(Remote Work) Financial Controller – Newsela

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Job Overview

  • Job Title Financial Controller
  • Hiring Organization Newsela
  • Company Website https://newsela.com/
  • Remote Locations US
  • Job Type  Remote, Full-Time

We are looking for a Financial Controller to lead our Accounting team. As Financial Controller, you will oversee our entire accounting and tax functions, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, management of the external audit, tax compliance, as well as the development and operational effectiveness of internal control policies and procedures. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Job Responsibilities

Financial reporting

  • Oversee all accounting activities to include accurate and timely reporting of the Company’s financials in accordance with US GAAP. Oversee and manage accounting team and the month-end and year-end close process
  • Prepare and present accurate and timely financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements
  • Design, document, implement and manage policies and procedures with respect to revenue recognition, accounts payable, accounts receivables, payroll, month end close and other accounting operations to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Prepare and present accurate and timely financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements
  • Manage and analyze monthly financial statements and reports to ensure the integrity of the financial statements
  • Manage the annual external audit process and ensure an efficient audit process and the timely issuance of the Company’s financial statements
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting

Accounting operations

  • Lead research on technical accounting issues for compliance, and oversee writing of accounting memos to support the company’s position
  • Improve, monitor and enforce internal controls, policies and procedures
  • Review contracts with third parties to ensure that expenses are properly accounted for
  • Oversee the treasury process and bank management

Tax and regulatory compliance

  • Oversee the preparation and filing of all tax returns, including federal, state, and local taxes. Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting, such as registration with Secretary of States


  • Provide strategic financial leadership through close collaboration with the executive team
  • Supervise and mentor a team of finance and accounting professionals
  • Foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the department
  • Monitor and assess staff performance and development needs

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, advanced degree in Accounting preferred
  • Passed the CPA exam in the United States
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of progressive finance and accounting experience, including a mix of public accounting and private industry experience, and management experience. Big 4, SaaS, venture capital, and/or private equity-backed company experience are preferred
  • Hands-on experience managing the monthly close process
  • Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, fast growing technology company, ideally SaaS company
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting, developing, training, and mentoring a high performing accounting team
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively implementing financial systems
  • Demonstrated experience managing annual audits and all tax-related matters
  • Proficiency in financial software and systems. Knowledge of Netsuite is a plus
  • Exceptional Excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • A self-starter with meticulous attention to detail

Employee Benefits

  • This Financial Controller position offers a unique opportunity to be a key driver of success in a small company backed by private investors and experiencing rapid growth.
  • You will have a direct impact on shaping the financial future of our organization.

Base compensation: $180,000 – $200,000. Total compensation for this role also includes incentive stock options and benefits. This compensation range may be adjusted based on actual experience.

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