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GL Accountant

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Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: San Francisco, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.



Job Summary

The General Ledger Accountant will report to the Accounting Manager and will work closely with the Corporate Accounting team in San Francisco. This position will be responsible for accounting for long-term assets including fixed assets, lease incentives, goodwill, and intangibles. This role will collaborate with GL Manager and Technical Accounting team to research and resolve accounting issues related to asset capitalization; execute controls; perform account reconciliations; and identify and implement process improvements.

The General Ledger Accountant will also collaborate with Business Finance and other cross-functional departments to ensure completeness and accuracy of accruals and assist in quarterly flux analysis for management review. To be successful in this role, you will need knowledge of GAAP including ASC 350 Intangible – Goodwill and Other and ASC 360 Property, Plant, and Equipment, and the ability to operate effectively in a rapidly scaling, dynamic environment. In addition, you will need strong interpersonal and communication skills to partner effectively with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Global Facility Workspace, Procurement, AP, Internal Audit, Revenue, and IT. This is a dynamic role with strong opportunity for growth and advancement.


Job Functions:

  • Assist GL manager to manage day-to-day accounting operations related to long-term assets including asset additions, retirements, depreciation/amortization
  • Responsible for long-term assets reporting
  • Review asset capitalization for compliance with the fixed asset policy and appropriate general ledger coding
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations for long-term asset accounts
  • Prepare journal entries primarily related to but not limited to long-term assets and corporate accruals
  • Lead monthly pre-close meeting with FP&A and other cross-functional departments
  • Prepare quarterly flux analysis for areas of responsibility
  • Assist with external and internal audits
  • Perform ad hoc Accounting related projects as requested


Skills and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field
  • CPA preferred
  • 2-3 years accounting experience
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail and follow through
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel)
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Exhibits pride of ownership and sets and adheres to uncompromising quality standards for deliverables


Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.



Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland