Published: August 30, 2017
Menlo Park, CA


Why Join?
Did you know educational training is one of the top 5 industries virtual reality (VR) is expected to change? STRIVR did. Since 2015 this venture-backed startup has been using VR to create immersive training solutions for professional athletes and Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Born out of Stanford University and the world-renowned Virtual Human Interaction Lab, the STRIVR team includes industry leaders that have been studying and building VR for 20+ years.

With STRIVR spearheading the future of human performance and training, it’s an exciting time to make an impact. STRIVR is looking for their first-ever Controller to help with the creation and implementation of best-in-class finance and accounting practices for the business. We’re speaking your language if you are a hybrid of someone who is skilled at both improving the operational aspects of finance & accounting, while also able to get into the day-to-day details. The Controller will play a vital role in the success of this fast-growing company and must be willing and able to adapt to STRIVR’s daily challenges.

Your Mission:
Establish a best-in-class accounting operation and team, including the implementation of tools and processes while overseeing all aspects of accounting and tax functions of the company. We expect you to successfully:

  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Ensure accounting records and monthly accounting close activities are properly prepared, maintained and explained in a timely manner
  • Engage appropriate audit and compliance partners to complement internal control framework
  • Develop, prepare and present timely financial reporting, analysis, and recommendations
  • Be responsible for journal entries, complex balance sheet reconciliations and variance analysis in accordance with US GAAP
  • Assist in management of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and billing

Is this You?

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field. In addition, a CPA is required, MBA preferred
  • You preferably have experience at a Big Four, plus 10+ years of combined accounting and finance experience
  • You have the proven ability to manage a complex and growing accounting operations, preferably at a high-growth startup
  • You have a mastery of Nexus, along with the implications of having employees and customers in multiple locations
  • You bring a deep understanding of the transactional flow through various systems to monitor and ensure accurate financial results
  • You have strong experience using cloud-based ERP system and have preferably played an instrumental role in its selection and implementation
  • You thrive in an entrepreneurial/chaotic/high-growth environment
  • Anyone we ask will tout your attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Your written and verbal communication skills are unquestionably strong
  • You come with many examples of your strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment
  • You are someone who shares and exemplifies STRIVR’s core values: Teamwork, Transparency, Grit & Impact
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