About Betterment

Betterment is a leading, technology-driven financial services company that offers investing and retirement solutions for retail investors and investment advisors as well as financial wellness solutions, including a 401(k) for small and medium-sized businesses. Our team is passionate about our mission: making people’s lives better. We’re headquartered in NYC, and offer hybrid NY-based (three days/ week in-office) and select, non-NY-based remote positions.

About the role

Betterment’s Controller team is responsible for analyzing and reporting on the financial health of our Business. We’re looking for someone who thrives in an environment where they will wear multiple hats – financial statements guru, technical accounting wizard and business strategist. You’re an energetic team player looking to roll-up your sleeves and provide solutions to problems. You’re jazzed about new accounting pronouncements and driven by financial transparency. You’re eager to flex your skills at a dynamic growth stage company where no two days are the same. In this role, you will join our tight-knit finance team and work directly with Finance leadership.

This role is remote eligible. Below we've reflected the base salary range we would offer for this position in locations with city or state requirements. For those located elsewhere, the actual compensation offered will be based on candidate experience and geographic location. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Betterment’s total compensation package for employees. 

  • New York City: $125,00 - $135,000
  • Colorado: $112,000 - $121,000

We offer a competitive equity package, health, dental and vision benefits, and a 401(k) offering with employer match as well as a flexible PTO policy. This job is eligible for variable compensation in the form of a discretionary company incentive bonus.

A day in the life

  • Research accounting guidance and compose technical accounting memorandums
  • Be a main point of contact for all things ASC 606, 718, & 805, etc.
  • Develop internal control policies and create internal procedures documentation
  • Assist in the month end close and financial reporting processes
  • Play a key role in our annual external audit process
  • Perform additional ad-hoc requests which arise throughout the year

What we’re looking for

  • Experience in private or public industry in audit, accounting, or finance
  • Active CPA license
  • Strong technical accounting foundation with a focus on Revenue Recognition, Equity and Bus Comb.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and accounting technology (Netsuite is a plus!)
  • A self-starter mentality with meticulous attention to detail
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong strategic and business decision-making abilities
  • Ability to work across disciplines to create new processes and/or resolve issues

What being at Betterment means for you

We change lives

Join a community of innovators working to transform financial outcomes for real people. Your work will make an impact, always laddering up to our mission: making people's lives better.

We set audacious goals

We set them for the company, our customers, and ourselves—and we won’t stop until we reach them. We don’t just show up; we give our all, then celebrate our wins.

We value all perspectives

When we collaborate, we're at our best. We believe diverse perspectives lead to better outcomes and strive to uphold our supportive and inclusive community.

 We invest in you with:

  • A competitive suite of benefits, including: medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and AD&D insurance; STD and LTD benefits, including infertility support and World Professional Association for Transgender Health approved benefits; and generous parental leave. 
  • Flexible paid time off (and encouragement to use it!)
  • Meaningful opportunity for community building through our 6 Employee Resource Groups
  • Empowerment to own and lead change and affect the business
  • Dedicated professional development opportunities
  • Complimentary financial advice from our team of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™️
  • Lunch from our in-house chef three days a week at our NYC headquarters

What happens next

We’ll take a few weeks to review all applications. If we’d like to spend more time with you, we’ll reach out to arrange next steps, which will include 3-4 sets of meetings with your future colleagues.

In the interview process, we’ll look to learn more about your skills, experiences, capabilities, and motivators. Many of our questions will be aimed at understanding how you might operate here at Betterment. Depending on the role, we may ask you to complete a case study exercise or technical assessments, as we want to collect a robust set of data points to better inform our decisions.

On average, it takes us around 3-5 weeks to make a hiring decision, depending on your availability and sense of urgency. As a best practice, we aim to interview at least 2-3 final round candidates before making a hiring decision. Please note that, as we usually receive an overwhelming number of  applications for open positions, we’re unable to offer individual feedback during the interview process. 

We recognize that interviewing for a new role is a big deal. We appreciate you considering Betterment as the next step in your career, and our Recruiting Team is here to support and advocate for you through the interview process!

Please note that Betterment is dedicated to providing accommodations to candidates upon request. If you need accommodations at any point throughout the interview process, please reach out to your recruiter or email interview.accommodations@betterment.com.

Come join us!

We’re an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, predisposing genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, arrest records, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. 

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