VP, Corporate Controller at Couchbase
Santa Clara, CA, US
In this environment, big things happen. Every day, we’re translating vision into reality by tackling new and exciting challenges head-on. This is a breakthrough stage in our company, where the enthusiasm of our employees and leadership team is infectious and growing.
Couchbase is looking for a VP, Corporate Controller who will lead, manage and support the company’s Accounting operations and financial reporting.  This will include development and implementation of accounting policies, generating monthly financials and analysis, as well as working with the business operations to simplify and reduce friction in commercial activities.  You will also be the lead interface with our audit and tax firms and will own the process around our Audit Committee meetings.  As the leader of Couchbase’s Global Accounting organization, you’ll report directly to the CFO.

Responsibilities - You will:

    • Partner with the Leadership Teams and advise on all Accounting related activities
    • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
    • Lead all activities related to our annual audit process
    • Coordinate the preparation of annual tax return with outside CPA firm
    • Lead high quality and timely monthly/quarter close process, with detailed monthly financial analysis
    • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances
    • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.
    • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; review professional publications; establish personal networks; participate in professional societies.
    • Stay abreast on industry changes and current tax/accounting laws
    • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
    • Keep management apprised of financial results/issues and emerging trends
    • Identify issues and opportunities to improve financial processes and implement recommended solutions

Preferred Qualifications

    • 15+ Years’ experience in Corporate Accounting, preferably working in a hyper growth software subscription environment or similar investment banking experience
    • Big 4 experience and CPA
    • IPO and/or SEC reporting experience

Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field
    • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
    • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
    • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor
    • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
    • Strong executive leadership skills with experience in growing and leading a high-performance team of finance professionals.
    • Ability to demonstrate effective leadership in ambiguous and frequently changing situations.
    • Proven ability to work effectively with customers, contractors, and vendors
    • Ability to meet deadlines and deal efficiently with a fast-paced environment
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, written and technical skills to lead the day-to-day activities of the team and build relationships with the extended organization
    • Strong organizational and management skills
About Couchbase
Couchbase’s mission is to be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created the world’s first Engagement Database. Built on the most powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform offering includes Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile and is Open Source. The platform provides unmatched agility and manageability – as well as unparalleled performance at any scale – to deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer experiences. The world's largest enterprises choose Couchbase database for the most demanding web, mobile and IoT applications - companies like Amadeus, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Dixons Carphone, eBay, General Electric, LinkedIn, Marriott, PayPal, Ryanair, Viber, Tesco, United Airlines, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and hundreds of others around the world use Couchbase Data Platform for their interactive web, mobile, and IoT applications.
Couchbase’s HQ is conveniently located in Santa Clara, CA with additional offices throughout the globe. We’re committed to a work environment where you can be happy and thrive, in and out of the office.
At Couchbase, you’ll get:
* A fantastic culture
* A focused, energetic team with aligned goals
* True collaboration with everyone playing their positions
* Great market opportunity and growth potential
* Time off when you need it.
* Regular team lunches and fully-stocked kitchens.
* Open, collaborative spaces.
* Competitive benefits and pre-tax commuter perks
Whether you’re a new grad or a proven expert, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in the industry.
Revolutionizing an industry requires a top-notch team. Become a part of ours today. Bring your big ideas and we'll take on the next great challenge together.
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Couchbase is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is dedicated to pursing, hiring and developing a diverse workforce. Individuals seeking employment at Couchbase are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.