Robinhood is democratizing our financial system. We offer commission-free investing in stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies. Robinhood Financial, our broker-dealer, is a fast-growing brokerage with millions of users and billions of dollars in transaction volume. Robinhood has received the Apple Design Award (2015), the Google Play Award for Best Use of Material Design (2016), and was named Fast Company’s 11th Most Innovative Company in the world (2016). We’re backed with $539 million in capital from top-tier investors such as DST Global, NEA, Index Ventures, Thrive Capital, Sequoia, and KPCB, and were most recently valued at $5.6 billion. Robinhood is based in Menlo Park, California, and Lake Mary, Florida.

About the Role

The VP Controller will lead all aspects of Accounting globally. In this role you will be responsible for hiring and developing top talent, implementing accounting process and controls, partnering with business teams to support the company’s expansion, and ensuring timely and accurate preparation of company reporting. You will be a hands-on leader but also able to look around corners to anticipate people, process and technology needs to enable us to scale.

This position is located in Menlo Park, CA and reports directly to the company’s CFO.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attract, hire, develop and retain a high performing team.
  • Implement and maintain processes and controls over the preparation of financial statements and key metrics.
  • Develop technical excellence around accounting conclusions and judgments.
  • Implement process improvements to achieve a five business day accounting close. Drive continuous automation and improvement of the accounting department.
  • Lead annual global audit process and be primary point of contact for outside auditors.
  • Partner closely with others in the organization to drive a culture of compliance.

Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • CPA (active or inactive)
    5+ years of Big 4 public accounting experience.
  • 15+ years of overall accounting experience showing progression of responsibilities.
  • Public company accounting experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to hire, develop and lead top talent.
  • Experience running teams of 20+ individuals.
  • Experience leading global teams.
  • Experience with public company transformation.
  • Demonstrated abilities reaching technical accounting conclusions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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