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Corporate Controller

Austin, TX
Corporate Controller

Our client is an expansive, private growth technology company with an attractive valuation. Client offers a patented technology (SaaS) solution improving and recreating technology in the retail/consumer market.  Expected investments ahead and the possibility for an IPO.

The Corporate Controller to work closely with the CFO to help prepare the company for rapid growth, global expansion, and entry into the institutional capital markets.

Role Scope:
  • Lead all accounting, reporting and tax functions
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, accounting processes, and systems, ensuring timely and accurate compliance with appropriate GAAP and statutory standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and lead financial statements per PCAOB standards and SEC compliance requirements
  • Manage the development and implementation of improved processes, systems and software related to the accounting function.
  • Lead the timely, complete, and accurate compilation, review and publication/filing of SEC, management, Board, regulatory, and tax reporting for the company (including quarterly and annual reports, board financial reporting, required regulatory reporting, and earnings-related information).
  • Build and maintain high performing teams by recruiting, selecting, coaching, training, and motivating employees.
  • Implement and maintain Internal Control over Financial Reporting (“ICFR”) environment modeled in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Lead audit committee communications related to accounting and other regulatory matters.
  • Serve as primary contact for communication and coordination with internal and external auditors, as well as relevant external regulators. Establish and maintain strong relationships with other key external stakeholders including tax, valuation, and other consultants and external legal counsel.
  • Remain current on all relevant accounting topics, reporting and regulatory matters. Establish and maintain accounting and disclosure policies and procedures for the company including those related to fixed assets, impairment, revenue recognition, software accounting and other complex accounting matters.
  • Responsible for US tax accounting, compliance, planning and special tax projects, which includes the coordination of tax return preparation along with any related tax audits. Coordinate with outside tax advisors.
  • Coordinate with IT team to create and maintain efficient, reliable, and effective IT Systems related to accounting and tax matters and integration with operational and transactional IT Systems.
  • Develop a close working relationship and foster team relationships with Finance, Operations, IT and Technology groups. Work with these teams in developing and maintaining shared systems such as treasury, capital expenditure tracking, purchasing and collections.
  • Support financial presentations to senior management, the Board of Directors, investors, creditors, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with corporate budgeting, forecasting, treasury, and expense management efforts.
  • Work closely with the CFO and COO to build the financial and transaction processing infrastructure to support the company’s current and future business requirements.

Requirements & Preferences:
  • 10+ years of experience in financial accounting, primarily at publicly-traded companies
  • Big-4/Regional public accounting firm experience preferred
  • Active CPA license required
  • Software/SaaS model is preferred
  • Public/SEC training is highly preferred
  • BS in Accounting highly preferred
  • ERP proficiency and knowledge highly preferred
  • Assume, improve, lead and continue to build a high-performing team
  • Offer strong intuition, work ethic and a “can-do” attitude”
  • Bring a collaborative approach into a high-energy, fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Present superior organizational skills, attention to detail and an always improving mindset

Compensation & Culture:
  • $210,000 - $235,000 starting base salary
  • Discretionary bonus program
  • Equity offering
  • Competitive benefits, PTO, 401k etc.
  • Collaborative, fast-paced group with lofty goals and growth imminent
  • Supportive, proven CFO with superior market presence
  • Ideally, 4 days in-office

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