Assistant ControllerScribeFull Time$130k - $170k per year
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Assistant Controller

About us

Scribe is where exceptional people come to do the best work of their careers. We are a Series A, product-led growth startup based in SF. Scribe automatically creates step-by-step guides for any process, putting an end to hours spent taking screenshots and running training sessions. We’ve helped over a million users in 100+ countries document and share what they know. We have raised $55M in funding from top investors and are growing our revenue, user base, and product very quickly. Come join us in our mission to unleash and uplevel the world’s know-how!

How we work

We are builders aspiring to master our crafts. We care deeply about our teammates and want to win, together. We embrace the following values:

  • A strong sense of ownership

  • Defaulting to action

  • Humans over everything else 

  • A continuous learning and growth mindset

  • High performance, high-velocity output

  • A supportive, respectful and transparent work environment

About this role

As the Assistant Controller at Scribe, you will be the first dedicated Accounting hire, responsible for developing robust financial and management controls, and ensuring our reporting is timely and accurate. This is a unique opportunity to build out our accounting principals from scratch. In this high-impact role, you will oversee the month-end close process and partner with the Director of Finance and Operations to scale our financial operations with Scribe’s growth. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of accounting principles, excellent analytical skills, a strategic mindset, and a hands-on approach. 

How you’ll make an impact

  • Build and lead a best-in-class accounting function at a high-growth SaaS company 

  • Create and maintain accounting policies, procedures and internal controls

  • Own the month-end close process, including the close cadence and account reconciliation process

  • Oversee and manage processes related to general accounting, financial operations, A/R, A/P, and tax compliance

  • Prepare timely financial reporting packages and interpret financial information for directors, shareholders and leadership

  • Ensure the accounting function has the appropriate tech stack and internal processes to scale with the business

  • Partner with FP&A on budget vs. actual review, mapping GAAP to management reporting and tracking YE / QE GAAP adjustments

  • Provide ad hoc strategic and tactical financial assistance and leadership on key business issues

  • Manage relationships with external auditors to facilitate completion of audit procedures in a timely and efficient manner

You could be a great fit if

You have strong accounting fundamentals and want to help lead a startup through rapid growth to IPO. If you are excited to expand your responsibilities beyond journal entries and build scalable systems and processes at a fast-growing startup, then this is the opportunity for you! 

You are a problem solver who can make judgment calls and prioritize based on existing knowledge and experience. While you have the full support of the team behind you, this is a unique opportunity to help define our internal processes and controls. You are excited about building accounting principles that meet the needs of our business today, while also serving as a solid foundation as the department scales.

The ideal candidate can work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment with a high level of precision. You communicate clearly with myriad stakeholders across the business and are excited to collaborate in cross-functional teams to meet your objectives.

If you believe the key to successful accounting is accuracy, efficiency and automation then we want to hear from you!


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, CPA required

  • 6+ years experience in an accounting leadership role with a background in Big 4 public accounting and high-growth tech company (preferably SaaS)

  • Deep experience shaping accounting policies and procedures and knowledge of GAAP

  • Experience with QBO and Netsuite software OR experience implementing ERP software

  • Ability to effectively communicate to different levels of the organization both written and verbal

  • Salesforce experience is a plus.

What we can offer you

  • Some of the nicest and smartest teammates you’ll ever work with

  • Competitive salaries

  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits

  • Exciting and motivating equity

  • Unlimited PTO

  • 401k

  • Parental Leave

  • Commuter/Remote benefits

  • WFH Stipend


$130k-$170k Salary, plus Equity

We consider several factors when determining compensation, including location, experience, and other job-related factors.

This job is closed
But you can apply to other open Remote Finance / Accounting jobs