Assistant Controller

Accounting/Finance · Phoenix, Arizona
Department Accounting/Finance
Employment Type Regular, Full-Time

Wag! Group Co. is seeking an exceptional individual to join the Accounting team and oversee and drive the day to day accounting function of Wag!.  The individual will report to the Controller, work closely with both the CFO and Controller, and regularly interact with external auditors, the legal team, and investor relations professionals. 


What You’ll Do


  • Manage and oversee of the Accounting function (inc. P&L, Balance Sheet)
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor accounting staff and AP staff
  • Oversee the monthly close process including account reconciliations/analyses for balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Review monthly financial statements and trend analyses to ensure that all results are proper and prepared in accordance with US GAAP guidelines
  • Maintain/approve reconciliation of all accounts.
  • Generate financial statements, business activity reports and other documents for internal and external distribution.
  • Responsibility for the company's SOX environment including developing, maintaining and documentation of internal controls; initiate and drive process improvements
  • Plan and manage external audit and quarterly reviews
  • Guide and assist other departments by clearly communicating current accounting and budgeting policies and procedures as well as composing and disseminating new procedures and policies as necessitated by best practices and changes in federal and state regulations
  • Oversee the training and development of accounting staff, and delegate duties and authority to meet departmental and organizational goals
  • Manage cash flow requirements and projections
  • Ensure all tax and other compliance deadlines are met.
  • Establish, document, monitor and update accounting system software and procedures
  • Assist in M&A activities
  • Work with departmental leaders in the review and analysis of financial results to budget.



About You


  • At least ten years of work experience in accounting. 
  • CPA license 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Public accounting experience is a plus
  • Advanced computer skills, including Office suite applications and financial reporting tools.  NetSuite experience is a plus
  • At least five years of supervisory experience
  • Proven success working in a complex organization
  • Proven experience in managing and coordinating audit activities and managing reports, general ledger, budgeting, and payroll.
  • Highly competent in technical accounting, financial analysis, and financial reporting,
  • Proven ability to lead a diverse accounting team. 
  • Proven ability to collaborate on projects.


About Us


Wag! Group Co. (“Wag!”, PET on Nasdaq) strives to be the #1 platform for busy pet parents, offering access to 5-star dog walking, pet sitting, expert pet advice, wellness plans, and one-on-one training from Wag!’s community of 400,000 local pet caregivers nationwide, in addition to pet insurance options from the leading pet insurance companies. Making pet parents happy is what Wag! does best. With safety and wellness at the forefront, Wag! has a trusted record of experience with more than 12 million pet care services completed by pet caregivers on the Wag! Platform, across 5,300 cities and 50 states, with pet parents rating 96% of services as 5-star. Wag! also operates Petted.com, the nation's largest pet insurance comparison marketplace, Furmacy.com, a local pharmacy which supports busy veterinary clinics, and the Wag! Pet Caregiver App, which empowers pet caregivers to care for pets in their neighborhood and earn real money. For more information, visit wag.co.


The compensation package for this role includes a market competitive salary, equity for all full time roles, exceptional benefits, and, for a very limited subset of roles, commissions plans. Our expected cash compensation (salary + commission if applicable) range for this role is:


$160,000 - $210,000 in San Francisco, California 

$160,000 - $210,000 in New York, New York


We are hiring for multiple levels and locations including the above as well as remote in some states, so final offers may vary from the amounts listed based on geography, experience and expertise, training, transferable skills and other factors. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If accommodations due to a disability or medical condition are needed, connect with us via email at recruiting@wagwalking.com. If you have any locations about the role, working remote from a certain city or state, and/or anything else please don't hesitate to reach out to the recruiting team via email at recruiting@wagwalking.com. Check out our careers page https://wagwalking.bamboohr.com/careers to get to know us better as you think about your next step at Wag!.


Wag! Is currently moving forward with a flexible hybrid work environment and looking to return to the office at least one day per week if you work near one of our current physical offices. Our current office locations are San Francisco, California and Phoenix, Arizona. The preferred location for this position is in or around Wag's SF Bay Area, CA Office(s), with in-office work capabilities, as may be required by management. We have employees located around the Bay Area including SF and South Bay Area.

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  • Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Department
    Accounting/Finance
  • Employment Type
    Regular, Full-Time