Assistant Controller


Remote, United States

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Role

The Senior Director, Assistant Controller will be a key member of Confluent’s Accounting leadership team and will lead a global team of approximately 30 employees. Reporting directly to the Vice President, Corporate Controller, the Assistant Controller will be responsible for leading the global accounting close process, establishing the strategic vision, and leading the execution of scaling our people, processes, and systems. You will own and lead the Corporate Accounting (consisting of general ledger and consolidations), International Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Shared Services functions. 

The ideal candidate is a strong people leader, a self-starter, a problem solver, and is comfortable in challenging the status quo in order to improve and scale the function. This individual should be experienced in overseeing the end-to-end accounting close, management reporting, managing external audits, SOX compliance, and mentoring/developing a high-performing team. You should also have experience partnering with multiple stakeholders and functional leaders to drive cross-functional, enterprise-wide initiatives while ensuring strong financial reporting governance and compliance. 

The ideal candidate is an experienced CPA with at least 12 years of progressively responsible experience between public accounting firms and publicly traded, high-tech organizations with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role.

What You Will Do

  • Oversee the monthly worldwide close and management reporting process for Confluent and its subsidiaries, ensuring that financial results are consolidated timely and accurately
  • Oversee and manage a Shared Services team spanning accounts payable, billing, collections, expense reporting, GL accounting, and procurement functions
  • Act as the primary liaison with our independent external auditors; manage the relationship and coordinate the annual financial statement audit process 
  • Lead the implementation of SOX, designing and maintaining strong internal controls in the Financial Statement Close Process
  • Lead and/or actively participate in company/business initiatives including operationalizing accounting for new transactions, implementing new accounting standards, and acting as a key agent or leader in the implementation of business and accounting systems
  • Partner with accounting leadership to define key strategies, roadmap, and future operating model through alignment with business process owners
  • Drive process improvement and automation efforts to streamline accounting operations and collaborate with various business partners to identify areas of improvement
  • Develop a continuous culture of mentorship, continuous improvement, training, and access in the accounting organization. Attract, develop, motivate, and manage a high-performing and high-potential global accounting team

What You Will Bring

  • 12+ years of experience with accounting operations, including experience working at a global, publicly-traded company
  • 5+ years of progressive management and leadership experience
  • BS in Finance or Accounting, CPA required. Big 4 experience is highly preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of GAAP accounting principles and procedures including experience with GAAP technical accounting research
  • Ability to work effectively across time zones/geographies with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience leading the scaling of people, processes, and systems in high-growth and dynamic environments
  • Strong organizational, change management, and execution skills, along with the ability to prioritize and drive multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Eagerness to learn and willingness to take on new challenges
  • Ability to attract, develop, re-skill, motivate, and manage a high-performing and high-potential team
  • Experience with process improvement and redesign
Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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Adjustable Working Arrangements
Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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