Employer: Qualtrax
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: Accounting/Finance
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 11/10/2017
Closing Date: 12/29/2017
Qualtrax is a powerful compliance software package that works with companies worldwide to assist them with achieving compliance goals. This includes not only managing documentation, but automating key business processes, streamlining training management, and ensuring critical industry regulations are addressed.

We continue to invest in the development of the product and are continually incorporating new features and functionality into our product based on customer feedback and technology advances and trends.
Job Description

The Controller will undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. The Controller’s responsibilities will also include financial risk management. It is expected that the Controller will work with Executive Leadership to maximize return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems.  A Controller with a SaaS background is preferred.


  • Manage and enforce all finance and accounting operations, policies and procedures
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
  • Provide leadership and support to the company; enable strong performance against strategic, financial, and operational goals
  • Establish and create best in class financial/accounting processes and internal controls in accordance with US GAAP to support the scaling of the business
  • Manage the monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes with a focus on continuous process improvement in order to reduce the time it takes to close the books while maintaining the highest accounting quality
  • Plan and manage timely filing of tax returns and other statutory filings
  • Manage annual audit process and oversee preparation of audited financial statements
  • Oversee activities related to traditional general accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, general ledger, etc.
  • Manage bi-weekly payroll
  • Lead and support ad hoc special projects as required
  • Share insights and experience in team and company discussions
  • Be the voice and advocate for the company’s purpose and mission


  • 5+ years of progressive accounting management experience, including experience at a public accounting firm
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required; CPA certification strongly preferred
  • Startup, SaaS industry experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of GAAP, including experience working with sales teams for revenue recognition purposes
  • Experience working with PE or VC backed companies
  • Experience with SFDC and use of cloud software tools required
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, exposure to FP&A is preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with strong presentation skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with proven experience in mentoring and growing skills of direct reports
  • Ability to work across the organization with a focus on ensuring the company is capable of scaling efficiently and with adequate controls
  • Self-directed, proactive with ability to multi-task
  • Passion for analytics, real-time data and monitoring
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