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Senior Accountant, Mortgages Full-time

at ZHL Kansas in Kansas (Published at 30-06-2020)

About the team

We are a team of skilled accounting professionals and fun people who enjoy working in a collaborative environment within an innovative, fast-paced tech and media company.

About the role

Zillow Group is looking for a Senior Accountant to join our growing Mortgages Accounting team! ZG?s Mortgages Accounting team is responsible for delivering accurate and timely financial information to management, business partners, and other stakeholders across the organization. If you are a highly motivated individual, who is always up for a new challenge and has a love for GAAP, we encourage you to apply!

The ideal candidate is innovative, detail oriented, has excellent analytical skills, and must be able to take on complex tasks with minimal direct supervision. This role will be highly collaborative with business partners across the company, initially focused on accruals, loan level accounting and operating expenses. This role will act as the team liaison between our tech and accounting teams, responsible for taking lead on many system-focused projects.

In this role, you will:

  • Prepare and/or review journal entries and account reconciliations as part of the month-end close process
  • Analyze financial data and report financial results back to management
  • Monitor and support accruals and operating expense recognition, leveraging purchase order data and procurement processes; ultimately responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of accruals in accordance with GAAP
  • Drive process improvement projects to streamline and automate manual workflows
  • Build operational and internal control processes for new and evolving aspects of the business while ensuring SOX readiness
  • Build operational and internal control processes for new and evolving aspects of the business
  • Produce a high volume of work under a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Provide support to finance management and other internal customers, including ad-hoc financial analysis and special projects
  • Coach and mentor Accountants
  • Research technical accounting positions and processes as necessary, using and interpreting US GAAP

Who you are

  • Bachelor?s degree or higher in Finance or Accounting
  • CPA, with strong knowledge of GAAP, preferred
  • Mortgage industry experience preferred
  • Experience reviewing journal entries and reconciliations with a critical approach
  • 4+ years? experience in public accounting, mid-to-large sized tech or high-growth company
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills; Capable of analyzing large amounts of data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present findings and interact at all levels of the organization
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excels in a fast paced, rapidly evolving, and data driven organization
  • Able work with a high sense of urgency while maintaining superior attention to detail
  • Has a proactive approach with the ability to multi-task, think creatively, and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Capable of prioritizing competing responsibilities and independently driving toward deadlines in a hyper growth environment
  • Experience with Workday Financial Management preferred

Get to know us

Zillow Home Loans (ZHL) is a rapidly growing national provider of online mortgage lending services, located in Overland Park, KS. Founded in 2000 as Mortgage Lenders of America, we became a Zillow Group company in 2018. We?re committed to delivering best-in-class service and local market expertise, with communication and transparency every step of the way.

At Zillow Group, we're powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For (#69), Fortune Best Workplaces for Diversity (#38), Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents (#31), Fortune Best Workplaces for Women (#20), Fatherly's Best Workplaces for New Dads (#37), JUST Capital 100 Company (#69), Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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