Funding Circle is hiring an

US Controller

San Francisco, United States

Funding Circle is looking for an experienced Controller to serve as a business advisor and integral part of the leadership team of the Company. The Controller reports directly to the US CFO and will be responsible for leading the US accounting operations, ensuring financial compliance with all regulatory bodies, enhancing internal controls and systems, and assisting with key strategic initiatives of the Company. This position will be responsible for people development, process changes, managing a variety of audits, assisting in regulatory financial reporting and providing financial direction to executive management.

Bird’s eye view of the role:

  • Establish, implement, and monitor appropriate internal controls to ensure conformance and compliance with U.S. GAAP and other statutory requirements as well as ensure compliance with the Company's Financial Accounting policies.
  • Analyze financial information to assist management in increasing profitability; make recommendations towards sound business decisions while ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Lead all corporate & fund audits, including regulatory reporting requirements as necessary.
  • Manage the month-end close process and related accounting staff for our US operations.
  • Manage the various state and local sales taxes.
  • Coordinate with UK parent accounting team for international accounting issues/
  • Providing guidance, coaching, and succession planning to all direct reports.
  • Contribute to cross-functional projects that enhance company value.
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting

Our ideal teammate:

  • 10+ years of experience in Accounting and/or Finance, CPA required
  • 5+ years of experience in a position equivalent to a Controller, managing Accounting personnel &  processes
  • Strong GAAP and Technical Accounting skills, Big 4 experience a plus
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office applications and common Accounting ERP systems (Netsuite experience +)
  • Exceptional work ethic – ability to “roll up sleeves” if needed
  • Experience in financial services/fintech is preferred
  • Has a track record of managing & developing happy, high performing, and engaged teams
  • Is a strong relationship-builder across all levels
  • Has experience working in high-growth, dynamic, quickly changing environments
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong data analytics skills
  • Bachelor's and/or Masters Degree with emphasis in Accounting
  • Identifies with our mission, “To build a better financial world”
  • Aligns with our core values: Think Smart, Make It Happen, Be Open, Stand together, Live The Adventure

Why Join Us?

Happy employees are productive employees, that’s why we offer a hearty benefits package. From learning and development and commuter stipends, to a competitive salary, equity, and health benefits, we’ve got you covered! That being said, have you heard about what we're doing?! Our mission is what really motivates us to come to work each day:

  • We're supporting small business, the engine of economic growth.
  • We're helping facilitate higher yields for investors and lower interest rates for borrowers.
  • We can fund loans extremely quickly, all online!
  • We have a clear competitive advantage globally in areas like domain expertise and regulatory processes.

Funding Circle is the world’s leading online marketplace for business loans, matching small businesses borrowers with investors in the UK, the US and Europe. We provide small businesses with access to fast, fair and transparent finance and investors with access to attractive returns. Our mission is to build a better financial world.

Since 2010, investors at Funding Circle - including more than 50,000 individuals, financial institutions, local councils, a university, and even the UK Government - have invested more than $2.5 billion in 15,000 businesses globally. The company has raised $273m in equity capital from many of the same investors that backed Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb and Wealthfront.

We've combined disruptive technology with deep financial acumen, industry-leading risk management models, and a customer-first approach to build something better for small businesses, investors and the economy.

To learn more about our work environment, culture, and perks, visit:

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

Funding Circle provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law.

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