Careers at Burkland

Technical Controller

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 $3B 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 180 incredible team members, over 800 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! You will be both behind the scenes and in the spotlight in this role. This is a great role for anyone wanting flexibility, autonomy, and variety.

Your Typical, Atypical, Day

  • Participate in developing and supporting strategic & financial plans
  • Support with new revenue streams
  • Due Diligence, ASC606, equity, GAAP compliance, Audit Preparation
  • Support pricing decisions. Provide analysis to determine appropriate annual bill rate changes. Review PCEs and client contracts and help determine payment schedules.
  • Provide overall financial oversight and monitoring, including weekly cash flow forecasting, monthly financial close, and annual budgeting process.
  • Oversee client risk management, business insurance, and legal activities, including customer contracts, leases, and other legal documents and agreements.
  • Manage all accounting operations, including invoicing, A/R, A/P, general ledger, and project accounting.
  • Manage month-end and year-end financial close process.
  • Monitor the financial performance of clients.
  • Prepare timely monthly reporting, including financial statements, project profitability, and team utilization.
  • Evaluate variances in business results against plans/targets and provide business insights to help drive management decisions.

You’re the perfect fit for us if…

  • You’re passionate and knowledgeable about all things finance. It’s the cornerstone of the role, so you have to know it and love it!
  • You are a communicator! Excellent written and verbal communication is crucial in this role since you’ll be interfacing with our clients (i.e. you should feel comfortable communicating with members of the executive team).
  • You thrive in fast-paced, changing environments.
  • You’re a self-starter, don’t need someone looking over your shoulder to get your work done and know how to manage your time effectively.
  • Software, software, software- you feel comfortable learning new software and cloud-based systems.
  • Audit Experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years’ small company experience handling finance and accounting.
  • Previous experience overseeing human resources, payroll, IT, and legal preferred.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, expert-level Excel, and QuickBooks skills, and the capacity to quickly learn and master new software.
  • Analytical and detail-oriented, and also has a strategic mindset
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, confidentiality
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and autonomy in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
  • Capacity to juggle competing priorities and deadlines.

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.

Burkland Associates is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Burkland Associates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or another legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request accommodation, please visit our careers page

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The base pay range target for the role described in this job description is $100,000 – $140,000. Final offer amounts depend on multiple factors such as candidate experience and expertise, geographic location, total compensation, and market data. In addition, full-time regular positions are eligible for, 401(k), health benefits, and other benefits; some of these benefits may be available for part-time.