Controller

| Greater LA Area
Who we are
Albert is a new type of financial service that uses powerful technology to automate your finances, with a team of human experts to guide you. Albert saves and invests automatically for you, helps you avoid overdrafts, finds savings you’re missing, identifies bills you’re overpaying, and much more. Text Albert a financial question, and we’ll not only offer guidance; we’ll help you make it happen.
 
We’re an LA-based startup with a proven business model, backed by top-tier institutional investors, with over 2 million users who have trusted Albert to help them achieve their financial goals. We’re on a mission to improve the financial lives of millions of people with a beautifully-designed, simple product, and we’re looking for thoughtful, talented people to join us on our journey.
 
About the role
In true startup fashion, this job encompasses several functions and you must be comfortable wearing multiple hats. This includes all things accounting; general accounting, AR and AP, month-end closes and account reconciliations, implementing the right systems, processes and procedures and building an accounting team. While this is a hands-on role, we expect the right candidate to build an exceptional team around him/her.
 
If you like to deeply understand and get involved with the inner workings of a company on the ground floor, you will thrive in this role.

Things you're good at

  • Accounting: you have demonstrated experience and absolute command over GAAP and are passionate about getting the details right.
  • Startups: we’re constantly rolling out new features and functionality to our users and need someone who’s excited about working in a very dynamic environment.
  • Building a world-class accounting team: the ideal candidate will be ready to identify and execute on the right people, systems, processes and procedures. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead accounting operations, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll, GAAP compliance, management of external audits and both technical and equity accounting.
  • Manage all monthly, quarterly and year-end close activities and the preparation of consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
  • Manage and ensure compliance with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Establish strong business partnerships with functional teams and be seen as the company's technical expert in accounting matters.
  • Recommend organizational structure and staffing requirements; recruit and develop staff to support current and strategic corporate requirements.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated success as Corporate Controller or Assistant Controller in a fast paced, growing technology company. Prior high-growth tech experience preferred.
  • Public accounting experience with a Big 4 or large regional accounting firm. CPA strongly preferred.
  • Deep technical GAAP expertise, with experience in the technology industry.
  • Proven track record of building new capabilities, with a process orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally to accomplish complex projects.
  • Uncompromising integrity and transparency in dealing with employees, our board of directors, external auditors, customers, prospects and investors.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Extremely detail-oriented, with well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Health, vision and dental insurance 
  • Free lunch

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Technology we use

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Location

Our offices are located at the Hayden Tract in Culver City, just a short walk from the Culver City metro station serviced by the expo line.

An Insider's view of Albert

What are some social events your company does?

Our leaders truly understand the value of letting loose and getting to know each other on a personal level. In addition to an awesome overnight retreat that we do once a year we also do monthly events. Sometimes we geek out with a private trivia night, find balance with a meditation session at our local yoga studio, or volunteer in our community.

Kinga

Office Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

A requirement when working with the world's largest financial institutions is world-class practices around your data systems. We take great pains to ensure that our users' personal and financial data stays private. Helping to distill truth from our data while maintaining the integrity of our data policies is a challenge I love working on.

Mauricio

Lead Data Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Albert supports career growth by prioritizing personal development and fostering an environment in which people have the opportunity to show their strengths. Anyone can volunteer to lead or be a part of a project or initiative, providing valuable experience and promoting personal growth.

Patrick

Finance Director

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our Geniuses understand that personal finance can be stressful and overwhelming so our primary goal is to bring relevant, personalized, and timely financial advice to our users.

Trina

Financial Advice Expert

What are Albert Perks + Benefits

Albert Benefits Overview

Medical, Dental, and Vision fully paid for by the company and you can sign up for benefits on your first day. Free lunch, beverages, and snacks, and we love furry visitors. We offer paid vacation and 10 paid holidays, a casual vibe and an open floor plan.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Albert employees receive between 15 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 24 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Albert offers a monthly reimbursement of $100 to anyone who uses public transportation, rides a bike, or walks to work.
Company Outings
We throw an awesome company retreat each year in addition to monthly happy hours and events.
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Albert has a fully stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, rotating beer, coffee, tea, cocoa, and other beverages.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion, usually every other month.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our most recent lunch and learn centered around interview best practices for interviewers.
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