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Assistant Controller

Company: Precisely
Location: Burlington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:


Open to location prefer east coast.

Precisely is a global leader in data integrity, providing accuracy and consistency in data for 12,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including 90 percent of the Fortune 100. Precisely's data integration, data quality, location intelligence, and data enrichment products power better business decisions to create better outcomes. We are looking for talented individuals with the experience and motivation to join our innovative team.

This role will join the Finance and Accounting team (initially remote but based in Burlington, MA upon return to offices) and will be responsible for leading a team of 4-6 individuals across global consolidated close, audit, technical accounting, revenue, and accounting/financial reporting as well as providing technical accounting guidance and interpretations. You will be involved with various technical accounting projects, including memos and analysis related to complex transactions, accounting policy research and implementation and management of domestic and foreign audits. Additionally, you will assist in developing an internal control structure consistent with that of a public companies.


  • Manage an efficient, timely and accurate global close, including complete and review of all balance sheet reconciliations
  • Coordinate with information technology to evolve ERP solution and implement other technology solutions to streamline processes and procedures
  • Supervise the Company's global accounting policies, particularly complex and non-routine issues, to ensure ongoing compliance with US GAAP
  • Monitor, oversee and implement new and evolving accounting standards under US GAAP, including new lease accounting standards (ASC 842)
  • Advise and/or prepare technical memos and analysis to support accounting treatment and other finance implications for complex areas such as business combinations, consolidations, revenue recognition, leases, stock-based compensation, debt and equity transactions
  • Oversee and coordinate US GAAP or other statutory financial statement audits
  • Oversee accounting for Company's debt instruments including term loans, swap/hedges, etc
  • Assist with special projects, process improvements and due diligence process for acquisitions.
  • Advise and implement internal controls in support of management's and the external auditors' assessment of internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Assist with establishing the Internal Audit function at the company, including financial, IT audit procedures and compliance audit programs
  • Manage and coordinate third party consultants used for valuations, swaps, etc.
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • 8-10 years of experience, preferably with public accounting and software or technology industry experience
  • Minimum of 3 years in public accounting with advancement to Senior level at a Big Four or international firm
  • Minimum of 3 years in industry is preferred with advancement to Manager or equivalent level required
  • Proven ability to manage team of multiple individuals with varying experience levels required
  • Bachelor's degree and CPA Certification required
  • Comprehensive and current understanding of U.S. GAAP, particularly revenue recognition, business combinations and stock-based compensation. Knowledge of IFRS preferred, but not required.
  • Proven ability to interpret and apply accounting guidance and prepare formal, well-supported, accounting position papers and supporting analyses
  • Strong strategic, presentation, project management and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, business group leaders and senior management
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with strong Excel skills
  • Proficient with ERP and other systems, preferably Netsuite, Salesforce, Coupa and OpenAir
  • Ability and readiness to embrace and successfully drive/implement change
  • Process optimization focused - vision with the ability to apply practical solutions and navigate through ambiguity
  • High-level of integrity along with the ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Team player; comfortable operating within a dynamic, complex organizational structure and able to be flexible and collaborate with team on different projects and needs
  • Hard working, detail oriented and ability to motivate teams

Keywords: Precisely, Boston , Assistant Controller, Other , Burlington, Massachusetts

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