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Company: CoinDesk
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The ideal candidate is someone with prior startup experience working in the media and events industry, with experience developing and leading accounting procedures and policies uniformly within the organization and teams. The Controller will manage all operational aspects of accounting and reporting, including billing, payables, credit and collections, cash management, monthly closings, year-end closings, taxes, and corporate insurance. The candidate is also responsible for contract due diligence on significant contracts and will liaison with auditors and tax practitioners as needed. The candidate should also possess technical, and controls experience along with the adaptability, resilience to change and interpersonal skills necessary to thrive.
CoinDesk is a high-paced, results-orientated environment. The ideal candidate will recognize and adapt to the environment, bringing new ideas and adapting to what can be a fun and very rewarding opportunity personally, professionally, and financially. It is also expected that the candidate works to enhance our financial system, standardize processes, and identify operating efficiencies as CoinDesk continues to grow. This role will require you to \"roll up your sleeves\" and think \"big picture\".
Reports To VP, Finance & Operations
* Financial reporting: Produce periodic management financial and key metric reports to ensure timely and accurate financial information is available to decision makers. Field queries regarding the same and contribute to our ongoing assessment of the financial health and direction of the company and its affiliates.
* Accounting policy: Ensure adherence to GAAP and IFRS for respective reporting entities, as well as research and document accounting policies on complex emerging matters.
* Accounting system: Ensure that the General Ledger and accounting systems (including the chart of accounts and all dimensions) are designed and maintained to capture and report the appropriate financial data for all entities to ensure timely and consistent with both GAAP and IFRS.
* Global Consolidations and Inter-company activity: ensure that all inter-company activity and positions are documented and accurately tracked and eliminated for financial reporting purposes. Also confirm that global consolidated and translated financial information is available and accurate.
* Assist with the accounting due diligence process for M&A Activity and integration of acquired entities into the consolidated group.
* Engage with and support subsidiary financial reporting personnel to ensure collaboration and uniform accounting policies are in effect, that technology systems relied on for financial reporting are appropriate, and leverage new technology to streamline internal processes.
* Support the VP of Finance & Ops for all internal control related initiatives to ensure auditors can rely on controls-based audit engagements.
* Support the VP of Finance & Ops in complex roll up of a bottoms up financial company-wide budget process on continual basis.
* Bachelor\s degree in Accounting required; CPA and Controller experience required (public company experience preferred, not required)
* Minimum 10 years accounting experience required with at least 5 years of supervisory experience
* Experience in a fast growth stage startup preferred
* Relevant experience in Media and Events industry a plus
* Proven ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment
* Multitask and manage/prioritize own workload to meet deadlines
* Analytical thinker
* Strong financial data system technical skills (knowledge of Sage Intacct a plus)
* Excellent communication and documentation skills
* Systems savvy / technology enthusiast - an ability to understand flow of financial information through systems and the ability to apply technology to improve process
* Collaborative worker / team player
In an effort to attract, retain, develop and promote the most qualified individuals, CoinDesk is committed to treating all applicants and employees in a nondiscriminatory manner with respect to the terms and conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status/service, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by applicable law. This mandate governs all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, promotion, training, education, social and recreation programs, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits.
For more information on our DEI initiatives, please visit:
CoinDesk is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request.
COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees whose position is based out of the NYC office. However, CoinDesk will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons on a case by case basis.

Keywords: CoinDesk, New York , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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