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Controller

Everlaw, Oakland, California

Ediscovery made easy. Intuitive software for document analysis.


We’re looking for a highly motivated individual to be the Controller on our growing Finance team! You’ll be working closely with the VP of Finance, and across departments, to undertake or lead essential aspects of our financial management. You’ll be responsible for managing all the day-to-day accounting while growing the accounting team, shaping financial processes, and informing the business. We’re looking for someone detail-oriented and who enjoys working with people in a challenging and fast-paced environment. 

The Team

Our Finance team plays a critical role in ensuring accurate financial reporting, optimal financial management, and efficient operations across Everlaw. Our team partners across all departments in Everlaw to appropriately allocate resources, inform key business decisions, and facilitate the execution of our operational plans. 

Role

As a Controller, you have in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, proficiency in accounting systems, and strong motivation to contribute to the achievement of an efficient monthly/quarterly/annual close and financial reporting process. You pay great attention to detail and the ability to deliver results under deadlines as well as working effectively cross-functionally in a rapidly changing environment.

If this sounds like a match, we’d love to hear from you! This is a full-time on-site position located in Oakland, California.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the lead accounting resource for the company
  • Build and manage an accounting and reporting team
  • Advise and implement accounting policies related to revenue recognition, sales tax, payroll tax, accruals, capitalization, intercompany receivables, international subsidiary operations, and more
  • Lead the month-end close, preparing monthly intercompany and other journal entries, performing reconciliation of intercompany accounts and owning the process to settle intercompany balances.
  • Consolidating Financials including international entities
  • Lead annual audits and quarterly reviews and assist with investor due diligence and reporting requirements
  • Manage department operations: AR, AP, credit cards, expense reimbursement, vendor payments, billing, processing payroll, disbursements, and treasury functions and the associated compliance, controls and processes.
  • Oversee, coordinate and assist external tax professionals and auditors with local, state and federal tax filings and financial statement audits, system improvement projects, and internal documentation
  • Develop, implement, and document new policies and procedures to enhance the workflow of the department and the company
  • Participate in other special projects and analyses as needed 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 6+ years of related work experience - Big 4 or large regional public accounting experience preferred; CPA required
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP, in particular ASC 606 and Consolidation accounting
  • Experience in software or SaaS technology company
  • Deep experience with Netsuite, Excel and experience with other startup tools (Expensify, Bill.com, Gusto, etc.)
  • Significant hands-on process, controls and disbursements experience
  • Experience working with offshore accounting and finance functions
  • High degree of analytical and problem-solving capability and leadership skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Desire to learn, coach, and enable others
  • Enthusiasm to “grow with the business,” think strategically as well as tactically, and seek new challenges
  • Experience partnering closely with operations and a desire to work closely with all departments and geographies within the business
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Benefits

  • Competitive salary 
  • Substantial equity 
  • 401k with company matching
  • Health, dental, and vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care expenses
  • Paid parental leave and sick leave
  • Seventeen paid vacation days plus ten bankable federal holidays 
  • Annual allocation for Learning & Development opportunities and applicable professional membership dues
  • Company-sponsored life and disability insurance

Perks


We help law firms, government agencies, and corporations sift through millions of documents of evidence in big lawsuits and investigations to find the proverbial smoking gun (or needle in the haystack -- pick your metaphor). It's a multi-billion dollar space typically dominated by service-oriented vendors, and we're coming at it with cutting-edge technology and elegant design. It's working, and we've been growing very rapidly: we host hundreds of terabytes of data and work with all 50 state Attorneys General and hundreds of law firms on some of the most high-profile cases litigated today. 

If you’re looking for an open, democratic company culture that values passion, integrity, and a desire to learn, we want to hear from you.

Everlaw is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. We respect the gender, gender identity and gender expression of our applicants and employees, and we honor requests for preferred pronouns. It is our policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

About Everlaw

Our Mission Everlaw believes that legal teams deserve cutting-edge technology in their pursuit of justice. Our team of top Silicon Valley engineers is on a mission to replace antiquated, clunky, on-premises software with an integrated, elegant platform for litigating a case from discovery to the courtroom. Everlaw delivers a fresh experience through blink-speed search, an intuitive user interface, real-time collaboration, accessible predictive coding, and robust case-building tools. With Everlaw, don’t settle. Win.

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