Careers at Burkland

Remote - Technical Controller + Client Manager

We have a great opportunity at Burkland Associates and we’re excited to meet our future client-facing Controller!

About Us

Burkland helps early growth companies with all their Finance and People needs. At Burkland, we lead with our Core Purpose: to Accelerate Dreams. 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, over 500 clients, and a deep commitment to Accelerating Dreams.

About You

  • You are a communicator. Impeccable written and verbal communication is critical since this is the cornerstone of the role.
  • You are obsessively detail-oriented and take pride in executing flawless work.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You like being busy and are an expert at prioritizing because you’re accustomed to being pulled in a million different directions at once. If you have startup experience, that’s a huge plus!
  • You’re a self-starter, you don’t need someone looking over your shoulder to get your work done, and know how to manage your time effectively.
  • 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 software and enjoy learning how to navigate through new software.
  • You’re pals with GAAP and have been through an audit or two.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or something similar, and around 10 years of experience, preferably in a startup environment.

About the Role

  • This role is designed to support our startup clients who need a Controller but may not have a need for an internal team at their growth stage (usually we work with Seed through Series C clients).
  • We are a remote-first company so this is a fully remote role.
  • This role has variety at its core. From facilitating client meetings to managing the month-end close process, no day will be a “typical day”.

Responsibilities

  • You’ll be working with a variety of clients, 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 the entire accounting function for our clients, so you’ll want to have a background in management – whether that’s a function or a team, or both!
  • You’ll have the opportunity to build out robust accounting processes and systems for our clients. So understanding + embracing the agile and scrappy nature of startups is pretty much a must.
  • Your day-to-day responsibilities will include building and overseeing accounting processes for our clients (including monthly and yearly financial close, invoicing, A/R, A/P, general ledger, project accounting, and cash management). You’ll also manage and improve upon existing financial systems (QuickBooks Online, Bill.com, and Expensify). And, if you have a better tool for us, fresh perspectives are always welcome!
  • As a Controller, you’ll support clients with new revenue streams, Due Diligence, ASC606, equity, GAAP compliance, audit preparation, and evaluating pricing decisions. You’ll help us determine appropriate annual bill rate changes, review PCE’s and client contracts, and determine payment schedules.
  • You’ll help clients with risk management, business insurance, customer contracts + leases, managing their relationships with banks, tax accountants, and corporate insurance providers.
  • You’ll be using Zoom and other video conferencing tools to facilitate client meetings.
  • Having fun, of course! We look forward to hearing from you.