Financial Controller

Position Overview: Praetorian is seeking a seasoned Financial Controller with a successful track record in finance in a high growth company setting. As an Inc. Best Places to Work, Inc. 500 | 5000, CyberSecurity 500, and Austin Fast 50 Award recipient, we are seeking an individual that understands the professional and personal growth attached to this opportunity and who has the corresponding internal drive to maximize it. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the best people in the world who hail from organizations such as Amazon, CIA, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NSA, and Sun Microsystems.

Good enough does not cut it at Praetorian and the Financial Controller position is no different. This position is instrumental and the activities that you will own have extreme impact on the overall success of the company. Reporting to the CEO, your job is to oversee the day-to-day financial operations and help maintain the financial health of the company. We are seeking a hardened strategist, a thoughtful operationalist, and an empathetic, but practical financial guru. If you are self motivated, detail oriented and obsessed with accuracy, then we would love to hear from you! 

To learn more about Praetorian, visit: https://www.praetorian.com/careers

Career opportunity:
  • Join an industry with massive socio, economic, and political importance in the 21st century 
  • Work alongside some of the best and the brightest minds in the security industry 
  • Leave an indelible mark on a company where individual input has real impact 
  • Be recognized, internally and publicly, for your contributions in a high profile position 
  • Align your career trajectory with a hyper growth company that is on the move
 
Core responsibilities:
  • Manage all daily accounting operations
  • Manage customer invoicing, payment, and accounts receivable
  • Manage vendor relationships, contracts, and accounts payable
  • Manage employee payroll and employee stock option program
  • Review and approve company expense reports
  • Reconcile company books at month, quarter, and year-end
  • Track, manage, and audit actuals against budgets
  • Oversee commercial banking relationships
  • Oversee insurance, risk, and compliance requirements
  • Provide monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reporting to the executive team
  • Prepare and communicate financial forecasting to the executive team
  • Partner with external CPA firm on state and federal income tax filings, including tax credit applications
  • Streamline accounting systems and improve processes to achieve greater efficiencies and accuracy
  • Recommend, develop, and implement financial policies that improve the financial strength of the company

Accountable for:
  • Quarterly budget objectives and key results
  • Quarterly margin objectives and key results
  • Quarterly capital reserve objectives and key results

Required qualifications:
  • 5+ years of corporate finance experience
  • Prior track record in a high-growth, high-tech company
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in GAAP and other accounting, auditing, legal standards
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related degree from a tier one institution

Desired qualifications:
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • MBA a plus

Desired behaviors:
  • Superior quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business judgment
  • Extremely detail oriented with a commitment to accuracy and correctness
  • Ability to self-direct work and truly own the position in a hyper-growth environment 

If this position is wildly successful, in one year you will have:
  • Taken complete ownership of all financial responsibilities
  • Successfully complied with all state and federal tax laws
  • Successfully compiled with all contract requirements
  • Successfully governed expenses to fall within preset budgets
  • Achieved a best in class financial health for our industry

Compensation package:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Ownership opportunity through employee stock option plan 
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance 
  • 4% company 401K matching vested immediately 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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