Discourse: Controller

Headquarters: Worldwide
URL: https://discourse.org

About the company

Discourse is a global company with a product that is 100% open source. Our team is 83 people and growing. We’re transforming the online community space. Our product powers a substantial segment of successful online communities, with >30,000 Discourse instances globally. We have thousands of paying customers, with a growing number of Fortune 500 companies on our list, alongside many leading players in the fast-growth technology, gaming and blockchain/web3 spaces.

About the job

The Controller reports to the Director of Finance and will be responsible for leading all corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. They will help to build up Discourse’s finance function and share their knowledge of financial practices and regulations with the rest of the team to ensure the company’s overall success.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, and Revenue Recognition
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and FASB (606, 730, 810, etc).
  • Coordinate the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Review and implement financial policies, procedures, and controls
  • Coordinate all audit activity
  • Tax planning
  • Prepare monthly payroll
  • Manage the Accounts Specialists and other supporting accounting/finance roles
  • Lead system enhancements, integrations and automations to streamline work and drive efficiencies in finance processes

We’re looking for someone who has:
  • 5+ years of relevant experience as a controller or in accounting management
  • Experience working for startups, ideally with SaaS-based business models
  • Experience with passing external audits
  • Previously managed accounting team members
  • Knowledge of US state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • CPA qualification would be a strong advantage

About our Pay & Benefits

We believe that high-quality benefits make our team more effective. We’ve been thoughtful about our benefits package which includes a completely flexible schedule, 5 weeks of vacation per year, funding for a co-working stipend, and much more!

Our Salary Framework is location and experience based, and we’re happy to provide a range up front. We also give every employee a stake in the success of the business, regardless of seniority or role.  All full-time employees are eligible to receive equity options in the company as part of our equity incentive program.

Lastly, we believe in having a welcoming workplace where people with diverse backgrounds and cultures can create something great together. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every qualification! Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to jobs@discourse.org.

To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/discourse-controller