Controller

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SpotHero is looking for a Controller to join its growing team! The Controller will be a key member of the finance leadership team and a true business partner to the organization by being highly collaborative and hands-on and interacting with all departments and the Executive team. The Controller will oversee all aspects of the Accounting function including month-end close, financial reporting, the annual and interim audits, and all A/P, A/R, payroll, and tax functions. A successful candidate will have a strong background in GAAP accounting, be a proven leader who is comfortable driving improvements in processes, developing team members to their full potential and building a data driven organization.


Who we are:  

At SpotHero, we work as a team to empower people to get everywhere, easier! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve convenient, affordable parking in advance, on-the-go or through their connected cars, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.


What you will do:

  • Build and lead a strong accounting team by developing a staff of 3 Accountants including evaluating workloads and organizing responsibilities to align with business needs and individuals’ interests, areas of expertise, and growth.
  • Oversee month-end and annual close process, continuously seeking to increase efficiency and shorten month-end close cycle.
  • Prepare and analyze consolidated financial statements ensuring accuracy and completeness in compliance with GAAP. 
  • Partner with FP&A team to identify and resolve variances, provide analysis of financial results and input for forecasting and modeling purposes.
  • Oversee all key accounting operations and compliance functions including payroll, treasury and payments processing, income, sales and payroll tax returns.
  • Lead annual and interim external audit process.
  • Evaluate new and existing accounting tools and act as an administrator in NetSuite, Concur, and ADP. Develop a new system to increase efficiency in revenue recognition.
  • Maintain accounting for equity, capitalized software, and deferred revenue.
  • Contribute to the broader organization by being a true business partner in support of our business growth.

Who you are:

  • Critical Thinker. This individual must be intellectually sharp and use critical thinking to make or influence decisions while demonstrating outstanding business judgement. The Controller will possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Results Oriented. The new Controller must be performance-driven and able to provide measurable results. The successful candidate will be resourceful, action-oriented, as well as flexible and decisive. He/she will provide clear direction and establish achievable goals.
  • CommunicativeThis individual should possess very strong communication and listening skills.
  • Strategically Agile. This individual must be capable of thinking on his/her feet while demonstrating outstanding business judgment. The Controller will possess the analytical skills to improve overall productivity and elevate the company’s efforts as a point of differentiation in the marketplace. Today’s vision may change drastically in the future. This person must not only embrace change, but be entrepreneurial in nature, creating and altering this road map along the way.

What you have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • CPA.
  • 8+ years experience in an in-house accounting team including demonstrated ability to build and lead a high performing teams.
  • Deep experience with interpreting and applying GAAP to business transactions, including knowledge of ASC 606.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and BI tools such as Looker, Tableau or Domo.
  • Administrator level experience in NetSuite.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Flexible WFH arrangements - We know these are uncertain times and our employees’ health & safety is number one.  Employees will be able to work in a remote capacity through 2020. We will continue to evaluate this fluid situation and adjust our plans as necessary.  
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we help people park!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A company that cares about its employees’ unique backgrounds. From Employee Resource Groups to Unconscious Bias Trainings, we want each and every employee to feel like SpotHero is a place where they can bring their whole selves to work.
  • A workplace recognized as the Startup of the Year by Built in Chicago, a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune, and one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for Women Under 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business.
  • A workplace recognized as a Best Place to Work by Built In Chicago, Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur, and one of TIMES’s 50 Genius Companies.

SpotHero is an equal opportunity employer.  We know that a diverse workforce is the strongest workforce, and are committed to building and supporting an inclusive environment for all.


PLEASE NOTE: This position is ineligible for visa sponsorship.  To be considered for this role, you must be legally authorized to work in the US and not require sponsorship for employment now or in the future.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
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    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • BrazeCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MandrillEmail
    • Oracle ResponsysEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our brand new, custom built office is located in the heart of the Loop, close to the Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red Lines.

An Insider's view of SpotHero

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There's a lot of collaboration and positive energy throughout the entire day at SpotHero. There are a lot of funny people that work at SpotHero; it's hard to get through the day without a few genuine hearty laughs, which is a really fun way to take a break from being nose deep in a project.

Michelle

Account Executive

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s so much room to grow at SpotHero. From the very beginning, I was encouraged to think about my career goals and steps I could take towards achieving them. I recently made the transition to a new team, and everyone has been incredibly supportive as I learn a new skill set and look to further grow my career!

Maggie

Digital Marketing Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

I joined SpotHero to contribute to the future of mobility as I imagine walking down the street with my pre-school aged children one day and being able to point out aspects of the mobility ecosystem that I played a role in building. In this vein, I believe SpotHero will emerge as the platform that powers the last quarter mile of mobility.

Paolo

VP, Vertical Business Teams

What are SpotHero Perks + Benefits

SpotHero Benefits Overview

We offer our employees a way to find community through Employee Resource Groups. We currently have six different established groups and evaluate offerings on a semi-annual basis.

In the US we cover up to 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, company-sponsored Life Insurance, 401K, and generous parental leave.

Flexible PTO policy and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.

Annual parking stipend – we help people park!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
SpotHero participates in local volunteer activities such as installing art galleries in elementary schools with I Paint My Mind and building homes with the House That Tech Built.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through our monthly bake sales we partner with nonprofits such as C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue, Center on Halsted, and ALIVE rescue.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
SpotHero has culture committees that promote wellness and diversity and inclusion.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
We cover Short Term Disability at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
Our competitive Dental plan is through Guardian. Our plan has a unique rollover benefit to encourage plan use. In addition to child orthodontia, we are proud to offer adult orthodontia coverage!
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan is through Guardian through VSP Choice Network. Our plan has a low co-pay for your annual exam and includes an annual stipend for lenses or frames.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our medical plans are through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and we offer a High Deductible Health Plan with no employee payroll contribution required. We also contribute to HSA accounts on your behalf.
Life Insurance
SpotHero covers Life & AD&D coverage, up to 100% of your salary, at no cost to you.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
SpotHero sponsors an annual fitness challenge where employees can participate in hydration, sleep, and fitness challenges.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of traditional and Roth savings options with financial advisers at Fidelity Investments who are ready to assist with your retirement planning.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide three months of parental leave for all employees.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fantastic Eats - Take a break and enjoy some grub with the team, catered weekly from your favorite Chicago spots. For a midday pick me up, choose from our endless variety of snacks or our cold brew on tap. • Team Events - From WhirlyBall and ice skating to rooftop happy hours and spontaneous ice cream parties - we're always looking for new ways to have fun together! • Casual Work Environment - Be comfortable while you work. Take a nap if you need it or squeeze in a few yoga poses between meetings. • Employee Wellness Program. We encourage work/life balance through financial wellness talks, meditation sessions, and mind & body nutrition education. Plus, we encourage our team to get out and give back to our local community. • Professional Development. We support personal and professional development through mentorship programs, diversity & inclusion trainings, and learning how to work with one another based on our personality types.

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