Assistant Controller

Published March 27th, 2024

Job Description Summary
We are looking for an Assistant Controller to assist in all accounting operational functions, assist in managing the accumulation and consolidation of financial information for internal and external financial statements, and ensure compliance with GAAP and technical accounting standards.

We are looking for someone who collaborates with others through a positive professional attitude as a partner to operations and the financial team; the ability to roll up their sleeves and get involved however needed; exhibits integrity, reliability and leadership; and is able manage self with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage the monthly close process, including reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations and financial reports.
  • Direct the Accounts Payable function, including processing employee expense reimbursements, to ensure all invoices are received, processed, and paid promptly and accurately, in compliance with internal policies.
  • Provide leadership for the general accounting team including workload management and development.
  • Coordinate and engage in variance review meetings during close periods.
  • Work collaboratively with the global finance team to enhance financial processes and systems, aiming for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Take charge of tax planning and compliance responsibilities, including adherence to federal, state, sales, and local tax regulations, ensuring the company meets all its tax obligations.
  • Manage the payroll process in coordination with third-party service providers, focusing on data accuracy, compliance with payroll regulations, and serving as a bridge between employees and the payroll provider. This includes maintaining payroll integrity, resolving discrepancies, and continuously improving the payroll process for greater efficiency and compliance.
  • Assist in coordination of internal and external audits.
  • Implement systems and process improvements with cross-team collaboration and third-party vendors as needed.
  • Monitor, maintain and improve accounting control procedures.
  • Comfortable in taking on tasks beyond formal job responsibilities.

What We’re Looking For (Minimum qualifications)

  • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • Experience working in a SaaS business preferred, not required.
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and managing an accelerated financial close process.
  • US Tax experience – Fed/State/Sales, required 
  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Potentially managing a team remotely.
  • Experience with NetSuite a plus.

Education Requirements

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or similar 
  • CPA preferred, not required 

 

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