Accountant (KR) at SendBird
Seoul, KR
At SendBird, we are building the most scalable and powerful chat API in the world. We have customers from over 30 countries around the world and serve a wide-range of use-cases across communities, marketplaces, on-demand services, games, and e-commerce. We are working with some of the best customers in every industry, and since graduating Y Combinator in 2016, we have become one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley.
 
SendBird is headquartered in San Mateo, California and have an APAC office in Seoul, South Korea. This position is for the San Mateo office.
 
As SendBird’s first Korean Accountant, you will be involved in all critical finance and accounting functions and be instrumental in building out our Korean accounting function from the ground up.  You understand both Korean and U.S. accounting standards, US GAAP, SaaS revenue recognition principles and procedures, are a problem solver at heart with strong analytical and communication skills.
Roles & Responsibilities
    • Create and maintain world-class accounting systems, process and procedures
    • Own and evolve our Billing and Collection process and procedures
    • Help ensure we’re audit ready and assist in managing yearend financial audits
    • Own financial related filing and maintain compliance with Korean legislation
 
General Ledger (Korea)
    • Produce, analyze and report monthly/quarterly and year-end financial statements
    • Review and reconcile Income Statement and Balance Sheet accounts
    • Maintaining fixed asset ledgers and associated depreciation/amortization schedules
    • Record/release accruals and prepaid transactions
    • Automate and maintain payroll reporting to the general ledger 
    • Help create and update annual financial plans
    • Track cash usage and report cash statement to US office
    • Collaborate with and assist the CFO and U.S. Accountant in the review and understanding of the Korean entity financials
 
Accounts Receivable and Revenue related
    • Own our billing system; Implement, then manage and reconcile a system to automate and bill recurring and overage revenue monthly
    • Reconcile revenue and AR vis-à-vis cash Stripe internet collection activity and our internal, Insights, system
    • Be our point person on interacting with customers re billings and AR activity
 
Accounts Payable and Expense related
  • Manage accounts payable, including resolution of discrepancies with vendors and review of contracts
  • Manage payment to employees of reimbursable personal expenses
  • Process and manage all tax, utility and operating cost (rent, telco, etc.) expenses
Key Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or other related disciplines
  • Must have an understanding of U.S. GAAP and Revenue Recognition principles, IFRS is a plus
  • A minimum of three-years working in an accounting environment
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to articulate problems, gather information, assess and recommend solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, both Korean and English (verbal and written)
  • Experience working with QuickBooks, Xero and Netsuite or similar systems in Korea
  • A desire to understand the why and how
  • A desire and drive to take ownership