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Finance Controller - Emergence

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Job Title
Finance Controller
Job Location
New York, New York
Job Description
At Emergence, we’re pioneering a self-improving intelligent agent designed to revolutionize human-machine collaboration. Our “orchestrator” increases the reliability and accuracy of AI models while reducing costs and processing times. Our team has created award-winning systems currently utilized in hundreds of settings across the United States.

Currently 140 employees strong, our remote-first team is spread across 10 countries and quickly expanding. We also have offices in New York City, Southern California and India. If you’re passionate about AI and ready to help shape the future of multi-agent systems, we’d love to hear from you!

We're looking for a self-driven hands-on Financial Controller who will oversee all aspects of the company's accounting function. Reporting directly to the COO, this individual will be responsible for building our accounting team and streamlining accounting processes, systems, and internal controls. This role will work closely with senior management to develop and understand strategic financial plans, support due diligence processes, and partner with business leaders for all things accounting as we scale. The ideal candidate has a background in cost and SAAS accounting, strong communication skills, a growth mindset, and thrives in a startup environment. If you're eager to help build a scalable finance team to support our growth and are excited to work in the cutting-edge AI space, you'll love this opportunity.
What You'll Do:
  • Own the day-to-day accounting operations, including general ledger, cash, AP, AR, inventory, sales commissions, stock-based compensation, capitalized internal-use software, and other accounting activities.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of the month-end and quarter-end close process, including preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports.
  • Develop internal controls and maintain compliance with U.S. GAAP
  • Drive process improvements and build scalable accounting workflows to enable Merlyn Mind's growth and operation at scale.
  • Coordinate and drive the annual audit process, maintain quarterly tax filings, and act as the point of contact for external tax accountants.
  • Partner with the People Ops team to support payroll and benefits processing and headcount reporting
  • Support the COO to develop budgets, forecasts, and other financial analysis for senior management, shareholders, and auditors.
  • Build, manage, and develop the accounting team.
  • Understand working capital inputs, outputs, and workflows and partner with business leaders to drive financial excellence into those processes.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in cost accounting and SaaS accounting operations experience, including SaaS revenue recognition (ASC 606).
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP/FASB and understanding of accounting processes, procedures, and internal controls
  • Experience working with auditors and other outside accounting firms
  • Experience working with a fast-growing tech startup
  • Familiarity with Netsuite, Ramp, and Mosaic
  • Experience building and leading a team
  • How you like to work:
  • Ability to be flexible, work analytically, and manage competing priorities in a high-growth environment.
  • A knack for automating and improving processes and systems for scalability and growth
  • A proactive approach to problem identification and developing/proposing solutions.
  • Ability to work independently with limited required direction, oversight, and guidance
  • Dynamic learning and growth mindset
  • Detail oriented: able to work with large volumes of data with speed and accuracy. Ability to self-check work.
  • Strong communication skills with a track record of communicating complex financial information
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    Emergence Headquarters Location

    San Mateo, CA

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    Emergence Company Size

    Between 20 - 100 employees

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