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Wistia is not your average B2B SaaS company. We are a leading video platform for businesses that want to better create, customize, host, share and analyze the videos that power more human connections with their prospects, customers and employees. We serve companies small and large, and teams ranging from marketing and sales to support and HR.
We are growing fast even though we've been around since 2006. We unabashedly enjoy the fun culture and nimbleness typical of a tech startup, but were profitable and have chosen to raise only seed money, so we have the luxury of being able to control our investments into whatever we think will best serve the long-term value of the company.

We work hard to ensure Wistia is an inclusive and diverse place where everyone feels happy, fulfilled, respected, comfortable, and welcome - learn more about the type of company we’re building on our blog. Read more about our unique culture and the benefits of working at Wistia on our Jobs page.


As the Controller at Wistia, you will report to the VP of Finance. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the accounting function and managing one person. The Controller will play a critical role in preparing and managing the financial reporting for Wistia. You will work closely with other departments, both to educate them regarding accounting procedures and to explore how the finance function can support and optimize operations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Monthly, quarterly and annual financial statement reporting, including balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows
  • Oversee the day-to-day accounting including accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll
  • Ownership of the month end close
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Managing cash flow
  • Managing Wistia's credit card program
  • Managing the annual audit and tax engagements and ensure they are completed timely
  • Compliance with state reporting, including annual reports and sales & use tax returns
  • Managing and coaching Wistians

This job might be for you if you:

  • Have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting
  • Are a certified CPA (not required, but preferred)
  • Have 7+ years of accounting experience
  • Pride yourself on being an excellent communicator with strong organization skills
  • Feel passionate about accounting
  • Are motivated to contribute and make a positive difference
  • Have experience managing people
  • Don't shy away from change and new ideas
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment

First three months:

  • Gain an understanding of Wistia’s business and strategic objectives
  • Gain an understanding of the general ledger and reporting
  • Learn key finance processes and controls
  • Start managing the financial reporting process
  • Meet with Wistia teams to understand their finance needs and collaborate to meet those needs
  • Prepare for annual financial statement audit

Three to twelve months:

  • Generate accurate and timely monthly financial statements and monthly reporting packages
  • Analyze variances between operating results and budget
  • Implement process improvements that will help make finance operations more efficient
  • Ensure compliance with state reporting
  • Mentor staff ensuring continued professional growth
  • Collaborate with VP of Finance on ad-hoc analysis and special projects

Your success will be measured by:

  • Timely and accurate financial statement reporting packages
  • Accounting department process efficiencies 

If this sounds exciting to you, we hope you'll get in touch, so we can continue to build a great company and product together!

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17 Tudor Street, Cambridge, MA
17 Tudor Street, Cambridge, MA
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