Corporate Controller

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What Strava is looking for in applicants

About This Role

Strava is the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, with over 93 million athletes in 195 countries. If you sweat you’re an athlete, and Strava’s mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day!

Reporting to the CFO, this role will be an integral part of bringing the vision of what the Strava product can be for athletes through driving strategic company-wide efforts, driving and enabling scale and footprint expansions and preparing for public-company readiness.

In this role, you will collaborate across the company to develop and implement accounting and tax capabilities. You will play a lead role in supporting the growth and development of a highly talented team that enables our business growth, aligns team development with company goals and values, and continues to evolve our accounting and reporting infrastructure.


You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Build and grow the various disciplines within a growing business, including Financial Reporting, Technical Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, International Accounting, Corporate Accounting and Consolidations.

  • Own the review of the global close results with management and board of directors, including the monthly and quarterly consolidated results.

  • Provide value added services to all business partners and the corporation through the analysis and interpretation of data and provide management with suggestions for the improvement of accounting and business processes.

  • Drive accounting issues on various types of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, customer and supplier contracts, new business monetization opportunities and building the muscles to be publicly ready.


You will be successful here by:

  • Driving an efficient and accurate monthly close process and quarterly financial reporting – including identifying opportunities to accelerate close calendars, improve automation and streamline processes.

  • Ensuring all financial information is accurately reflected in the general ledger in compliance with GAAP.

  • Driving a performance culture with the team in account analyses, reconciliations and process and automation improvements.

  • Consulting with internal business partners on complex transactions to ensure proper accounting and reporting treatment.

  • Providing financial accounting, reporting, procedural and internal control guidance to the team.

  • Adhering to all internal policies, audit procedures and regulations to ensure full compliance exists.

  • Partnering with FP&A and other business owners to provide insight into actual financial results to inform forecasts and routine plan of records.

  • Leading interim and year end support for external and internal auditors as needed.

  • Cultivating an environment that encourages maximum productivity and service effectiveness, personal growth and development, open communications and teamwork with team members.

  • Thriving in a high growth, fast paced environment.


We’re excited about you because:

  • You have big 4 audit experience

  • You have twelve years or more years of related work experience in a public company

  • You have demonstrated ability to build for scale and complexity

  • You have proven experience in developing and managing a sound internal control environment in a large global company

  • You have strong Interpersonal and communication and negotiation skills with an ability to establish credibility based on expertise within the organization. Ability to effectively present information to various levels of an organization

  • You have good technical accounting and financial reporting skills; well-grounded in GAAP

  • You have ability to thrive under tight deadlines and high-pressure situations

  • You have attention to detail and excellent problem solving and analytical skills

  • You have experience in working with an ERP system (Oracle, Netsuite, Workday), including successfully enhancing and streamlining processes

  • You are a Certified Public Accountant


About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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