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Controller at Owlet Baby Care
Remote

SUMMARY: 

Owlet’s Finance team is looking for an experienced Controller with expertise in developing and maintaining internal controls and accounting policies at a growth-focused, mission-driven newly public company. 

The Controller role is critical to the strategic success of Owlet with a large scope and oversight of many moving pieces within the finance organization. This is an excellent opportunity for a technology savvy accounting professional with strong business acumen, effective communication skills and a growth mindset. You will play an essential role in driving financial and accounting systems, processes and activities for Owlet and will report to the VP of Accounting. 

This position is integral in the planning and execution of our corporate initiatives and our ideal Controller is self motivated, results oriented, forward thinking and has a demonstrated track record in public company finance and accounting. Owlet is a fast growing company looking for an individual who is highly adaptable and is energized by the idea of learning and growing with the scaling of the Company’s business. Leadership opportunities within the Controller role include developing and maintaining Owlet’s reporting processes and accounting policies and partnering with key internal and external stakeholders while aligning controls and compliance with our SOX requirements and corporate compliance framework. 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develop and maintain effective internal controls and accounting policies and SOX requirements
  • Manage and direct the in-house Accounting/Finance Team, processes, procedures, and projects
  • Responsible for technical accounting oversight, timely monthly and quarterly GAAP financial statements
    • Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies and principles ( Hardware technology/SaaS Model)
    • Manage and fulfill legal and regulatory filing requirements to mandatory deadlines
    • Proactive liaison with external auditors to ensure timely closure of technical accounting matters and audits
  • Provide accounting/tax compliance advice as Company expands distribution domestically into international markets
    • Support and partner with Director of Treasury Operations in manage banking relationships and corresponding loans and loan covenants
    • Partner closely with human resources and legal on administrative company framework activities  
    • Partner with FP&A to Identify trends and budgets within organizations and pro-actively provide cost-saving suggestions
  • Instill financial responsibility with cross functional teams and department heads through education and partnership to ensure appropriate design and operating effectiveness of internal controls and inventory reconciliations
  • Tax oversight with outside tax advisors to prepare quarterly tax provision, annual corporate tax returns, and ensure compliance with Federal and State tax laws
  • Equity compensation plan & capitalization table oversight
  • Due diligence support in equity fundraising as needed
  • Monitor, assess and implement new accounting pronouncements, working with stakeholders to analyze the impact on the operational and/or financial performance of the company
  • Strong alignment with Owlet’s mission

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Motivated, proactive, and ability to adapt to a fluid environment
  • Great collaboration and communication skills, able to communicate clearly and effectively with associates at all levels of Owlet and key external partners
  • Commitment for sustained people team management and demonstrated success in supporting individual development and growth
  • Public company financial statement audits and SEC reporting, stock administration and equity compensation plans
  • Process orchestration and ERP systems oversight, NetSuite preferred
  • Exposure to M&A activity 
  • 7+ years in public company finance 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, active CPA
  • Big 4 audit experience preferred 

Perks:

  • Flex time scheduling
  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Benefits package
  • Product discounts

 

Owlet Baby Care, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.