Chicago, IL, United States

Position Details

SpotHero is looking for a Controller to join its growing team! The Controller will be a key member of the finance leadership team and a true business partner to the organization by being highly collaborative and hands-on and interacting with all departments and the Executive team. The Controller will oversee all aspects of the Accounting function including month-end close, financial reporting, the annual and interim audit process, and all A/P, A/R, payroll functions. A successful candidate will have a strong technical background in GAAP accounting, an understanding of what an excellent process looks like, a focus on continuous improvement, and a passion for building teams to their full potential.

Who we are:  

At SpotHero, we work as a team to empower people to get everywhere, easier! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve convenient, affordable parking in advance, on-the-go or through their connected cars, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.

What you will do:

  • Build and lead the accounting team to complete month end close in an accurate and timely manner, continuously seeking to increase efficiency and shorten month-end close cycle
  • Prepare and analyze consolidated financial statements ensuring accuracy and completeness in compliance with GAAP
  • Work with your team to address internal and external reporting needs including investor reporting / correspondence
  • Prioritize and organize responsibilities to align with business needs while consistently rotating responsibilities to maximize growth and development of the team
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback to team on a regular basis 
  • Partner with FP&A team to identify and resolve variances, provide analysis of financial results and input for forecasting and modeling purposes.
  • Oversee key accounting operations and compliance functions including payroll, treasury and payments processing, income, sales and payroll tax returns
  • Lead annual and interim external audit process
  • Work cross-functionally with Product, Engineering, and People teams as the Finance SME on projects as needed
  • Evaluate new and existing accounting tools and act as an administrator in NetSuite, Concur, and ADP. 
  • Contribute to the broader organization by approaching the role with a customer service mindset in support of business growth.

Who you are:  

  • Critical Thinking: This individual must be intellectually sharp and use critical thinking to make or influence decisions while demonstrating outstanding business judgment. The Controller will possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Results-Oriented: The new Controller must be performance-driven and able to provide measurable results. The successful candidate will be resourceful, action-oriented, as well as flexible and decisive. He/she will provide clear direction and establish achievable goals.
  • Communication: This individual should possess very strong communication and listening skills.
  • Strategic Agility: This individual must be capable of thinking on his/her feet while demonstrating outstanding business judgment. The Controller will possess the analytical skills to improve overall productivity and elevate the company’s efforts as a point of differentiation in the marketplace. Today’s vision may change drastically in the future. This person must not only embrace change, but be entrepreneurial in nature, creating and altering this road map along the way.

What you have: 

  • BS in Accounting, CPA required
  • 8+ years experience across an in-house accounting team and preferably a public accounting background including demonstrated ability to build and lead a high performing teams
  • Deep experience with interpreting and applying GAAP to business transactions, including knowledge of ASC 606
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and BI tools such as Looker, Tableau or Domo
  • Administrator level experience in NetSuite
  • Excellent communication, analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills
  • Experience in high volume environment

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance. 401K Match.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Learning Budget, Udemy and Sales Assembly license - We support the professional and personal growth of our people by providing everyone with learning resources and development opportunities. 
  • Annual parking stipend (we help people park!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A company that cares about its employees’ unique backgrounds. From Employee Resource Groups to Unconscious Bias Trainings, we want each and every employee to feel like SpotHero is a place where they can bring their whole selves to work.
  • A workplace recognized as CityLights award winner by 1871, 2023 Best Places To Work by BuiltIn, and recipients of the Best Company Culture, Best Company for Women, and Best Company for Diversity awards from Comparably! 

SpotHero is an equal opportunity employer. We know that a diverse workforce is the strongest workforce, and are committed to building and supporting an inclusive environment for all.

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PLEASE NOTE: This position is ineligible for visa sponsorship. To be considered for this role, you must be legally authorized to work in the US and not require sponsorship for employment now or in the future.

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