Who are we?

Sidewalk Labs is an urban innovation company that tackles cities' greatest challenges. We create products and solutions, invest in new companies, and help developers build more sustainable, innovative, and equitable places around the world. Our ambitious vision requires us to push ourselves beyond conventional thinking, and we work hard in pursuit of our mission. Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts from real estate, urban planning, government, finance, technology, and engineering, among other backgrounds.

Our urban innovations include Delve (a generative design product that empowers real estate teams to design better, faster, with less risk), Mesa (an easy-install kit for commercial buildings that cuts energy costs, improves tenant comfort, and simplifies building operations), Pebble (a low-cost vehicle sensor to help manage parking and curb space), and Affordable Electrification (a new way to manage home energy use to meet a customer’s monthly budget). We're also developing an offsite construction company that can deliver high-quality mass timber buildings for more sustainable living and working.

With the potential to radically improve quality of life in cities for all, our work is both exciting and complex. We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it!

What is the role?

This role will report directly to the Controller and be a key member of the Finance team. You will be responsible for optimizing and owning core financial and operational accounting processes. You will be critical in supporting the Controller to execute improvements to processes and technology to meet the expanding needs of the company.

Our plan includes several business units that are entering rapid growth phases and it will be crucial that you create forward-thinking financial analyses, generate management reports, and scale our financial processes. To do this, you will work closely with the rest of the Sidewalk Labs finance team and partner with Sidewalk Labs business units. We think this is an excellent opportunity to have a huge impact in early stages of our business and for you to learn and grow across a wide spectrum of accounting and operational issues.

What You Will Achieve

After 3 months you will

  • Manage the Business Process Outsourcing team to ensure all processes are running smoothly and resolve any non-routine issues 
  • Get up to speed on our corporate structure and understand the intricacies of our reporting structure, segmentation, and financial statements
  • Take ownership of executing the monthly close process and creating the monthly close package to articulate the changes period over period to stakeholders
  • Take ownership of day to day accounting tasks.

After 6 months you will

  • Identify and execute process improvements that will support the business in its period of rapid growth
  • Build strong cross-functional relationships and become a trusted resource for the businesses
  • Support the Controller on growing the accounting function

After 12 months you will

  • Continue to find and implement process improvements for efficiency and growth

What We Expect

Substantive experience (3+ years) with relevant operational accounting experience in a highly cross-functional accounting department

  • Financial operations experience with understanding of US GAAP
  • Experience meeting strict deadlines from external parties
  • CPA preferred
  • Previous startup experience and familiarity with tech software and hardware life cycles is a plus (not required)

Capable of scaling a business with finance and operational system and process implementation

  • Ability to identify and communicate financial risks and solutions
  • High attention to detail
  • A curious nature that will dig deep to understand the “how” and “why”
  • Prefer to execute hands-on to learn quickly and achieve wins in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent project management and analytical skills

You are a great collaborator and communicator.

  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement
  • Strong at working across disciplines and all levels of the organization
  • Impeccable business judgment and ability to communicate with management

You care about our work, and yours.

  • Urban innovation is meaningful and exciting, but also new, challenging, and changing. You connect with our mission and values, and take pride in the work you do.
  • You are committed to creating more equitable and inclusive outcomes both in the workplace and in the work you do.

We are very excited to hear from you.

Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek applicants from underrepresented communities. Even if you are not 100% sure you are right for the role, please apply and we will be happy to consider your application. All employment is based on merit and business need, and we respond to each application we receive.

We are very excited to hear from you.

Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek applicants from underrepresented communities. Even if you are not 100% sure you are right for the role, please apply and we will be happy to consider your application. All employment is based on merit and business need, and we respond to each application we receive.

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