Assistant Controller
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Alameda, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • 12+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • You have extensive experience within the accounting functions you will oversee, strongly preferred within a public company (GL/Close, AP, AR, Consolidations), Revenue recognition including ASC 606 adoption, Inventory accounting experience, Lease accounting including ASC 842 adoption, Debt and Equity (debt issuances, stock-based compensation, and warrant accounting)
  • You have the following traits: Extensive managerial experience, including experience managing managers, Team first attitude, with a collaborative and positive attitude, excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills
  • A proactive approach to scaling processes, optimizing system-based solutions, and anticipating headcount needs
  • Strategic and resourceful; you source input from your professional network and external specialists when making key decisions for our team
  • Experience strongly preferred with the following systems: Dynamics, Coupa, Dynamics and FloQast
  • Strong business skills and effective understanding of financial, distribution and manufacturing systems
  • Ability to multi-task and drive actions to completion under strict deadlines
  • Must be able to collaborate and build positive relationships with other teams within Finance as well as cross-functionally outside Finance to effectively make recommendations, implement process improvements, etc
  • Positive “can do” attitude and highly analytical; enjoys challenges
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working with large data sets
  • Action-oriented and solution-driven with the ability to thrive in a fast pace environment
  • Active CPA license
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Manage the monthly close cycle ensuring timeliness, accuracy and adherence to internal controls for a public company
  • Ensure high quality of work performed across general ledger including revenues, opex, payroll, accounts payable, inventory and stock based compensation
  • Manage the entire financial statement audit process, overseeing preparation/delivery, and coordinating with external auditors
  • Prepare, review and analyzing monthly reporting packages to understand trends and ensure compliance with US GAAP
  • Ownership and maintenance of internal controls, business process documentation and policy updates
  • Drive a continuous process improvement to identify and streamline accounting operations, monthly close processes, and financial reporting
  • Act as key business partner working cross-functionally to support current and new business strategies, manage risk, and build and maintain scalable accounting processes
  • Hire, train and mentor talent to build a highly functioning accounting team
  • Manage key service provider relationships with auditors, outsourced accountants, technical accounting advisory, and strategic partners
  • Streamline our month-end close cycle and scale our accounting operations
  • Refine our accrual process in partnership with Finance and all cross-functional teams
  • Review technical accounting areas including tax, debt, equity, and lease accounting
  • Partner closely with the Finance team to support budget vs. actuals analysis
  • Oversee the corporate accounting teams projects and initiatives
  • Ensure the Accounting team supports business growth initiatives by partnering with the Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering teams to align the accounting team's reporting and transactional volume readiness for new rocket launches and operational expansion
  • Partner with Director of Accounting Operations to optimize our business systems and integrations in order to scale operations and accelerate month-end close (Odoo, Dynamics, Coupa, Floqast, and Adaptive)
  • Cultivate a culture of ongoing talent development, feedback, and recognition
  • Proactively assess organizational needs, strategically plan and implement changes to support and scale with the business

201-500 employees

Satellite delivery & rocket launch services
Company Overview
Astra’s mission is to Improve Life on Earth from Space® by creating a healthier and more connected plane. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch services of any operational launch provider in the world, and one of the industry’s first flight-proven electric propulsion systems for satellites, Astra Spacecraft Engine™.
  • Competitive Medical (HMO & PPO)/Dental/Vision plans
  • Company paid Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability plans
  • 401K with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter benefits
  • Caregiving support benefits
  • Company perks, like PetPlan, curated gym/travel/products discounts
  • Free lunch
  • Company events