Director, External Reporting & SOX at Wish

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Wish is a mobile e-commerce platform with global reach. Our mission is to give everyone access to the most affordable, convenient, and effective shopping mall in the world. We accomplish this by offering anyone with a smartphone access to tens of millions of affordable goods by leveraging a competitive, global supply chain of direct suppliers and avoiding retail costs. In addition, by making Wish available on smartphones, we are putting this digital shopping mall directly into the pockets of tens of millions of consumers. Through the Wish platform, we are creating a relevant, entertaining, and personalized shopping experience for each individual consumer.
The Director, External Reporting & SOX will be responsible for the managing the company’s external reporting process. The ideal candidate is passionate about Wish and e-commerce, has strong technical accounting and analytical skills, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The Director, External Reporting & SOX position will be located at our headquarters office in San Francisco, CA and report to the Controller.
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  • Manage the Company's external reporting process, including the preparation of supporting schedules and related analysis, to ensure the accurate compilation and reporting of financial data in accordance with US GAAP as well as developing, implementing and maintaining systems, procedures and policies to support the possibility of a public filing, which would include Form S-1 and the related subsequent SEC reporting requirements including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and proxy filings.
  • Independently research and analyze accounting issues and disclosure requirements in accordance with US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.
  • Monitor proposed and enacted accounting pronouncements that affect the Company and make recommendations on implementing changes/compliance.

Other Accounting Responsibilities:

  • Complete projects for management requiring financial analysis and technical accounting research.
  • Assist with gathering the information and documentation necessary for quarterly reviews, annual audits, income tax filings and other regulatory filings.
  • Develop documentation of internal controls over financial reporting and perform the related internal evaluation of the controls.
  • Assist with the implementation of accounting and other systems for better financial and operational reporting and an improved control environment.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Accounting/finance degree or equivalent work experience with a minimum 12 years of accounting related experience.
  • Big 4 public accounting experience with a CPA or Chartered Accountant certification.
  • Strong, current understanding of US GAAP and SEC reporting rules and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience preparing for a US IPO that included filing a registration statement with the SEC a plus.
  • Experience with QuickBooks and NetSuite a plus.

Professional Attributes:

  • Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities, work cross-functionally and meet tight filing deadlines.
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

Company Description
Wish is transforming the way the world shops by offering a convenient and personalized mobile shopping experience. Our mission is to offer an unlimited selection of affordable quality goods to be accessible for everyone on a global scale. We bring together world-class technical talent with a passion for connecting relevant products to relevant people.
Learn more about us:
Intro to Wish
Our CEO discusses Wish
Recruiting Video
Wish values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally-protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Individuals applying for positions at Wish, including California residents, can see our privacy policy here.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Our San Francisco office is located in the Citigroup Center with direct access to BART and surrounded by amazing restaurants and coffee shops.

An Insider's view of Wish

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a designer at Wish, we primarily work cross-functionally with product managers and engineers to deliver creative solutions. However, it’s also important to include other teams to get better feedback and perspective. For example, I work with our customer support teams to gather user feedback and apply that directly to my design solutions.


Product Design Lead

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My goal coming out of university was to learn how to scale the infrastructure of a growing company. Larger tech companies have mostly solved these scalability problems and Wish gave me the opportunity to solve tough problems hands on. Wish is now handling 100x the traffic since I joined and I'm still learning new things everyday.


Manager, Software Engineering

What are Wish Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wish covers 100% of medical, dental & vision monthly premium costs for employees and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Shuffle Board.
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wish offers "Wish for Leaders" management training program as well as other Learning & Development workshops.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Wish offers up to $500 per year for job related professional development activities.
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