Director, Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting

 April 1, 2021
 Remote, United States

Have you ever tried to hire a plumber? How about a house cleaner? If you have, chances are it took you way longer than it should. In the era of instant-everything, you shouldn’t have to waste an entire afternoon researching, calling and vetting local service professionals whenever you need one. The market for hiring them is huge — $1 trillion in the US alone — but the process is inefficient and largely offline. 

Thumbtack is transforming this experience end-to-end, building a marketplace that matches millions of people with local pros for almost any project. In making these connections, not only do our customers get more done every day, our pros are able to grow their businesses and make a living doing what they’re great at.

These customers and pros come from all walks of life and every county in the country. We want our team to reflect that. If you come from an underrepresented background in tech, we strongly encourage you to apply. We challenge ourselves every day to make this a place where you can thrive just the way you are, so we can build a product that does the same for our customers and pros.

About the Accounting Team

The Accounting Team is involved in all aspects of the business ensuring we properly capture, account for, and record all the activities that occur as they occur.  We keep the books and records for the Company, help to ensure Thumbtack has appropriate policies and procedures in place, and provide the business with the information in order to make critical decisions in the support of Thumbtack’s success.

About the Role

As the Technical Accounting Director you’ll have the exciting opportunity to come into a newly formed team and work closely with all members of the Global Thumbtack Accounting team to implement policies and procedures, analyze complex deals, draft financial statements and help build out the Companies technical accounting and financial reporting function.  This individual will alter how our accounting team operates day to day. Whether it's researching accounting literature, preparing a technical accounting memo, or answering questions on the application of Thumbtack's accounting policy, you will be a go-to resource for answering the “why” of Thumbtack's accounting positions.

You’ll get to grow a team and have team support while getting to make a huge impact on implementing new systems and processes and putting in place controls to aid the Company in maturing. 


  • Own building out the technical accounting and financial reporting at Thumbtack, including hiring a team, implementing tools, and building out the function across the org and Company driving system and process improvements
  • Own the preparation and review of the accounting and disclosures for the Company's annual and interim financials
  • Support quarterly/yearly audits including the preparation and review of supporting reports, memos and documentation, directly interact and manage relationships with external and internal auditors
  • Own the evaluation of the accounting treatment for all significant accounting transactions, research and implement relevant accounting standards, and draft technical accounting memorandums on significant and complex transactions to support accounting positions
  • Review contracts to identify technical accounting matters and ensure compliance with corporate and accounting policies as well as own cross function relationships in order to manage impacts of such matters
  • Prepare and review monthly internal financial schedules Journal entries, reconciliation schedules, variance reporting, month-end closing, etc.) for the technical accounting matters as well as stock
  • Work cross-functionally within the organization to support various stakeholders on technical accounting and financial reporting matters, including but not limited to other Controllership functions, Financial Planning and Analysis, and many others
  • Perform internal controls in compliance with SOX related to reporting and other complex technical accounting areas
  • Assist with or be responsible for other duties and ad-hoc projects.

Must-Have Qualifications 

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

  • 12+ years of experience in accounting, including Big 4 accounting firm experience
  • 4-year degree in accounting
  • CPA license
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated- able to think independently, creatively, and opportunistically, a builders mindset
  • Proven ability to collaborate cross functionally

Nice-to-Have Qualifications

  • Experience with NetSuite is a plus
  • Experience with ASC 842, ASC 350, ASC 718, and ASC 230 is a plus
  • Experience within a public company environment in technical accounting and financial reporting
  • Experience working for a tech company and building out processes across the Company

More About Us

Thumbtack is a local services marketplace – one of the largest in the U.S. – that helps millions of people hire local professionals. With hundreds of unique service categories, customers can find a Thumbtack pro for almost anything: landscapers, DJs, personal trainers, even piano teachers. And in making these connections, we empower local pros too. Helping them get new customers and make a living doing what they’re great at.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack is backed by over $400 million in investment from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners and Baillie Gifford. 

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  • Virtual first is here to stay

Thumbtack is a virtual-first company, meaning you can live and work from any one of our approved locations across the United States, Ontario or the Philippines. When it is safe to gather, we will begin to host in-person events on a regular basis. Remote employees will be expected to travel occasionally for these events to a Thumbtack library or offsite team-building location. Additionally, employees in the San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Toronto and Manila areas will have opt-in access to communal workspace at one of our Thumbtack libraries. 


Thumbtack embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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