Financial Controller

MarcoPolo Learning

MarcoPolo Learning

Accounting & Finance
Florida, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: USA

Job Type: Full-Time, Hybrid

Overview:The Financial Controller will be a key member of our team, responsible for planning and executing all accounting processes and activities to ensure compliance with GAAP, statutory guidelines, and internal financial policies. The Financial Controller will ensure a successful close and financial reporting process, implementing procedures to support the company’s growth. The ideal candidate has experience managing financial operations in SaaS or similar business.


  • Oversee all financial operations and direct corporate financial planning and structure.
  • Prepare timely and detailed financial reports, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Conduct detailed financial analysis and provide strategic recommendations to the executive team.
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget and provide variance analysis.
  • Implement budgetary controls and ensure adherence to the financial plan.
  • Manage cash flow, ensuring the company has the funds needed for operational and growth activities.
  • Optimize the company’s liquidity position by managing working capital, inventory, and capital expenditures.
  • Implement and manage an efficient invoicing system and process as the company scales
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and internal policies.
  • Conduct internal audits to assess financial health and operational efficiency.
  • Provide guidance related to adherence to ASC 606.
  • Provide accounting expertise on M&A transactions from pre-acquisition due diligence through post-acquisition integration.
  • Oversee tax compliance and and financial regulatory reporting functions..
  • Coordinate and manage the company audit.
  • Establish strong relationships with cross-functional peers and lead the team to collaborate with and influence business partners.
  • Abilities to communicate effectively with the company’s customers


  • At least 10+ years of relevant functional experience (preferably in SaaS) and currently performing as a Controller or in a similar role.
  • Minimum BS in Accounting, Finance, or related degree; CPA, MS or MBA highly preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Attention to detail, data-driven, and hands-on.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Knowledge and strong command of ERP systems and other applications (e.g., Hubspot, Excel, Powerppt).
  • Skilled in managing SaaS sales and financial metrics as well as overseeing company pipeline reviews and reporting.
  • Proven leader and self-starter with the ability to take ownership of accounting functions.
  • Ability to deliver accurate financial reporting and budget vs. actual reporting for managers, CEO, and Board.
  • Experience managing and maintaining client contracts and related accounting processes.
  • Experience with deferred revenues and related billings processes.
  • Service/contracting experience is a plus.

About Us

MarcoPolo Learning is an award-winning developer of content, technology and instructional support for early childhood education. Founded in 2013 with offices in New York, London, San Francisco, and Tampa, MarcoPolo blends innovation with research and best-in-class service for schools across North America to promote classroom quality and family engagement. For consumers, MarcoPolo's World School is an Emmy-nominated app and is one of the top-rated educational apps in the app stores. The Polos, MarcoPolo's animated preschool TV series, teaches STEM and introduces children to the wonders of the world. MarcoPolo is backed by a number of prominent venture capital firms, family offices and private investors.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary accompanied by stock options.
  • Hybrid and flexible schedule
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401K plan with matching
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • Paid holidays and parental leave
  • Family-friendly environment and culture that values work-life balance
  • Access to learning and growth opportunities
  • Meaningful work supporting early childhood development

This is a US-based remote position (preferably in Florida). The salary range for this full-time position is $120,000 to $130,000 + stock options. The actual compensation offered will depend on work experience and skill level.

MarcoPolo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. We have flexible remote/hybrid working arrangements and we pride ourselves on a supportive and mission-driven working environment.