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Controller - Software Company/Industry - Confidential Search

Accounting | Sherman Oaks, 405 and 101 FWY | Full Time

Job Description

CONTROLLER (Confidential Search - Software Company)

Job Description

Employee Title: Controller  - Software Company 

Our Company has grown tremendously over the past years and now requires a stronger, more seasoned and energetic Controller to directly handle the accounting, finance and administrative tasks for the company.

We are looking for a hands-on Controller with extensive experience in a software / tech company employing developers, selling a software product / platform or SaaS, customer contracts & pricing, receivables (high values), vendor contracts and management, banking and cash management, merchant accounts and eCommerce cart, cash flow forecasting and management, and financial / operational reporting.

This is an individual contributor position with minor assistance from a shared resource (for now until the transactions and business volume grow more).

Main Responsibilities.

  • Accounting activities that include month-end closing, general ledger, invoicing, billing and receivables / collections, payables and expenditure cycle.
  • Software development and project accounting.
  • Payroll processing, commission and bonus calculations and processing.  Employee benefits, health insurance and administration of 401k.
  • Review of customer contracts and pricing.  Receivables and managing delinquencies.
  • Review of vendor contracts, payments and vendor management.
  • eCommerce and credit card transaction processing, merchant accounts and remittances to courts, agencies, chargebacks, refunds, funding escrow accounts, and daily reports
  • Banking and cash management, including bank audits and maintenance of credit facilities
  • Internal control and safeguarding cash and company assets.
  • Financial and operational reporting – balance sheet, income statement, cash flow, operational metrics (e.g., utilization of resources and recovery rates), board packages and other reports.
  • Financial planning, forecasting and variance analysis.
  • Capital expenditures and management of fixed assets, lease agreements and major contracts.
  • Offshore transactions
    • Funding and offshore banking
    • Oversee offshore transactions and ensuring internal control is in place
    • Accounting and consolidation
    • Reporting
  • Handling and management of confidential records and transactions.
  • Management of annual independent audit
  • Quarterly sales / income tax payments and Tax Planning; Timely coordination with outside tax accountants; Liaison with outside tax counsels for income tax preparations, NOLs, multiple state returns.
  • Management of capital structure, investor reports, stock options and agreements.
  • Other projects assigned by the direct supervisor and the CEO


  • Has at least Controller title (current or past).  No accounting managers or senior accountants
  • Experience in software / tech / SaaS company selling software 
  • Experience in eCommerce and transactional carts including payment processing, gateway and payment processors.
  • Independent and hands-on (individual contributor for now; but will manage a shared resource)
  • Confident, highly-seasoned and energetic (not laid-back personality)
  • Assertive and good communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Unquestionable integrity and work ethics



  • Minimum BS degree in accounting and CPA preferred
  • Experienced in preparation of financial statements
  • 10+ years accounting experience
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial, inventory, and payroll systems required
  • Quickbooks, a must.
  • Experience with ecommerce and online/credit cards transaction processing and reconciliation
  • Strong strategic / budget development, planning, and analytical ability
  • Excellent Excel skills including pivot tables, v-lookup, conditional statements, macros
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong people skills
  • Familiarity with international accounting and currency exchange issues
  • Creative Thinker
  • Pass a background check