
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual financial statements
  • Provide flux analysis of company balance sheet and income statements
  • Assist with SOX compliance efforts to ensure appropriate processes and controls are in place
  • Assist with year-end financial audit and quarterly review reporting packages
  • Be a subject matter expert on technical accounting and manage adoption of new accounting guidance, assessing impact on overall consolidated financial statements
  • Train and mentor team members
  • Assist with special projects as needed


  • 5 > 8 years of total accounting experience, with increasing levels of responsibilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • Active CPA license
  • Solid understanding of GAAP accounting concepts
  • Experience in ASC 606 (revenue recognition) and ASC 842 (lease accounting), stock-based compensation (ASC 718) and earnings per share (ASC 260)
  • Highly developed technical accounting knowledge (US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations) and research skills.
  • A hands-on approach and strong attention to details
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel - you should enjoy spreadsheets
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-growing environment - we’re recently public and growing rapidly; this requires strong multi-tasking skills and the flexibility to quickly switch from one project to the next
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Proficiency in MS Office and NetSuite.
  • Big 4 or other public accounting experience


Additional Information

Coronavirus notice: PubMatic is actively working to ensure candidate and employee safety. Currently, all our hiring and onboarding processes will be carried out remotely through virtual meetings until further notice.

Benefits: Our benefits package includes the best of what leading organizations provide, such as stock options, paternity/maternity leave, healthcare, dental and vision insurance, Perkspot and unlimited PTO (that we actually require you to use!). As well, when we’re back in the office, we all benefit from a kitchen loaded with healthy snacks and drinks and catered lunches twice a week.

Diversity and Inclusion: PubMatic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; we don’t just value diversity, we promote and celebrate it. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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