About the Team

The Accounting team seeks to support Sovrn growth by ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting and a strong and sustainable internal control environment. Our goal is to contribute to Sovrn at multiple levels by combining strong accounting and business senses, while subscribing to Sovrn mission and values.

About the Job

The Assistant Controller is responsible for managing internal and external reporting needs, performing technical accounting research, and preparing memos and whitepaper documentation for technical accounting matters affecting the Company. This role will experience collaborating across the organization.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Preparation of annual and periodic financial statements and related footnote disclosures ensuring presentation and disclosures are in accordance with US GAAP. 
  • Support multiple subsidiary financial reporting and consolidation. 
  • Oversee complex technical accounting matters, including carrying out research and documentation for a variety of complete and non-standard transactions (i.e mergers and acquisitions, debt offerings, and adoption of new standards).
  • Review journal entries and account reconciliations for technical areas. 
  • Complete purchase accounting and post acquisition integrations for business combinations. 
  • Work cross functionally to improve systems and our control environment to support the Company’s growth and overall public company readiness.
  • Manage international accounting and working with respective providers.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper internal controls and processes are in place and are consistently being monitored. 
  • Assist with compliance of local, state, and federal tax reporting and filing requirements. 

About You

You have experience and expertise in general and technical accounting gained in a combination of public accounting and private company experience. We value committed, detail-oriented and thoughtful individuals who bring operational excellence as well as a creative, mindful approach to their work.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Professional accounting experience leading a high performing team in a fast scaling organization.
  • Skills to motivate the team to achieve organizational objectives and to develop and implement a timeline to achieve goals and objectives. 
  • Public accounting experience.
  • CPA required.
  • A thorough understanding of US GAAP.
  • Experience working with international subsidiaries and transfer pricing.
  • Experience reviewing, preparing and reconciling multi-currency, intercompany consolidation accounts.
  • Experience with setting up and managing international accounting with foreign entities and managing providers.
  • Experience with NetSuite and advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • An aptitude and eagerness for working in fast-paced, dynamic environments.
  • The ability to work collaboratively across multiple functions of the organization. We’re looking for someone with strategic and operational financial experience who understands the needs of an evolving organization.
  • Proactively review current procedures and make recommendations for improvements with consideration to the key stakeholders in the organization.
  • Skills to motivate the team to achieve organizational objectives and to develop and implement a timeline to achieve goals and objectives. 
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented; strong attention to detail.

Bonus Points:

  • You love process and procedure, but also know when enough is enough.
  • You have a keen sense for balancing pragmatism and perfection.
  • Flexibility to roll with the punches and growing pains of a small but fast-growing company

This Position Reports to: Controller

Location: Boulder, Colorado

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of accountability impact, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We expect you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we're looking for.

About Sovrn

Publishers create the content the world depends on for education, entertainment, and commerce. Sovrn provides products and services to tens of thousands of online publishers to help them grow, operate their business, understand their readership, and manage consumer data. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London. 

With 10,000 customers deploying one or more products across 30,000 websites, Sovrn reaches 200M consumers across more than 3.5B pageviews everyday. Sovrn has been a leader in online publisher technology since its founding, and has been recognized by IAB, JICWEBS, and TAG for its role in combating advertising fraud and promoting pro-transparency initiatives. Sovrn is dedicated to helping content creators do more of what they love, and less of what they don’t.

Sovrn Core Values: Candid, Customer Empathy, Learning, Scrappy, Second Order Thinking

Compensation and Benefits

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate compensation range for this role in Boulder, Colorado is $115,000 to $140,000, including base salary and any related bonuses or commissions. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications and geographic location. Sovrn offers a full slate of benefits from competitive salaries, stock options, medical, dental and vision coverage, short and long term disability, life insurance,11 paid holidays, flexible vacation, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, and a paid parental leave program.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Sovrn is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, parental or pregnancy status, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

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Sovrn does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Sovrn employees. Sovrn is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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