Job Description

We are looking to hire a Controller to lead our accounting efforts working full time in our downtown Burlingame, CA office. This position will be accountable for the financial, risk management, and administrative operations of We Teach Science. The Controller will be directly involved in the development of financial tactics with clearly defined metrics. This role will also be responsible for the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems and report accurate financial results.
Immediate needs will require this person to manage the accounting operations of WTS including the production of financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk. They will be responsible for the accuracy of the organization’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards. They will also be responsible for the review of major customer and vendor contracts for adherence to company policies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Support the production of the annual budget and financial forecasts
Issue timely and complete financial statements
Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
Prepare reports that compare actual operating results to budget and explains operating performance and variances
Provide financial analysis as needed
Manage internal accounting resources, banking, and external CPA relationships
Review major vendor and customer agreements for adherence to business policies and standards
Manage the operations of the accounting department
Manage the maintenance of the chart of accounts, preparation and review of journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations/analysis and the month-end close process
Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions and the maintenance of a documented system of accounting policies and procedures including an orderly accounting filing system
Work closely with the WTS auditors, audit committee and accounting department during the year-end audit process
Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
Responsible for the accuracy of WTS’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards

Previous experience as a Financial Controller
A Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years experience
Advanced MS Excel including sum arrays or function equivalent
Adaptive Planning experience a plus
Proven analytical skills and attention to detail
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to handle diverse situations, multiple projects and rapidly changing priorities
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work with others and contribute to the success of the team
Self-motivation, drive to succeed
Honesty and accountability
Experience working with financial accounting software (QuickBooks proficiency required)

We Teach Science does not discriminate in staffing (volunteer and salaried) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (including genetic characteristics), veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Required experience: Financial Controller: 5 years

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in We Teach Science Foundation and a résumé detailing your professional and educational experience and salary requirements. Please e-mail your materials to:


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