Assistant Controller

Finance / Redwood City, CA, United States

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Flipboard is a content discovery platform for your passions, interests, and news. Available on web, iOS, and Android, Flipboard offers the world important and influential articles shared by the greatest publishers and our awesome Flipboard community to advance conversation, keep people informed, and inspire them to engage, learn, and lead.

We are looking for an Assistant Controller to join the team based at our corporate headquarters in Redwood City, CA (remote work only during COVID-19 pandemic). This is a strategic role responsible for managing and directing the company’s day-to-day accounting functions in a high-growth international environment.


  • Accounting: Oversee accounting to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of the Company’s financial statements and timely close process in accordance with GAAP accounting.
  • Systems, Processes and Controls: Develop, implement and maintain the worldwide internal financial controls consistent with Company policies and regulatory guidelines. Guide the maintenance of the Company’s financial reporting systems as the company grows.
  • Reporting and Compliance: Oversee the preparation of the Company’s financial reports required by local, state and federal agencies. Provide financial analyses required by Flipboard leadership and the Board.
  • Oversee Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable, Payroll, review of the Balance Sheet, Income Statement and General Ledger. Provide monthly, quarterly and annual financial analysis presentations to management and the Board.
  • Oversee financial operations of international subsidiaries.
  • Act as primary contact for domestic and international auditors, 409 valuation firms, domestic and international tax accountants as well as business insurance brokers.
  • Oversee the entire commission process.
  • Manage lease for all office locations.
  • Cash management oversight & POC for banking relationship
  • Assist in special projects.

Requirements & Preferred Skills/Experience

  • 8-10 years experience leading Finance and Accounting in a fast growth, privately held company
  • Supervisory experience managing and mentoring in an entrepreneurial environment
  • BA or BS in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred
  • Must be a highly motivated individual with attention to detail and high level of integrity
  • Should be highly structured, disciplined and organized with an ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communications skills with employees at all levels
  • Work effectively with external experts including attorneys, investment advisors, and risk managers

Benefits & Perks

  • Our benefits include vision, dental, life, and health insurance, plus 401K with a company match
  • Flexible hours and generous ‘out of office time’ for holidays, vacations, sick leave, relaxation & wellness, personal and family needs
  • Subsidized commuter programs
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies –– you name it, we celebrate it!

Why Join Flipboard?

  • Our vision: At a time when society could really benefit from being more informed and inspired, we are enabling great stories to reach the right communities around the world.
  • Our team: Led by experienced CEO, Mike McCue, the Flipboard team is a positive, respectful, and diverse group of bright and highly capable people who work collaboratively with strong purpose and vision. The Flipboard team is headquartered in downtown Redwood City, CA in the beautiful SF Bay Area. Although our roots lie in the Silicon Valley, our team extends around the world: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, and London.
  • Our culture: We value an environment and culture that encourages people’s voices and perspectives to be heard. We believe that leveraging our team will lead us to create better products and services for all our users and partners. We value diversity and inclusion at Flipboard and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
  • Our value: We are fully funded and making steady, meaningful progress on a premium, high margin business within a $600B, highly strategic market. Our business model is tightly aligned with our values, our partners and our user experience which makes our company both valuable and unique.
  • Our product: Millions of people truly love Flipboard and rely on it regularly. Flipboard is a standard bearer for great mobile design, innovation, and we deeply value craftsmanship.
  • Our platform: Our platform selects the best content from millions of sources around the world, organizes it into highly personalized feeds, and presents it for further curation by the community. We are driven by hard technical challenges and we value pioneering new technology to continually increase the power, efficiency and scale of our platform