Staff Accountant at Ookla

| Seattle
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Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, is looking for a Staff Accountant. This role will focus on account analysis and financial statement preparation primarily for Ookla and will also work with the larger finance and accounting team at Ziff Davis. This role will report to the Accounting Manager in the Ookla Seattle office. Acquired in 2014, Ookla is a stand-alone subsidiary of Ziff Davis, a global digital-media company that delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions. Ookla is the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence, testing applications and technology.


  • Preparation of transaction entries for input into the general ledger accounting system.
  • Preparation of month-end balance sheet reconciliations and income statement account analysis.
  • Assist Accounting Manager in preparing consolidated financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger accounting system, business units and departments.
  • Enforcing consistent month-end cutoff as part of the general ledger closing process.
  • Maintaining files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with Company policy and accepted accounting practices.
  • Responding to accounting and financial inquiries by researching and interpreting business unit and departmental financial data.
  • Daily Salesforce review to ensure proper treatment of new and existing contracts.
  • Fixed asset and capitalized development accounting for month end close.
  • Monthly invoicing customers.
  • Completing external and internal audit requests by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts; providing information for auditors.
  • Protecting an organization's value by keeping financial and operational information confidential.


  • B.S. in Accounting
  • 2-3 years of experience in general accounting functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication.
  • Pride in accuracy and attention to detail.
  • High level of organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced professional office environment.
  • Experience with financial accounting systems (eg, NetSuite, Salesforce) a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience with international transactions and foreign exchange a plus
  • Great follow up skills, ability to take initiative and think out of the box
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to develop a strong relationship with internal/external customers at all levels


  • CPA Candidate
  • Exposure and experience in Sarbanes Oxley


Ookla has great benefits including competitive compensation, medical, dental and vision benefits for you and your family, a generous vacation and holiday plan, stand out maternity/paternity leave and more. We also provide the best hardware, software and tools available for you to do your work.

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Our headquarters is located downtown Seattle. Blocks away from Pike Place Market, next door to great shopping with nearby trendy restaurants and bars.

An Insider's view of Ookla

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a single mother of two young children with special needs, the fact that I am not going bonkers while working full-time speaks volume. My experience at Ookla has been nothing short of amazing. My team, and the company in general, has been incredibly supportive and this has allowed me to be successful not only as an engineer, but also as a mom.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Many of the people I work with at Ookla are remote or international. By utilizing tools like Jira and Confluence or Slack, I always feel like we are working together by updating status' or doing screen shares. It's so easy to jump on a quick call and solve a problem instead of going through rounds of emails and we do that at Ookla very well.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Ookla has accelerated my growth & empowered me to shape my career. Each team places a strong focus on individual advancement through a culture of respect, encouragement, and constant learning. We challenge each other to seek new perspectives & innovations. I’m inspired to push boundaries and expand horizons, all while contributing to the business.


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What are Ookla Perks + Benefits

Ookla Benefits Overview

We offer top-of-market compensation, stellar benefits and flexible schedules. Our extraordinary team thrives in an environment that values individuality and fun as well as talent. Plus, we pride ourselves on making sure our employees have the best hardware, software and tools available so you can do your work your way.

We’re proud to be recognized by leading organizations for being a top place to work.

Volunteer in local community
Ookla encourages and organize volunteer opportunities at NW Harvest
Partners with Nonprofits
Ookla is a sponsor/partner with Ada Developers. Ookla has one intern a year and also participates in panels when needed. We also partner with YWCA for their adopt a family program.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have a Women's Leadership Committee that meets monthly.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free lunch on Wednesdays and always have plenty of snacks provided everyday including but not limited to; Ellenos yogurt, meat and cheese, boiled egg, fresh fruit.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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