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Twitter hiring for possibility of IPO

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Twitter's IPO prospect, one of the industry's most widely watched, appears closer to reality.

(Read more: Twitter hires Morgan Stanley banker with IPO, M&A background)

The micro-blogging service has posted a job opening for a financial reporting manager. The person would be responsible for filing the company's preliminary prospectus, or S-1 document, outlining its IPO plans.

(Read more: Stealth IPOs: Is an Avalanche About to Hit? )

Twitter's job position listed the following duties: "Responsible for preparation of monthly reporting materials, quarterly/annual financial statements and Form S-1 when we are ready to go public," according to a job listing on LinkedIn.

Twitter executives have remained dismissive around questions regarding its IPO, offering few hints. The job position may serve as the best evidence to date of the company's intention to file to go public.

CEO Dick Costolo has said that company management is not focusing on an IPO. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who sits on the board and is CEO of Square, has told Bloomberg in recent months that the company is "not even thinking" of an IPO.

Twitter's IPO is expected to be the biggest consumer Internet IPO since Facebook's in May 2012. Twitter IPO watchers have long-rumored it to happen by early 2014.

The company's valuation has swelled to a reported $10 billion.

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