Controller

  • 254 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Role Overview

Looking for a high growth start up opportunity where you can combine your experience in finance and accounting with your passion for the performing arts? Want to join a growing and diverse team of professionals bringing a Broadway caliber technology platform to performing arts organizations coast to coast? We are looking for a passionate, ambitious accounting and finance professional who excels at process building, problem solving, cross functional collaboration, owning projects end to end, enjoys the company building process, is excited to roll up their sleeves on projects big and small, and partners closely with the executive team to position the company to continue to accelerate growth at scale. 

About our Company 

On The Stage provides an all-in-one online SaaS platform designed for community, educational, and independent theatre makers; that was created by theatre professionals with real experience in the tech industry.  We make Broadway caliber technology tools available to empower live arts producers to achieve their creative and financial goals.  On The Stage provides an inclusive environment that welcomes people to join us and make a difference for our client arts organizations. 

Our end-to-end SaaS platform includes a comprehensive online ticketing system, public-facing promotional sites, marketing automation workflows, live capture and streaming software, and other best-in-class resources. In your role you can will oversee and own our accounting and finance function, partner with our management team to build process and reporting that enables growth, build and own process for month end close, AR, AP, and treasury workflows.  We are a hyper growth start up in a space ripe for disruption growing over 100% YOY.  We believe in promoting from within whenver we can, so the right person will have the opportunity for significant career advancement as we scale and build out our team. 

Founded by a Tony Award winning producer, led by serial tech entrepreneurs with multiple successful exits between them, and funded by a group of angel investors experienced in both tech and the Arts who are focused on empowering theatre markers with great technology. 

We believe:

  • Creativity thrives when artists and educators have the resources they need.

  • Live Art is most successful in a sustainable environment of mutual appreciation and exchange with its audience.

  • Everyone deserves access to the tools and support they need to bring their artistic visions into the world.

We’re in the business of technology, but in service to the arts.

Job Description

This is an opportunity to accelerate your career while working in an high paced start up with high levels of ownership, autonomy, and opportunity to drive the business forward.  The Controller position is a critical part of our team and will be a key part of scaling our business and a valued partner to our management team.  Your skills and enthusiasm to perform well in this early stage opportunity has tremendous upside for you in growth and compensation.  This is a Mid to Senior level position that requires experience, across multiples parts of the accounting and finance function including partnering directly with key business leaders to drive process, workflow, and reporting improvements.   In addition, as a ticketing platform, payments and finance are a core part of our product, so your expertise will be valueable in collobrating with our product, marketing, and customer success teams to inform features in our platform and ensure our customer’s journey with On The Stage is best in class. 

Responsibilities 

  • Own and execute month end close, payroll, AR/AP, treasury workflows, and other light weight administrative tasks that pop up in a high growth startup environment

  • Partner with leadership team as the finance & accounting stakeholder in the room to inform key decisions regarding new products and business processes

  • Oversee bookkeeping resource, but ultimately own balance sheet including historical review including optimization of the Chart of Accounts 

  • Work closely with 3rd party FP&A partner resource to provide management team with reporting, analysis, and insights that drive strategic decision making

  • Review all finance and accounting processes to identify opportunities to further automate and validate current workflows

  • Partner w HR lead to improve administration/benefits processes from a finance and accounting perspective

  • Review and assess both the current accounting system and payroll provider and make recommendations on potential areas to improve

  • Partner with outside Tax firm to ensure the tax preparation process is executed in timely and streamlined manner

  • Optimize Cash management including working with management team to help set department level budgets and monitor performance and forecast

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance
  • 7+ years hands on GL accounting experience — 2+ at accounting manager or assistant controller level
  • Must be comfortable handling all aspects of ME close along with Companies internal AP/AR function - including the reconciliation of 
  • Manage AP outsourced function for companies client base — paying their clients - direct business 
  • Comfortable working in startup environment, willing to roll up your sleeves with a “no task too small” mentality 
  • Implementing process policy/procedure with CEO approval to streamline the department.
  • Excel skills advanced
  • Excellent communication both verbal and written 
  • SaaS experience and MBA a plus

Additional Information

Compensation:  This is a full time job with benefits. Compensation is competitive. Equity may be available.

​​​​​​Equal Opportunity Statement

On The Stage is committed to strengthening our culture of inclusion through our hiring practices. We recognize and celebrate that we are better able to grow and learn together with a diverse team. When recruiting for On The Stage, we welcome the unique contributions that diversity of personal experiences brings to the team. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. All are welcome at On The Stage. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.