United States
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Silverchair is a product development partner to the scientific, technical, and medical scholarly and professional publishing industries. What that really means is that they use and create advanced technologies to connect doctors, scientists, and researchers to the information they need to keep up with cutting-edge research, diagnose complex conditions, or survey the literature within thousands of topic areas. Silverchair facilitates this by developing incredibly dynamic online tools and applications.

The Controller position is a critical role in a fast-paced team environment. Reporting to the CFO, the Controller manages the daily operations of the accounting and finance team. We are looking for a motivated team player who has an ability to synthesize complex information and communicate key takeaways and recommended actions for senior management in a simplified, concise manner. The ideal candidate for this role has 6+ years of accounting experience, inclusive of several years of public accounting experience and at least two years operating within an accounting team in the private sector.

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Job Responsibilities: 
  •  Own the financial close and reporting cycles, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  •  Oversee all technical accounting interpretations and related documentation
  •  Ensure compliance with all financial, tax and other required regulatory filings
  • Manage relationships with auditors and outside technical advisers
  • Support and advise senior management with financial analysis for strategic decision-making
  • Assist the CFO with preparation of materials for meetings of the board of directors
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to drive process improvements and streamline real-time reporting for business leaders


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, preferred
  • Prior audit/attestation experience with medium to large public accounting firm
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and distillation large data sets (pivot tables, etc.)
  • Experience with IntAcct accounting software, preferred
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, implementing ASC 606 revenue standard, preferred
  • Experience in software (SaaS) or technology industries, preferred
  • Prior work with companies funded by VC or PE organizations, preferred
  • Proactive attitude with desire to stay abreast of innovations in the industry and function
  • Unquestioned ethics and integrity
Type of Position: 
Years of Experience Required: 
5 - 10 years
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