[Hiring] Senior Accounting Controller @Platform.sh

April 6, 2024

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Job Description

About Platform.sh

The Platform.sh Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) removes the complexities of cloud infrastructure management and optimizes development-to-production workflows, reducing the time it takes to build and deploy applications. Delivering efficiency, reliability, and security, giving development teams both control and peace of mind. Built for developers, by developers.

Adopted and loved by 16,000+ developers, 7,000 customers, and proven over the last 8 years — 

Platform.sh provides out-of-the-box capabilities that serve as the launchpad for creative development teams’ out-of-the-box thinking.

We provide 24×7 support, managed cloud infrastructure, and automated security and compliance with an all-in-one PaaS. We give our customers complete control over their data by keeping applications secure and available around the clock.

Platformers are a remote, global workforce, and we thrive in a multicultural team. We are committed to open source and an open, welcoming environment. Our team spans the globe and the experience spectrum. What’s our commonality, our cultural fabric? A curious spirit and a thirst for knowledge; an eagerness for innovative ideas and cultures. We believe we can build anything together in an environment that frees you to do your best work.

Bring your expertise and enthusiasm to our growing, global organization. Your contributions, collaboration, and unique point of view are recognized and valued here.

Position Summary

Platform.sh is seeking a Senior Accounting Controller to join our global Accounting team, overseeing crucial financial operations across subsidiaries and headquarters. Responsibilities include leading consolidation processes, driving strategic financial projects, coordinating audits for compliance, and utilizing data analytics tools for informed decision-making. Join us in shaping the future of finance and seize dynamic opportunities for growth. 

This role reports to the Director, Finance. 

What you can expect 

  • Lead the consolidation process for seven subsidiaries, continuously refining month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close procedures with precision.
  • Maintain impeccable data quality standards, ensuring accuracy and reliability in all financial records.
  • Manage VAT declaration, various tax obligations, and General Ledger responsibilities, including monthly Management reporting packages and meticulous financial records maintenance.
  • Drive monthly reporting, such as balance sheet and income statement variance analysis, providing critical insights for decision-making.
  • Prepare top-tier executive/board deliverables, including monthly board reporting and revenue committee presentations.
  • Coordinate seamlessly with HR and outsourcing firms for payroll management, ensuring compliance and accuracy.
  • Lead external annual audits, ensuring smooth compliance and workflow.
  • Support project management initiatives, especially in IFRS implementation, contributing dynamically to team and organizational success.

What you bring

  • Advanced knowledge of progressive accounting principles and practices including financial reporting, reconciliations, and auditing with a track record of implementing automation to continuously elevate process standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive strategic financial projects aligned with organizational goals.
  • Appreciation for data analytics and familiarity with Salesforce and NetSuite.
  • Thorough understanding of IFRS.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of conveying complex concepts effectively.
  • Extensive experience collaborating globally with cross-functional teams, particularly in partnership with Sales, Marketing, and Strategy.
  • Exceptional analytical and prioritization abilities, with keen attention to detail, thriving in fast-paced, evolving environments.
  • Proven experience working with public companies.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

This is a remote job. Work from the Europe/UK Region.

We’re a worldwide, distributed team looking for the best talent. Our remote model has been in practice and thriving since 2014. To us, remote work means flexibility and having truly diverse, global teams. 

*To maximize team collaboration with the team, this role is preferred in Europe timezone. 

Company perks and benefits 

  • An innovative product you can believe in. We’re sustainably changing the way companies develop and manage their web applications
  • We’re voted as A Best Place to Work by 96% of our employees, Forbes Top 30 Companies for Remote Jobs, and in France Best Workplaces for Women
  • Hands on leadership that cares in a flexible, open work environment, where your voice is encouraged. We can always find ways to do better and look forward to hearing your ideas
  • A global team, rich with culture and diversity
  • Company-wide DE&I initiative that you can be a part of
  • Team gatherings 
  • Fair PTO (standards based on location)
  • Inclusive parental leave (timeline based on location)
  • Healthcare, dental, and vision (US, CA, UK, and FR employees only)
  • Tandem – a pool of linguists from around the world willing to help each other work on learning new languages
  • Company shares (discretionary)
  • Unlimited Platform.sh accounts

How we hire

We know that a great hire won’t meet every requirement that we’ve outlined. If you can see yourself elevating the team, we want to hear your story. Few of us would be here had we not taken a chance.   

You can expect 5 interviews on Google Meet to follow the order below. Should you successfully move through the entire process you will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of Platformers. Our goal is to ensure you can make the most informed decision on whether this role, and our culture aligns with what you’re looking for in your future working environment. 

  1. 60 Minutes with Hiring Manager (Director, Finance)
  2. 45 Minutes with Talent Acquisition 
  3. 60 Minutes with Team (Accounting Manager)
  4. 60 Minutes with Cross Team (Director, FP&A)
  5. 45 Minutes with CFO

All roles require background checks. 

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