Controller

Boulder, Colorado, United States Full-time

The Position

For the leader over the accounting function at Kapost, integrity, ownership, innovation, and drive are of the utmost importance. The Controller must have a commitment to accuracy and detail while being flexible in a dynamic start-up environment (seeing the big picture). You must live our values on a daily basis, as the “how” of what we do matters just as much as business outcomes.

What We Are Looking For

Kapost is seeking a Controller in the Boulder/Denver area with a strong background in software/SaaS accounting. We are looking for an individual who not only is an A+ Controller, but who is also an excellent communicator with superior management and self-management skills.  

Our controller serves internal clients with both timely and proactive operational information to help them understand the current state of the business clearly. You possess a strong ability to translate “the numbers” into actionable information and you ensure the accounting operation is working efficiently and effectively with auditable internal controls. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing accounting and finance team employees including priorities, expectations, and development
  • Providing the Kapost leadership team qualitative and quantitative review of current financials on a monthly basis
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statement packages
  • Maintaining, reviewing, and reporting on short-term cash forecasts, long-term financial pro-forma forecasts, and actual results compared to budget/plan
  • Assisting in preparation of annual budgets
  • Advising on and ensuring compliance with tax, audit, legal, and other financial regulations (e.g. sales/use tax, property tax, employee benefits, payroll taxes, debt covenants, various insurances etc.)
  • Managing annual audit and tax prep process and deliverables
  • Overseeing the operational execution and accuracy and controls of invoicing, A/R collections, revenue reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, A/P procedures, and similar to ensure compliance with GAAP accounting standards
  • Maintaining a system of internal controls over accounting transactions
  • Supporting internal clients with variable compensation calculations/payments, payroll, and other employee finance-related inquiries
  • Supporting sales team with order form and occasional document review regarding financial items (pricing, collection information, etc.)
  • Managing bank compliance and reporting requirements for bank and board of directors.
  • Maintaining Expert GAAP Knowledge including but not limited to equity leases, ASC606, convertible notes, R&D, allocations to COGS, intercompany transactions, foreign currency, etc.
  • Proactively communicating and troubleshooting with team to ensure deadlines are met and strategic objectives are attained

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Extremely detail-focused with an ability to look at the big picture.
  • Strong communicator with an impeccable interpersonal, business and accounting acumen.
  • At least 8 years of experience with accounting systems and accounting policies and procedures
  • BA/BS in Accounting or Business degree with an emphasis in Accounting (MS in Accounting a plus)
  • SaaS accounting experience
  • CPA (active or inactive)
  • Over 4 years at manager level in a progressive accounting environment and over 8 years of total financial / accounting / business experience
  • A master of Excel
  • Working knowledge of Intacct or similar ERP/accounting system experience
  • Outstanding communication and management skills (developing a team, managing priorities for direct reports, etc.)
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of IT systems and tools to benefit accounting operations
  • Contract review and liability management experience
  • Experience implementing new accounting systems a plus
  • International tax experience a plus
  • Equity/Cap Table management and stock administration experience a plus

 

About Kapost

Kapost has been identified as a leader in the B2B Marketing space by both Gartner and SiriusDecisions. Our unique Content Operation approach to help Marketers take control of their top priority – generating revenue opportunities via engaging, thought-provoking and measurable content – sets us apart from the rest of the CMP vendors. With clients among the largest companies in the world (across the Fortune 50), Kapost is positioned for exciting growth as we drive success for our customers in a new area of marketing efficacy.

 

What it’s like to work here:

We know how to get things done and have fun while we’re doing it.  Our culture is well-defined and our work environment is pretty informal. While we take our jobs seriously, we don’t take ourselves so seriously. We believe in empowerment, autonomy, and flexibility – so you get to determine how you work, where you work, and how long you work -- as long as you are achieving your objectives. And if/when you want a vacation, you can work with your team to determine how much and how long (e.g. no restrictive vacation policy). We focus on results.

We believe culture isn’t about how many foosball or ping pong tables you have. It’s about how you support each other and win together. So at Kapost we actively work to accelerate your career. On your first day we ask you to envision your last day. What do you want your resume to say by the time you leave Kapost? Then we proactively set up mutually aligned goals to help you reach your career aspirations. So while you help us with our adaptability we help you with your marketability.

We have a transparent working environment, so you’ll know all about goals, strategies, financials, etc. And you’d be working with people who genuinely care about each other, the occasional (quiet) dog in the office, and no jerks. We know how to play so there’s plenty of beer, retreats, impromptu celebrations, and company provided all-employee lunches every week.

Our offices are a half block off the famed Pearl St Mall in downtown Boulder, CO.  You’ll know Boulder to be America’s happiest, fittest, foodiest town filled with more than 300 days of sunshine. We’re brimming with bike paths that transport you all around town and running/biking paths that are a few blocks from the office for the morning, noon or evening fun. If you don’t live in/near Boulder then you’ll also be happy to know that the school systems are among the top in the state, cost of living is accessible, commutes range from the “I can’t believe I just rode my bike 5 minutes to work” to “wow, that 15 minute cross-town traffic was just a bear today” commutes, and we are a short drive (physically) from Denver. Our offices are in walking distance to top restaurants, offering great food and after-work fun.  What could be better?!

Benefits include:

  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • 401(k) plan
  • We have yoga at lunch, can work from home on Wednesdays, and you can bring your dog to work (as long as Fido doesn’t chew on the wires)
  • In-office bicycle storage plus a no-cost Eco-Pass and neighborhood parking pass
  • Catered lunch every Friday, plus a fully stocked kitchen (with LaCroix, if you’re into that. It’s a polarizing beverage at Kapost)
  • Regular happy hours (we’ve cooked together at Food Lab, gone bowling, and solved more problems together at escape rooms)
  • Annual company retreat & holiday party
  • We give you money for a new laptop every 3 years