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Director, Accounting

Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Minneapolis, US, 55401

Company: Optimizely

Optimizely is focused on unlocking digital potential and we are the recognized category leader in Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and created the category for A/B Testing and experimentation software. We have incredible customers – isn’t that one of the most important aspects of looking for your next job? Optimizely has over 9,000 brands from global organizations such as Visa, Sky, Yamaha, Wall Street Journal to tech innovators like Atlassian, DocuSign, FitBit and Zillow.

Not only are we financially sound and growing but we have unicorn status: Exceeded $300M in revenue in 2020, is profitable already, and has all strategic options ahead of itself. Optimizely continues to invest and addresses a market opportunity north of $30 billion, providing significant personal career growth opportunities.

We are an inclusive culture with a global team of 1200+ people across the US, Europe, Australia, and Vietnam. We blend European and American business culture with emphasis on teamwork, inclusion, and moving fast. People make the difference!

If you are looking to work on the next generation of digital technologies in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment, apply! We’re just getting started...


The Optimizely Finance & Accounting org is seeking a Director of Accounting to oversee Optimizely's US entities.  The Director, Accounting is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely delivery of financial results across our US entities. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads a team of accountants ensuring they are given excellent guidance and training to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to perform their tasks and develop further.
  • Preparation of monthly accounts and reporting pack for submission to Group, including analysis with supporting commentary on monthly movements
  • Overall ownership of the US entities from a statutory reporting perspective ensuring all items are accounted for in line with group policies.
  • Review of team tasks and reconciliations to ensure we are producing high quality, accurate data which is well documented, ensuring compliance with corporate reporting and control standards
  • Running the US element of the group audit, ensuring delivery of all information to auditors is on time, accurate and all issues raised are coordinated with group finance.
  • Managing relationships with external providers such as banks, auditors and tax advisors
  • Preparation of monthly accounts and reporting pack for submission to Group, including analysis with supporting commentary on monthly movements
  • Liaising with tax and payroll departments to ensure that the ledgers accurately reflect these areas

Knowledge and Experience

Qualified accountant with 5+ years’ experience in post qualified role. Ideally trained with Big 4 accountancy firm.

Must have managed a team of at least 3 staff.

Manages complex issues that require an in-depth knowledge of the company, industry and / or function. ​

Applies broad knowledge of all areas within function.


Qualified accountant (CPA)

Optimizely is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.




Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis