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Senior Accountant, COGS



Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

See yourself at Twilio

Join the team as Twilio’s next Senior Accountant, COGS

Who we are & why we’re hiring

Twilio powers real-time business communications and data solutions that help companies and developers worldwide build better applications and customer experiences.

Although we're headquartered in San Francisco, we have presence throughout South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. We're on a journey to becoming a global company that actively opposes racism and all forms of oppression and bias. At Twilio, we support diversity, equity & inclusion wherever we do business.

About the job

This position is needed to oversee and optimize our COGS accounting processes. Your expertise in cost accounting, financial analysis, and Excel proficiency will be instrumental in ensuring accurate reporting, cost management, and strategic decision-making.


In this role, you’ll:

  • Manage and maintain the accounting processes related to COGS, including cost allocation and expense recognition.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze and interpret cost data, identify cost-saving opportunities, and provide financial insights.
  • Develop and execute process improvements, automation solutions, and efficient reporting mechanisms, with a focus on enhancing the accuracy and efficiency of COGS-related activities.
  • Assist in month-end and year-end financial close activities, reconciling COGS accounts and preparing financial statements.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards, internal policies, and regulatory requirements related to COGS.
  • Participate in ad-hoc financial projects and analysis to support strategic initiatives.


Not all applicants will have skills that match a job description exactly. Twilio values diverse experiences in other industries, and we encourage everyone who meets the required qualifications to apply. While having “desired” qualifications make for a strong candidate, we encourage applicants with alternative experiences to also apply. If your career is just starting or hasn't followed a traditional path, don't let that stop you from considering Twilio. We are always looking for people who will bring something new to the table!


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • Proven experience as an accountant specializing in COGS or cost accounting in a complex organization.
  • Strong technical skills in Excel, including experience with macros and advanced functions.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting standards (GAAP) and experience with relevant accounting software.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Highly organized, adaptable, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.


  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and/or CPA certifications is a plus
  • Big 4 Accounting Experience


This role will be remote in the USA but is not eligible to be hired in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, San Jose, CA, or the surrounding areas.

Approximately 0% travel is required.

What We Offer

There are many benefits to working at Twilio, including, in addition to competitive pay, things like generous time-off, ample parental and wellness leave, healthcare, a retirement savings program, and much more. Offerings vary by location.

Twilio thinks big. Do you?

We like to solve problems, take initiative, pitch in when needed, and are always up for trying new things. That's why we seek out colleagues who embody our values — something we call Twilio Magic. Additionally, we empower employees to build positive change in their communities by supporting their volunteering and donation efforts.

So, if you're ready to unleash your full potential, do your best work, and be the best version of yourself, apply now!

If this role isn't what you're looking for, please consider other open positions.

The estimated pay ranges for this role are as follows:

  • Based in Colorado: $82,000 - $102,000
  • Based in New York, Washington State or California (outside the San Francisco Bay Area): $86,000 - $108,000
  • This role may be eligible to participate in Twilio’s equity plan. All roles are eligible for the following benefits: health care insurance, 401(k) retirement account, paid sick time, paid personal time off, paid parental leave.

The successful candidate’s starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location within the state.

Twilio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Twilio is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Additionally, Twilio participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.