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Braze is lifecycle engagement platform for brands to humanize connection w/ customers.
 
New York    Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
 
   
 
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WHO WE ARE

Braze (formerly Appboy) is a customer engagement platform that forms strong bonds between people & the brands they love. We empower brands to humanize their connections with customers through technology, resulting in better experiences & increased retention, lifetime value, & ROI. Teams use Braze to deliver highly personalized messaging experiences that span across channels, platforms, & devices. This is made possible by our stack, which is located at the core of a modern marketing technology ecosystem.

Braze is a venture-backed company with hundreds of employees. Our offices are located in New York City, San Francisco, & London. Most recently, weve been named a Leader in the Forrester Wave: Mobile Engagement Automation, Q3 2017 evaluation. Weve received the Digiday Signal Award for Best CRM, in addition to being named VentureBeat Omnichannel MMAs Best Bet, a Cloud100 Rising Star in Forbes, & #21 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List. Learn more at Braze.com.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

The Assistant Controller will lead & manage all aspects of the month-end financial close, including
multiple accounting functions & operational processes, as well as provide strategic support and
analysis. This role will work closely with the Legal, Sales, Financial Planning & Analysis, Revenue
Operations & Professional Service teams. The Assistant Controller will build a high-performing team
through hands-on coaching & development.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the General Ledger, Revenue Recognition, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and
    Cash Collection teams
  • Lead & mentor a top tier team to support the companys rapid growth & the career
    development of team members
  • Mange the full cycle general ledger monthly close process & related activities to ensure
    accounts are properly reconciled, reported & in accordance with U.S. GAAP
  • Manage/coordinate regular closing activities such as journal entries, reconciliations & review
    transactions for proper accounting treatment
  • Responsible for monthly flux variance analysis & thorough understanding of accounts
  • Assist with process improvement & automation across all areas of Finance
  • Coordinate & manage the implementation of new accounting guidance as required
  • Draft, maintain & promote policies & procedures related to SOX controls, corporate policies
    and procedures & related GAAP requirements
  • Coordinate audits & the preparing & gathering of required audit information, preparation of
    financial statements & footnotes in accordance with GAAP, & preparation of tax accounts
  • Assist in managing treasury functions of the company across subsidiariesapproving and
    executing payments etc.
  • Build & maintain relationships with business leaders. Enhance cross-functional collaboration by
    fostering trust, commitment, accountability & results
  • Participate in key strategic initiatives & assist with other ad hoc projects
  • Interact with C level executives & the Board of Directors regarding financial matters as needed

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience driving the corporate accounting policies & processes
  • 3+ years leading a team of accounting professionals, with a proven record of mentoring and
    developing high performing teams
  • SaaS or Software Company revenue recognition experience
  • Problem solving & decision-making capacity in a high growth environment
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Strong technical accounting background with a thorough knowledge of US GAAP & SOX 404
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manages competing priorities, & adhere to tight
    deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of an organization, from clerical staff to executives, and
    manage relationships with external parties


Preferred:

  • US public company experience
  • IPO Experience
  • Experience implementing ASC 606
  • Experience with Netsuite, Salesforce & Adaptive Insights

WHAT WE OFFER

Complete tech startup vibe including free daily lunches & snacks, group events & top of the line computer setup! A general feeling throughout the office that what you do matters everyday.

Collaboration! Complete support of your teammates across all departments & a real get it done attitude for our customers.

  • Excellent medical insurance & life assurance coverage for you & your dependents
  • Matching 401K
  • Daily catered lunches, snacks & beverages
  • Collaborative, transparent, collegial & fun loving office culture
  • Flexible time off policy to balance your work & life in the way that suits you best

In addition, this position is exempt under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 
 
 
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