Crimson Hexagon

Assistant Controller

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/24/2018 4:01 PM)


Crimson Hexagon helps global brands better understand their consumers. With instant access to the world’s largest volume of unstructured text and images across social, online public, and enterprise-held data sources, Crimson Hexagon’s AI-powered consumer insights platform allows clients to analyze audiences, track brand perception and campaign performance, and even detect competitive and market trends. Our clients include Anheuser-Busch InBev, Adidas, General Mills, Paramount Pictures, Starbucks, and Twitter. We’re a high growth software company headquartered in Boston with offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and London. Find us on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

The Assistant Controller will work closely with the Controller as the accounting subject-matter expert and will oversee day-to-day accounting operations.  He/she will ensure that the preparation and analysis of all financial reports meet the the organization’s needs and comply with all applicable regulations.

A successful candidate will be a detailed-oriented accounting professional, with prior accounting experience in a SaaS-based organization and has a passion for creating control frameworks that drive sound financial reporting.

NOTE:  This role is based in the Boston office only.  No relocation available.


  • Manage and conduct the day-to-day accounting duties by providing leadership, supervision, and guidance over all functions of the accounting department and its staff.
  • Responsible for monthly and annual accounting cycle, including the reconciliation and analysis of all accounts, reporting results to the FP&A team, and collaborating with the FP&A team to ensure results are aligned with budget.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly management reports, internal and external financial reports and consolidations that are in compliance with GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Review and re-define accounting policies, financial controls and processes that align with best practices and growth.
  • Coordinate and manage audits, tax compliance (Corporate, Sales & Use, VAT, etc.), and other governmental or internal compliance.
  • Maintain awareness of tax laws and changes that affect the Company or its officers.
  • Identify and lead process improvement projects to automate and streamline current accounting and reporting procedures to maximize the contribution to strategic business goals.
  • Assist Crimson in the transition and implementation to the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606 & IFRS 15).  Ensure revenue and related compensation transactions are accurately recorded in accordance with revenue regulations.
  • Assist with the management and coordination of banking relationships and treasury management.
  • As necessary, assist in special projects including system implementations, technical accounting research, and other ad hoc projects.


  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive accounting responsibilities, with at least 3 years of management experience as an Accounting Manager or Assistant Controller.
  • Possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or related work experience.
  • CPA is preferred, but not required.  
  • Has comfort level with a broad technical application of GAAP.
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and forecasting skills, with experience translating complex situations into information that will support the profitability and growth of the business.
  • Has experience creating and documenting processes for accounting and financial reporting.
  • High level of proficiency with ERP systems and other business technologies.  NetSuite, Adaptive Planning and experience is ideal and ability to be the NetSuite administrator is a plus.
  • Advanced Excel user.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to interface with staff cross-functionally as well as with external third parties.
  • Demonstrates exceptional organizational abilities and project management leadership expertise.
  • Is comfortable operating in a high growth, entrepreneurial environment.  Is able to be flexible and agile as business needs and goals shift.


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