Director of Financial Reporting

Santa Clara, California

Who We Are:


Malwarebytes is the next-gen cybersecurity company that millions worldwide trust. Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware, and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. The company’s flagship product combines advanced heuristic threat detection with signatureless technologies to detect and stop a cyberattack before damage occurs. More than 10,000 businesses worldwide use, trust, and recommend Malwarebytes. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia, and a global team of threat researchers and security expert.

We’ve created a fantastic culture that our employees love and were recently named in the top 10 of Fortune Magazine’s “Great Place to Work” list.   We’re growing fast and are looking for some great people to join us.



Who We Need:


We are looking for an energetic, experienced, detail-oriented accounting leader that can spearhead the financial reporting function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.  The Director of Financial Reporting will report to the Chief Accounting Officer and will have responsibility for all aspects of reporting to the Board, investors, management, and the public markets.  This includes periodic reports of financial and operating performance (e.g., financial statements, variance analysis, Board reports) and ad hoc requests.  The role also will have leadership responsibility for the technical accounting function, with specific emphasis on adherence to current and future accounting guidance and cultivating a successful relationship with our external auditors.  The Director leads the implementation and consistent execution of our internal controls over financial reporting (SOX).  The role will have high visibility to management and the Board and will be a crucial member of our high-performance Accounting organization.  Prior experience with software and SaaS business models is a major plus for this role.



What You’ll Do:


External Reporting

  • Responsible for preparation, accuracy and timely filing of all financial and regulatory reporting, both periodic and ad hoc.
  • Closely work with all internal stakeholders, including but not limited to: regional controllers. Legal, external audit team, and FP&A.
  • Responsible for all SOX controls for the external reporting function.

Technical Accounting:

  • Lead the technical accounting function, to ensure compliance with applicable GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.
  • Support External Reporting, Controller, FP&A and management with technical accounting needs.
  • Monitor regulatory and other accounting developments, assess impact on the company, and make appropriate recommendations to management.
  • Direct successful implementation of new accounting guidance and requirements.
  • Lead the accounting research effort for all technical accounting issues and the preparation of technical accounting memos, including discussions with external auditors on such topics.
  • Develop and provide guidance and training to U.S. and international locations on technical accounting issues.
  • Review complex accounting entries and related issues such as purchase accounting, derivatives and restructuring. 

SOX Compliance:

  • Direct SOX control implementation for the company, including continuous improvement of the processes and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Formulate and recommend to management and drive implementation of SOX framework including scoping, planning and roll-out.
  • Provide strong central oversight to guarantee consistency and quality in compliance work across all functions and geographies.
  • Assess and communicate control performance status to management on a regular basis.
  • Partner with Internal Audit and other stakeholders on testing and improving SOX controls.



Skills You’ll Need to Have:


  • CPA required; Bachelors or Masters in Accounting.
  • 10 to 15 years of relevant experience - either Senior Manager/Director or equivalent level at Big 4 public accounting firm and similar SEC reporting and technical accounting and SOX experience in a public company.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • An ability to work well cross functionally and across geographies.
  • Impeccable integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • Exceptional writing, communication, interpersonal & presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational, management, analytical & decision-making skills
  • An ability to influence, train, mentor and leverage the skills of others to achieve objectives.
  • Resourceful, action and results orientated with the ability to get things done and overcome obstacles.



What We Offer:


  • An opportunity to do something great for yourself and the world
  • A great work environment that supports growth and development
  • Competitive compensation and benefit packages
  • 401(k) matching program
  • Open time off policy
  • Stocked kitchen with healthy (and some unhealthy) drinks, snacks, fruit and lunch options
  • A company who enjoys having fun; holiday and summer parties, sporting events and lots of other great stuff


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