Controller at Hireology

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Hireology’s technology empowers businesses to build great teams. Over the last nine years, we’ve grown from a startup to a market-leading organization with over 200 team members and built an award-winning culture that makes this company an amazing place to work. It’s with that in mind that Hireology is looking to add a Controller to the Finance department.

Reporting to the CFO, the Controller will be responsible for leading the accounting and financial reporting for the company, building and deploying scalable and efficient processes as Hireology continues to grow, and ensuring Hireology has timely and accurate information to meet its strategic business goals. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with experience leading and developing talent in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment, and a passion for finding and owning opportunities to improve a $30M+ business.

As the Controller, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the general accounting and financial reporting function at the company

  • Identification, implementation, and oversight of the execution of necessary financial processes, policies, procedures, and controls to ensure compliance with US GAAP and all applicable registration, regulatory and tax laws

  • Ensuring financial plans are consistent with strategic business goals

  • Optimizing operational accounting processes, including implementation and management of accounting systems and software

  • Providing financial analysis tools to evaluate company ventures or special projects, programs, capital expenditures, product costing, etc.

  • Managing relationships and serving as the primary contact with various third parties including outside audit firms, banks and lessors, casualty/liability insurance agents, and credit card / merchant account processors

  • Managing a team, including hiring, onboarding, developing and retaining accounting talent

  • Supporting other areas of the business with accounting and financial reporting requests as needed

So what kind of person are we looking for in this role? We have a pretty unique culture here at Hireology, and the person who will be successful in this role will be:

  • Obsessed with details: It is critical that our financial information is accurate in all respects, you will need to be passionate about ensuring that we have the right methods to ensure that nothing is ever missed or incorrect

  • An effective communicator: Delivering messages up and down and across the company requires clarity, style flexing, diplomacy and the highest level of discretion - you will need to demonstrate all of those abilities.

  • Highly collaborative: Your work will support all areas of the business and you will have stakeholders across all departments; you enjoy and seek out opportunities to partner with stakeholders outside the Finance function

  • A Person of Integrity: Not negotiable in this role or any at Hireology. You will be privy to management-level discussions and highly sensitive/confidential information, and we expect you to treat the information you learn with the highest level of discretion and respect.

Okay, we’ve laid out what the job is - now are you qualified? Here are the minimum qualifications we’re looking for in a Controller:

  • BS/BA from four-year college or university in Accounting or Finance; Master’s preferred

  • 7+ years accounting experience, CPA license is preferred.

  • 2+ years experience supervising, developing and mentoring a team

  • Highly proficient with MS office suite, expert level Excel skills

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, including rules specific to software revenue recognition, purchase accounting, stock compensation, and software development capitalization

  • Demonstrates highest level of personal integrity and commitment to individual and team accountability

  • Detail-oriented and committed to 100% accuracy of all information

  • Excellent communication skills with the interpersonal and leadership qualities required to continuously motivate and develop a team, and style-flex as needed to communicate with all levels inside and outside the company

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and multi-task in a very fast-paced environment

  • Experience successfully scaling processes and programs within a high-growth company

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals at all levels

  • A mix of both public accounting and industry experience is strongly preferred

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