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Open Position: Controller

San Francisco

About CircleUp

CircleUp harnesses the power of machine learning and predictive analytics to discover the fastest-growing companies in the consumer & retail sector. We want to bring the data-driven revolution that has occurred in the public markets to the private markets, starting with consumer & retail.Our mission is to help entrepreneurs thrive by giving them the resources and capital they need. CircleUp has been named one of the Top 5 Most Disruptive Companies in Finance by CNBC, one of the 50 Best Fintech Innovators by KPMG, and one of America's Most Promising Companies by Forbes.  

About the Role

We are growing, and looking for a leader to make sure our financial systems grow with us. This role will oversee core Corporate Accounting and Fund Administration work.   It is a new role that will work closely with our COO, Head of Finance and other senior leaders across the organization to oversee key financial, accounting and reporting task. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead all corporate accounting operations, financial reporting, managing audits
  • Manage and improve month-end close activities. Review journal entries, account reconciliations, roll-forwards, financial statement flux and variance analysis
  • Ensure accuracy of financial statements in accordance with GAAP and compliance to internal policies
  • Manage Fund Administration for internally managed funds
  • Oversee Risk Management (insurance relationships), and external Corporate financial vendors (401k), PEO, Auditors 


  • 7+ years progressive public accounting / corporate accounting experience.  
  • Big 4 CPA auditing experience.
  • Commitment to helping entrepreneurs and the curiosity and drive needed to lead our team to be better each day


  • Accounting team building and payments related startup experience.  
  • Reporting experience and data proficiency (SQL) a big plus.  
  • ERP implementation and control environment design and implementation 

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