Assistant Controller

About the Role   


Kinestral Technologies and its Corporate Controller are looking for a strategic partner to continue pushing the company’s accounting team towards excellence. The Assistant Controller role will be a leader within the accounting and finance team of a pre-IPO company. The role has exposure to dynamic executives that have built an industry-leading company and brand in a market segment ready to grow and change the things we do today.


  • The ideal candidate will have a mix of Big 4 and private industry (manufacturing and/or technology) experience and will have managed, mentored, and developed staff members.




  • Lead the month-end close process, including reconciliations for more complex areas such as revenue and inventory.  Facilitate close improvements with the goal of continuous improvement and speed to report.
  • Manage and ensure accuracy over accounting for revenue under ASC 606
  • Drive process and systems enhancements for integrating internally developed and third-party automation systems and tools with Microsoft Dynamics D365
  • Oversee audit processes and proactively communicate with auditors on accounting for complex transactions
  • Ensure compliance with international tax compliance requirements
  • Manage and mentor accounting staff for optimal performance and career growth
  • Assist in preparation technical accounting memos as transactions arise, and incorporate new accounting pronouncements into operational processes
  • Develop and execute a roadmap for implementing/improving processes and controls to scale the accounting function and prepare for implementation of Sarbanes Oxley
  • Manage treasury function including day to day banking, cash planning, investment reporting
  • Provide leadership and oversight for process improvements in procure to pay, record to report and order to cash optimizing existing and implementing new SaaS tools.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA certification
  • 10+ years of related experience with a combination of Big 4
  • Public Accounting and industry Revenue recognition experience and oversight
  • Excellent ability to identify and navigate technical accounting areas such as debt, equity, stock-based compensation, ASC 842 lease accounting, ASC 606 revenue recognition
  • The transition from private to public (IPO) and SOX implementation experience strongly preferred
  • Manufacturing and cost accounting knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated competence in process improvement and system optimization
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Experience managing a staff of full-time employees and contractors, experience managing an outsourced
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Experience with multi-country consolidation involving forex, joint ventures, and transfer pricing is a plus


What We Offer


  • The opportunity to make a massive impact & influence outcomes for our business and customers alongside passionate coworkers
  • The ability to make, own and carry out decisions
  • Competitive salary, equity and full benefits (health/dental/vision insurance)

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  • Tien Van

    Tien Van

  • Full Time
  • Hayward, CA
  • The Company

    Since its founding in 2010, the people at Kinestral have been perfecting electrochromic technology so that its performance and aesthetics are unequaled in the industry. Our Halio smart-tinting glass for the building industry is faster, brighter, more uniform — and it’s stunningly beautiful and natural. We marvel every time we’re in a room with Halio. But while Halio can now make buildings more sustainable, brighter, and healthier, we’re still just getting started.  We’re growing our talented team of physicists, chemists,  mechanical, industrial, electrical, and software engineers to help us continually advance our technologies. We’re also looking for non-technical people – sales, marketing, finance, business development, and so on. If you’re smart, curious, resourceful, driven, and have enough experience to make an immediate impact, send us your résumé.