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Controller

| Chicago
At Bento, we believe there’s a better way for businesses to manage and control employee expenses. This is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the next big fintech startup that’s backed by top tier VCs and founders with a proven track record of success.
Bento is seeking an experienced Controller to stand-up an in-house accounting capability at one of the most innovative B2B Financial Service companies in the country. We are looking for an accounting whiz who is well-versed in best practices, capable of introducing and enforcing a control environment, and passionate about deploying scale enabling systems and processes. Join our team and work alongside talented colleagues across all functions in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment where you can make a significant impact. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute all aspects of reporting and operational accounting; maintain the general ledger and all of the Company's financial books and records
  • Identify, implement and oversee the execution of necessary financial processes, policies, procedures and controls to ensure compliance with US GAAP and all applicable tax laws
  • Organize and drive all closing processes to ensure that all financial statements and reporting are timely and accurate
  • Partner with FP&A in budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, as well as cash and treasury management
  • Serve as the primary interface with external auditors
  • Manage the federal, state and local tax filing process with internal and external resources to ensure compliance
  • Drive full systems implementation, adoption and continuous improvement across business applications to maximize efficiencies throughout the Company
  • Optimize operational accounting processes by leveraging systems to automate and streamline close procedures
  • Monitor technical accounting matters, keep abreast of new accounting standards, and implement as required
  • Support Human Resources in the administration and execution of compensation and benefits programs

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 8+ years of relevant accounting experience, including an operational role
  • Prior experience managing ERP system selection, implementation and adoption; exposure to a variety of accounting systems is strongly preferred
  • Team orientation with strong collaboration and communications skills
  • Experience in a rapid growth environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required, with an advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Familiarity with the Payments, Banking or Fintech industries a plus
  • BS/BA in Accounting; active CPA license preferred

WHO YOU ARE

  • Results oriented self-starter that works well independently and as part of a team
  • Creative, resourceful problem solver with ability to adapt as the business evolves
  • Energetic team player, willing to roll-up your sleeves to get the job done
  • Excellent communicator and relationship builder
  • High attention to detail and tolerance for minutiae

JOB PERKS

  • Ownership and challenge in your work
  • Flexible work hours
  • Unlimited PTO & personal days
  • Casual dress code
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits
  • Commuter & FSA benefits
  • Equity participation
  • Office in the Loop is conveniently located to public transportation
  • Free Lunch, snacks, drinks
  • Free Gym Membership in the building
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • ChartioAnalytics
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    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Pivotal TrackerManagement
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    • BPMCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MandrillEmail

Location

Centrally located in the loop--we're convenient to transit, close to the river, and high in the sky.

What are Bento for Business Perks + Benefits

Bento for Business Benefits Overview

We have a responsibility-based culture with flexible working hours, comprehensive medical & dental benefits, commuter & FSA benefits, equity participation, unlimited vacation and most of all, the opportunity to make a huge impact in a venture with huge potential. Our office in the Loop is conveniently located near public transportation. Come join us!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Bento's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,650 annually.
Dental Benefits
Bento's dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision Benefits
Bento's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams, and lenses after a $20 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $130.
Health Insurance Benefits
Bento's health insurance plan with UHC covers most employees' out-of-pocket costs, depending on several plans to choose from based on personal preference.
Onsite Gym
Bento employees are eligible for free membership in the fitness center located in our building, complete with new fitness equipment, classes and locker room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Bento offers stock options to all employees.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Bento offers flexible work hours based on approval by your manager.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
All Bento employees can take as many days off as they need, all year, provided they work it out with their manager and give sufficient notice.
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
All Bento employees enjoy paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
T-shirts and jeans are the norm although we do have the occasional 'funny hat' day!
Commuter Benefits
Bento offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Bento has an annual team outing and a holiday party, as well as monthly fun events for all employees.
Free Daily Meals
As a Bento employee, you get your own Bento Visa card with a daily lunch budget to be spent at any restaurant of your choice.
Stocked Kitchen
We're big on trying all kinds of locally roasted coffee! The kitchen is also always stocked with espresso, tea, LaCroix, fruits, a variety of healthy snacks, and anything else employees request.
Happy Hours
Happy hour every Thursday
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