Financial Controller

Enuma - Berkeley, California or Remote - Part time

Position: Part-time flex-time (20-30 hours/week) employee, to begin as early as September 2020

Location: Bay Area preferred (in-office 1-2x/week post COVID-19), but fully remote can be considered. (Currently, our workplace operates fully remote until spring 2021 and potentially longer.)

About Enuma

Enuma is a mission-driven company that brings positive learning experiences and meaningful learning outcomes to children around the world, especially to those who need it most. Since its founding in Berkeley, CA in 2012, Enuma has developed game-based self-directed applications for children to help them acquire foundational math and language skills.

Our team is dedicated to creating exceptional learning applications that allow children to gain confidence and independence while building foundational skills.

  • Our flagship product,Todo Math, which has ranked #1 in the App Store in over 20 countries and used in over 6,000 classrooms in the US.
  • Last May, our newest product,Kitkit School, was named a final winner of the Global Learning XPRIZE for having demonstrated the highest learning gains in a ground-breaking 15-month long field test in remote villages in Tanzania.
  • Todo English is our newest product, which launched this spring with rave reviews in Korea.
  • We are also working on a new product called Enuma School, funded with a grant, to better meet the needs of government and NGOs who are seeking large-scale implementation of digital solutions for their early learners.

With our recent Series-B round financing, we are poised to grow and broaden our impact. Our goal is to improve the learning outcomes of millions of children around the world.

Headquartered in Berkeley with offices in Seoul and Beijing, Enuma is a diverse and passionate team of world-class experts who strive to create a work environment that makes work-life balance sustainable while reaching ambitious goals. To learn more about our company, check out our company website.

Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced Controller who will lead the finance and accounting function of Enuma. This is not a “typical” Controller position, as we are looking for a proactive Controller who enjoys proposing improvements, processes, and resources to ensure their team is effectively and efficiently run and meeting the needs of various stakeholders of a series-B venture back mission-driven start-up.

The Controller will play a critical role in Enuma’s financial success with ample room to grow as Enuma grows. This role will report to the COO, and will work closely with the operations team in the U.S. and collaborate with the team members in our international subsidiaries.

Key Responsibilities

  • The daily accounting operation, ensuring that all financial and bookkeeping functions are carried out efficiently, accurately and in accordance with GAAP and accounting best practices
  • Support monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting that meets the needs of the stakeholders (i.e., internal, board, investors, donors)
  • Ensure tax reporting is done accurately and in a timely manner, working with external tax accountant, accountant, and operations team members in US, Korea and Beijing to collect necessary information
  • Guide financial decisions by playing a strategic role in maximizing return and limiting risk on cash
  • Identify and tackle projects to improve overall accounting and finance function - e.g., project-based accounting, intercompany transactions, audit preparation, update fiscal policies and procedures

Key Requirements

  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles, procedures and compliance requirements (GAAP)
  • Experience (or exposure) to independently lead the following areas: monthly close and reconciliations (QuickBooks), cash forecast, budgeting, tax, intercompany transactions and consolidations, and external audit management
  • Innate curiosity and eagerness to learn to keep processes current and efficient
  • A strong connection to Enuma’s mission

The Successful candidates will have the following competencies

  • Independent, self-starter who takes the initiative to identify opportunities and quickly acts on them
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment; eager to roll up their sleeves and/or seek external advisors to get things done
  • Quick and avid learner that actively seeks to improve and develop
  • Highly empathic problem solver who can anticipate and understand needs and enjoys finding optimal solutions that takes into account of constraints
  • Attention to detail and tenacity for accuracy
  • Experience working in an international venture-backed tech company with subsidiaries and colleagues abroad is a plus.

Candidates interested in the role should send a copy of their resume or a link to their LinkedIn profile with a brief cover letter to Eugine Chung, at eugine@enuma.com.

Enuma is an equal opportunity employer.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Finance

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Mid Level

Enuma

Enuma is a mission-driven company and a leader in digital early-learning solutions. Our award-winning applications bring positive learning experiences and meaningful learning outcomes to children around the world, especially to those who need it most. 

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