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Corporate Controller

The Position:

The Corporate Controller is the analyzer, interpreter and disseminator of financial information to SU departments, product managers, and unit & company executives. The individual in this role works with and advises company leaders by providing the financial information needed to develop successful strategies, and communicates accounting and finance principals to non-accounting professionals. S/he plays a pivotal role in the overall success of the company by effectively managing all internally facing finance and accounting tasks.

The Controller is responsible for establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems; and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. S/he oversees general accounting, accounts receivable, collections, inventory accounting, payroll, risk management and is directly responsible for managing & supporting the accounting team. The Corporate Controller is a Director level position.

Some of the Position’s Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a set of controls and financial & accounting processes which reduce risk, increase compliance and expand transparency.
  • Develop and present clear and accurate financial statements; including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, project, program and sponsorship, and reporting for internal and external stakeholders and customers.
  • Improve financial and corporate decision-making through effective financial reporting systems.
  • Improve month-over-month and year-over-year performance in recurring processes.
  • Develop regional and international accounting and reporting systems to support the company’s planned growth.

The Person We Are Seeking For This Role:

  • A Certified Public Accountant licensure in good standing.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in all aspects of corporate accounting and all pertinent GAAP, SEC rules and regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Previous experience in a “Big Four” or national accounting firm, especially within the audit function.
  • Deep experience in both the private and public accounting sectors.
  • Strong, professional written and verbal communication skills, especially proven success in explaining complex financial concepts to a non-financially literate audience.
  • A demonstrable history of conscientious about the timeliness of assignments and the quality of work product.
  • Strong time management skills and organizational skills, including demonstrable success simultaneously addressing multiple competing priorities.
  • A familiarity with start-up organizations.

Why You Will Want to Work at Singularity University:

At Singularity University, we see exponential shifts as massive opportunities for dramatic growth, innovation, and value-creation. Through the Global Solutions Program (GSP) - our flagship program - we facilitate the creation of moonshot companies that will positively transform the future of humanity. Through our Custom Programs business, we help our clients to anticipate, understand, and leverage opportunities to propel their respective companies —and possibly the world—forward. The Executive Program (EP) is a week-long immersive course in Silicon Valley that examines how key converging technologies will shape our future and explores ethical leadership in a world of rapid change. And out Innovation Partnership Program (IPP) and SU Labs programs bring leading companies from a diverse range of industries, in an effort to create “Uncommon partnerships” accelerate innovation and build exponential solutions.

The Corporate Controller helps us to create and maintain the business infrastructure and operating practices which support the company and the work we do for our customers.

Singularity University (SU) has a globally recognized brand. We employ a vibrant workforce of bright and dedicated individuals, who love technology, and who are exceptional in their respective fields.

SU is a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. SU’s learning and innovation platform empowers individuals and organizations with the mindset, skillset, and network to build breakthrough solutions that leverage emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology.

We are looking for bright individuals who believe the world needs an organization dedicated to addressing serious global issues by fully embracing the power and capacity of disruptive and exponentially growing technologies.  We are looking for individuals who want to contribute directly to the growth and success of our programs. Our fast-paced environment requires intensive coordination and constant interaction with bright minds and the newest technologies from a variety of disciplines. We have ambitious ideas and plans and need the right people to help develop and execute them.

Our offices are in the NASA Research Park at historic Moffet Field, CA. We offer an opportunity to make a difference, a competitive compensation package, fully paid medical benefits, unlimited vacation, and a work environment that includes a fully stocked kitchen, and a flexible approach to when and where you work.

Our Requirements (you must have):

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or business, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least ten years of work experience in the accounting and finance sector.
  • At least five years of supervisory experience, managing accountants.
  • At least three years of work experience in a position equivalent to a controller or more complex responsibilities.

About Singularity University:

Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation blending for-profit structure with mission-based vision and values. Our employee value proposition is centered around a passion to positively impact billions of lives globally in the next ten years using exponential technologies. This is why we come to work at SU.

The following statements define who we are and what we stand for both within our community and with our employees:

  • We are creating a future of abundance that is bright, equitable and leaves no one behind.
  • We are not bystanders. We act with purpose, leveraging exponential technologies to definitively solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
  • We lead courageously and set an example for changing the world. We do no harm and refuse to compromise others for our own benefit.  Our passion for the well-being of humanity drives our action.
  • We are a community of inclusion, collaboration, and deep connection in which every individual is integral to success and the greatest ideas are often those never heard before.
  • We cultivate a critical mindset that is empathetic, understanding, and respectful of all points of view. We make decisions based on evidence and logic which push boundaries and redefine possibility.
  • We take Moonshots, thinking big and taking risks to solve problems and impact billions of lives. We believe that big dreams, strong collaboration, and powerful tools create an unstoppable force for good.
  • Together, we can solve any challenge we encounter.
  • We are exponential.

Singularity University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/provincial, local law.

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