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Financial Controller

Oakland, CA · Accounting/Finance
Company Overview
Vigilent is the leader in dynamic cooling management systems.  We apply our predictive algorithms to continuously optimize mission-critical cooling systems for customers all over the world.  Our customers benefit by increasing their operations capacity whilst reducing their energy usage and carbon emissions footprints, improving profitability and leading to a more sustainable planet.  

Role Summary
The Financial Controller will help implement financial processes and systems as Vigilent continues to expand. They will work with the CFO to ensure a common-sense approach in developing and managing the continued build-out of financial controls and implementing the systems necessary for us to scale. The successful candidate will support the transformation of the accounting department from a reporter of accurate and timely historical data to a trusted and sought after business partner- able to provide insights on a strategic and operational basis.

What You Will Do
  • Lead the accounting function, developing and implementing the strategy and structure required to support current operations and future company growth
  • Set accounting policies and practices to ensure best-in-class accounting capabilities
  • Oversee the general ledger, maintenance of financial records, technical accounting, preparation of financial reporting, and accounting systems 
  • Produce consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and related internal financial reports on a timely basis
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to understand key risks and processes in the organization to ensure appropriate business controls are maintained
  • Assist with cash forecasting and FP&A
  • Build and develop the accounting team to deliver department goals in an efficient and effective manner
  • Lead and manage specialized accounting projects and cross functional efforts
  • Manage relationships with external auditors and other parties supporting technical accounting matters
What We Need to See
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting with a strong academic background
  • 5+ years of experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of an organization
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
What We Would Like to See
  • CPA certification, active or inactive / public accounting experience
  • Software company experience
  • Exposure to foreign subsidiaries and consolidations
  • Strong familiarity with hardware and software accounting, including SaaS
  • Experience managing relationships with external auditors
  • Large and small/mid-size company experience with a track record of driving positive results in hands-on environments
  • Experience with QuickBooks Enterprise, online stock compensation tools (Solium Shareworks) and Salesforce
What We Offer
  • A chance to work with talented, mission driven, passionate professionals
  • An organization that offers work/lifestyle balance
  • A Culture that supports creative input with a focus on results rather than bureaucracy
Hiring Details
Job Location: Remote or based in Oakland, CA headquarters
Start Date: Immediate
Hire Type: Full-time, Regular, Direct Hire (Principals Only)
Salary: $115,000-$175,000
Benefits: Health, Transit, Flex Spending, 401(k), meaningful equity
Must be able to pass a background check

To Apply please send a cover letter and resume to Careers@Vigilent.com.

Vigilent Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to providing a workplace that includes people of diverse backgrounds. Vigilent participates in the E-Verify program as required by law.



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