Glynn Capital
Glynn Capital

Sr. Director, Corporate Accounting (Remote)



Accounting & Finance
California, USA
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023

Every day we tackle new and exciting challenges to empower developers to build modern cloud, mobile, and edge applications that deliver a premium user experience. Couchbase delivers unmatched performance, scalability, flexibility and financial value across cloud, on premises, hybrid, mobile and edge deployments. The database market is undergoing a generational shift and is one of the largest market opportunities in enterprise software due to big trends like the need for digital transformation, acceleration to the cloud and innovation at the edge. Join Couchbase to be a part of a greater change. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the most innovative, passionate and humble individuals in the database industry.

We're looking for an accomplished and talented individual to join our growing team as a Senior Director, Corporate Accounting. The Senior Director will drive the “engine” of accounting and finance including the close cadence, enhance systems and processes, ensure effective policy and control and developing talent. Success in this role is dependent on leadership, organization, people development, process improvement, strategic execution, ability to deal with a rapidly changing business environment and communication.

This position is a People Manager role reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer.

Location: This is a remote role where this individual would be expected to come into our Santa Clara HQ office as needed. Preference will be given to candidates based in the Bay Area.


  • Oversee all monthly, quarterly, and annual closing processes, including the preparation of internal and external financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
  • Establish and maintain accounting policies, leading practices and procedures to ensure compliance at scale and high accounting quality.
  • Develop and oversee effective internal controls.
  • Evaluate processes and drive system implementation and enhancements including upgrades and implementation of business systems.
  • Drive accounting for unusual and/or high judgment items and prepare organization for impact, including GAAP and Non-GAAP, subsequent events and new pronouncements.
  • Work closely with financial planning and analysis team on reporting, budgeting and forecasting activities.
  • Analyze the effect of statutory accounting practices for 10 foreign subsidiaries to ensure correct application of GAAP.
  • Be a proactive liaison with external auditors (PWC) to drive completion of reviews and audits.
  • Provide accounting expertise and support for potential strategic M&A transaction from pre-acquisition due diligence through post-acquisition integration.
  • Drive scale of financial transaction teams, including Payroll, Travel & Expense and Accounts Payable. Drive continuous improvement of our global shared services model. Manage service level agreements.
  • Support interactions and communications with the Audit Committee, senior leaders, and outside auditors on accounting issues, risks, and audit matters.
  • Be a trusted business partner and advisor to various stakeholders across the business including FP&A, Legal, and Human Resources.
  • Develop an agile organization focused on partnership and business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, with emphasis in accounting or finance. Master’s is plus.
  • 14+ years of experience in accounting including 4+ in public accounting and 4+ management experience
  • Certified Public Accounting (CPA)
  • Comprehensive understanding of financial accounting and reporting under US GAAP and SEC requirements
  • Strong understanding of SOX
  • Deep technical knowledge in internally-developed software, commission accounting, foreign currency matters, inter-company accounting, equity accounting and other areas typical to high-growth software companies
  • Hands-on experience with transactional teams, including AP, T&E and Payroll, including establishing service level agreements and building the monitoring tools
  • Proven success in developing and leading a high-performing team using a collaborative management style
  • Excellent planning, analysis and execution skills
  • Adept at prioritization, ability to meet stringent deadlines in a fast-paced environment and demonstrated sense of urgency and should be results driven
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact and engage with all levels of the organization
  • Experience in a fast-paced, rapidly growing environment is preferred
  • Merger & acquisition and integration accounting experience is a plus
  • SaaS company background is a plus
The anticipated starting base pay range for this role is listed below. Base salary is not the only component of our competitive total rewards package - you may also be eligible for bonus, commissions, equity, and other benefits as described below. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location.
Base Pay Range
$220,300$271,200 USD
Why Couchbase?
Modern customer experiences need a flexible cloud database platform that can power applications spanning from cloud to edge and everything in between. Couchbase’s mission is to simplify how developers and architects develop, deploy and consume modern applications wherever they are. We have reimagined the database with our fast, flexible and affordable cloud database platform Capella, allowing organizations to quickly build applications that deliver premium experiences to their customers– all with best-in-class price performance. More than 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their modern applications and build innovative new ones. See our recent awards to learn why Couchbase is a great place to work.We are honored to be a part of the Best Places to Work Award for the Bay Area and the UK. Couchbase offers a total rewards approach to benefits that recognizes the value you create here, so that you in turn may best serve yourself and your family. Some benefits include:
  • Generous Time Off Program - Flexibility to care for you and your family
  • Wellness Benefits - A variety of world class medical plans to choose from, along with dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs*
  • Financial Planning - RSU equity program*, ESPP program*, Retirement program* and Business Travel Insurance
  • Career Growth - Be valued, Create value approach
  • Fun Perks - A Monthly Lifestyle Spending Account credit, an ergonomic and comfortable in-office / WFH setup. Food & Snacks for in-office employees.
  • And much more!
*Note: some programs are not applicable to all countries. Please discuss with a Couchbase recruiter to learn more.
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