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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Senior Accountant

Department: Accounting & Finance
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides backup and cloud storage that’s astonishingly easy to use and inexpensive. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses B2), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with well over an exabyte of data from customers in more than 175 countries. We exited 2020 growing rapidly, and we've done it all with just $3M in total funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 99% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Sr. Accountant!

This position will be based out of our headquarters in San Mateo, California, and reporting to the Senior Accounting Manager (the job will be a mix of in-office and remote), the Senior Accountant will assist in month end close, external financial reporting support, internal reporting, system implementations, and audits.    

What You’ll Do:

  • Preparing journal entries for cash, accruals, fixed assets, and lease transactions; 
  • Reconciliations and flux analysis
  • Audit Support
  • Ad hoc projects to streamline operations
  • Various financial analysis and reporting
  • System testing and support for software implementations

The Right Fit:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics or equivalent
  • Experience with leases (including ASC 842), fixed assets, Cash, and Accruals preferred
  • 3+ years of accounting experience required
  • Working knowledge US GAAP
  • Self-motivated team player with the capability to identify, resolve and prioritize differing business issues
  • Strong business acumen and experience working under fast paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly with Excel.
  • Experience with Netsuite
  • CPA preferred, but not required 
  • System migration and implementation experience is preferred but not required

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Competitive compensation and 401k
  • Full-time employees receive option grants
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Fully stocked micro kitchens and strong coffee
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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