GL Accounting Manager (Contract) at Eventbrite | Powderkeg

Location: Remote, Ireland

Employment Type: Contractor

Team: Finance

This is a 12-month contract position.


There are exciting things going on behind the scenes at Eventbrite. Our product portfolio is growing and we are rapidly expanding the number of product features to serve our broader scope of event creators. Given our growth, our business has become more complex and dynamic and we require excellence in our accounting teams to provide guidance to our business partners and ensure we comply with all our financial reporting obligations as a public company.


The GL Accounting Team is a crucial part of the accounting & controllership organization and is responsible for ensuring all accounting entries under its scope are complete, accurate and in compliance with the company’s accounting policies. The GL Accounting team contributes to month-end reporting, quarterly & annual public financial reporting filings and financial statement audits.


Working as part of a global finance team, the GL Accounting Manager will manage monthly close procedures across Eventbrite’s consolidated business to ensure high quality financial reporting. You will be responsible for specific sections within Eventbrite’s global GL and will lead a team of three talented GL Accountants in Ireland. You will partner closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting. You will also manage the audit of local statutory financial statements in many of Eventbrite’s international entities.


  • Manage the GL Accounting month-end close process by ensuring that:
  • all month-end and quarter-end tasks are completed in accordance with the close schedule,
  • all transactions are recorded accurately and in accordance with Eventbrite’s accounting policies,
  • account reconciliations are completed in a timely manner, and
  • all fluxes are adequately explained
  • Supporting audits: work closely with our internal and external auditors to provide all necessary information so that financial statements can be filed in a prompt manner
  • Manage a team of GL accountants: set goals and objectives, provide leadership, monitor performance and give feedback
  • Continuous Process Improvement: identify areas of improvement in accounting processes & systems and collaborate with other teams to implement improvements
  • Participate in other finance projects as they arise


  • Previous experience of managing the month-end close process in a public company
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS (FRS101 & 102), with an understanding of internal controls and SEC annual/quarterly filings
  • Experience of managing and mentoring a team
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and presentation skills
  • Qualified accountant with Big 4 training experience and a minimum of 5 years post qualified experience
  • Knowledge of ERPs and wider financial systems


  • Experience with Workday Financials
  • Active Eventbrite user with a passion for live events


We are committed to providing competitive, valuable and meaningful benefits for our Britelings **. **

We work hard to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where Britelings feel like they belong.

Employees can participate in resource groups and we offer programming throughout the year to support a diverse and inclusive workplace. Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion work for our team, culture, and community.

We offer comprehensive benefits and a wellness package above and beyond standard medical benefits to support our Britelings’ lifestyle.

Eventbrite's global benefit programs are designed to meet you where you are by offering resources and support for your health, well-being, finances, and family. This includes support in a remote/hybrid environment, wellness allowance, Carrot family planning benefit, Origin Financial Planning service, and other offerings to ease the mind and body like Modern Health and BriteBreaks (generally the first Friday of every month off).


Eventbrite is a global self-service ticketing, marketing, and experience technology platform that serves a consumers and event creators in nearly 180 countries. Since inception, Eventbrite has been at the center of the experience economy, transforming the way people organize and attend events. With over 280 million tickets distributed for over 5 million total events in 2022, Eventbrite is where people all over the world discover new things to do or new ways to do more of what they love. Learn more at


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Eventbrite is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from all suitably qualified individuals are encouraged, regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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