Assistant Controller

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 150,000-170,000 Annually
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SoundCloud empowers artists and fans to connect and share through music. Founded in 2007, SoundCloud is an artist-first platform empowering artists to build and grow their careers by providing them with the most progressive tools, services, and resources. With over 375 million tracks from 40 million artists, the future of music is SoundCloud.

We’re looking for someone with a passion for numbers to join our growing Accounting team!

As the Assistant Controller / Director, Group Accounting you will be part of the Accounting & Tax department based in New York. The role focuses on working closely with the Vice President, Group Controller, and other key stakeholders across the business and managing accounting-related processes and projects within the SoundCloud Group. 

As a motivated team member, you are keen to make a difference in many ways. Following the onboarding phase, you will be trained to take on ownership of processes and tasks, which will provide you with the opportunity to make things your own and drive them to the next level of excellence. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the preparation of annual IFRS consolidated financial statements including Notes disclosures (> 10 companies)
  • Work with the Finance teams on the monthly closing process and take full ownership of the Intercompany reconciliation
  • Review and analyze the monthly / annual financial statements and prepare a monthly reporting package
  • Lead the business accounting team based in New York
  • Complete the roll-out of the consolidation software “Tagetik” to automate the group reporting
  • Responsible for new and amended accounting standards and will advise our key stakeholders on reporting and accounting issues
  • Support the shared services accounting team with improvement and automation of our accounting processes
  • Be part of the team managing the annual audit processs

Experience and Background: 

  • Extensive knowledge of IFRS accounting standards and experience in preparing and/or auditing IFRS consolidated financial statements
  • Good skills in MS Excel and in the use of consolidation tools like Tagetik or Lucanet
  • Appreciative communication style (both written and spoken) completes your profile - German is a plus
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and ambitious work environment in which colleagues are measured by outputs and not formalities
  • Excellent analytical skills and structured approach to work are as much a part of your personality as your ability to work in a team and your strong sense of initiative 
  • Being a Certified Public Accountant is a plus, but not required 

The salary range for this role is $150,000-170,000 annually. The final salary offered will be determined based on relative experience, skills, internal equity, and location. We also offer a generous total rewards program - read more about additional benefits and perks below! Please note the indicated range is for US-based locations only.

About us:

  • We are a multinational company with offices in the US (New York and Los Angeles), Germany (Berlin), and the UK (London)
  • We provide a flexible work culture that offers the opportunity to collaborate and connect in person at our offices as well as accommodating work from home
  • We are deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of our organization and fostering a community where everyone’s voice, perspective and experience is respected and heard
  • We believe a strong team is made by investing in employees through mentorship, workshops and enrichment opportunities


  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as mental health resources
  • Robust 401k program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Generous professional development allowance
  • Interested in a gym membership, photography course or book? We have a Creativity and Wellness benefit!
  • Flexible vacation and public holiday policy where you can take up to 35 days of PTO annually
  • 16 paid weeks for all parents (birthing and non-birthing), regardless of gender, to welcome newborns, adopted and foster children
  • Various snacks, goodies, and 2 free lunches weekly when at the office
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SoundCloud

SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us lead what’s next in music by understanding and empowering our creators and fans, no matter their identity. We acknowledge the challenges in the music industry, and strive to influence an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute respectfully and thrive, especially the historically marginalized communities that many of our creators, fans and SoundClouders identify with. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment at SoundCloud for everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, migration background, national origin, age, disability status, or care-giver status.

At SoundCloud you can find your community or elevate your allyship by joining a Diversity Resource Group. Diversity Resource Groups are employee-organized groups focused on supporting and promoting the interests of a particular underrepresented community in order to build a more inclusive culture at SoundCloud. Anyone can join, whether you share the identity or strive to be an ally.

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