Controller w/ VC backed Tech exp. - E004 (BBBH548) Beverly Hills, California

Salary: Market Rates

Seeking a highly qualified corporate Controller for its mature start-up, venture-backed, rapidly growing business operations. We seek a CPA-qualified professional with technology/e-commerce industry, start-up, venture-backed funding, and Silicon Valley-esk experience.

The successful individual will be keenly interested in driving change within a fast paced, rapidly growing environment. Our planned growth will be both organic and though acquisitions. The Controller will direct and manage the overall accounting operations of the Company; provide accounting, people and overall operational leadership. Further, the successful candidate will have a proven track record of executing systems and process improvement initiatives with significant impacts. The Controller will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

This is a career opportunity for a highly capable, hands-on professional with 6-10 years of directly related work experience; with at least the last 2 years in a corporate Controller position within a dynamic, high-growth, venture-backed technology/e-commerce environment.

Location / Travel: You will primarily be located at Companys Century City (Los Angeles) office with effective onsite and virtual interaction with the teams in the San Diego, CA; Alpharetta, GA; and, other regional business operations center. You will be required to travel domestically and internationally based on business needs and demands.


  • As the Company grows, you will partner with the CFO in building and developing a high-performance Accounting team responsive to the needs of the organization and key stakeholders
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for an Accounting team of four people, with responsibilities in AR, AP, Payroll, GL, taxes (i.e. payroll, sales, etc.)
  • Direct leadership, direction, guidance and accountability for all project/job cost accounting including, but not limited to AR, AP, Payroll, month-end-close and taxes payable
  • Manage monthly close process and creation of monthly financial statements; with monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reporting to the CFO
  • Manage all aspects of the audit process, with timely reporting to the CFO
  • Evaluate existing financial systems and processes, making recommendations as to required improvements, and driving the implementation of approved changes
  • Lead efforts to identify and implement stage-appropriate and scalable systems, controls, policies, processes and best practices
  • Collaborate with key business partners as required, providing accurate and timely data i.e. HR, external auditors, outside legal counsel and executive leadership
  • Assess and establish finance and accounting infrastructure to support expansion of US domestic and international business operations
  • Prepare factual, accurate and timely presentations for the companys executive leadership, Board of Directors, and other strategic audiences
  • Other duties as required or directed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance, or closely related field
  • Current CPA qualifications required
  • Solid GAAP knowledge and experience
  • 6-10 years of directly related work experience; with at least the last 2 years in a corporate Controller position
  • Demonstrated advanced-to-expert Excel skills
  • Experience working directly with Company leadership and strategic partners in raising venture-capital funding
  • Experience working in a venture-backed, start-up environment
  • Leadership demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team
  • Demonstrated critical-thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Proven financial system and accounting team management skills
  • High-energy level; self-motivated; positive can-do attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in public accounting (big four firms)
  • Silicon Valley start-up type experience