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Company: Devo
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Devo, the cloud-native logging and security analytics company, empowers security and operations teams to maximize the value of all their data. Only the Devo platform delivers the powerful combination of real-time visibility, high-performance analytics, scalability, multitenancy, and low TCO crucial for monitoring and securing business operations as enterprises accelerate their shift to the cloud. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Devo is backed by Insight Partners, Georgian, and Bessemer Venture Partners. Learn more at

We're searching for a Controller to join our Finance team. The ideal candidate is someone who inspires a high-performing accounting team but can also embrace ambiguity and loves solving problems.

You will play a critical role in ensuring we continue building a world-class accounting function while partnering across the business to ensure our systems and processes are running smoothly. Our goal is to be scalable as we push towards best-in-class operations.


  • Lead, support, and develop the accounting and tax team while driving efficiency & automation to keep up with the demands of Devo's high-growth business
  • Oversee all global accounting process including but not limited to accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, transfer pricing, revenue recognition and compliance
  • Oversee and own the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close processes including detailed analysis and reconciliation of all general ledger accounts and preparation of financial statements in compliance with U.S. GAAP
  • Deliver accurate and timely results reporting to management, shareholders, regulators, and the Board of Directors
  • Lead relationships with Netsuite, external auditors, accounting/tax advisors, and internal controls
  • Manage technical accounting questions and updates
  • Provide support for the annual budgeting and planning process
  • Work with FP&A team on monthly forecast against budget including cash flow projections
  • Prepare the company for public company accounting and reporting standards (e.g. SEC reporting and SOX compliance)


  • Minimum 10 years of experience with a mix of public accounting and public or private company experience
  • CPA and/or equivalent preferred
  • Strong ERP systems experience, preferably in NetSuite
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Google Suite
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, SEC rules and regulations, and reporting requirements
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal, able to communicate complex concepts and risk factors to stakeholders and influence decision making
  • Experienced business partner, skilled in building trust and inspiring others while ramping in a new business and role
  • Excellent knowledge in assessing, developing, and implementing internal controls
  • Experience with IPO readiness, multi-jurisdictional tax, internal controls, and SOX compliance
  • Excitement around navigating a hyper-growth, rapidly changing, and sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Proven experience building, developing, mentoring, and inspiring a high performing professional accounting team
  • Experience with direct-to-consumer or B2B subscription businesses
  • Must have prior experience building and executing a SaaS-based business model and deep understanding of relevant KPIs (e.g. ARR, LTV, CAC, Recurring vs. Non-Recurring revenue, etc.).

Background Experiences:

  • Prior experience in a fast-paced technology company is highly preferred
  • Experience working in global company preferred

Devo does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

"Devo is committed to creating a welcoming culture that is not only grounded in teamwork and customer success but is fair and equitable for everyone." Marc van Zadelhoff, CEO

At Devo, diversity and inclusion means more than treating employees well and making them feel welcome. It is a commitment to hiring people who bring different insights because of their unique perspectives, ways of thinking, and prior experiences.

We intend to continue hiring great people and protecting our culture so everyone can be themselves and speak their minds. That way Devo will always be a place filled with purpose, energy, hard work, thoughtfulness, and respect.

To All Agencies:

Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Devo outside of the Talent Acquisition team. Devo's policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via the Devo Agency Portal. Agencies must have a valid fee agreement in place and they must have been assigned the specific requisition to which they submit resumes, by the Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of Devo and in the event a candidate is submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid

Keywords: Devo, Cambridge , Controller, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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