Avi Networks

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Accounting Manager

Finance | Santa Clara, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Accounting Manager

Avi Networks, Santa Clara, CA

About Avi Networks

Avi Networks is a Silicon Valley growth stage startup, with backing from Greylock, Lightspeed & Menlo Ventures, led by veterans with proven track records in building winning businesses. Avi Networks delivers public-cloud-like agility for application services beyond load balancing including deep application analytics, predictive auto-scaling, and security in the data center or public cloud.

Avi is in it’s explosive growth stage and is looking for an energetic Accounting Manager on the ‘fast-track’ to Controller, who will roll their sleeves up to put in place world-class controls & accounting policies and practices, and help to build a first rate finance department that is capable of taking the company to IPO and 9 figure sales in the coming years.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Re-engineer chart of accounts to be GAAP compliant, consolidation friendly, and supportive of financial planning and reporting

  • Implement, document and scale accounting controls & processes in a high growth environment

  • Build out month-end close, revenue recognition, accounts payable and other accounting functions

  • Hire and manage direct reports, contractors and consultants

  • Identify and implement a PO system, including processes for identifying / recording / tracking accruals

  • Drive implementation of 606 accounting regulations

  • Upgrade ERP systems

  • Assume full command of audit and all things audit related; select auditor, prepare required schedules, gather required documents, manage process, and draft financial statements

  • Team with other functions to enable continued explosive growth of business

Desired Skills/Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in accounting, including experience in SW rev. rec. & deferred revenue, and comfort with high growth environments, across multiple countries

  • Ability to stake positions and drive solutions with multiple audiences, including executives, BoD, auditors, legal, regulators & sales

  • Self-motivated, with a proven track record in initiating & driving accounting change and impact

  • Comfortable in the dynamic atmosphere; scrappy – willing to roll up sleeves

  • Experience with NetSuite, and upgrading ERP systems from Quickbooks Online to more sophisticated & scalable solutions

  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate persuasively

  • Ability to prioritize and triage issues

  • In-depth knowledge of the audit process and financial reporting

  • CPA, a plus but not mandatory