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  • Finance
  • Full-time
  • NY
  • Remote friendly

2022-11-14 13:45:05 UTC

Title: Controller

Location: Remote (company HQ in NYC)

About this Role:

Summer is looking for an experienced controller to play an integral role in helping grow the company from a scrappy seed stage business to a fiscally responsible nationwide single family rental owner and operator. This role will require an entrepreneurial spirit and the commitment to build a team capable of solving tomorrow’s problems. 

The ideal candidate has experience working in specialty finance and/or real estate and is looking for the opportunity to build a team from scratch. This individual will be tasked with improving existing processes as well as rapidly leveling up our business throughout 2023 to support the expansion of our rental portfolio from 14 homes to 100+. 

What you’ll do:

Oversight of the Accounts Payable processes, including:

  • Audit of invoice entry process and A/P systems

  • Oversight of ongoing AP process in conjunction with outsourced accounting team

  • Partner with operations and finance to ensure proper accruals / allocations are made for operating expenses across properties and periods

  • Partner with acquisitions / design to develop a budget / reconciliation process for CapEx investments made during the onboarding of new homes

  • Build processes to solve problems today with an eye for tomorrow

Oversight of the Billing/Accounts Receivable processes, including:

  • Audit of billing processes and A/R systems

  • Production of monthly recurring billing to Members

  • Bank reconciliation of short term rental receivables

  • Prepare/Insource general ledger journal entries

  • Partner with internal stakeholders to optimize for technology / automation (e.g. Stripe, Salesforce)


  • Preparation and analysis of monthly Financial Statements, including reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts

  • Oversee audit to take place in Q1 / Q2 2023

  • Oversee Netsuite (or other advanced account platform) integration

  • Act as a key contributor in strategic discussions regarding product composition and the recognition of revenue / cash proceeds at varying points in the customer lifecycle

  • Build a team to support debt covenants on a $100mm debt facility

  • Develop a comprehensive plan to insource each function currently sitting with outsourced accounting team

  • Assist in the creation and management of a department / home specific budgeting process

  • Provide key inputs to Finance team to help forecast weekly/monthly/quarterly cash requirements

  • Work with outsourced accounting team to oversee payroll processing for US and CAD based employees 

  • Oversee tax filings, including corporate taxes and state specific sales and use taxes. Ensure product team is withholding and charging the appropriate taxes as we expand

  • Work with outsourced accounting team to manage asset depreciation schedules

    You’ll be a Great Fit if you Have….

  • 8+ years accounting experience (GAAP required, CPA desired)

  • 5+ years people management experience and ability to build an internal team

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field

  • Start-up experience preferred (working with project managers, team leads, operations a plus)

  • Real Estate / Speciality Finance experience preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with executive level clients (both internal and external)

  • Experience managing an outsourced accounting team 

  • Experience with Quickbooks Online

  • Experience implementing Netsuite or a similar advanced account tool

  • Highly organized with strong emphasis on self-motivation and analytical skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects in an evergreen environment with shifting priorities

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel (including VLookups, Pivot Tables, etc.)

Remote restrictions

  • Must be a resident of Canada or United States