Controller

| Santa Monica

Who You Are:

You are a technically versed, focused, level-headed person that is interested in an immersed operating role. You will be leading a growing team and reporting directly to the CFO. You will help reinforce our culture of autonomy AND accountability which is the foundation of our corporate culture.

Ideally, you have an MBA and/or accounting degree along with at least 5 years of relevant work experience. Auto finance experience is not required but we imagine that our ideal candidate is likely working, or has worked, at a financial services company, at a fintech company or one of the Big 4. As we break new ground, you will have to interpret US GAAP and define our accounting policies and procedures. We are specifically seeking to hire someone that can bring diversity to our management team. The cultural fit for Fair will be paramount as navigating the complex demands of a dynamic startup will be an immediate challenge for whomever controls the flow of resources and support. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Establish and manage the companies’ financial reporting policies and procedures
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Lead and support the month-end and year-end close process
  • Coordinate the preparation of lender, investor and regulatory reporting
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Prepare interpretive analysis of financial statements
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
  • Prepare and analyze cash flow reports and forecasts
  • You’ll be responsible for implementing the systems and protocols to maintain good cost controls, healthy budgeting and oversee disciplined AR/AP management. 
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Map and track projected operational metrics and fundraising expectations
  • Build and update a company dashboard with critical KPIs
  • Create framework to measure and monitor performance against operational metrics
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all level

 What You’ll Need:

  • 5+ years of experience in accounting, financial and analytical roles, CPA preferred
  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting or Finance a must; MBA preferred
  • Experience working in a financial services company, startup, SaaS company or software businesses undergoing rapid growth and change
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data including presentations to senior management
  • Excellent team building and leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
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Location

1500 feet to the Santa Monica Pier. 1000 feet to the Downtown Santa Monica Metro stop. Views of the ocean (if you're standing in the right spot).
1540 2nd St Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Perks of working here

Company Outings
Daily Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited Vacation
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