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Senior Accountant

Mountain View, CA | Business Operations

Job Description

About Us:

IMVU, Inc. (http://www.imvu.com) is an online social game where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends. IMVU has reached 100 million registered users, 10+ million unique visitors per month and a $50+ million annualized revenue run rate. IMVU has the world's largest virtual goods catalog of more than six million items, almost all of which are created by its own members.  IMVU is available in multiple languages on both Windows PC and Mac platforms, and for mobile users via its IMVU 2Go iPhone application, available in the Apple App Store.

IMVU has been recognized frequently, including Best Place to Work for the past 3 years, Inc. 500/5000, 8th fastest growing private tech company in Silicon Valley over the past 3 years, and 87th fastest growing tech company in North America over the past 4 years. 

Founded in 2004, IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital and is located in Mountain View, CA.  IMVU has been profitable since 2009.

The Role:

The successful candidate will be a key member of the finance and accounting team of this social networking company that performs business in the global market. The Senior Finance Accountant and Analyst will report to the Controller, and will actively assist with financial reporting and financial planning and analysis.  Financial reporting will include responsibility to reconcile financial accounts, perform analysis, assist with the preparation of monthly and GAAP financial statements, record journal entries and document procedures and controls. Financial planning and analysis will include monitoring actual spends against budget, expense forecasting, and data analysis. 

So, what will you do?

  • Primary responsibility is to assist in preparing financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly close schedule
  • Assist with the forecasting process and developing the annual operating plan and interim period forecasts
  • Analyze revenues, merchant fees, and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately on a monthly basis
  • Prepare and review monthly account reconciliations
  • Assist with analyzing financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances
  • Maintain Company’s stock data and transactions in Equity Edge Online and reconcile to capitalization table
  • Partner effectively and proactively with Human Resources, Legal, Tax, Payroll and Accounting to anticipate, implement and/or address equity compensation initiatives/matters 
  • Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls
  • Assist with preparing tax returns and corporate reporting requirements
  • Assist with financial and tax audits, including preparing and providing supporting documents for external audits
  • Assist with the development and implementation of procedures and practices to better enable efficient, accurate and timely processing of the monthly close
  • Supervise accounts payable; review, approve and allocate expenses and fees
  • Supervise payroll; review, approve and oversee allocation of expenses and fees
  • Prepare and administer customer invoices; prepare bi-monthly updates on receivables also pursue collection of receivables according to payment terms


  • BA/BS degree preferred with a strong academic record; CPA in California preferred
  • Public accounting background preferred (minimum of 3 years)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work with different personalities and departments, including to VP level.
  • Excellent planning and analytical skills.
  • Must be proficient in determining and documenting transaction processes
  • Understanding of financial planning, financial statement preparation, and US GAAP accounting
  • Thorough knowledge of best practices on month end close and procure-to-pay processes and ability to improve these processes
  • Background in SOX 404 compliance and familiarity with control processes and the relating documentation.
  • Ability to maintain a detailed, organized filing system for invoices, statements, and contracts
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Excel
  • Familiarity with Netsuite accounting system preferred
  • Ability to multi-task among different projects and deadlines; a motivated self-starter who can run with their own projects and work as a team
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and thorough, with a desire for continuous improvement.
  • Experience with financial management systems applications including relational database concepts, and report writing using SQL or Oracle preferred.

How to apply:

  • Please join IMVU & play around before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and work environment.
  • Please include a cover letter. Make sure to discuss why you are interested in learning more about IMVU. Job applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
IMVU is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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