About us:

Accela is the industry pioneer in government licensing, permitting, service request, and inspection solutions, with more than 20 years of experience. We offer cloud based Civic Applications and a robust, scalable solutions platform informed by industry best practices. In short, Accela helps governments innovate, so they can improve the business and citizen experience, promoting community development and creating an environment where citizens and businesses thrive.

At Accela, employees enjoy a culture that emphasizes performance, productivity and collaboration. You can’t help but feel empowered and motivated when you work with like-minded individuals who are passionate about contributing to a market-leading, high-growth software organization with proven technology.

Impact you will make in the role (Responsibilities):

 Accela’s controller will direct all accounting, tax, treasury, and statutory reporting activities of the global organization.  You’ll safeguard the financial resources of the company by building and monitoring the financial control environment, as well as ensuring we remain compliant with tax regulations. Opportunities abound to challenge the status quo and improve processes and operations, and your expertise and willingness to tackle such projects will be welcomed with open arms.  You’ll lead and coordinate the annual audit process by a Big 4 firm.  In addition, you’ll be a key and active participant in all strategic activities such as M&A and any associated diligence processes.  And finally, you will lead and develop an organization of ~15 professionals, with an emphasis on building strong fundamentals and a collaborative team culture.

Accela is a vibrant and dynamic organization, where you’ll experience all of the opportunities and challenges that come with a growing company.  You’ll be a combination of leader, coach, advisor, and subject matter expert, supporting the growth priorities of the company.

 

Expertise you will bring in (Skills and Qualifications):

In addition to a strong academic background in accounting, the successful candidate will:

  • Have significant relevant experience in the software industry
  • Be a CPA
  • Bring technical accounting experience
  • Have a demonstrated ability to take ownership of and improve financial processes, systems, and controls
  • Demonstrate relevant experience in typical tax matters, e.g. sales tax, transfer pricing, municipal taxes
  • Possess a passion for building a high-performing team

Accela needs a controller who can be hands-on when required, lead and delegate where appropriate, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate will ensure that systems, accounts, reports, policies, and practices adhere to GAAP.  Strong leadership skills are essential, with the ability to build, motivate, mentor, and challenge the organization to continuously improve.

We further desire a candidate with Big 4 or national accounting firm experience, as well as someone who has implemented ASC 606, particularly multiple-element contracts.  Exposure to a variety of software industry business models, such as perpetual license, SaaS, and professional services, is also desired.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are always appreciated, and the flexibility to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic environment will be key to success in the role.  NetSuite skills, including the revenue modules (ARM and DDR), are also valuable but not required.

Accela is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Benefits and Perks:

Beyond a stellar work environment, great people and inspiring, innovative work – we have some great benefits and perks:

  • Competitive salaries
  • 401(k) 
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your family, along with other wellness and disability plans
  • 12 paid holidays and a competitive paid time off policy
  • Catered lunches, fully stocked kitchens, walking trails and nearby access to restaurants, food trucks and farmer’s markets in some of our locations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religionnational origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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