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Axios // news, media & analysis
Arlington, VA    Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021
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Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring a Finance Controller.

Go deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee the management & operations of the accounting department
  • Scaling & creating efficiencies in cross-functional processes to facilitate growth & diversification of product & business lines
  • Issue timely & complete monthly financial statements
  • Manage & mentor accounting associates
  • Enhance & enforce a documented system of accounting policies & procedures as well as a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Work cross departmentally with other stakeholders to monitor & track KPIs & communicate variances from the budget to management
  • Monitor debt levels & compliance with financial covenants
  • Comply with local, state, & federal government reporting requirements & tax filings

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit & passion for Axios mission & have the following skills/experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration
  • Equivalent business experience & 5-7  years of progressively responsible experience for a large corporation
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant designations or Big4 experience.
  • Excellent computer skills & proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook & PowerPoint, & Sage Inacct 
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Collaborative management style

Dont forget: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter & cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, & diverse work culture
  • Annual learning & development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per month
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents & caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios Family Fund, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise & meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
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