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Head of Global GL Accounting

Palo Alto
USD $106,000~$209,000

The worldwide data management software market is massive (According to IDC, the worldwide database software market, which it refers to as the database management systems software market, was forecasted to be approximately $82 billion in 2023 growing to approximately $137 billion in 2027. This represents a 14% compound annual growth rate). At MongoDB we are transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading developer data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

We are seeking a Head of global GL Accounting to lead the global General Ledger team.

As the Head of Global GL Accounting you will hold a pivotal leadership role in the Accounting team. You will be responsible for leading financial accounting and global general ledger operations as well as providing thought leadership for the technical accounting team.

Key Responsibilities:

General Ledger:

    • Lead the General Ledger team in the day-to-day accounting operations, including oversight of subledger activities such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payrolls.
    • Oversee the month-end and year-end close processes, including account reconciliations, accruals, allocations, intercompany entries, and consolidations, with the objective of ensuring accuracy and completeness of financial records.
    • Review and analyze accounting transactions and balances, across the whole of the accounting department, making necessary adjustments as required.
    • Contribute to the preparation and review of financial statements disclosures
    • Help lead and manage success completion of external audit activities
    • Lead globalization efforts that aim to standardize general ledger processes and increase efficiencies across the globally distributed team. 

Additional Responsibilities:

    • Contribute to the development,maintenance, and evolution of accounting policies, procedures and internal controls to ensure compliance with US GAAP while maximizing efficiencies and reducing barriers to scale. 
    • Support financial analysis and forecasting activities, working closely with other departments, including FP&A to provide insights into business performance.
    • Provide strong leadership to the General Ledger, fostering professional development and growth.
    • Help cultivate a culture of accountability and continuous improvement within the accounting team.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA required.
  • Master's degree in Accounting or Finance and/or MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in accounting and financial reporting roles, with significant leadership responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, SEC regulations, and technical accounting standards.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to convey complex financial information clearly.
  • Proven leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking abilities.
  • Adaptability in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

MongoDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MongoDB, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and makes all hiring decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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