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About the team

As an accounting organization, we foster an encouraging and inclusive environment where we leverage our collective expertise and passion for excellence to contribute to Zillow’s growth! We interact at all levels of the organization and participate as a trusted partner in the Company’s most critical business initiatives. We enable our business partners with financial insight and data necessary to make sound business decisions in a fast-paced environment.

The Close and Consolidations team acts as the quality and excellence arm of the accounting organization. This team is charged with leading, standardizing and optimizing the close process, intercompany accounting, and key initiatives across multiple accounting teams.

About the role

About the Role

Zillow is seeking a talented and highly motivated leader to build out a newly created close and consolidations function. To be successful in this role you must be a strong leader with the ability to bring a deep understanding of US GAAP, the accounting close cycle, and power-user general ledger experience to your team. You must have a passion for organization, standardization and consistent, reliable process and a proven ability to lead cross-functional initiatives.

You will:

  • Mentor and develop a team of accounting professionals, providing supervision, leadership, and support to drive high-performance and professional development
  • Lead the close and consolidation process across functional teams; ensure timely, relevant communication and set the standard for excellence and high quality deliverables
  • Drive the close cycle automation initiative intended to condense the close cycle, reduce manual work and improve controllership
  • Define and monitor key success metrics, accounting capacity models, and lead alignment discussions within accounting to prioritize recommended roadmap items
  • Maintain effective internal controls for the financial close and consolidation processes, ensuring compliance with SOX requirements and mitigating financial risk
  • Lead high priority initiatives across accounting teams, including M&A integrations, reorganizations, and automation opportunities
  • Act as the functional owner for financial close applications including Workday Financials; own customization decisions and content releases, inform application roadmaps, and develop an end-user training program
  • Responsible for the company structure and consolidation rules in Workday to ensure financial statements reflect company organization and filing requirements
  • Run an intercompany accounting program that provides transparency, clear communication, and follows transfer pricing and regulatory reporting requirements
  • Participate in the month-end close cycle, including ownership of journal entries, reconciliations, and fluctuation analyses, for limited financial statement line items

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice, which must be identified to the Company. U.S. employees may live in any of the 50 United States, with limited exceptions.

In California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Washington state, and Washington DC the standard base pay range for this role is $124,000.00 – $198,000.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Washington state, and Washington DC and may not be applicable to other locations.

In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

Who you are

  • 8+ years participating in an accounting close cycle at a mid-large sized, publicly traded company
  • 4+ years of direct supervisory experience required
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP required; CPA preferred
  • Experience leading cross-functional work, with ability to manage several large projects at once
  • An analytical problem solver comfortable tackling ambiguous, complex opportunities and delivering a logical action plan
  • Proven ability fostering a culture of continuous improvement and delivering quality and excellence
  • Subject matter expertise related to large-scale general ledger or accounting systems such as Workday, Oracle, or SAP; implementation experience, a plus
  • Effective communicator with ability to use data to derive insights and tell a compelling story
  • Ability to form relationships and collaborate across all levels of the organization

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make home a reality for more and more people.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do helps people get home and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making home a reality for more and more people.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages as well as parental leave, family benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact your recruiter directly.

Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.