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Job Title:

Controller (693)

Job Location:

Mountain View,
693 posted on May 28, 2020

Job Compensation:


Job Description:

Our client, a growing Series E SaaS start-up, located in Mt. View, has an opening for a Controller.  The company offers a wonderful company culture and has a clear direction.  The CFO is looking for a Controller who can add value to the team and has solid experience with NetSuite.


The Corporate Controller will be an integral part of the finance team and report to the CFO. The individual will lead the Company’s accounting function and build a strong internal control structure in a fast paced, rapidly growing environment. The Corporate Controller will be responsible for accounting operations, financial statement close process, GAAP compliance, internal controls, revenue recognition, internal/external reporting, management of external audits, technical and equity accounting, tax and treasury. In addition, this individual will provide ongoing thought leadership and guidance around new accounting standards and their successful implementation.

What you can expect to work on:

  • Provide accounting team leadership and career development
  • Establish strong “business partner” relationship with the functional teams and be seen as the company’s technical expert in accounting matters
  • Manage all monthly, quarterly, and year-end close activities and the preparation of internal and external consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Manage annual audit process and oversee preparation of audited financials
  • Ensure that all financial systems are properly operating to capture and produce timely and accurate information and support the company’s growth
  • Support the company’s initiatives involving accounting matters, ASC 842 adoption as well as potential strategic transactions and M&A activity
  • Identify and lead opportunities to automate and streamline accounting operations
  • Lead and develop accounting processes, billing and controls for expansion into new markets/products
  • Develop and drive necessary financial policies, procedures, and internal controls and play a leading role in directing change initiatives and process improvements
  • Assist in preparation of financial communication materials provided to the Board of Directors and Audit Committee
  • Ensure that accounting activities and reporting are in accordance with established legal, regulatory, and company procedures
  • Create and implement short- and long-term departmental objectives, policies, and operating procedures
  • Administer employee equity program
  • Drive upgrades of ERP systems and billing systems


What you need to succeed:

  • Demonstrated Success as Corporate Controller in a fast paced, growing tech company. Prior Start Up experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of SaaS and subscription-based revenue models
  • Public accounting experience with a Big 4 or nationally recognized accounting firm (preferably with technology or healthcare clients). CPA strongly preferred
  • Strong technical accounting skills with demonstrated ASC 606 and revenue recognition experience, as well as solid knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley / internal control frameworks
  • Experience managing employee equity programs
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to excellence and impeccable ethical standards and integrity
  • ERP system experience (NetSuite preferred) and experience with financial system implementations a plus
  • SEC reporting experience required
  • Knowledge of tax structures and statutory reporting
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic “start-up” work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business; MBA a plus

What they offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Stock options
  • Comprehensive benefits for you and your family (low premiums and deductibles!)
  • Flexible hours and responsible time off
  • Gym, cell phone, and commute reimbursement
  • Healthy lunches, breakfast, and bottomless snacks and beverages
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan (Traditional and Roth)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Perks including discounted pet insurance, theme park tickets, travel, and more!
  • Board games. Take a break and get to know your colleagues!


Our Firm:

Murdock Martell, Inc. is a leading financial consulting and recruiting firm that provides solutions to established and emerging growth companies. We represent some of the strongest companies in the Bay Area with an emphasis in technology and life sciences start-ups.


Job posting by Murdock Martell, Inc

Murdock Martell, Inc. is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

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