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Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

About Figure

Figure is transforming the trillion dollar financial services industry using blockchain technology.

In six years, Figure has unveiled a series of fintech firsts using the Provenance blockchain for loan origination, equity management, private fund services, banking and payments sectors - bringing speed, efficiency and savings to both consumers and institutions. Today, Figure is one of less than a thousand companies considered a unicorn, globally.

Our mission requires us to have a creative, team-oriented, and supportive environment where everyone can do their absolute best. The team is composed of driven, innovative, collaborative, and curious people who love architecting ground-breaking technologies. We value individuals who bring an entrepreneurial mindset to every task and will embrace our culture of innovation.

Every day at Figure is a journey in continuous learning yet a daily focus on getting work done that makes a difference. Join a team of proven leaders who have already created billions of dollars in value in the FinTech space!

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About the Role

Figure is looking for a highly experienced and detail-oriented Controller with an eye for accuracy and a passion for cutting edge technology in the financial services industry. This role will be responsible for leading our accounting operations, ensuring compliance with US GAAP, and contributing to the overall success of our Finance team. Ownership and pride in your work are key to being a part of a team that is changing the financial services industry. This is a great opportunity to work at a rapidly growing start up in a pivotal stage alongside some of the brightest minds and experienced leaders in the Fintech space.

What You’ll Do

Financial Statements

  • Managing the year-end audit and ensuring timely and accurate completion, including the preparation of GAAP financial statements and footnotes in addition to quarterly and annual 10-Q and 10-K filings
  • Assist with the preparation and review of the monthly CFO reporting packages, investor reporting, and audit committee decks
  • Driving efficient and accurate month-end close processes to adhere to public company timelines with best in class operational competencies
  • Oversee routine activities such as accounts payable, payroll and cash management
  • Review and analyze financial data to identify trends, anomalies, and potential areas for improvement
  • Supporting the company's regulatory compliance by providing financial reports to necessary parties

Team Leadership and Development

  • Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing team of accounting professionals, providing guidance and support in their day-to-day responsibilities
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and professional growth within the Accounting team

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders, including executive management, legal, and external auditors, to assess financial impact of new transactions and determine appropriate accounting treatment
  • Partner with Product and Engineering teams to develop and optimize our Finance and Accounting systems, reconciliation logic and processes, and reporting processes
  • Work with the People Operations team to handle payroll and benefits administration

Technical Expertise:

  • Develop and establish internal controls over financial reporting to satisfy integrated audit requirements - SOX 404a and SOX 404b
  • Work with external tax compliance teams to ensure timely and accurate filing of tax returns
  • Stay up-to-date with new and emerging accounting and reporting standards, assess their impact on the company, and implement necessary changes
  • Provide technical accounting guidance to the finance team and other departments as needed
  • Ad hoc projects as we scale

What We Look For

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, active CPA license a plus
  • 10+ years of relevant and progressive work experience in an accounting function, with at least 3 years in a managerial or leadership role
  • Mix of industry experience at a public company and public accounting strongly preferred
  • IPO experience in the Controller role is a plus
  • Experience in the financial services industry preferred, specifically lending operations is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, SEC regulations, and financial reporting requirements
  • Proficient in accounting and related systems (e.g., Sage Intacct, Bill.com, Expensify and Paycom.)
  • Demonstrate initiative, sound judgment, and ability to motivate and mentor the Accounting team
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage external service providers
  • A flexible approach and ability to prioritize tasks with ambiguity in a high growth environment

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary and growth opportunities
  • Company quarterly performance based bonus
  • Equity stock options package
  • Employer funded comprehensive health, vision, dental insurance and wellness program for employees and their dependents
  • Employer funded life and disability insurance coverage
  • Company HSA, FSA, Dependent Care, 401k, and commuter benefits
  • Up to 12 weeks paid family leave
  • In office, remote, and hybrid work location options
  • Home office and technology stipend for those working outside of a traditional office more than 75% of the time
  • Flexible time-off plan to empower employees to take the time off that they want and need
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Routine Team swag deliveries!

For CO, NY, CA and WA residents, the salary range for this position is $180,000 - $225,000/year with Bonus and Equity. Actual compensation may vary based on individual candidate experience and location.

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Figure will not sponsor work visas for this position. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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