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Senior Director, Assistant Controller



Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

About Industrious

Industrious is the largest premium workplace-as-a-service provider and home to the highest-rated workplaces in the industry. Everything we do comes down to creating great days for teams of all sizes and stages, including our own. We believe that what makes a great day at work is the people on your team and the problems you get to solve together. We’re looking for people who love thinking outside the box and thrive in a truly collaborative setting. As teammates, we encourage new ideas and toast every win. We’re excited about having a meaningful impact on people’s workplace experience.

Great days also start when everyone can be their authentic self at work. Diversity of backgrounds, thoughts, and ideas is critical to our success in delivering great workplace experiences, both for our members and for each other. Industrious is committed to creating an inclusive, respectful environment that embraces your individuality and quirkiness. You are valued for who YOU are. We celebrate our people as individuals who can accomplish great things when we work together as one team.

We are proud to have been recognized as one of America’s 500 fastest-growing companies in 2020 by Inc. Magazine and one of Forbes’ Best Startup Employers.

To learn more, visit www.industriousoffice.com/careers.

About The Role

As our Assistant Controller, you will lead our US accounting team, overseeing the month-end close, global consolidations, reporting, and compliance functions of our business. You will have significant involvement in new and complex transactions, and drive process and policy across the finance department and the company. You will be responsible for overseeing various operational finance tasks in relation to the general ledger, revenue recognition, related cost of sales, SG&A, P&L packages by department and location, balance sheet reconciliations by location, deferred revenue, journal entries, technical accounting issues, and financial reporting. Using your advanced knowledge of accounting principles, you will support our Controller and provide guidance and direction to the team and the business as we navigate the rapid growth, changing nature, and increasing complexity of our business.

The position will develop scalable and efficient processes that satisfy the organization’s goals around internal controls and finance transformation, and ensure that finance team SLAs are well established and adhered to. You will issue internal and external financial statements and reports on a timely basis, while meeting all financial close reporting requirements and deadlines. You will provide accounting support to operational departments and special projects as needed, being a strong cross-functional partner and leader to corporate department heads, FP&A, and our global finance teams. You will be responsible for annual audit and reporting compliance, tax reporting, accounting for one-off transactions, and adoption of new accounting pronouncements.

At the time of posting, this position will manage a team of 4 direct reports, plus the reports of those managers; a team of 10 – 12 in total.

This position reports to the VP, Controller and is based in New York City.


  • Responsible for leading and managing the Company’s monthly close process and global consolidation, ensuring that the accounting records are maintained in accordance with GAAP, free from material misstatements and that the NetSuite GL and its sub-ledgers are closed on a timely basis. Includes the review and posting of journal entries during the monthly close process.
  • Prepare/review monthly and quarterly P&L variance analysis packages for the Controller. Review all monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Enhance the quality and standardization of global financial reporting, working heavily within OneStream (consolidation and reporting tool) to establish and upkeep reporting
  • Continually develop, expand and improve/streamline month end close, financial reporting procedures, and help drive the reduction of the close timeline.
  • Oversee annual audit, tax return, and investor reporting processes, including the review and preparation of financial statements and several footnotes to be included in the audited financial statements. Interact with the Company’s external auditors and tax providers with respect to the Company’s financial statements and related analyses.
  • Monitor emerging accounting issues and new pronouncements to ensure that the Company adopts applicable guidance on a timely basis. Be able to perform technical accounting research and document findings in an accounting policy memo, on an ad hoc basis.
  • Continually assess and implement process improvements, including anticipating improvements to become more efficient as the company scales.
  • Effectively manage, motivate, and train assigned staff and provide regular status of work-in-progress responsibilities to the Controller.
  • Evaluate and identify areas of potential exposure and internal control weakness and evaluate and improve processes and work flows to improve completion times.
  • Strive for clear documentation and policies, procedures, and SLAs, and adherence with those standards across the team and organization.


  • BS/BA in Accounting with 8+ years of direct experience in the field. MBA/MACC is a plus.
  • CPA with Big 4 experience + previous experience in accounting/finance role for a public company
  • Experience with multinational companies and consolidation, budgeting and reporting tools (such as OneStream, FCCS, PBCS or Hyperion) is strongly preferred
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate complex accounting terms across a wide range of stakeholders. Strong critical thinking and technical accounting skills. Self-starter with exceptional prioritization skills who’s excited to work in a high paced entrepreneurial environment. Extremely strong attention to detail is a must.
  • Experience in managing high performing accounting teams of at least 5 people
  • Enthusiastic about designing and implementing systems and policies. Previous experience with process improvement/automation is a plus.
  • Strong organization skills and capable of balancing multiple priorities, recurring responsibilities, and long-term projects across a large team
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, with intermediate/advanced Excel
  • Previous experience with ERP system and other accounting software (NetSuite, Coupa, Zuora, Stripe) preferred.
  • Proficient knowledge of most financial statement captions and concepts, including, cash, fixed assets, accounting for variable and fixed leases, revenues, cogs, sg&a expenses, off-balance sheet commitments, equity method investments, VIEs/management contracts, gross v net revenue recognition concepts, contingent liabilities, etc.
  • Familiarity with leases and ASC 842 is a must.
  • Previous experience in accounting for and consolidating international locations is a plus


The budgeted annual base compensation range for this role is $180,000 - $190,000. The successful candidate's actual base compensation will be based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to work experience, job-related knowledge, skills, and professional qualifications. You will also be eligible for an annual bonus based on performance against key real estate growth targets.

Base and bonus compensation are just two components of Industrious’ total compensation package that may be available to employees. Other great employee perks and benefits include heavily subsidized healthcare plans, generous paid time off, company stock options, wellness programs, professional development grants, 401k plan, and many other benefits, subject to applicable eligibility criteria and company policies.

If your expected compensation falls outside of the given range, and you are still interested in working at Industrious, why not join our Talent Pipeline and be kept in the loop for all new opportunities that could be a good fit for your experience.