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Skillz IncSan Francisco, CA
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  • Skillz is the leading mobile games platform connecting players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition.
  • The gaming industry is larger than movies, music, and books, with more than 2.7 billion gamers playing monthly and 10 million developers worldwide.
  • Mobile is the fastest-growing segment of the gaming market, expected to increase from $86 billion last year to $161 billion in 2025.
  • As the first publicly-traded (NYSE: SKLZ) mobile esports platform, Skillz has pioneered the future of the gaming industry.
  • The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games.
  • Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, and distributes millions in prizes each month.
  • Through its philanthropic initiatives, Skillz has harnessed the power of its platform to transform the way nonprofits engage with donors, enabling anyone with a mobile device to support causes such as the American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society, and NAACP by playing in Skillz tournaments.
  • Skillz has also earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators, San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work, Parity.org’s Best Companies for Women to Advance, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, a two-time winner of CNBC’s Disruptor 50, one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, and the #1 fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000.
  • What We’re Looking For
  • Reporting into the Chief Accounting Officer, the Controller will play a key role in leading and scaling the accounting infrastructure and processes at Skillz.
  • The ideal candidate is a motivated leader with strong experience in operational accounting and has the ability to thrive in a high-growth environment.
  • This role will be hands-on, interacting and collaborating with FP&A, SEC Reporting, Internal Audit, Legal and People teams to ensure the accurate and timely execution of accounting functions and reporting of results.
  • The Director of Accounting should have a proven track record as an effective people leader, ability to anticipate and surface issues, solve problems and recommend solutions, while exercising good business judgment and risk management.
  • What You Will Do
  • Lead the accounting team in completion of daily and monthly accounting tasks to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP
  • Ownership of full cycle general ledger financial close process and related activities to ensure complete and accurate financials following U.S. GAAP, including managing/reviewing close activities such as journal entries and account reconciliations within the established close timeline
  • Manage the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reporting for management and U.S. GAAP presentation, including tie-outs to underlying detail
  • Drive stock based compensation expense calculation and equity rollforward
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen SOX controls
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors, owning the quarterly review process and year-end audit process
  • Partnering closely with internal audit to ensure we have effective internal controls over financial reporting
  • Work to streamline accounting operations and improve the quality of monthly, quarterly, and annual close process and internal controls
  • Make strategic decisions regarding the continuous development of accounting policies and SOPs, manage any system implementations or conversions
  • Partner with FP&A and Financial Reporting teams regarding monthly variance analysis, management reporting, and GAAP reporting
  • Lead and mentor the accounting team
  • Drive alignment and integration across competition platform and Aarki business
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or relevant field
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant operational accounting experience
  • Proven record of leading and growing a high performing team with thought leadership
  • A blend of public accounting and industry experience highly preferred
  • CPA or equivalent qualification required
  • Big 4 (or equivalent) experience licensed accountant preferred
  • Experience with corporate controllership, review and audit functions
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SOX/internal controls
  • Experience with NetSuite and Coupa
  • Detail oriented and analytical
  • Ability to operate in a high growth, deadline driven environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
  • As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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