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Location: Miami, FL
Date Posted: 06-26-2017
Company Overview:
Nearpod is an award-winning education technology company empowering teachers to create learning experiences that engage and inspire students. By combining access to digital lessons, interactive features (see our Virtual Field Trips and 3D objects initiatives) and real-time assessments, Nearpod has become a leader (and teacher favorite) in teaching and learning with technology.
Since its launch in 2012, Nearpod has seen wide adoption in the K-12 market; currently used in 1 out of 10 schools in the United States by over 100K teachers and 6M students on a monthly basis. 2017 marks the second year in a row that Nearpod has been listed on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and local news channels across the country.
Nearpod is headquartered in Miami, Florida and is backed by notable investors like Insight Venture Partners, Reach Capital, Storm Ventures, the Stanford StartX Fund, the Knight Enterprise Fund, Arsenal Ventures, as well as Marc Benioff (the CEO of Salesforce) and Scott Cook (founder and Chairman of Intuit) and his wife, Signe Ostby.


Aventura, FL

Position Overview:
We are seeking a hands-on Controller to ensure that Nearpod’s accounting function continues to scale and support the company’s rapid growth. The right individual for this role is a proven, strategic finance leader with a passion toward operational excellence, great attention to detail and proven ability to work successfully with senior leadership. This position reports to the VP of Finance and is responsible for leading the accounting, cash management and tax activities and will implement the controls, processes and systems to enable us to meet operational, reporting and audit requirements as we scale.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership and support to the company; enable strong performance against strategic, financial, and operational goals
  • Establish and create best of breed financial/accounting processes and internal controls in accordance with US GAAP to support the scaling of the business
  • Manage the month end close process with a focus on continuous process improvement in order to reduce the time it takes to close the books while maintaining the highest accounting quality
  • Plan and manage timely filing of tax returns and other statutory filings
  • Manage company’s annual audits
  • Oversee activities related to traditional general accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, general ledger, etc.
  • Provide leadership/mentorship to the Accounting team. Demonstrate the ability to lead by example, including a roll up your sleeves mentality when needed
  • 7+ years of progressive accounting management experience, including experience at a public accounting firm
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required; CPA certification strongly preferred
  • Experience with accounting software required
  • Startup, SaaS or for-profit Education industry experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of GAAP, including experience working with sales teams for revenue recognition purposes
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, exposure to FP&A is preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with strong presentation skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with proven experience in mentoring and growing skills of direct reports
  • Ability to work across the organization with a focus on ensuring the company is capable of scaling efficiently and with adequate controls
  • Self-directed, proactive with ability to multi-task

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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