What’s so interesting about this role?

Grindr’s Financial Controller will lead global accounting functions including SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting & Accounting Policies, Consolidation and Corporate Accounting which includes Chart of Accounts, Inventory, Revenue, Fixed Assets, Leasing, Equity Compensation, and other general accounting areas. Corporate Controller will also act as a key business partner to senior management, external auditors, and outside vendors. Lead the Accounting transformation journey by leading automation, integration, and change management efforts; implementing change and creating programs to increase efficiency both within accounting and cross-functionally. This role reports to the Vice President of Finance and is a remote role.

What’s the job?

  • Manage SEC, technical accounting and corporate accounting functions domestically and internationally.
  • Accountable to produce monthly accurate, supportable, and timely financial reports in accordance with USGAAP for all corporate and individual country accounting operations. Manage and direct accurate and timely closing cycles of financial systems.

In addition to the above responsibilities, our Controller will be responsible for the following areas:

SEC Reporting

  • Overall responsibility for consolidation of the monthly financial statement of all legal entities and delivering on monthly financial package and variance analysis
  • Responsible for managing annual close calendars, SEC filing calendars and board meetings
  • Delivers Annual 10K, Quarterly 10Qs, SEC form 8K, Form 3 and 4s timely
  • Manages the annual proxy report and coordinates all activities leading to annual shareholder meeting
  • Primary contact and full responsibility of managing external auditors on year-end financial, quarterly reviews, and significant transactions, budget, fees tracking and approvals. and
  • Liaisons with legal, Investor Relations, Tax and Treasury and other stakeholders to achieve responsibilities
  • Prepares Audit Committee materials to review financial statements and other audit committee matters.

Technical Accounting & Global Accounting Policies

  • Own the development, launch and training of accounting policies worldwide
  • Ensure material and significant transactions are evaluated based on US GAAP and SEC rules for the appropriate accounting treatments, prepare white papers to support and implement appropriate accounting policies to support treatment.
  • Advise business and other stakeholders on accounting rules and regulations timely
  • Oversee M&A accounting and annual impairment analysis and other quarterly technical needs
  • Evaluate new accounting rules and develop implementation plans for the adopting new applicable changes
  • Responsible for setting Materiality policy and performing analysis to support materiality thresholds and proposed changes.

Corporate Accounting

  • Ownership of chart of accounts approval process for natural account
  • Responsible for execution on SOX controls surrounding accounting and related processes
  • Responsible for month-end close processes and delivery of monthly financials.
  • Responsible for establishing close policies/deadlines and ensuring business adherence to due dates
  • Collaborate with Tax(external), Treasury and FP&A on close matters
  • Responsible for accurate and timely statutory reports in Europe and Australia
  • Assist in due diligence and integration during M&A activities and help prepare materials for fundraising
  • Partner cross-functionally with tax, treasury, Financial Systems & Controls, FP&A, Shared services, and business units in a consultative manner and to plan for new initiatives and changes in business models.
  • Owner of financial statement controls. Ensure controls are effective, performed timely and are updated with business and process changes.

    FY21-FY22 Initiatives
  • Manage 2021 Audit Completion by Q1
  • Monthly Close optimization and acceleration
  • Oracle System Improvement and Optimization
  • Document new processes and procedures
  • Rationalize controls and redesign new controls
  • Support new business initiatives

    People Development
  • Attract and Retain talent by developing core competencies by role
  • Define and communicate roles and responsibilities
  • Establish mentoring programs and learning opportunities
  • Expand teams’ experiences by providing opportunities for cross-functional projects and other initiatives
  • Manage performance based on company’s operating principles
  • Ensure the work environment is based on respect and high integrity while also having fun and diverse culture

What we’ll love about you

  • 15+ years of progressive experience with significant accounting leadership in a publicly traded company
  • 5+ years in Big 4 Accounting firm with increasing responsibilities and variety of industries (tech preferred)
  • CPA (certified public accountant)

What you'll love about us

  • Global impact. Grindr is the world leading LGTBQ+ social networking service. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGTBQ+ people around the world.
  • High Growth. Like the company itself, this role offers significant room for growth and development
  • Remote First: We have offices in LA, NYC, SF, Chicago, Toronto and Taipei, though the company is set-up not just as remote-friendly, but remote-first. More than 30% of our employees work outside the cities where we have offices. Today, we are set-up to hire easily in the US, Canada and Taiwan. If you live outside one of these countries, just let us know so we can make sure we can support you.
  • Comp: Industry competitive compensation, including equity for all employees
  • Benefits: Unlimited vacation policy
  • Family insurance: We provide great insurance coverage for health, dental and vision for you and your family.
  • Retirement Savings: Generous 401(k) plan
  • Other Perks: home-office stipend, many company-sponsored events

About Grindr

Since launching in 2009, Grindr has grown into the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. We have millions of daily users who use our location-based technology in almost every country in every corner of the planet.

Today, Grindr proudly represents a modern LGBTQ+ lifestyle that expands into new platforms. From social issues to original content, we continue to blaze innovative paths with a meaningful impact for our community. At Grindr, we create a safe space where you can discover, navigate, and get zero feet away from the queer world around you.

As of June 2020, Grindr has new owners with a track record of multiple successful Bay Area start-ups. The new leadership is demonstrating a renewed commitment to creating an experience for users that is safe, fun, and productive, as well as a positive & uplifting company culture in which everyone can be their best selves. At the heart of Grindr’s mission in this new chapter is a shared set of core values including transparency, accountability, experimentation (failing fast), and strong allegiance to the LGBTQ+ community.

Grindr is an equal opportunity employer

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