• Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 05/25/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 155 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102

About Wonderschool

At Wonderschool ( our mission is to ensure every child has access to early education that helps them realize their potential. There is a major shortage of childcare and preschools in the United States and we believe one of the best ways to increase access for families is to help teachers start great child cares and preschools out of their homes. We provide assistance with licensing, setting up a classroom, setting pricing, building a website, matching parents to their program, operating a school day to day, and everything in between. Our goal is to build product to let teachers focus on what they do best – caring for and educating children.

Job Description

Wonderschool is a two-sided childcare marketplace whose mission is to ensure every child has access to child care that helps them realize their potential. We are doing this by building a suite of tools to support passionate early care and education professionals to start and run quality and sustainable child care programs, as well as building tools that make it easy for families to easily find programs that are the perfect fit for the needs of their children. Our tools allow providers to easily manage their students, parents, and school all from one dashboard. Our community allows providers to seek advice, support, and a sense of belonging with a group of like-minded peers.

We are looking for a Controller to join and lead our Finance team. This person will ensure we make the best financial decisions and that we have a strong accounting and finance backbone in place. The team behind the controller will manage all invoicing and cash collections, manage outsourced payroll, accounting and finance firms, as well as ensure bills are paid at the right cadence for the business, along with managing contracts for customers for new employees.

Wonderschool is a San Francisco-based company that has a fully distributed team with employees in several countries. We believe in giving our employees maximum flexibility, which is why you can work from anywhere, as long as you have a good internet connection and overlap with US Pacific Time working hours.


  • Continue to build and scale our accounting function.
  • Develop internal control guidelines, policies, procedures and financial controls. 
  • Oversee overall finance process including but not limited to payments, payroll, reconciliations, balances and receivables.
  • Manage and engage outside firms that currently outsource accounting.
  • Set the strategy for all accounting-related decisions and ensuring that financial systems and controls are properly built and used.
  • Work with leadership on corporate governance, taxes, compliance with federal, state and foreign laws if applicable. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, including 5+ years in a controller role at a start-up company.
  • Prior Big 4 experience or a history working at companies that have seen hyper growth is strongly preferred.
  • CPA required, strong operational and technical accounting background preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively, internally and externally across all levels
  • Must have strong knowledge of internal controls, internal & external reporting, audit processes, and tax
  • leader who gets involved in the business and can appropriately set near and long term priorities for the team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet hard deadlines

Wonderschool is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and talent.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.