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As the Controller, you will lead the accounting function for the organization. This will include overseeing the month-end close process, accounting operations (including accounts payable, accounts receivable/billing, expense reimbursements, payroll, & stock option administration), tax compliance, cash management, & insurance. In this high impact role, you will report to the EVP of Finance & Operations & supervise an accounting team of 6. You will work directly with the Senior Leadership Team & Department Heads to implement systems, improve processes & establish accounting policies for our next stage of growth.

What youll do:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of accounting team to produce timely & accurate financial information for management & external reporting purposes
  • Develop & execute roadmap for implementing/improving processes & controls to scale the accounting function & safeguard assets
  • Establish operational metrics & cadence for financial reporting
  • Maintain 13 week cash forecast
  • Develop strategy for future system implementations & enhancements/upgrades including the implementation of Zuora, Xactly & Avalara
  • Hire, manage & coach a strong, performance-oriented accounting organization, capable of growing with the business
  • Provide subject matter expertise on implementation of accounting policies & the accounting for complex transactions
  • Manage the audit processes & proactively communicate with auditors on accounting for complex transactions
  • Ensure compliance with domestic & international tax compliance requirements

Candidates will find success in this role if:

  • You're excited to work cross-functionally & learn how to best support different departments
  • Youre comfortable identifying & executing the highest priority projects, but know when to escalate or ask for help
  • You present clear & well-documented work that can be easily followed by a non-financial person. You can make financial results digestible & are comfortable in one-on-one meetings to through all-hands presentations
  • You are a CPA, have experience working in public accounting & in-house at a late-stage venture backed SaaS company
  • You are very comfortable working with industry standard accounting software. We currently use Intacct as our ERP, Zuora as our billing platform & various supporting softwares such as, Floqast, Avalara, Expensify, ADP & Xactly.

Must have:

  • 10+ years of accounting experience in a senior accounting or financial management role
  • Successful candidates must have an active CPA license
  • Experience preparing consolidated financial statements across multiple entities, including international accounting
  • Must be a hands-on, roll up your sleeves type Controller that enjoys a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Solid knowledge of US GAAP & SaaS/Adtech revenue recognition models
  • BS/BA or equivalent degree in Accounting or other related field
  • Public accounting experience is a strong plus
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced & dynamic environment with all levels of employees
  • Solid organizational, analytical, & problem-solving skills

What youll get in return:

  • Competitive base salary
  • 20 days paid vacation
  • Flexible hours
  • Stock options
  • Completely free health insurance (no copay, no premiums)
  • Great office w/ espresso bar, games, & free daily lunches
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Transportation reimbursement

Employment is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check & upon having the appropriate legal right to work.

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