Corporate Controller

Samsara

  • Full Time

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, which allows businesses that depend on physical operations to harness IoT (Internet of Things) data to develop actionable business insights and improve their operations. Founded in San Francisco in 2015, we now employ more than 1,800 people globally and have over 1.5 million active devices. Samsara also went public in December 2021 and we’re just getting started. 

Recent awards we’ve won include: 

  • #2 in the Financial Times’ Fastest Growing Companies in Americas list 2021
  • Named as a Best Place to Work in Built In 2022 
  • #19 in the Forbes Cloud 100 2021  
  • IoT Analytics Company of the Year in 2022’s IoT Breakthrough Winners 
  • Forbes Advisor named us the Best Solution for Large Companies – Fleet management software for 2022!

We're driving change in industries that are yet to fully embrace digital transformation. Physical operations make up a massive slice of the global economy but haven’t benefited from innovation and actionable information in the way that other sectors have. The potential for scale and impact is huge.

About the role:

Samsara, Inc., is looking for an experienced Corporate Controller to bring their expertise to our growing company. Reporting to our Chief Accounting Officer, this role will provide strategic direction and leadership to the corporate controller organization. 

You should possess exceptional skills to lead, develop and inspire the team, strong analytical skills, have a high commitment to quality, have an appreciation for process management and be willing to be hands-on when necessary. You should also have a desire to influence outcomes, to learn quickly in a dynamic, high-growth technology company, and to be an in-demand partner throughout the organization.

In this role, you will: 

  • Lead the corporate controller function consisting of technical accounting, external reporting, revenue accounting, international controllership, US controllership, global close process, finance policy, global financial close process and financial controls operation
  • Ensure timely, accurate accounting and reporting over a variety of complex areas
  • Be the accounting and financial reporting subject matter expert, prioritize effectively and meet deadlines while maintaining the highest level of standards of completeness and accuracy
  • Be responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of effective internal controls to support the Company’s SOX implementation through effective partnership with other functions to drive controls and process enhancements
  • Oversee the preparation of periodic updates to executive management
  • Spearhead the evaluation, documentation and adoption of accounting standard updates, including the development, training and maintenance of finance policies
  • Be responsible for and optimize the global financial close to achieve accurate and timely completion
  • Be a solutions-oriented advisor to key stakeholders on the accounting operational and technical implications of new business transactions
  • Drive strategies to support the growth of the business and teams including prioritization of projects to align with the company's objectives
  • Partner cross-functionally and manage the international controllership function supporting global expansion and compliance
  • Manage the external auditor relationship and manage the annual audit and quarterly reviews
  • Inspire the team by modeling Samsara’s leadership principles, developing the team through partnering with your team members’ development plans, identification of growth potential opportunities and coaching
  • Serve as a key advisor to the CAO and other executives
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices
  • Hire, develop and lead an inclusive, engaged, and high performing team

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • 15+ years of combined technical accounting experience in a public accounting and technology enterprise, including 6+ years of management and/or controller experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, US Big 4 audit experience, US CPA, SEC document preparation and review experience and working knowledge of SOX §404
  • Excellent technical and reasoning skills; exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to read and interpret agreements, then oversee implementation of the relevant accounting implications of agreements
  • Responsive team player with the ability to quickly prioritize among several priorities
  • Consistent track record of strong organizational skills along with high integrity and ethics
  • Able to evaluate, organize, summarize and articulate complex information concisely
  • Ability to thrive in a changing environment and be able to work with senior management to influence outcomes

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Controller experience with a public, multinational technology company
  • Knowledge of Oracle NetSuite, not required, but desirable
  • ERP implementation experience, not required, but desirable

At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, etc. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.

Accommodations

Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email accessibleinterviewing@samsara.com or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.

US Only: Please note that Samsara’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all team members who will be meeting in person for business or working from one of our offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit regular testing. People who cannot be vaccinated for qualifying medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, and other legally protected categories, may request an accommodation.

Benefits

Our target total compensation market position is in the top 25% of all software and hardware companies. Our full time employees receive an above market-rate salary, an outstanding equity offering, employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, personal development, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.  

Flexible Working 

At Samsara, we have adopted a flexible way of working, enabling teams and individuals to do their best work, regardless of where they’re based. We value in-person collaboration and know a change of scenery and quiet space to work is welcomed from time to time, but also appreciate that the world of work has changed. Our offices remain open for those who prefer to collaborate or work in-office, but we also encourage fully remote applicants. As most roles are not required to be in the office, we are able to hire remotely where Samsara has an established presence. If a role is required to be in a certain location and candidates do not have work authorization for that location, Samsara will conduct an immigration assessment. If the role is not required to be in a specific location, Samsara will move forward with the remote location that works best for the business. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company. 

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