Prokeep is a software company that has developed the first and only communications and commerce platform built exclusively for the $100+ billion wholesale distribution market (i.e. plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.). We have assembled a team of employees, customers, and world-class investors to truly revolutionize how commerce is done in wholesale distribution. We envision a world where distributors use our tools to build deeper relationships, provide better service, and transact more easily with customers. We are post product, post revenue, and growing fast in the US and Canada.
Build Together. – Collaboration, camaraderie, and customer-focus are core to how we collectively work and win.
Own It. – Persistence and personal growth drive the results - and the rewards! - that we can all enjoy.
Be Humble. Be Human. – Respect and authenticity allow us to build meaningful and lasting relationships.
Have Fun! – Positivity, perseverance, and a bit of laughter all allow us to make an impact while enjoying the rollercoaster!
We are hiring a Controller who is ready and eager for an ambitious opportunity to build something from the ground up.
In this role you will break out of the bureaucracy and rote processes of typical corporate accounting, put your ambition to the test, and build the team and operating methods that we need to scale.
To date, Prokeep has used an external accountant, but now, with you and our new VP of Finance’s leadership, it is time to bring the function in house and build for scale as we grow to over 100 employees.
What should be true about you….
- You want to build.
- You want to be pushed and challenged in your work environment to be held accountable to high expectations.
- You’re frustrated by the stagnant processes and limited creativity that define many corporate accounting roles, and you want to be a part of rapid growth and continuous change.
- You want the level of ownership, pride, and responsibility that comes with working inside a company and being trusted to make decisions, problem solve, and deliver at the highest level.
- You are resourceful, and are happy to take direction or figure something out yourself, and by nature, you research, pursue, and learn what you need to take the next step.
- You are energized by the thought of rolling out new initiatives and methods through a company and getting buy-in.
- You love excel. There’s no other way to put it.
- You know that perfect is the enemy of the good.
- You like a mix of routines and projects, and will never let the routines slip.
- You are comfortable working up or down a hierarchy and across functions.
- You’re ready to take on a challenge and level of responsibility that gives you purpose and pride.
What we’ll expect from you…
You will be expected to navigate the dynamic, fast-paced nature of a startup while ensuring the company's financial health and stability.
- Adaptability and flexibility: A startup environment is constantly changing, and you must be able to adapt to new situations, challenges, and opportunities with ease. You should be comfortable working in a fluid environment with shifting priorities and be able to adjust your approach as needed.
- Strong financial and accounting expertise: You must have a solid understanding of accounting principles, financial reporting, and internal controls. You should be well-versed in GAAP and possess a strong knowledge of financial planning, analysis, and modeling.
- Excellent communication skills: You must be able to effectively communicate complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders in a clear and concise manner. You should be able to collaborate with diverse teams and maintain open channels of communication to ensure alignment and drive decision-making.
- Problem-solving and analytical skills: Startups often face unique challenges that require creative and innovative solutions. You should be able to analyze complex financial data, identify potential issues, and develop effective strategies to address them.
- Strategic mindset: You need to be forward-thinking and possess a strong understanding of the company's goals and objectives. You should be able to think strategically, align financial plans with business priorities, and contribute to the company's growth and success.
- Attention to detail: Ensuring accuracy and compliance is crucial for any Controller, but it becomes even more critical in a startup environment where resources might be limited. You must have a keen eye for detail and be diligent to prevent costly errors and ensure financial stability.
- Resilience and perseverance: Startups can be demanding and high-pressure environments. You must be resilient and able to cope with stress while maintaining a positive attitude and focus on the company's objectives.
In this critical role, you will be responsible for leading financial reporting, compliance, and internal controls, as well as providing strategic financial guidance to support the company's continued growth and success.
- Oversee all aspects of accounting, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger
- Prepare timely and accurate financial statements, budgets, and forecasts in compliance with GAAP and applicable regulations
- Implement and maintain strong internal controls and financial policies to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial data
- Manage cash flow and working capital, including monitoring bank activity, reconciliations, and managing relationships with banking and credit card partners
- Coordinate the annual audit process, liaising with external auditors and ensuring compliance with all relevant requirements
- Prepare tax filings and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal tax regulations
- Work with external auditors to complete annual audits on time and without incident.
- Partner with cross-functional teams to drive process improvements and support strategic decision-making through accurate financial analysis and reporting
- Play a lead role in selecting and implementing software and tools needed to support growth and scale. (i.e. Quickbooks to Netsuite, Expense management solutions, etc)
- Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the SaaS business model, industry trends, and competitive landscape
- Hire and manage a strong accounting team as we scale and need additional internal capacity to support growth.
- 7+ years of progressive experience in accounting, with at least 3 years in a leadership or highly accountable roles; prior experience in a SaaS or technology startup is a plus
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; CPA highly preferred
- Self-starter with the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- Experience with SaaS business models and accounting treatments (e.g. ASC 606)
- Meaningful experience conducting or completing annual audits
- Strong knowledge of GAAP, financial reporting, and internal controls
- Experience with financial planning, analysis, and modeling
- Experience with due diligence and compliance related to operating with venture capital
- Experience with equity accounting related to stock options or similar plans.
- Proficient in accounting software and tools, such as QuickBooks and/or NetSuite, Expensify, Abacus, Bill.com
Who you’ll work with:
- You will work closely with Bradford Walker, VP of Finance, who was previously the CFO at Levelset (another VC-baked startup that exited for $500m in 2021)
- You will work with our Revenue Operations and Customer Success teams on customer billings, collections, commissions, etc.
- As the organization grows and adds financial and BI analysts, you will work closely with these roles for your benefit and theirs.
- You will work with and report out to our Executive team, managers, and Board Members for regular financial reporting and strategic analysis.
Working Relationship & Compensation
This is a full-time salaried position based in the New Orleans, LA office. Prokeep offers generous health, vision, and dental benefits, life insurance, unlimited PTO, and equity in our fast growing company.
- Competitive Salary $100K - $140K
- Equity Package
- Health, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 401(k)
- Yearly Education Stipend
- Unlimited PTO
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