Controller

| Greater NYC Area

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to supercharge reading engagement and learning in every subject. We are dedicated to our mission to unlock the written word for everyone. More than three years since our launch, Newsela is already in 75% of schools, across all 50 U.S. states, in addition to being in over 180 countries. The result has been more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners.

Our growing company is looking for a Financial Controller to lead our core accounting team. You will undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, management of the external audit, taxation as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. This positions reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all accounting activities to include accurate and timely reporting of the Company’s financials in accordance with US GAAP standards, regulatory guidelines and company procedures
  • Design, document, implement and manage policies and procedures with respect to revenue recognition, accounts payable, accounts receivables, payroll, month end close and other accounting operations to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Manage and analyze monthly financial statements and reports to ensure integrity of the financial statements
  • Improve, monitor and enforce internal controls, policies and procedures
  • Manage annual external audit process
  • Partner with Sales Ops to support deals and review sales compensation plans
  • Review contracts for financial and accounting implications to the business
  • Assess next level G/L options and oversee implementation
  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting and research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Oversee and manage accounting team and the month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Cash and payroll management

 Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA
  • Over six years of related professional experience, including management experience
  • Hand-on experience managing the monthly close process
  • Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, fast growing technology company, ideally SaaS experience
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, training and mentoring a high performing accounting team
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively implementing financial systems
  • Demonstrated experience managing annual audits and all tax-related matters

Ideal Candidate

  • Advanced degree in Accounting
  • Proven success as a Controller in a Saas company
  • Big 4 experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Prides him/herself on accurate financial reporting
  • A self-starter with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
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    • SanicFrameworks
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    • JIRAManagement
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    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

475 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
475 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Newsela office is a collaborative workspace. The office is designed to reflect the clients we serve. We have office spaces named after favorite children's books and letters from teachers posted to bulletin boards. We love to keep our mission of "Unlocking the Written Word for Everyone" top of mind.

Ariel

Sales Development Representative

What projects are you most excited about?

Here at Newsela we are constantly trying to improve. This is especially true when it comes to back to school time. How do we get schools, teachers, and students using Newsela at a high level as quickly and seamlessly as possible is a question I think about almost daily. I am so excited about what the start of the 2018-2019 School Year will bring!

Lauren

Educator Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've actually grown leaps and bounds at Newsela! I initially started out as an enterprise sales development representative and went through a mentorship program to transition to the account management team! I cannot measure the amount of growth I've experienced the past two years.

Emma

Account Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Newsela offers all the content teachers need. Students are excited to read, to make learning fun and engaging. It's more than accessibility and thoughtfulness and inclusivity - I want everyone to be reading, and I want Newsela to be the experience that helps them build the skills to get them there.

Emily

Content Partnerships

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Marketing is at the core about how people feel about Newsela, so we're always thinking about ways to delight not just our users, but anyone facing challenges we're looking to solve. That could be specific to personalized learning or differentiated instruction, or broader topics concerning school climate and culture.

Sho

Marketing Communications Manager

What are Newsela Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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