LISNR is seeking an Assistant Controller to provide support to the organization's Accounting function. As LISNR’s Assistant Controller, the qualified applicant will be comfortable wearing multiple hats in a startup environment. This position is accountable for supporting most aspects of accounting management. We are looking for a self-starting and reliable Assistant Controller to assist in preparing statements that follow all regulatory and accounting guidelines. You will be responsible for identifying and preventing discrepancies and helping set up control systems.
An effective Assistant Controller has excellent knowledge of accounting principles. You must be an organized professional with a great eye for detail. You must be reliable and able to carry out tasks autonomously and collaboratively. The ideal Candidate will be a driver of change and improvement, not just somebody who can execute tasks given to them.
Support most aspects of accounting management (payables, billing, tax forms, payroll, reporting etc.)
Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with legislation and established best practices
Ensuring policies and procedures conform with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles -- or GAAP -- and that procedures are fully documented. Knowledge of software revenue recognition.
Assist in the preparation of financial statements in compliance with official guidelines and requirements
Manage journal entries, invoices etc. and reconcile accounts for the monthly closing
Assist in the preparation of budgets or forecasts
Participate in preparation for the annual audit
Help in development of reports for management, investors etc
Utilize accounting systems to facilitate processes and maintain records
Reports to VP of Finance
BS/ BA in Accounting or similar field
At least 5-6 years of accounting related experience
The ideal candidate will have 2 - 3 years of public accounting experience in addition to working in a private/startup tech company for at least 2-3 years
- Public accounting experience and CPA preferred
- Technical accounting experience (ability to research accounting rules and apply them)
Experience using Quickbooks, Expensify, Excel
Proven experience in establishing controlling practices in a startup environment is preferred
Well organized with ability to prioritize changing needs
Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc