Corporate Controller at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US

Do you believe residents can strengthen their neighborhoods through dialog and collaboration? Are you passionate about using the power of technology to build community? Would you like to join a transformative company and play a meaningful role in crafting its future? If so, we’d love to meet you.

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.

Nextdoor is used by millions of members in over 180,000 neighborhoods in the US. Since 2016, we have successfully launched in the Netherlands, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Australia, and we plan to extend our service further internationally in 2019 and beyond. We are based in San Francisco and backed by Silicon Valley’s leading investors.

Job Description:

We're looking for a Corporate Controller who can improve financial and strategic decision making across the company through driving the development of the financial operations strategy, reporting and risk management functions of the company. The position reports to the CFO.

Our team’s core value is trust, we build it through the delivery of timely, complete and accurate financial information that can be relied on to help drive impactful financial decisions. You are right for this role if you are passionate about fostering strong cross-functional relationships across the business and driving process improvement that is critical to help scale the organization for rapid domestic and international growth. You see the bigger picture, excel at juggling multiple priorities and thrive at going above and beyond. You also exhibit a high attention to detail coupled with strong analytical skills. Our business partners appreciate our insight and trust us to help them solve difficult problems.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage the financial close process and preparation of Nextdoor's financial statements and financial reporting in accordance with U.S. GAAP and best business practices while meeting reporting deadlines.
  • Develop management reporting, analysis and commentary that provides senior leaders with timely insights into trends, operational results, growth and cost drivers
  • Monitor current trends in regulations and among our company peer group related to accounting and reporting issues and provide guidance on technical accounting decisions and associated documentation
  • Develop and implement effective systems, accounting policies and financial controls which maintain the integrity of all financial transactions and reporting of the company
  • Help to build culture of efficient controls for scalability, revenue assurance and compliance while driving improvements in process and automation in the accounting organization as the business scales
  • Develop positive relationships with the business functions with the goal of being a valued business advisor.
  • Perform and oversee treasury duties such as monitoring cash balances and forecasts and FX positions and exposure. Executing the investment transactions in accordance with the Company’s Investments Policy and administration of the Company’s insurance programs
  • Manage the quarterly and annual external audit and 409A process
  • Oversee disbursement activities, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable and employee expense reports
  • Oversee billing activities to ensure proper revenue recognition and accurate and timely invoicing and collections
  • Ensure the company maintains regulatory and GAAP compliance with all corporate income and sales tax requirements. Manage international tax optimization strategy
  • Identify and review all material contracts for financial impact and appropriate tax and accounting treatment

The successful candidate will have a passion for building a first-class organization and can lead and manage by example, be able to create an inspiring vision for the finance accounting team and believe strongly in mentoring a professional team capable of driving successful business decisions. 

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years with a mix of Big 4 and industry experience in a prior Corporate Controller role
  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead strong financial and accounting teams. You know how to lead through change and are motivated by the challenge of a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • SEC reporting experience
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of GAAP, current trends and developments
  • Industry (social media, digital advertising, consumer internet, technology), IPO and international experience highly valued
  • NetSuite ERP system experience. Implementation experience highly valued. Strong Excel skills required