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Lob

Lob

Accounting & Finance
United States
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Lob was built by technical co-founders with a vision to make the world programmable.

We offer two flagship APIs (print & mail and address verification) that enable companies to send postal mail as effortlessly as sending emails. Lob is venture-backed by some of the most reputable investors in tech, and we are building our team to shape the future of our company and meet the demands of a quickly growing customer base and dynamic product offerings.

As a proud Pledge 1% company, we’re committed to leveraging our product, partnerships, and people to drive positive social impact through Lob.org, and are on a mission to make direct mail more sustainable.

Controller

We are seeking a Controller to lead our Accounting team. The Controller will play a key role in the growth of our company by leading the accounting, tax, and treasury functions of the company. In this role, you will partner with all aspects of the business to build and improve business and accounting processes, systems and controls while ensuring that core accounting functions are operating at a level appropriate for the stage of the Company. Our ideal candidate is a strong team leader and builder, self-motivated, obsessive about details, enjoys serving a rapidly expanding business, and wants to lead and learn to grow with the company.

As the Controller, you’ll…

  • Lead all aspects of our corporate accounting functions including Billing, AP/AR, revenue, tax, treasury, financial reporting, and payroll
  • Manage all monthly, quarterly, and year-end close activities; prepare financial statements in accordance with US GAAP
  • Identify opportunities to improve internal accounting processes; propose and implement solutions
  • Lead the team through financial statement audits; manage relationship with auditors
  • Build, lead, support and develop a high-performing accounting team
  • Manage external stakeholders to address audit, banking, compliance, reporting, insurance and tax requirements
  • Work cross functionally with other leaders at Lob to scale and operationalize processes supporting our business growth
  • Work cross functionally with other leaders to challenge and optimize our billing, accounting & finance systems as part of scaling initiatives
  • Partner with Finance to create financial projections and budgets; analysis of results against budget
  • Develop a comprehensive set of control processes to mitigate financial risk and ensure accuracy of company records

What will you bring to this role…

  • CPA with 15+ years experience, including 10+ years in-house
  • Experience working with home grown , custom billing systems and partnering with engineers who work on those billing systems
  • Experience owning accounting policies and procedures for a growth-stage company
  • Experience leading a team through financial audits with Big 4 Audit firms
  • Strong technical knowledge of US GAAP
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to scale processes and support business needs
  • Proven people manager with a track record of building successful teams
  • Experience implementing and managing financial systems in a SaaS environment (e.g., billing, revenue recognition, ERP, AP, etc.)
  • Ability to both see the big picture and dive into the details
  • Experience adopting ASC 606 standard
  • A proven ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and to build strong working relationships
  • Strong analytical and Excel skills
  • Experience working through an IPO process a plus
  • Experience leading the Accounting function for a company with over $200M in annual revenue

Compensation information:

The compensation for this position is structured to include a base salary + RSUs. Base salary bands are listed below.

CA/NYC Tier:

Base: $182,500 - $225,000.00

US Tier:

Base: $172,500 - $212,500.00

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“Lob’s salary ranges are based on market data, relative to our size, industry and stage of growth. Salary is one part of total compensation, which also includes equity, perks and competitive benefits. Salary decisions are based on many factors including geographic location, qualifications for the role, skillset, proficiency and experience level. Lob reasonably expects to pay candidates who are offered roles within the provided salary ranges.”

We offer remote working opportunities in AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, and WA, unless specified otherwise in the job description above.

If you are looking for a progressive, fun-spirited, and mentally stimulating environment, come join us at Lob!

Our Commitment to Diversity

Lob is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of backgrounds and perspectives to cultivate an environment of understanding to have greater impact on our business and customers. We encourage under-represented groups to apply and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500