Skillz Inc. is hiring a

Controller

San Francisco, United States

About Skillz:

Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed $5 billion in annual revenue by 2020.

As the eSports provider for over 3,000 game studios, Skillz enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcast on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. We do this by integrating our unique layer of code directly into the mobile app, which activates our end-to-end tournament administration and other important features like player matching, anti-cheating mechanisms, customer support and a built-in loyalty program. Skillz accounts for more than 30% of eSports prizes, and we’ve already hosted more than 100 million tournaments for 10 million players in over 180 countries.

We’ve raised over $28 million in funding from well-known venture capital firms as well as major sports team owners from the NFL, NBA and MLB. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we’re looking for savvy, passionate and hardworking teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you’re excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with bleeding edge technology, Skillz just might be for you!

Our Culture:

We are true believers in electronic sports, so don’t be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. At Skillz, this type of behavior is encouraged! You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Starcraft to Cranium over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business.

Not a “gamer”? Don’t worry about it. Every Skillzian brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that don’t involve games. We’re working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a “do whatever it takes” mentality, and frankly, we get the job done!

Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person’s voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding, building and selling successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we’d love to meet you.

What You'll Do:

You simply enjoy numbers and making sense of them. You’ve been apart of companies that have seen major growth and want to do it all over again.  If you are looking to be apart of a company that is creating a new sector within the mobile gaming market, then you should apply!

  • Oversee all company’s finances including revenue, cash flow, expenses, reports and ongoing financial reporting to the executive team, including cost analysis
  • Serve as a strategic financial business partner to the CEO and Executive Management team
  • Manage monthly / quarterly / annual financial close; including leading all project based accounting and ad hoc accounting duties that arise.
  • Oversee all Account Payable/Receivable/Collections and vendor management
  • Participate in monthly financial reviews with the executive team
  • Compile and analyzing account information in order to prepare monthly journal entries
  • Develop and maintain financial models, reporting systems, and databases to facilitate the ability to evaluate and understand all aspects of the company financials
  • Develop and maintain all internal controls and financial policies and procedures
  • Manage the General Accounting & Financial Reporting close
  • Coordinate and perform financial updates with the preparation of monthly financial statements and other reports used to summarize and interpret the current financial position of the company
  • Maintain the G/L and document financial transactions and expenses to make sure they are accurately posted
  • Responsible for budgeting and forecasting; Forecasting growth trends and spending for up to 3-5 years in advance
  • Handle financial reporting for current/potential investors and banks
  • End of year accruals
  • Work to research and implement new accounting systems and processes as needed

Your Skillz:

  • 7-10 years’ applicable experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field (CPA a must, MBA a plus)
  • Ability to create and manage complex accounting and reporting systems/processes
  • Successful management experience in accounting and audit procedures/operations
  • Experience owning budget reports and forecasting projections
  • Comfortable creating financial reports for current and potential investors
  • Prior experience working in a fast paced startup environment
  • Strong attention to detail, systems development and organizational management
  • Due diligence, merger/acquisition and business integration experience a plus
  • Demonstrated educational success at a reputable university
  • Committed to continuous learning and improvement (self and team)
  • Ability to learn software quickly e.g. Quickbooks experience is a plus
  • Prior public accounting / audit experience is a plus