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120 Beacon St.
Somerville, MA 02143
We are a looking for a seasoned, disciplined and adaptable Controller who can implement and oversee the financial controls and accounting practices that are needed as we scale. We are a dynamic, high growth environment and team, and are looking for someone who is excited to create and drive accounting processes and controls. You will be responsible for helping us mitigate risk and maximize return by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. This role reports directly to the CFO/COO, and will play a critical role in providing the necessary information to make strategic financial decisions in all areas of the business.


  • Establish, monitor, and enforce a comprehensive set of internal controls and proper segregation of duties; maintain system of accounting records
  • Work with CFO and finance team to implement an robust internal control environment
  • Improve overall business performance by championing the direct and indirect cost improvement program
  • Produce financial and management reports and provide financial insights to senior management team
  • Develop and document controls-related procedures and narratives
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department: design the organizational structure, attract, train, mentor and manage the team
  • Partner closely with the FP&A team by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data
  • Manage all outsourced accounting partners (e.g., audit, tax, insurance)
  • Track and work with the Operations team to ensure timely, accurate payment of accounts payable and collection of accounts receivable
  • Manage external audits and tax reporting, coordinate information and deliverables
  • Over time, develop a plan to conduct internal audits; surface findings to leadership and work with external auditors.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local filing and reporting requirements
  • Monitor new accounting standards and reporting requirements that may impact the company, anticipate future requirements, and lead implementation of any new standards.
  • Serve as a champion of cost containment and efficient management processes


  • 10+ years of experience in accounting, with at least 5 in a Big Four accounting firm
  • Experience with IPOs and accounting practices in public companies preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration; Certified Public Accountant designation required
  • Collaborative working style; values proactively engaging leaders across the business in the accounting process
  • A common sense approach to addressing challenges
  • A business partnering and continuous improvement mindset and approach; has demonstrated the ability to design and implement mature, scalable, effective and efficient controls and processes that balance having appropriate safeguards with not being overly burdensome/constraining on business operations or growth
  • A “can do” attitude, an interest in digging into the details, as well as an ability to synthesize info and think and engage strategically at a high level
  • Extremely effective communicator; ability to translate financial insights into workable and understandable recommendations
  • A strong leader of people with the ability to structure, hire, develop, lead and motivate an accounting team
  • Ability to thrive in a fast growing, entrepreneurial environment
  • Organized and capable of balancing competing parallel demands and priorities
  • High level of discretion and confidentiality
Category: Corporate Functions

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