Senior Manager, Operational Accounting (Remote, Americas)

Job post summary
Location Americas
Team Legal and Finance

About the role

About the role: 

As Shopify continues to grow and expand globally and our teams with it, we are looking to hire a Senior Manager of Operational Accounting to take ownership and lead Shopify’s accounting operations. The Manager will be responsible for overseeing the operational accounting team and systems.


  • Leading and coaching the Operational Accounting team, which includes accounts payable, employee expenses and credit cards. We require a meaningful understanding of bill payments and taxes across various jurisdictions

  • Scaling our operational accounting efforts with increasing global and volume complexities

  • Ensuring accurate monthly, quarterly, and year end close on a timely basis

  • Ensuring accurate and timely vendor payments and payroll disbursements

  • Reviewing and ensuring adherence to internal controls related to accounts payable and expenses

  • Supporting tax reporting and other compliance activities

  • Supporting external and internal audits

  • Tracking and monitoring company spend

  • Preparing account reconciliations

  • Participating in the implementation, design, and rollout of new business systems

  • Providing recommendations for process improvements

  • Working closely with our financial reporting, FP&A, and procurement teams


  • Experience working in a global accounting environment 
  • Experience in reviewing and approving high volume vendor purchase orders and invoices

  • Experience managing a team

  • Experience in automating processes

  • Experience working with other stakeholders both within the finance department and the business as a whole

  • Being a constant learner who loves to take on challenges

  • Excellent attention to detail with a passion for problem solving

  • Excellent and proven Excel skills

  • Experience with Netsuite ERP, Procurement, and Treasury Management softwares

  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to build relationships across different teams

  • Ability to challenge spending decisions

Bonus experience: 

  • A professional accounting designation (CPA)

  • Experience using Netsuite, Coupa, and Workday or similar systems

Closing date:

Monday, May 23rd at 11:59PM EDT. Successful candidates can expect to hear back from us by Monday, May 30 2022. 



Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
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