BuzzFeed is hiring a

Director of Accounting

New York, United States

BuzzFeed is looking for a smart, detail-oriented person to serve as a Director of Accounting on the corporate team. This person will report directly to the Corporate Controller. This person will require strong leadership skills to manage the day-to-day operations of the accounting team including the period-end close processes.

This is an ideal position for an individual who has gained strong experience in a public accounting setting as well as in the private sector and now seeks to apply those skills to a fast-growing company. The ideal candidate must be comfortable in a dynamic start-up environment, will bring energy and passion to everything he/she does, and will not be afraid to roll up his/her sleeves to tackle challenging assignments.

This job is full-time, based in New York. We offer competitive compensation and equity.


  • Assist with the management of core accounting processes/functions including general ledger, cash, accruals, fixed assets, foreign exchange and consolidation
  • Review account reconciliations, journal entries, and accruals, prepare variance analysis and ensure accounting activities are well supported and documented
  • Assist with the management of the month/quarter/year end close process in accordance with GAAP
  • Manage and maintain the company chart of accounts
  • Document and implement required operational changes resulting from new GAAP and SEC rules
  • Assist in defining and drafting company accounting policies and ensuring compliance with those policies
  • Develop and improve processes to ensure best practice for a rapidly growing business
  • Work with business stakeholders to improve accuracy and timeliness of inputs for key financial processes
  • Lead audit preparation and be the primary contact for auditors
  • Develop reports to support financial planning and analysis of financial data



  • Mix of Public accounting and Private company experience
  • Experience working with NetSuite or other cloud-based ERP systems preferable
  • Big 4 Accounting experience preferable
  • 8+ years of experience; experience as a manager is a must
  • Strong SOX, GAAP and SEC reporting experience preferred
  • BS/BA in Accounting and CPA
  • High level of attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize demands and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented and controls focused
  • Proven track record of leadership with a keen ability and desire to mentor staff on career development