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Controller - SaaS

About Us

Burkland’s core purpose is to Accelerate Dreams. So often, turning dreams into reality helps change the world. We thrive at the forefront of this transformation. Startups desire our professionals — they are the best in the business. Startups seek our content — we are an industry thought leader. Startups trust our expertise, so founders can focus on their companies, products, and value-add. As a part of our demonstrated value, our clients raised over $1B just last year.

At Burkland, we lead with our Core Purpose. We do this for both our clients and our employees. We believe that leaning on our Core Values (Fresh Perspectives, Exponential Value, Empathy, Trusted Partner) will lead to happy clients and happy employees.

We are a remote-first company with over 150 incredible team members, more than 500 clients, and a commitment to Accelerating Dreams.

The Role

We are looking for a dynamic + strategic teammate at Burkland. If you have a background as a Controller and a passion for helping venture-backed startups succeed, Burkland is a wonderful fit for you!

The SaaS Controller position is a hands-on role, responsible for implementing efficient systems for our clients – including mapping out needs, choosing a system, setting up and implementing the system.

Your Typical, Atypical, Day

  • This role has variety at its core. From facilitating client meetings to overseeing monthly and yearly financial closes, no day will be a typical day (hence the typical, atypical day).
  • You will be supporting our startup clients who need Controller help but may not have a need for an internal team at their growth stage (we usually work with Seed through Series C clients). So, there is always a lot of work to be done!
  • You will be working in a fully remote capacity! So, whether you’re in pajama pants and a button-down, or taking calls at the coffee shop down the street, you design where and how you work each day.
  • You’ll be working with a variety of clients, so the ability to context shift, communicate, prioritize and evaluate needs is the most important thing you’ll be doing in this role.
  • You’ll be managing accountants and processes for our clients and possibly internally to Burkland, too, so you’ll want to have a background in management.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to build out robust processes and implement systems for our clients. So understanding + embracing the agile and scrappy nature of startups is pretty much a must.

About You

  • You are naturally curious and a problem-solver. You’re someone who likes to learn and is eager to take on new challenges, especially when it comes to cutting-edge technology and emerging industries.
  • You are a communicator at your core. Bonus points if you have customer or client service experience, this is a cornerstone of the role.
  • You lead with integrity in all that you say and do.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. If you have startup experience, that’s a huge plus!
  • You take the initiative and jump at the opportunity to explore new ways of doing things.
  • You take an acutely accurate approach to your work and look forward to the parts of your job that require analytical thinking.
  • You are an expert collaborator! You ask for and give feedback regularly.
  • You enjoy working with others and are excited to operate as a team.
  • You know and love technology. You possess a strong working knowledge of a variety of systems + tools and quickly learn how to navigate through new ones.
  • You’re pals with GAAP.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or something similar, and over 8 years of progressive experience, preferably in a startup environment.

Core Competencies

  • You should feel comfortable with Controller-level work and interacting with clients daily.
  • You should be able to work through client requests involving:
    • Due Diligence
    • ASC606
    • Managing relationships with banks, tax accountants, and corporate insurance providers
  • Additional responsibilities can include software implementations and integrations, working with 3rd party Subscription management tools (SaaSoptics, Chargebee) and E-commerce platforms like Shopify and Amazon.
  • Strong working knowledge of software is key in this role. On a daily basis, you’ll be using the entire G-Suite, Quickbooks online, Bill.com, Expensify + Concur. You’ll also be using Zoom and other video conferencing tools to facilitate client meetings.

What We Offer

  • Flexible work schedule to promote a healthy work-life balance.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance to support you when you need it the most.
  • Flexible PTO – Take time off from work when you need it.
  • 401k with a company match to ensure you are ready for retirement.
  • A generous home office expense reimbursement so you have the office you need to be productive.
  • Forget the commute! We’re a remote-first workplace, so you can work from your home office or from the beach if you’d like!
  • We offer a collaborative, communicative culture, driven by our Core Purpose + Values. We work with incredibly smart people who love to learn and share what they know. If this sounds like a team you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.