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Labster is a fast-moving award-winning company that focuses on revolutionizing the way science is taught to students all over the world.

We develop fully interactive advanced lab simulations and combine these with gamification elements such as an immersive 3D universe, storytelling and a scoring system to stimulate curiosity and highlight the connection between science and the real world. 

At Labster, we are dedicated to empowering the next generation of scientists to change the world. We value impact, being bold, learning, collaboration and having fun whilst we do it.

With 20+ nationalities placed in offices in Bali, Zürich, Copenhagen, and Boston, you will find yourself in a truly international environment, where engagement, values, job satisfaction are goals of equal importance to the financial goals of the company.

The organization We have replaced the conventional management hierarchy and organized ourselves using Holacracy.

Holacracy is a method of decentralized management and organizational governance, in which authority and decision-making are distributed throughout a holarchy of self-organizing teams rather than being vested in a management hierarchy. No more top-down management. We believe in finding talented people and organizations that empower them.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Accounting & Systems
    • Lead all US and International accounting operations
    • Lead and maintain the annual audit and relationship with external auditors
    • Ensure compliance with Danish accounting standards
    • Full oversight of all GL postings
    • Develop and maintain all accounting policies and internal controls 
    • Evaluate the effectiveness and productivity of internal accounting processes and drive performance improvements as the company scales (e.g. shorter close cycles, system implementations, process improvements).
    • Create automations, scalable processes and drive implementation of new systems
    • Manage intercompany accounting and associated internal controls
    • Own technical accounting areas such as R&D capitalization, grant accounting & equity accounting
    • Balance sheet reconciliations
    • Ensure business registrations are compliant and up to date in all countries & states
  • Cash flow management
    • Develop and maintain detailed weekly, monthly, quarterly and long-term cash flow forecasts by legal entity 
    • Drive the cash flow forecast process and weekly variance analysis drivers
    • Monitor company-wide cash levels on a daily basis
    • Manage FX risk
    • Manage the debt compliance and reporting process
    • Manage/oversee all banking relationships
    • Open new bank accounts and establish new cash management services
    • Understand customer payment types across international markets and drive the development of optimum payment strategies
    • Analyze bank & credit card fees and provide recommendations for cost saving opportunities
  • Global tax
    • Management and oversight of all global tax compliance (Direct, Indirect and Payroll) and filings with external partners
    • Preparation of all tax provisions
    • Work with external partners on establishing and maintaining transfer pricing documentation
    • Calculate all transfer pricing postings
    • Management of international, federal and state tax audits
  • Additional responsibilities
    • Manage daily team AP/AR & payroll/commission escalations

Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years progressive experience leading global accounting functions
  • Combined experience at a Big 4 public accounting firm and corporate experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA certification
  • Experience in a SaaS environment
  • System implementation experience
  • Treasury experience
  • Ability to work independently with little direction to meet established deadlines
  • Strong experience in daily cash management, liquidity and working capital management
  • Must to be able to handle multiple complex tasks
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Experience working with multiple currencies, legal entities and FX transactions
  • CTP a plus
  • Netsuite experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Department

Labster, Boston

561 Windsor St
02143 Somerville Directions View page

Workplace & Culture

With 20+ nationalities placed in offices in Bali, Zürich, Copenhagen, and Boston, you will find yourself in a truly international environment. We truly value, and protect, engagement and empowerment as we believe that the best results are created by engaged and inspired team members. 

Labster is a Holacracy company where authority and decision-making are distributed throughout self-organizing teams. Don't misunderstand though - Labster offers great and healthy leadership; just with far less top-down management.

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