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Accounting & Finance
Texas City, TX, USA · California, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Are you committed to excellence and looking for opportunities to advance your career?
Are you passionate about technology and startups and want to engage deeply with some of the most innovative early-stage companies in the world?
Do you want to work for a company that really values work/life balance?

Attivo is for you!

Attivo Partners is a full-service finance and accounting consulting firm with our HQ in San Francisco, California and a presence & clientele in the major start-up hubs across the US. We provide our emerging growth clients with CFO, accounting, and finance services across industries and at all stages of early growth – from zero to >$50M in revenue.
At Attivo, we work with some of the most exciting emerging growth companies backed by leading venture capital firms. Working with Attivo means collaborating with a team that has extensive experience with venture-backed companies and deep finance and accounting expertise. We are excited by the accounting, finance and business challenges inherent in working across many different companies, which provide our team members with excellent opportunities for learning and growing.
At Attivo, we take mentoring and training seriously and our partners devote time and energy to developing and nurturing talent. We are a passionate group of people and live our values in everything we do:
  • Relationships that last
  • Data-driven insights
  • Growth-focused mindset
  • Collaboration-first environment
  • Culture-conscious

Role Overview

The Controller position owns all accounting functions at our clients and will be responsible for issuing client financial statements, including thoughtful and value-added fluctuation analyses, developing financial models, and managing departmental budgets and forecasts. The Controller also manages Attivo staff to own full-cycle month-end close, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, and tax compliance. Experience with developing financial models from the ground up and establishing policies and procedures within a corporation is highly preferred. The ideal candidate has worked at or with early-stage start-ups and has a passion for helping companies scale and grow.

The position location is flexible/work from home, with preference given to candidates in the following cities where Attivo has an employee presence: San Francisco/Bay Area, San Diego/Southern California, New York City, Austin, and Nashville. Candidates in other locations welcome to apply.


  • Manage all general accounting functions which includes performing month-end close process, eliminations & consolidations, preparing and booking journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Prepare monthly consolidated client financials including fluctuation analysis and budget vs actual comparisons
  • Set client accounting & tax policies
  • Define & implement ASC 606 revenue recognition policies
  • Direct activities related to efficient customer cash collection and vendor payments and overall cash management and cash forecasting
  • Build financial models to help clients manage cash and make intelligent and proactive operational decisions
  • Analyze company operations to identify operational and cost efficiencies and implement solutions
  • Create and manage KPI Dashboards
  • Manage general HR responsibilities, including payroll, processing employee onboarding & offboarding, and benefits management
  • Oversee client tax-related matters to ensure timely compliance
  • Lead annual financial audits, as required
  • Manage and mentor accounting teams across all clients


  • Desire to work side by side with a variety of CFOs and want mentorship
  • Advanced+ Excel skills
  • Experience with standard software solutions: QuickBooks Online, Xero, Netsuite,, Gusto, Expensify, Carta
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Independent judgment and decision-making
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/priorities at a time
  • Professional curiosity & creativity
  • Passionate desire to learn & for continuous improvement

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred. CPA preferred
  • 8+ years of progressive accounting experience with at least 2 years at the Assistant Controller level and above
  • Experience guiding, mentoring, and leading high performing accounting teams
  • Experience working in a fast-paced technology and/or professional services environment

Professional Attributes

  • Professional integrity
  • High energy and enthusiasm, with a strong commitment to exceeding client expectations
  • Flexibility and openness to work on a variety of assignments, industries, and roles
  • Solution oriented, creative, and passionate about helping companies grow and scale
  • Confidence in professional aptitude and ability to effectively convey skills, knowledge, and qualifications to clients
  • Fast learner with high degree of curiosity
  • Team player with a strong desire to be an active, long-term participant in the growth of Attivo
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and passion for startups and early-stage growth companies

Salary Range

Attivo offers a competitive base plus bonus, and opportunities for advancement. The starting salary range for Controller is approximately $160,000 to $190,000 per year plus bonus.


Benefits for full-time employees include: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance (100% coverage for employees on base plan, 70% coverage for additional family members), participation in Flexible Spending Accounts and 401(k), 3 weeks PTO, voluntary Life Insurance & Disability plans, and work-from-home allowance. Primary caregivers and others requiring a flexible work schedule or reduced hours are encouraged to apply; benefits may be prorated for part-time hires.

Final Notes

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Attivo Partners is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. People from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.