Head Controller at Aspiration

| Greater LA Area
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***This posting is for Aspiration (www.aspiration.com), the fintech company headquartered in Marina del Rey, CA.
Aspiration is the first VC-backed neobank on a mission to be the leading consumer financial services brand and company focused on sustainability and the environment. At Aspiration, we created the category of sustainable, socially responsible retail consumer finance. We offer unique financial products to let people save, spend, and invest their money in ways that make them more financially secure and align with their personal values. Unlike other financial institutions, Aspiration is committed to building a relationship with our customers based on trust and aligning the customer’s success with our own. Aspiration has raised over $150M in funding to date, and is growing quickly.
We’re looking for a seasoned, hands-on accounting leader to build out Aspiration’s Controllership department to support the company’s growth by providing a strong foundation for a single source of truth on numbers. As a company with a broker-dealer subsidiary, the Head Controller will play a key role in ensuring accounting activities are centralized and controlled as we scale. A successful candidate will be able to collaborate cross-functionally and be a key #2 partner to the CFO. This role reports to the CFO. 

What You'll Do

  • Stand up an in-house controllership team across the parent company and broker-dealer subsidiary, transitioning all existing external vendor and contractor activities in-house
  • Lead overall month-end process, and partner with financial operations to execute the process in a timely and accurate manner
  • Generate consolidated GAAP financial statements, and provide to external stakeholders monthly 
  • Support FP&A team with transaction and accounting insights for variance analysis commentary 
  • Evolve accounting processes, controls, systems and tools 
  • Partner closely with the Legal/Compliance team to ensure good standing with regulators 
  • Oversee internal audit process
  • Lead and manage a team

What You'll Bring

  • 15+ years of experience as a Controller in Financial Services, especially in consumer banking and/or consumer lending business (must have financial services controllership experience)
  • CPA required and Big 5 accounting background preferred 
  • Experience with Broker-Dealers is a plus
  • Prior start-up company experience is a plus 
  • Experience evolving processes, controls and systems to support growth-stage companies
  • Experience with ERP implementation (e.g. Net Suite)
  • Experience building and leading teams
  • Exceptional ability to lead and collaborate with and influence business partners 
  • Excellent communication skills and superior attention to detail 
  • Highly motivated and proactive with a strong degree of integrity

What You'll Get

  • Work for a mission-driven company with a goal of transforming the lives of millions by building a better, values-oriented financial firm
  • Competitive salary and equity incentives
  • Robust healthcare plans, 401K and unlimited vacation time
  • Diverse & inclusive culture

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Location

We're located in Marina Del Rey, steps from bars, shops, and restaurants. On Fridays there's a local farmer's market right on our block!

An Insider's view of Aspiration

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Aspiration has some of the smartest, most hard-working, and fun people I have ever worked with. The vibe is very fast-paced and exciting, and management is good at adjusting to different people’s work styles, allowing employees to work remotely and even bring their pups in on Fridays.

Jordan

Data Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We use cutting edge technology to solve both dated financial problems and problems that impact our environment. Aspiration is unique in that we are a financial firm focused on environmentalism while putting people before profits. For every solution we have to a banking problem, we're challenged with having an equal or greater impact on the world.

Chloe

Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I joined Aspiration as an Account Manager. Now, I manage an affiliate program of 80+ accounts and support our direct media partners. In 1 year, I've grown beyond my own expectations. From leading a large product implementation to planning off-site activation events, my need of not being in a complacent position has been met from the moment I joined

Andre

Affiliate Manager

What are Aspiration Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Aspiration has participated in several volunteering activities, including Heal the Bay beach clean ups, LA Tech Gives Back beautification projects, and card making for Children's Hospital of LA.
Partners with Nonprofits
Aspiration partners with Accion, a nonprofit specializing in microloans. We give 10% of every dollar we earn to low-income Americans, funding up to $5,000 per person to jumpstart new businesses.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Aspiration has a communication committee that works to organize all-hands meetings, lunch and learns, and team-building events.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Aspiration employees can contribute up to $2600 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to the maximum plan limit for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 90% of premiums.
Vision Benefits
Aspiration covers 90% of premiums for vision coverage.
Health Insurance Benefits
Aspiration's health insurance policy covers 90% of medical premiums.
Life Insurance
Aspiration pays for basic life insurance coverage valued at $20,000 Basic Life & AD&D.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Stock options are available to fulltime employees
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Aspiration provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Aspiration's pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Aspiration hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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