• Full-time

Company Description

ConnectDER ( represents the next generation in US-based grid technology product development. Our flagship product, the Smart ConnectDER, is a plug-and-play interface for rapidly connecting residential solar photovoltaic systems and EV chargers to the grid and managing them using embedded telemetry and communications.

We’re a 40+ employee, venture-backed company with a planned rapid growth trajectory and a robust product development schedule. We’re looking to connect with talented individuals who are ready to deliver innovative, quality service that drives our mission to empower utilities and their customers with tools that radically enhance the value of clean grid edge resources.

At ConnectDER we know that a diverse, equal, and inclusive workplace is a key to our success. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, neuro-diversity, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other non-merit based or legally protected grounds.

All employees receive access to comprehensive benefits including:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance - we cover 75% for employees, spouses, and children. 
  • Flexible paid time off – take the time off that you need.
  • 401K with company match – we want to help you meet your future financial goals.
  • Equity stock options - your opportunity to share in the success of the company.
  • Professional development stipend – continue to learn and grow while you work with us.

Job Description


Reporting to the CFO, the Controller will lead ConnectDER’s accounting, banking, audit, and tax processes. They will be responsible for timely & accurate completion of monthly, quarterly and annual closings and related reporting, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, improving policies and controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with GAAP.

**This is a remote role which requires ~4 days per month in office. Candidate should be located within a reasonably commuting distance to our Philadelphia office. 

Core Functions/Duties  

Compliance and Reporting

  • Provide day-to-day management of accounting activities including transactions, policies, controls, and procedures
  • Oversee bookkeeping function  
  • Collaborate with Sales and Supply Chain teams on transactional requirements and compliance
  • Complete a timely month-end close process, analyze accounting data and ensure accuracy of transactional data
  • Prepare and distribute accurate, timely and complete monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports, in compliance with legal requirements and US GAAP standards 
  • Own, document, and monitor financial controls to ensure complete & accurate financial results and regulatory compliance

Audit and Tax

  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Ensure federal and state tax compliance including income, payroll, and sales & use tax reporting and filings, and coordinate the provision of information to tax consultants

Banking and Cash Management

  • Manage banking relationships and banking processes and tools including but not limited to deposits, ACH filters, wire transfers and account transfers
  • Oversee all aspects of accounts payable management including expense and invoice analysis and control, invoice approval and reconciliation, A/P accounting and management
  • Oversee accounts receivable including accounting and collections reconciliation


  • Perform technical accounting research and document conclusions on accounting treatment for complex issues
  • Collaborate with Financial Planning and Analysis function to ensure clean and timely data for KPIs and key analyses
  • Participate in the budgeting processes, providing support as necessary
  • Train and coach team members and leaders to ensure consistent understanding of financial and operational performance basics
  • Provide leadership for the accounting department in driving continuous process improvements, including accounting/ERP software and other automation solutions and systems
  • Participate in special projects, and oversee team members to assist in completion
  • Enable increased level of employee job satisfaction and employee engagement through leadership, coaching, and development of the team
  • Supervise external bookkeeping team

Compensation: $105,000- $115,000 + bonus + equity

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




PASSION – you thrive on creativity and invention and you understand how your work can impact the greater good.   

ACCOUNTABILITY – people can count on you to do what you say, to take ownership of your performance, and to work hard to accomplish your goals.

INTEGRITY – you act with sound judgment, honesty, dependability, and consistency.

INCLUSION – you create an environment which fosters authenticity, diversity, innovation, collaboration, and respect.

ENTREPRENEURIAL – you enjoy working in a continuously evolving environment where everyone’s contribution is valued and essential.

MISSION-DRIVEN – you’re excited about renewable energy and you have a passion for clean technology. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

Required Experience

  • 8+ years of accounting experience in a manufacturing and distribution environment
  • Strong US GAAP accounting knowledge and financial analysis skills. Knowledge of technical accounting concepts and considerations, specifically, ASC-606 revenue and cost recognition
  • Facile with reporting, risk management, compliance, budget tracking, and management of accounting and business reporting (including the administrative team and each of its practices)
  • Demonstrated advanced Excel skills; working knowledge of Google Sheets, Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Deep proficiency in bookkeeping and accounting/ERP systems
  • Public accounting experience or experience managing audit and tax relationships

Preferred Experience

  • CPA Preferred 
  • Equity and cap table management (Carta system) 
  • Experience with venture capital or private equity backed organizations 
  • NetSuite, QuickBooks, and experience preferred (or proficiency with similarly sophisticated accounting systems)

Key Competencies

  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration and leadership skills
  • Strong time management, project management and financial communication skills
  • Strong numerical proficiency

Work Environment/Physical Demands: Must have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time with or without accommodation.


Additional Information

To apply, please submit your resume. Applications without a resume will not be considered.

Don’t meet all the requirements listed above? Research shows that members of historically underrepresented groups don’t typically apply for jobs unless they meet 100% of the requirements. We are dedicated to building a diverse workforce and if this job interests you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every bullet point. 

ConnectDER is committed to developing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. If you require any accommodation during the application and interview process, please email us at careers @ (no spaces) and we’ll work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.