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Senior Accounting Manager; Controller

Company: Brightwheel
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Austin, San Francisco, Denver, or Remote (US only) / Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel's mission is to transform early education for every teacher, child, and parent ---by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $100 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families. Our Team We are a distributed team, with offices in San Francisco, Denver, and Austin along with fully remote team members. Our team is passionate, talented, and customer-focused. Our exceptional investor group includes Addition, Bessemer Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, Emerson Collective, and Mark Cuban.-- We believe that everyone-from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve- should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work. Who You Are Brightwheel is seeking a talented Senior Accounting Manager to lead a crucial component of the business that drives our daily operations. You love rolling up your sleeves and driving accounting, reporting, internal controls and compliance needs, and are process-minded with a high attention to detail. You are a team player, and possess strong interpersonal skills to drive effective relationships with colleagues in People, Operations, and cross-functionally. All brightwheel team members must demonstrate strengths in our core values: Ownership, Empathy, Learning & Results. What You'll Do

  • Own the closing process, including reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations, flux analysis, controls and the preparation of the consolidated financial statements in accordance with US GAAP
  • Supervise, track and evaluate day-to-day accounting activities with a high attention to detail--
  • You'll manage oversight of of key third party resources, supporting accounting, tax, and compliance-related needs for the business
  • Lead the analysis of accounting standards and provide well-supported documentation of positions, recommendations and conclusions
  • Lead all technical accounting matters. Design, implement, maintain and enforce company policies, processes and internal controls ( financial transactions and financial reporting)
  • Act as a key cross-functional business partner preparing ongoing key deliverables and contributing to strategic projects and initiatives as needed
  • Lead accounting transformation projects, including the implementation of a new ERP
  • Support investor and bank requests and reporting as needed Qualifications, Skills, & Abilities
    • 8+ years of progressive experience in Finance and Accounting, with a strong bias for accuracy and driving the business
    • Ideal experience includes a mix of Big 4 public accounting, big public companies and startups
    • CPA required, with strong understanding of GAAP / FASB standards and Revenue Recognition (under ASC 606)
    • Minimum Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics and/or similar quantitative discipline
    • Experienced people manager who is passionate about growth and development of the team
    • Knowledge of B2B SaaS, Payments, Education or similar industries is preferred
    • Strong knowledge of standard accounting packages, and ERP/system implementation
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently across multiple projects and systems in a fast-paced team environment with time pressures
    • Highly analytical and data-driven. Strong problem solving and project management skills.
    • Experience with NetSuite or other major ERP
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and comfortable interacting with all levels of management
    • Curious, motivated, collaborative, flexible, and responsive team player with a strong customer focus Brightwheel is proud to celebrate diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Keywords: Brightwheel, Austin , Senior Accounting Manager; Controller, Executive , Austin, Texas

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