MariaDB is making a big impact on the world. Whether you’re checking your bank account, buying a coffee, shopping online, making a phone call, listening to music, taking out a loan or ordering takeout – MariaDB is the backbone of applications used everyday. Companies small and large, including 75% of the Fortune 500, run MariaDB, touching the lives of billions of people. With massive reach through Linux distributions, enterprise deployments and public clouds, MariaDB is uniquely positioned as the leading database for modern application development.

The Opportunity

The Director of Accounting Operations will lead our Corporate Accounting including the active management of the month-end close for the general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable as well as payroll and stock-based compensation. The Director of Accounting Operations is responsible for the leadership, strategy, and execution of accounting operations, including developing policies and procedures to enable the attainment of key corporate and business objectives. The role will actively participate in SOX implementation and compliance. The role will be critical to collaborating with finance team members worldwide to achieve corporate objectives and contributing to the professional development of finance team members.

What you’ll do:

  • Accountable for corporate accounting, financial reporting, Netsuite management and serving as a liaison to department managers in connection with achieving corporate objectives.
  • Responsible for leading system and process improvement across the organization, especially in the areas of Payroll and Accounts payable
  • Oversee the company’s cash/treasury management, general ledger (GL), accounts receivable (AR), accounts payable (AP), fixed assets, accrued expenses and equity as well as provide hands-on management and oversight of all corporate accounting transactions
  • Support all activities under the procure-to-pay cycle and serve as the primary contact for all accounts payable matters on the accounting team
  • Ensure efficient day-to-day operations across the finance organization through the management and execution of best practices in all internal processes and systems
  • Develop unified desktop procedures across the organization to enable better training across the organization
  • Drive the implementation and enhancement of tools and technology in partnership with our systems team
  • Provide critical input to senior finance team members regarding the operational performance of the finance team, including recommendations for action and collaboratively developing operating policies and procedures to enable the attainment of corporate and business objectives
  • Develop and report key operational metrics
  • Support all M&A finance operations integrations
  • Lead the efforts for international expansions for finance
  • Leading, motivating, developing, and retaining a high-quality team
  • Serve as a strategic business advisor and prepare ad-hoc reports and special analyses to facilitate management's ability to understand business issues and drivers
  • Implement internal controls and maintain SOX compliance
  • Support SEC and tax compliance objectives.

What you’ll need

  • Certified Public Accountant status is ideal but not required depending on appropriate/relevant industry experience. Candidate should be able to manage individual and team responsibilities effectively in a challenging work environment and use good judgment where guidance is not readily available
  • 10+ years of progressive growth in financial management roles in high growth companies, Software/SaaS industry experience is preferred
  • 3+ years in a finance operations role, leading various finance operations functions
  • Experience managing, mentoring and coaching people
  • Strong control mindset ability to identify risks to financial reporting and the company
  • Drive for process improvement or process re-engineering concepts
  • Desire to learn and explore new processes or systems to streamline workflow and communication

Location:  Redwood City, CA

What’s in It for You?

Impact the world of technology by pushing the boundaries of technology and business models, working at MariaDB. Be part of a game-changing organization that encourages outside-the-box thinking, values empowerment, and is truly shaping the future of the software industry. You’ll be collaborating with high-caliber colleagues around the world, offering unparalleled learning and growth opportunities. We provide a very competitive compensation package, 25 days paid annual leave (plus holidays), stock options, a massive degree of flexibility and freedom, and more.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application along with your resume/CV to

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