What’s so interesting about this role?

Grindr is continuing our rapid growth and scaling as a newly-public company! We are looking for a Chief Accounting Officer who will lead our accounting function for the organization and continue our work as the world’s largest social networking app for the LGBTQ community.

In this role, you will report directly to the CFO and you will play a key role in all major accounting functions including SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting & Accounting Policies, Consolidation, and Corporate Accounting which includes Chart of Accounts, Inventory, Revenue, Fixed Assets, Leasing, Equity Compensation, and other general accounting areas. Our Controller will also act as a key business partner to our C-suite, senior management, external auditors, and outside vendors.

What’s the job?  

  • Oversee our Accounting team, providing leadership, development, and guidance to your team through thoughtful and “walk the talk” leadership.
  • Lead the Accounting transformation journey by leading a review of all processes and systems talent to increase efficiency both within accounting and cross-functionally.
  • Liaise with outsourced PWC as our SOX/internal control frameworks are established and then brought in house
  • Be the subject matter expert on the company’s systems for accounting in a direct-to-consumer world. You should be experienced in working with apple, google and stripe as the primary sources of mapping cash and revenue
  • Experience in due diligence for acquisitions is a plus
  • Manage annual close calendars, SEC filing calendars, and board meetings. Prepares Audit Committee materials to review financial statements and other committee matters.
  • Ensure material and significant transactions are evaluated based on US GAAP and SEC rules for the appropriate accounting treatments, prepare white papers to support, and implement appropriate accounting policies to support treatment.
  • You will play a key role in evaluating the accounting systems in place and assess if they are best suited to meet our needs as we scale, i.e. an Oracle system improvement/optimization.
  • Experience in treasury is a plus as we manage our cash and debt
  • The main point of contact for external tax experts
  • Partner cross-functionally with legal, tax, treasury, FP&A, HR and business units in a consultative manner to enable the business for success as it grows and to plan for new initiatives and changes in business models.

What we’ll love about you 

  • 15+ years of experience with significant accounting leadership expertise in blue chip publicly traded company and small to medium-sized companies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a similar field. Alternatively, have certifications such as CPA
  • Expertise in SEC reporting and you have extensive experience in delivering Annual 10K, Quarterly 10Qs, SEC form 8K, Form 3 and 4s timely
  • Experience managing the internal and external audit processes and working with internal teams across the business and external vendors
  • You are adept at building strong partnerships with leaders at all levels of the business and you are able to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences
  • Technical expertise in the development and maintenance of accounting and internal control systems
  • Expertise in Revenue Recognition Principles

We’ll really swoon if you have 

  • Direct-to-consumer experience
  • Global company experience
  • MA experience

What you’ll love about us

  • Mission and Impact: Grindr is the world-leading LGBTQ social networking service. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGBTQ people around the world
  • Remote First: We have satellite offices in LA, NYC, and Chicago, and are remote first across the US and Canada. More than 30% of our employees work outside of cities where we have satellite offices
  • Family Insurance: Insurance premium coverage for health, dental, and vision for you and partial coverage for your dependents
  • Retirement Savings: Generous 401K plan with 6% match and immediate vest in the US
  • Compensation: Industry-competitive compensation and equity
  • Queer-Inclusive Benefits: Industry-leading gender-affirming offerings with up to 90% cost coverage, access to Included Health, monthly stipends for HRT, and more
  • Additional Benefits: Flexible vacation policy, monthly stipends for cell phone, internet, wellness, and food, one-time home-office setup stipend, and company-sponsored events

About Grindr

Since launching in 2009, Grindr has grown into the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. We have millions of users who use our location-based technology in almost every country in every corner of the planet.

Today, Grindr proudly represents a modern LGBTQ lifestyle that expands into new platforms. From social issues to original content, we continue to blaze innovative paths with a meaningful impact for our community. At Grindr, we create a safe space where you can discover, navigate, and get zero feet away from the queer world around you.

As of June 2020, Grindr has new owners with a track record of multiple successful Bay Area start-ups. The new leadership is demonstrating a renewed commitment to creating an experience for users that is safe, fun, and productive, as well as a positive & uplifting company culture in which everyone can be their best selves. At the heart of Grindr’s mission in this new chapter is a shared set of core values including transparency, accountability, experimentation (failing fast), and strong allegiance to the LGBTQ community.

Grindr is an equal opportunity employer.