Job Board Title:
Director of Accounting, Mortgages
Zillow Group is looking for a Director to lead the Mortgages Accounting team. This position reports directly to the Corporate Controller and is responsible for the accounting over Zillow Group’s Mortgages segment, including Zillow Home Loans (the mortgage origination business) and mortgages advertising. The Mortgages segment is expected to generate more than $100 million in revenue in fiscal year 2019.
You will have extensive experience in the financial services sector, preferably the mortgage banking industry, a deep understanding of the related generally accepted accounting principles, and the ability to work closely with business leaders to drive cooperation and problem solving. This role requires a candidate capable of supporting our business by leading a best in class team and working cross-functionally to create and oversee financial systems, processes, and procedures that support strong internal controls and rapid growth.
Other responsibilities include:
You will manage the monthly and quarterly Mortgages segment close process, ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of Mortgages financial results.
You will lead an effective, deeply motivated and collaborative team focusing on the development and growth of team members.
You will partner with business leaders to plan for new business initiatives; advise on the design and implementation of scalable operational accounting processes and systems to support these initiatives.
Provide technical accounting expertise over the mortgage banking industry to ensure Zillow Group’s accounting is in accordance with GAAP.
Develop and maintain accounting policies, procedures, and related documentation to support strong internal controls in accordance with SOX 404 and GAAP.
Review high risk journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and accounting estimates.
Lead monthly and quarterly Mortgages segment account analyses and fluctuations.
Responsible for providing financial information to support debt covenant reporting on outstanding warehouse lines of credit and to support regulatory reporting requirements.
Coordinate the annual external audits of the financial statements for the Mortgages entities.
Maintain a staffing resource plan that supports sustained growth of the Mortgages
Who you are
BA/BS with a concentration in Accounting
CPA, with strong understanding of GAAP
10+ years’ experience in public accounting, mid-to-large sized tech, or a high-growth mortgage company
Prior involvement working in the financial services sector, preferably with extensive experiences in the mortgage banking industry, fair value accounting, and accounting for derivative instruments
Strong leadership presence with the ability to think conceptually and make effective decisions
Experienced in delegation and motivating a growing team in a highly dynamic environment
Excellent written/verbal communication skills with the ability to present findings and interact at all levels of the organization
Ability to multi-task and excel in a fast-paced, rapidly-evolving and data driven organization
Experience managing and/or participating in a monthly close process