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Corporate Controller

San Francisco, CA 94134

Posted: 09/11/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 385709

Job Description

Corporate Controller               
Our client's mission is to measure and improve our footprint on the world.

They help companies understand how their workplaces are used. They build one of the most advanced people sensing systems in the world and can tell you how many people are in any room in near real-time, with very high degrees of accuracy and without invading privacy.
They translate that data into actionable, opinionated insights that help companies increase the financial and experiential performance of any workplace. 
The result: lower emissions, less waste, better access, safer buildings, and better designed cities. It is a long-term pursuit and one we could use your help achieving.
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA. Hybrid.  2-3 days per week at the office.
The Opportunity: 
They are looking for an experienced Controller to manage their growing accounting team and partner with the executive management team. You are a proven leader who is focused on driving key business insights, achieving operational excellence, and maintaining a strong controls environment.
In this role you will:
  • Be a strong leader for the team advocating cross-functionally and focusing on professional development
  • Oversee the maintenance of all general ledger related activities
  • Lead the month-end/year-end close process including the review of journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Responsible for the production of timely and accurate financial statements (monthly, quarterly, annually) in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Provide strategic guidance to the AR function, assess customer credit requests, manage receivables aging, drive collections, and reconcile annual recurring revenue
  • Provide support to the team in analyzing sales tax and income tax compliance
  • Responsible for designing and managing the control environment. Maintain reliable internal controls over cash, inventory, revenue, and expenses
  • Oversee independent audit process with appointed CPA firm
  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain and update the chart of accounts as necessary
    Evaluate the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting database and make changes as needed
The ideal candidate will have:
  • 10+ years of progressive accounting experience.
  • Proven experience building, developing, mentoring, and inspiring a small high performing professional accounting team
  • Active CPA or equivalent required.
  • Strong knowledge and leadership of accounting operations.
  • Experience with NetSuite
  • Familiarity with technical accounting topics including ASC 606 and ASC 842 - Leases
  • Knowledge of cost accounting
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Google Slides
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal, able to communicate complex concepts and risk factors to stakeholders and influence decision making
  • Experienced business partner, skilled in building trust and inspiring others while ramping up in a new business and role in a complex environment
  • Prior experience working in public accounting
We offer:
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, mental and reproductive health, 401K, equity, Flex Fridays, Remote Friendly, unlimited, and mandatory PTO and more.
  • A company full of fun, smart, talented, and legitimately kind teammates. Our culture powers everything we do and we work hard to nurture it by bringing on the right humans.
Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, office location and other geographic considerations, as well as other business and organizational needs. With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure: $195,000-$225,000. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 
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