Corporate controller
Posted on 3/22/2024
Watershed

51-200 employees

Provides tools for measuring and reducing corporate emissions
Company Overview
Watershed is a company that empowers businesses to actively combat climate change by providing tools to measure, report, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Their platform, backed by high-quality, audit-grade climate data and a team of policy, climate science, and data experts, aids companies in setting targets, reducing emissions, and staying ahead of climate disclosure regulations. With a diverse advisory team and investors like Sequoia and Kleiner Perkins, Watershed is a leader in the climate economy, driving the race to net zero emissions.
Data & Analytics
Consulting
B2B

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$239.5M

Founded

2019

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

12%

2 year growth

215%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
NetSuite
CategoriesNew
Financial Accounting
Financial Controller
Management Accounting
Accounting
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Accountancy, Finance, or related degree.
  • CPA license required.
  • 10+ years of related experience.
  • Public accounting experience with a “Big 4” firm preferred.
  • Experience as Assistant Controller or higher in a US public company and/or experience as Controller at a late stage private venture backed company.
  • IPO readiness or public company experience.
  • Experience with High growth, SaaS company
  • History of scaling and process improvement for finance and accounting operations.
  • Strong technical accounting skills (US GAAP) with demonstrated ASC 606/revenue recognition and consolidation experience.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in assessing, developing, and implementing controls and systems, including NetSuite.
  • Proven ability to hire, manage, and mentor high-performing teams; experience in leading a global accounting team with an international presence is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to effectively collaborate and drive initiatives cross-functionally.
Responsibilities
  • Direct all aspects of accounting operations, including execution of operational accounting policy, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, international accounting, revenue recognition under ASC606, and other accounting activities.
  • Monitor, evaluate impact, and implement new accounting standards and regulatory requirements based on the evolution of the business.
  • Own relationships with accounting consultants, external auditors and tax advisors; manage annual audits and handle all tax-related workstreams.
  • Own international statutory reporting, audits and compliance requirements.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the Finance team to analyze the company's financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs.
  • Manage the accounting system stack, including Netsuite, by constantly adding capabilities to improve productivity, accuracy and controls.
  • Partner cross-functionally to scale company-wide systems and processes to achieve over time appropriate levels required of a public company.
  • Evolve over time into a public company controller, eventually over-seeing SEC reporting, SOX compliance, and other areas.
  • Manage, develop and mentor the accounting team members.