Job Title:


Job Location:

Palo Alto, California

Job Compensation:

140K - 190K + Bonus

Job Description:


Our client, an expanding
cyber-security company is looking for a Controller who will direct the
accounting activities; this position will report to the CFO.  We are looking for someone who
can demonstrate the following:

  • Hustle – Hustle and passion are the lifeblood of
    our Company.  We move fast and deliver results
    because of hustle and passion
  • Excellent communication and people skills – Numbers
    are key, but a business is built with people.
    Relationship building and adept communication are assets in our
    fast-moving environment
  • Team player – This is a highly collaborative and
    supportive team environment
  • Self-starter – We don’t have time or desire to
    micro-manage.  You will take initiative,
    be proactive, set and drive toward goals
  • Attention to detail – Balanced with swift
    execution.  We need to do things quickly
    and we need to do them well.  Balancing
    those can be challenging and this should be a strength of yours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.

  • Perform consolidations of domestic and
    international companies.
  • Plan and execute timely monthly close of accounting
    records, including:

    • Preparation and review of journal entries
    • Preparation and review of account reconciliations
    • Preparation of financial statements and reporting
    • Analyze monthly financial data to ensure accuracy
      and completeness
  • Ensure that revenue is recognized in accordance
    with Company accounting policies
  • Coordinate with external auditors to ensure timely
    completion of audit requests
  • Development and maintenance of accounting systems
    and policies and procedures
  • Manage international accounting service to ensure
    proper and timely processing of accounting transactions and reporting of
    monthly results.
  • Coordinate with outside counsel for equity
    administration matters surrounding option and restricted stock grants.
  • Calculate stock compensation expense using equity
    administration platform.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll,
    including reconciliation of payroll filings and deposits by payroll processor.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of expense
    reports, including review and conformity with Company expense policies.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of vendor
    invoices through the bill payment platform, including obtaining appropriate
    approvals for payment.
  • Coordinate with the Company’s tax accountant for
    timely filing of tax returns.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in
    accounting and finance operations in a fast-growing SaaS environment
  • Experience working in a start-up
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP
  • Working knowledge of enterprise-level financial
    planning systems

Our Firm

Murdock Martell, Inc. is a leading financial consulting and recruiting
firm that provides solutions to established and emerging growth companies. We represent
some of the strongest companies in the Bay Area with an emphasis in Technology
and Life Sciences.


Job Skills:

Education Requirements:

Murdock Martell, Inc. is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

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