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VP of Accounting & Corporate Controller



Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Joining Collibra’s Finance team

We are seeking a dynamic VP & Corporate Controller to join our rapidly growing team. You will be directly responsible for coordinating the Company’s global financial close processes, leading the PCAOB external audit, and establishing best-in-class policies, controls, and procedures within the Accounting function that prepare the Company for future public company status. Reporting directly to the CFO, this position has high visibility within the organization as well as with our VC backers, the Board and the Audit Committee and offers an incredible opportunity for growth. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have strong organization and communication skills, and thrive in a fast-paced, global SaaS environment.

The VP of Accounting & Corporate Controller at Collibra is responsible for:

Financial Reporting & Management

  • Managing the monthly financial close and reporting process, including monthly financial statements, recons/flux, Company-wide metrics, and reporting
  • Overseeing day-to-day accounting functions including general ledger, AR, AP, treasury (indirect), tax (indirect), fixed assets, revenue, and ASC 606 revenue recognition including contract structuring
  • Providing thought leadership and direction on more complex accounting topics including Equity Accounting, SEC reporting (future), Intercompany eliminations and entries, Statutory reporting, Software capitalization, lease accounting, FX (revaluation, CTA), and Transfer pricing
  • Providing leadership to the Payroll and Commissions team(s)
  • Developing and implement processes to ensure financial results are completed in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with GAAP and IFRS
  • Establishing and maintain internal controls and policies to prevent inaccuracies in financial statements and ensure a “clean” audit
  • Assisting in the annual budget, quarterly board reporting, and monthly forecasting process
  • Working cross functionally to coordinate communications on all items related to billing, revenue, monthly commission calculations, collections and Free Cash Flow

Technical Accounting

  • Providing interpretation and application of technical accounting procedures, principles, and pronouncements in accordance with GAAP, including review and interpretation of customer contracts/SSP allocations (including on premise software and Cloud bundles) to implement revenue tracking, reporting and analysis.
  • Overseeing purchase price accounting, including opening balance sheet entries in support of our acquisition strategies
  • Coordinating 409a and ASC 805 valuation processes with external valuation consultants

Leading Audit and Audit Committee relationships and Tax Activities (Indirect Ownership):

  • Leading the Company’s annual PCAOB financial audit by its external audit firm
  • Liaising with the Tax department to Ensure tax compliance with various government agencies (both domestic and foreign); this includes Income Tax, Sales and Use Tax, Business Tax, VAT, quarterly/annual provision, etc.
  • Leading the relationship with the Audit Committee related to quarterly AC topics and reporting

You have:

  • Controller leadership experience in a global, public SaaS or technology organization
  • Financial leadership experience in global, $250+ million SaaS/technology organization(s); knowledgeable of the aspects of a small company while also understanding how to scale to a larger one.
  • Proven background in M&A processes, from both a tax, accounting, acquisition and integration standpoint; IPO experience a plus
  • ERP implementation and optimization experience, with NetSuite and a plus
  • Strong communication, presentation, Q&A and influencing skills in both small and large group settings, including effective interactions with, but not limited to, banks, auditors, lenders and Board/VC relationships.
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Active CPA strongly desired. Public accounting experience is a plus.

You are:

  • Results-driven with a sense of urgency in execution of processes, systems, and projects, with a keen focus on making sure things are done timely, accurately
  • Experienced in helping leadership teams focus on core financial deliverables dedicated to achieving the critical business results. Curious with strong, detailed knowledge of the end-to-end business cycle of ARR businesses and the desire to dig into the details of the business. Able to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization around business strategy and commercial success.
  • An enthusiastic team player who works well in and with cross functional teams and with independent business units in order to foster a common vision, strategy and technical approach. Able to explain technical concepts in a simple and understandable style conducive to discussion and debate. Comfortable sharing thoughts and ideas in a problem-solving approach; welcoming healthy debates.
  • Analytical, able to identify significant areas of opportunities and weakness using data and financial information and communicate insights with functional and operational leaders to drive action and monitoring of data to track performance to plans set.
  • A leader with integrity. You do not ethically cut corners; you earn the trust of co-workers and put the organization above self-interest. You foster a “team” culture focused on excellence. You are able to assess the current team, develop talent and attract new talent.

Compensation for This Role

The standard base salary range for this position is $225,000 - $250,000 per year. This position is not eligible for additional commission-based compensation. Salary offers are based on a combination of factors, including, but not limited to, experience, skills, and location.

In addition to base salary, we offer equity ownership at every level, bonus potential, a Flex Fund monthly stipend, pension/401k plans, and more.

Benefits at Collibra

Collibra recognizes and values that everyone has different needs, interests, and life goals. We built our {Be}well benefits program with flexibility in mind to support you and your loved ones through a diverse range of circumstances and life events. These flexible offerings sit on a foundation of competitive compensation, health coverage, and time off.

Professional Development

Collibrians are ambitious and inventive, and we want to develop our skills individually and as a team. You’ll have access to LinkedIn Learning and other development opportunities, as well as other rewards and recognition programs to help grow your career.

Health Coverage

We strive to remain locally competitive and globally equitable. This means comprehensive offerings including medical, dental, vision, and mental health benefits for you and your family.

Paid Time Off and Flexibility

We provide unlimited paid time off, global leave policies for a variety of personal and family circumstances, company-wide wellness days off throughout the year, meeting-free Wednesdays, and a flexible culture to help balance your work and your life.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We create inclusion and belonging through how we onboard, meet, connect, engage, and communicate. Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Collibra.

Learn more about Collibra’s benefits.

At Collibra, we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer – which ties directly to our core value, “open, direct, and kind.” We realize the key to creating a company with a world-class culture and employee experience comes from who we hire and creating a workplace that celebrates everyone.

With this, we proudly consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, HIV status, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status or any other legally protected category.