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Controller

Company: Caffeine
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Job Description:

At Caffeine, we want to change how people consume live television - making it more friendly, connected, and fun. To do this, we're building a new social broadcasting platform that features world-class content, easy-to-use broadcasting tools, a social and fun viewing experience, and an engaged broadcaster community.

This is an exciting and enormous challenge, and we will only be successful if we build a supportive and collaborative team. Our teams prioritize delighting our community of viewers and broadcasters, working with intention, taking ownership of our commitments, and acting with resilience and determination-all with the intention to ship greatness, always.

Caffeine is looking for an experienced Corporate Controller to join our Finance team. This role reports to our VP of Finance and will play a critical role in ensuring our company's and joint venture's financial health. We are looking for a hardworking, results-oriented leader who actively partners with departments across the company to support planning and strategy. The Corporate Controller will manage and mentor the external accounting team.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead all accounting operations, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, cash management, bank reconciliations, balance sheet analysis, revenue recognition, and payroll.
  • Drive the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close processes based on US GAAP.
  • Prepare a monthly financial statements and reporting package for the Board of Directors.
  • Implement controls and establish governance to protect assets and manage funds.
  • Manage analysis of insurance policies and renewals.
  • Responsible for tax filings, including business license renewal, property tax returns, and sales and use tax returns.
  • Prepare Joint Venture reporting to Fox Corporation.
  • Manage intercompany accounts and facilities allocation.
  • Guide key accounting systems assessment and implementation.
  • Coordinate with an external firm to provide support for financial audit, tax compliance, and ad-hoc requests.
  • Maintain cap table and all aspects of stock administration.
  • Play a key role in the financial planning process, working with the VP of Finance to analyze operating results against a plan and provide insights for improvement.
  • Evaluate and redesign processes as needed to scale with the company.
    Who You Are & What You've Done:
    • 6+ years of relevant experience working in an accounting and/or finance role.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a related field of study; CPA preferred.
    • Experience with US GAAP and a detailed understanding of accounting methods, reporting, bookkeeping, reconciliations, and revenue recognition.
    • Experience with joint ventures and equity method accounting.
    • Experience managing an Accounting team.
    • Experience with ERP and accounting system selection/implementation.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate issues and solutions to all levels of management.
    • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; extremely organized, detail-oriented, and mindful of deadlines.
    • Ability to work under pressure with extensive hours in a fast-paced and challenging/dynamic working environment.
    • Time spent at a high-growth startup required; experience in consumer apps preferred, strong analytical skills required.
    • Public accounting experience preferred

      We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Caffeine. We believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas allow us to better understand the needs and interests of our diverse, global community. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Caffeine, Redwood City , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Redwood City, California

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