Controller

Escalon Services - Palo Alto, CA

Full-time
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We are a rapidly-growing essential business services company providing a one-stop solution for all back-office (Financial Operations, People Operations, Risk) needs for Startups and SMB’s. We are seeking professionals who want to elevate their careers in a multi-client team environment. This position allows candidates to develop and run their own practices with overall client management and P&L responsibilities.

This exciting position requires a can-do, hands-on attitude and an ability to provide superior financial and operational consulting services to fast-growing clients in various industries. Successful applicants will thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, will be comfortable in both early stage and scaling companies, and will possess the financial expertise to add value to clients by improving processes and procedures.

The ideal applicant is comfortable having responsibilities that will often vary significantly from month to month, have an entrepreneurial streak and work well with virtual teams

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and review of timely and accurate, client-specific management reporting packages and Board packages
  • Monthly analysis of business results, finance and operating metrics
  • Working closely with the clients and back office team to help clients improve reporting, and new processes and procedures that scale with their growth plans
  • Work closely with other service lines to deliver a true one-stop experience to clients across Financial Operations, People Operations and Risk
  • Assessing current client processes for efficiency and adequate controls and proposing, documenting, and implementing process improvements
  • Working with client staff and fellow consultants on various cross-departmental projects
  • Preparation of schedules for tax accountants, involvement in due diligence, and other projects, as needed
  • Experience working with C-Level management and comfort presenting to a client’s Board
  • Ability to work in the day-to-day financials details, as well as analyze the business from a high-level
  • Manage the portfolio of clients like a business with P&L responsibilities for the entire suite of services delivered to the client

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will thrive in a multi-client dynamic environment and has the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (in accounting, finance, management or a related field)
  • Active CPA certification a plus
  • 8+ years of relevant Controller level experience
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Proficiency in Excel, QuickBooks and ERP accounting system applications
  • Early stage and public company experience preferred
  • Ability to work efficiently at multiple client sites, as well as remotely
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and great teamwork attitude
  • Ability to work with multiple team-members on various clients simultaneously, and also pitch in as an individual contributor, when needed
  • Ability to think and act as an entrepreneur and run their clients like a mini practice and as a P&L

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Location:

  • Palo Alto, CA (Preferred)

License:

  • CPA (Preferred)