Lead financial operations at Ascend Analytics in Boulder.

Ascend Analytics
Ascend Analytics
Boulder, United States  UTC-07:00   On-site   Full Time   101-250   USD 130k   23 days ago

Ascend Analytics is an innovative climate technology software and consulting company focused on energy analytics to support an increasingly complex power grid. The company’s products enhance critical power supply decisions for an array of key energy market stakeholders, from short-term operating strategies to long-term investment and resource planning. Ascend recently announced a strategic growth investment from prominent software and climate technology investors Rubicon Technology Partners, a private equity firm which is focused on investing in and growing software companies, Galvanize Climate Solutions, which invests in companies and solutions advancing the energy transition, and Silversmith Capital Partners, a technology-focused growth equity firm. Read more about how the investment will accelerate Ascend’s product innovation here. To learn more about Ascend, please visit us at

Position Overview

The Controller will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy, compliance, timely execution, and maintenance of the financial records of the business including complete ownership of the P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow of the company and its subsidiaries. This individual will also help guide business and financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, enforcing and recommending implementation of policies and procedures to manage working capital and accounting processes and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  • Strategic planning/partnership, monthly forecasting, oversight of all accounting (general ledger, AP, AR, payroll and related tax filings/remittance, bank reconciliation, cash management), ERP system oversight, and monthly/quarterly/annual close
  • Review financial data, prepare budgets, and work as the right hand to the CFO in day-to-day business operations
  • Work closely with the executive and management teams to ensure efficient, reliable, and compliant financial processes are in place and maintained to enable the execution of our day-to-day operations and long-term initiatives
  • Take ownership of key reporting functions as well as helping to ensure all policies and procedures are adhered to and best practices are implemented
  • Audit and develop financial controls and procedures to ensure compliance with financial reporting, management, and cost control objectives
  • Track and manage incentive and commission payments
  • Oversee bi-monthly payroll for staff including new hires and terminations, including calculating wages, withholding taxes, and issuing paychecks or direct deposits
  • Manage the documentation and preparation of federal and state taxes each fiscal year; Oversee compliance with local filing requirements for taxation laws and statutory obligations as they arise
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and performance management of the department staff
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems and implementation thereof
  • Maintain organized and secure records of financial transactions and supporting documentation in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Assist with external audits by providing financial information, supporting documentation, and explanations of accounting practices and policies
  • Identify opportunities to improve financial systems, processes, and controls to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial information and compliance with regulations and company policies.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • 5+ years' experience in an Accounting or Finance role
  • Understanding and experience with financial reporting standards (such as GAAP)
  • Experience in managing financial operations including budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling
  • Experience with metrics like Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR), Churn Rate, Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC), and Lifetime Value (LTV) is essential.
  • Knowledge of Regulatory Compliance: Familiarity with relevant regulatory compliance requirements
  • Familiarity with accounting software and financial management tools like QuickBooks, NetSuite, etc.
  • Deep expertise in MS excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both financial and non-financial stakeholders
  • Adaptability and Growth Mindset and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or equivalent certification
  • Experience supporting a fast paced and dynamic startup environment, ideally within a high growth SaaS company
  • Maintain strong proficiency in MS Office and Paycor
  • Ability to work in Boulder office three days per week minimum.

Compensation: $130,000

Negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ascend highly values our employees and often pays above industry average.

We offer flexible work hours in a relaxed environment with opportunities for advancement and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, parental leave, dependent care spending account, and a 401k plan.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Ascend Analytics is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Ascend Analytics is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at

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About the role

Apr 28, 2024

Full Time


Oct 18, 2024


USD 130k

Boulder, United States

5+ years


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