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Global Controller
Posted on 4/12/2022
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 10+ years mixed Big 4 + public accounting and commercial industry experience preferably in a global public company setting
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • Actively licensed CPA
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to assimilate easily into teams
  • Strong technical skills and a working knowledge of S. GAAP, SEC reporting and revenue recognition concepts
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, initiative, team management, and interpersonal skills, plus excellent organization skills
  • Eagerness to wear many hats in a fast-paced startup environment; experience in fast-paced, rapidly growing environment preferred. Must have the ability to roll up his/her sleeves and “work hard” attitude, but also enjoy working in a flexible, supportive and energetic environment
  • Subject matter expert
  • Concise communicator written and oral
  • Analytical leader
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Process oriented
  • Teacher and mentor
  • Poised professional temperament
  • Relationship builder
  • Service mindset
  • Prioritizes
  • You are hands-on and not afraid to dive into the details
  • You have a strong understanding of US GAAP and adept at researching accounting rules and boiling them down to the impact on the company's financials
  • You are comfortable with new concepts and complexity; You are described as determined, capable, and agile
  • You possess strong intellectual horsepower and are a quick study
  • You get at the root of the problem and implement fixes so the problem doesn't recur
  • You establish strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • You summarize complex concepts for non-experts in an easy to understand manner
  • You develop staff by setting clear expectations and providing timeline feedback
  • You manage with empathy; you mentor your team and provide them with opportunities to learn and develop
  • Mentor and develop leaders in the Department
  • Provide leadership and strategic support
  • Serve as a partner to the business and lead major cross-Departmental Company initiatives
  • Ensure the Department's consistent and timely execution against the Company's Objectives and Key Results ("OKRs")
  • Represent the Department in Senior Leadership discussions
  • Provide project management and leadership for significant process improvement and enhancement initiatives
  • Oversee & develop performance dashboard of key Department metrics
  • Work closely with FP&A team on reporting efforts related to senior leadership presentations, budgeting, monthly forecasting, and reporting of actuals
  • Serve as an expert on the use of accounting systems
  • Manage the accounting systems and users for internal compliance and new requirements
  • Coordinate and validate reporting to company parent, meeting both internal and external deadlines
General Assembly

1,001-5,000 employees

Online learning platform
Company mission
General Assembly fosters an elite professional community of individuals and companies through education and strategic career connections.
  • Inspiration - Shape how people think and learn, from junior developers to employees of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Community - Collaborate with smart, passionate peers to achieve goals and grow our business.
  • Growth - Develop professional skills through mentorship, career development, and free GA classes.
  • Benefits - Balance work and life with generous paid time off, parental leave, and more.