IPO Party

Does This Job Listing Mean Twitter Is Ready to File for an IPO?

Think of that neat Vine from the stock exchange.
Twitter IPO. (Photo: Ynaija)

Twitter IPO. (Photo: Ynaija)

Back in April, Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey said he’s “not even thinking” about an IPO, but the company might have other plans. A job listing for a financial reporting manager, with duties that make it sound like the company is past the IPO brainstorming stage, has been floating around LinkedIn.

Although the job listing isn’t posted on Twitter’s career page, a description as obtained by USA Today reads:

“Responsible for preparation of monthly reporting materials, quarterly/annual financial statements and Form S-1 when we are ready to go public.”

That sure makes it sound like the company, with a reported $10 billion valuation, is at least cozying up to the idea of cashing in. The newspaper indicated that it’s the “best evidence to date” of the company’s probable dip into the IPO pool and it also meshes with analysts’ guesses that Twitter is slated for an IPO in 2014.

To whoever is going to tell Jack about this: Make sure you approach him with caution, lest you want to screw up his Vine selfie.

Update 1:50 p.m.: The job listing has since disappeared from the Web, reports Quartz.

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