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Convene // conference & meeting spaces
New York, New York    Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019
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Assistant Controller

As Assistant Controller, you will be responsible for the accounting & accounts payable functions in a fast-paced, high-volume, multi-system environment. You must have deep knowledge of the accounting principles & practices that are inherent in a strong control environment. You will help lead the finance function & will partner with the FP&A & accounts receivable teams, as well as work closely with our location general managers & corporate departments. You will also help create infrastructure, bring leadership, & grow accountability on the finance team.

As a successful candidate, you:

  • See the big picture but are also well versed in doing the detailed work required to adhere to the policies, practices, & procedures required in a strong control environment
  • Are comfortable in a dynamic work environment where policies & procedures are still taking shape
  • Pitch in & help when necessary, even if it means shuffling your priorities
  • Work well both independently & on teams
  • Pay attention to detail & meet deadlines
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, & problem-solving skills


  • Manage 6-8 person accounting & accounts payable teams
  • Conduct monthly, quarterly, & year-end financial closings
  • Monitor & improve accounting processes, procedures, & internal controls
  • Manage & review financial transaction workflows to ensure that all accounting transactions are processed accurately & in compliance with company & accounting standards
  • Supervise & review the preparation of monthly journal entries & all balance sheet reconciliations, including bank reconciliations, fixed asset reconciliations, etc.
  • Partner with business leaders & general managers to review pre-close & post-close P&L
  • Help Corporate Controller prepare & review financial statements on a consolidated & individual company basis
  • Work with external auditors on financial statement audits, sales & use tax audits, & other compliance audits (such as workers comp)
  • Review & manage CRT & other company filings, including audits, prepared by the accounting team for all entities
  • Train & develop finance team members


  • Bachelor of science degree in accounting required
  • Mix of public accounting & private company experience required; CPA preferred
  • Strong accounting foundation & deep knowledge of accounting principles, practices, & procedures required
  • 8-10 years experience managing teams & finance functions, preferably in a dynamic, high-growth environment
  • Multi-currency experience preferred
  • Ability to think outside the box to build a best-in-class finance function
  • Solid computer skills, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint

About Convene

Convene designs & services premium places to work, meet, & host inspiring events. Through strategic partnerships with prominent commercial landlords, Convene operates a network of hospitality-driven locations in Class A office buildings across major U.S. cities, with plans to expand globally. Convene has raised $260M in equity funding to date, & has been named one of Americas 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes & a Best Workplace by both & Fortune Magazine.

Other recent accolades include:

  • 2017-2019 Certified Great Place to Work
  • 2018 Fortune Best Small & Medium Workplaces U.S.
  • #11 Workplace in New York in 2017 by Fortune Magazine
  • #30 in 2017 LinkedIn List of Most In-Demand Startups

In everything we do, we strive to put the people we do it for first. This starts internally: we believe our values drive behaviors to create culture. Together were building a culture that embraces diversity & learning, humility & gratitude. At the same time, we try not to take ourselves too seriously & strive for a healthy integration between work & personal pursuits.

Benefits you can expect as a Convene employee

  • Supportive work environment & leaders who are focused on your professional growth
  • Generous professional development policy that includes funds earmarked for each employee's discretionary professional growth. Have a conference you want to attend? A class you want to take? If it's helping take your career to the next level, we support it. Each employee is required to have 65 hours of learning per year.
  • Flexible PTO & family leave
  • 401k match
  • Excellent health coverage for team members & their families
  • Company events that highlight our team's passions & hobbies
  • Healthy snacks

Convene is committed to building an inclusive & diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, & perspectives.

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