Assistant Controller


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 04/29/2021
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  • Company Address: 49 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108

About Zumper

Zumper is a rental marketplace that serves renters, landlords, and property managers throughout the U.S. and Canada with a mission to make renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel.

Job Description

Zumper is on a mission to make renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel. With 70 million users (1 in 3 US adults) and 150 million visits, we are empowering people to rent smarter. Our success has generated support from top-tier investors for a total of $140m in funding (Series D). We realize that changing the way the world rents requires passion, bold ideas, and bright minds. Join us and build the future of renting, Today.


About this Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Controller to join our finance team to support our VP, Controller in all areas of operational accounting, revenue, month-end close, and audits. The ideal candidate will possess strong technical and analytical accounting skills, a team-first mentality, and the ability to remain agile in high-growth and dynamic environment.


What You Will Do

  • Lead monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes, implement key internal controls and find opportunities to shorten the timeline
  • Direct and oversee day-to-day accounting operations, including Fixed Assets, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Revenue, Commissions and Payroll functions
  • Oversight of core accounting responsibilities including financial statement preparation, flux analysis, actuals vs budget, and ensuring key financial reporting reflects the team's underlying knowledge of the business
  • Lead the financial audit process, including preparing materials and working with the external auditors
  • Optimize and maintain our accounting software stack which includes NetSuite, Tipalti, ADP, Salesforce, and Expensify; evaluate opportunities for further automation as well as identifying gaps where additional automation would be helpful
  • Manage and mentor a growing team of people managers, aiding in guidance regarding career development for their respective teams
  • Lead audit, statutory business, and tax filings for multiple entities
  • Oversee special projects and support finance leadership and other partners as needs arise


Who You Are

  • 10+ years of relevant accounting experience at some combination of start-ups, public companies, and/or public accounting firms; IPO experience preferred
  • CPA or CA with excellent technical accounting skills, with a detailed understanding of GAAP standards (ASC 606, ASC 842, ASC 805)
  • Strong knowledge of SEC reporting requirements
  • Proven track record leading cross-functional initiatives and engaging with internal and external partners
  • Experienced in evolving processes, SOX 404 (b) controls implementation, and systems to support a high-growth company
  • Strong technical, analytical, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and adjust quickly to changing priorities


What We Offer

  • 401k plan + 3% company match
  • Stock options
  • Great Medical, dental, vision insurance options with 90-100% premium coverage
  • FSA, HSA, Life insurance, and Long-term Disability insurance
  • Up to 12-weeks of paid parental leave
  • Flexible vacation policy - work hard and take time off when you need it
  • Health & wellness credits and hosted meditation sessions
  • Home office set-up and internet reimbursements
  • Group training and individual professional development support
  • Team activities, game nights, and happy hours
  • Weekly insight into company metrics
  • Employee Resource Groups (Black Lives Matter at Zumper, Out at Zumper, and zWomen) that create safe spaces for candid conversations


Life at Zumper

Zumper HQ is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, next door to the iconic Transamerica Building. With offices in Chicago, New York, Providence, and Scottsdale, we are lucky to have 200+ team members across the US.


We care deeply about diversity and inclusivity. We are fostering an environment that celebrates individuality and enables you to be your best self. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome all applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, or race. We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive equitable employee benefits. (Please contact us to request accommodations).


We are proud to have been awarded Inc. Magazine's 2019 Best Places to Work and SF Business Times' 2020 Best Places to Work and 2019 Bay Area Workplace Wellness and Builtin's 2021 SF Best Places to Work and 2021 SF Companies with the Best Benefits.


Please note

Zumper does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, including recruitment agencies and/or search firms. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Zumper employees, or any other company location. Any submittals without a prior signed agreement will become property of Zumper.

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