Controller (Chicago, IL)


interviewstream is looking for a Controller to join our rapidly growing team. interviewstream is the HR technology industry’s leading interviewing technology provider. We exist to create experiences that transform hiring. We do this by simplifying interviews, inspiring change and getting hiring done anywhere. Our team members are passionate about the solutions we offer which simplify recruitment and make the candidate experience better.

The Controller will be a critical business partner to the CEO/Executive Management Team by applying sound judgment and crafting solutions to complex business issues while applying a principled approach to maintaining the GAAP financials. The position requires a self-driven and highly motivated professional to lead the accounting and finance operations. The person will possess strong organizational, communication and leadership skills and the ability to work with the financial sponsor, external auditors, outsourced 3rd party accounting providers and in office staff.

The ideal candidate must have a track record of completing tasks thoroughly and timely, a sound decision making process, and solid business judgment to add value across the organization. The successful candidate will exhibit proven accounting and financial leadership skills in a complex, fast paced, start-up environment. This position is accountable for the accounting operations to include the production of periodic and ad hoc financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

Key Responsibilities

Partners with CEO and Executive Management Team to maintain and improve the Accounting and Finance Operations in support of the mission and strategic vision of interviewstream:

  • Develop and maintain all necessary accounting and finance controls, policies, processes, and systems influencing the general ledger, financial and management reporting.
  • Coordinate, prepare and review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports including variance analysis, profitability analysis, and revenue recognition compliance / reporting / analysis.
  • Manage the annual budgeting process coordinating with financial sponsors and functional leaders to ensure alignment and timely completion.
  • Perform ad hoc accounting and financial planning and analysis activities as required by internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage working capital effectively to ensure liquidity from operations and effective use of funds including cash balances / transfers, DSO / DPO management, and operational cash forecasting.
  • Partner with IT department to ensure all finance systems are delivering value and provide project management for finance related system implementations and upgrades. Shape the enterprise wide perspective on corporate processes including Quote to Cash, Procure to Pay, Record to Report.
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors, government agencies, and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Maintain relationship with external Audit firm and mitigate any findings and recommendation for the annual audit.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • A BS/BA in Accounting / Finance and related fields.
  • CPA (strongly preferred)
  • A minimum of 7 years of Accounting and Finance experience, with SaaS and 606 revenue recognition.
  • Ability to utilize data to drive results.
  • Superior communicator at all levels.
  • Intacct Accounting and Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Advanced Excel modeling including pivot tables and multi-function / data analysis functionality.

To Apply

Email your resume to Ron Wilson at


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