Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

Build and enhance our proven security platform
Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges
We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role

We are looking for a Staff Accountant to join our fast-paced, high performing team in Sunnyvale, CA. This individual will be an integral part of the accounting team in many areas. This role will report to the Accounting Supervisor. This is a great opportunity that will allow for career growth as the Company continues to expand!

Your day-to-day
Responsibilities include:

Responsible for month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close procedures, i.e. account reconciliations and roll-forward schedules.
Prepare journal entries based on review of supporting reconciliations and schedules.
Prepare monthly balance sheet and income statement flux variance analyses for management reporting
Assist in process improvement projects, including coordination with cross-functional teams.
Support in quarterly reviews and annual audits
Provide support for the preparation of the 10Q and 10K reports, including assisting SEC team in preparing support schedules.
Compute and file sales and use tax returns, and respond to notices
Support team in SOX compliance activities
Deliver on any ad-hoc projects as necessary
What you bring to the team

Bachelor’s degree, emphasis in Accounting
2-5 years of accounting experience in industry or in a public accounting firm
Strong Excel skills required
Demonstrate strong working knowledge of US GAAP
Strong organization and verbal/communication skills
Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and prioritization skills
CPA (or CPA Candidate) a plus
Great Plains experience a plus
Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!