Controller at Postscript

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Postscript is redefining marketing for ecommerce companies. By introducing SMS as an entirely new channel for ecommerce stores to engage, retain, and convert their customer base, brands are seeing huge ROI with Postscript. Backed by Greylock, Y Combinator and other top investors, Postscript is growing fast and looking for remarkable people to help build a world class organization. 

As Controller, you will interact with members of the Postscript’s leadership team across all functional areas. We are looking for an experienced accounting leader with hypergrowth experience who will be energized by the opportunity to grow a best-in-class and agile accounting organization capable of delivering accurate, timely financial results, and financial reporting.

All positions at Postscript are fully remote.

Primary duties
  • Oversee and manage our core Accounting team in general accounting, monthly financial close process, financial operations, A/R, A/P, and tax compliance
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to support key company initiatives, particularly those around segmented P&L reporting
  • Partner closely with the FP&A team to provide timely and accurate reporting for forecasting and analytics
  • Own optimization of timely and audit-ready financial statements, internal controls, and management reporting
  • Own all accounting processes and ensure the function has the appropriate tech stack and internal processes in place to support scalability and automation of the business, as well as maximizing team productivity and reporting accuracy
  • Maintain the integrity of the financial and reporting systems: Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of income, balance sheet and cash flow statements in compliance with GAAP.
  • Establish and maintain a library of key accounting policies, finance processes, accounting methodology, revenue and accrual recognition policies consistent with industry and accounting practices.
  • Lead transition of accounting function from outsourced to in-house, including building and developing a team
  • Assist with migration from Quickbooks Online to Netsuite
  • Tax management: sales tax compliance, tax schedules, coordination of returns, and information.
  • Participate in 409(a) valuation process to set stock option exercise price and broadly be responsible for equity accounting and capitalization table matters in concert with legal.
  • Contribute to board meeting and investor reporting preparation and bring insight driven contributions, including variance to budget, leading to strong leadership decision-making and risk/return decisions
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal accountability, innovative thinking, and continuous improvement
What We’ll Love About You
  • 8+ years experience in an accounting leadership role with a background in Big 4 public accounting and/or high growth tech company.  SaaS experience strongly preferred
  • 4+ years of demonstrated management experience building a strong accounting function. Early stage experience strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge and leadership of accounting operations. Proven experience building, developing, mentoring, and inspiring a diverse, high performing professional accounting team.
  • A strong, strategic, and analytical mindset coupled with intellectual energy, who acts in service of the organization and its people
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and proven experience in cultivating collaborative working relationships with teams across an organization
  • Ability to work in a growing, entrepreneurial organization; ability to quickly identify both risks and opportunities while maintaining a strong focus on both process improvements and results
  • Experience leading monthly financial close process on a 5 business day close cycle
  • Experience and understanding of NetSuite or comparable ERP and other accounting software
  • Deep experience shaping accounting policies and procedures and knowledge of GAAP
  • CPA preferred
  • Passion for working in a fast-paced, ambiguous work context, where you can flourish with minimal guidance
What You’ll Love About Us
  • High growth startup - plenty of room for you to directly impact the company and grow your career!
  • Fully remote culture - work from home (or wherever!)
  • Fun - We're passionate and enjoy what we do
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for equity
  • Flexible paid time off 
  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Other great perks, such as home office stipend

You are welcome here. Postscript is an ever-evolving place of equal employment for talented individuals.

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An Insider's view of Postscript

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We are ambitious and work hard, but we truly want everyone to show up as their full selves (even if that means kids or dogs making a zoom appearance from time to time). I feel encouraged to take the time I need to rest and recover and be present for my family, so that when I am working I am able to give my best.

Amanda

Head of Talent Acquisition

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We are really good at Slack. For a fully remote organization, it’s a unique challenge to get multiple teams on the same page. Our shared channels are open for anyone to join; we use them to discuss everything from Q&A and bugs, to the roadmap. Overall, it's easy to get ahold of each other, and thanks to the quality of our team, it just works.

Vishak

Senior Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to enable seamless ecommerce experiences over SMS. Imagine being able to purchase new products, chat with customer support, or start a return, all within a text thread with your favorite brand. We achieve this by providing online brands (from small shops to brands that you would recognize) with self-serve, easy-to-use software.

Adam

CEO and Founder

What projects are you most excited about?

Postscript is becoming a front-runner in determining industry standards for optimal SMS send frequency and content, segmented by individual brand characteristics. We use quality testing protocols and are gaining exciting insights here! We're also building out ML tools to enable natural 2-way communication with subscribers.

Christine

Data Scientist

What are Postscript Perks + Benefits

Postscript Benefits Overview

A happy team is a productive team.

- Flexible PTO and company holidays - Seriously, use it
- Flexible schedule
- Fully remote - Work from wherever
- Health/Dental/Vision
- Generous Parental Leave
- $2,000 Home Office Stipend for new employees
- New Computer
- $100/month to use at our 6,000+ Shopify customers
- Team Retreats
- Mental Health Events and Time-off
- AND MORE

We are always improving and open to feedback

Culture
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
In addition to Unconscious Bias training, all interviewers go through training to ensure consistent candidate experience and strong alignment with values.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Postscript Pride, Shades of Postscript, Parents at Postscript, PostChicks (and we hope this list will continue to grow)
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We have a formal Diverse Slates policy that includes every single position we hire for across the company and we have Interview Skills Training to ensure consistent hiring practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
HSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We have four different healthcare options through All Savers by United Healthcare to ensure plans fit all of our employees needs.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
We have yoga and mediation offerings for the company. Everyone (regardless of if you are enrolled in our benefits) has access to My Healthiest You, an app that allows you 24 hour access to service
Mental Health Benefits
Through our healthcare, employees have access to Sanvello, an application dedicated to mental wellbeing and cognitive behavioral therapy. You can also access these services through My Healthiest You.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Equity is a part of every offer we make at Postscript!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the team you support and your deliverables, we want people to work the hours that they are most productive - no clocking in and out.
Remote Work Program
We are fully remote - work from anywhere in North America (Canada and Mexico included)!
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
There are regular team retreats!
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
$2K for home office equipment when you join PLUS a new computer.
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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