Assistant Controller at Thrive Global
New York City, NY, US

Thrive Global is the leading behavior change SaaS company helping individuals and companies drive high performance from a foundation of well-being, ultimately ending the stress and burnout epidemic. We’re leading the global conversation around well-being and performance, and developing products and programs that help people go from knowing what to do to actually doing it.

 
About This Role
Reporting into the VP of Finance, the Assistant Controller will be based out of our headquarters in New York, NY.  This is a highly visible role leading all the Accounting and Financial Reporting functions for the Company. As a key member of our Finance leadership team, you will manage our accounting team and related functions through rapid growth. We are seeking a self-starter that is highly motivated, team-oriented, and results-driven to work in an exciting, fast-paced and dynamic environment. Must have ability and desire to take on responsibilities, be an active team member, and oversee a small team. This is a hands-on collaborative opportunity and will be integral in enhancing and implementing process improvements.
 
What You’ll Do
  • Manage daily accounting operations for billing, collections, and payables; creating scalable processes to ensure financial information is properly captured, reconciled and documented
  • Oversee the monthly close process to issue timely and accurate monthly financial statements in accordance with US GAAP; review related account analysis for accuracy
  • Evaluate, develop, and implement accounting policies and controls, including documentation and technical memos
  • Research technical accounting issues and provide expert advice/guidance
  • Prepare and/or review certain financial support and statements, including but not limited to cash flow statements
  • Prepare certain accounting entries, such as payroll and stock compensation
  • General ledger maintenance (sub ledger/client-matter mapping, new department and account setup including department & account groups for reporting)
  • Prepare monthly management reporting and quarterly Board of Directors packages 
  • Lead the year-end audit and tax return filings; ensure all necessary work is performed, auditors’ questions and follow-up items are addressed to ensure the audit is completed timely and efficiently
  • Drive process improvement to support financial system & and operational processes; capable of pioneering and leading change 
  • Partner with department leaders to understand key issues and business drivers and collaborate with FP&A team to maintain financial model and forecasts, and increase efficiency of periodic reporting
  • Ad-hoc requests and special projects, such as system upgrades/implementations, workflow automation, account trend and vendor cost analysis, etc.
 
Who You Are
  • Self-starter a must with demonstrated ability to lead a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface comfortably at all levels both internally and externally 
  • Results oriented with superior technical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to thrive and multitask in a high-growth, fast-paced, ever-changing environment 
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelors and/or Masters in Accounting/Finance.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in both public and private accounting: CPA is a plus.
  • Advanced Excel skills required (vlookups, pivot tables, sum if, indirect, etc)
  • Knowledge of and experience with ERP systems and implementations, Netsuite is a plus