Global Corporate Controller

Lime

  • Full Time

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Lime’s mission is to realize a future for transportation that is shared, electric and carbon-free. As the world’s leading provider of shared electric vehicles, Lime partners with cities to deploy electric bikes, scooters and mopeds to serve any trip under five miles. One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Companies in 2021, Lime has powered more than 200 million rides in more than 150 cities across five continents, spurring a new generation of clean alternatives to car ownership. Learn more at li.me
We are looking for a hands-on highly effective Global Corporate Controller with a passion and proven track record for success in managing global accounting operations of a public company with international subsidiaries operating under multiple foreign currencies.  This role will report to the Chief Accounting Officer and will partner closely with FP&A, Tax, Treasury, Engineering and IT Security, SCM/SCOP, Product and Operations, and Legal teams to ensure adherence to US GAAP and Lime accounting policies and related internal controls, and to drive and scale cross-functional business processes and systems to support Lime’s rapid growth.
The ideal candidate is expected to think independently, clearly communicate and educate Lime and drive global compliance with accounting policies and internal controls as we prepare for public company readiness.

What You’ll Do:

      • General Ledger- Ensure ledgers are maintained in accordance with US GAAP, Lime’s accounting policies, and are closed timely as required for public company reporting compliance
      • Oversee and ensure appropriate analysis, accounting and recording of transactions, and effective SOX internal control over the corporate general ledger
      • Drive acceleration of GL Close process, identify and oversee implementation of automation and streamlining of monthly/quarterly close processes
      • Oversee accounting operations, including revenue, vehicle assets and depreciation and related standard costing, spare parts inventory, legal reserves, payroll and bonus, leases, stock equity, equity investments, intercompany and consolidations
      • Ensure documentation of financial processes and procedures are developed, maintained, and adhered to across Lime
      • Partner with Technical Accounting team to develop and adopt relevant accounting policies and technical accounting positions to support underlying transactions and new products and businesses, as required
      • Drive accounting initiatives to leverage the ERP system and other software applications and tools to automate the close and related accounting processes, and streamline vehicle assets and depreciation, and revenue sub-ledgers
      • Support annual audits, quarterly reviews, and interim testing
Consolidation of Lime’s global operations with presences in US, APAC and EMEA
    • Ensure timely and accurate consolidation and preparation of financial statements (BS, PL, CF, and SE) in accordance with US GAAP and Lime’s accounting policies
    • Ensure intercompany accounts are properly recorded and eliminated, and reflect the legal entity tax structures; and ensure intercompany settlements are timely
    • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of Lime’s subsidiaries’ statutory and management accounts to support local statutory and corporate income tax filings and related audits
    • Establish and maintain close and effective relationships with internal accounting and finance teams, other cross-functional teams (Legal, HR, Engineering, SCM/SCOP, Product and Operations), external auditors, and accounting advisory and service firms
    • Develop, supervise, and train accounting staff

Who You Are:

    • 8 to 15+ years of progressive accounting experienceBachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, and/or business administration
    • Big 4 experience and CPA required
    • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and the ability to apply these practically
    • Previous experience in a fast-paced, scale-up, public company with international operations highly preferred
    • Previous experience managing a GL team and global consolidations preferred
    • Experience working with international subsidiaries, foreign currencies, legal entity tax structures/transfer pricing schemes
    • Experience in hardware and inventory accounting, and standard costingExperience implementing ERPs, Netsuite, SAP and other cloud-based solutions
    • Hands-on experience supporting internal and external audits and SOX compliance
    • Boldness and humility – the ability to communicate effortlessly in a cross-functional and multicultural environment
    • Flexibility to switch between hands-on operations and strategic thinking
    • The ability to operate at Limespeed across multiple time zones
    • Results-driven without taking shortcuts: integrity above everything

What We Offer:

    • Opportunity to revolutionize transportation with the leader in urban mobility solutions
    • Ability to drive direction and make sizable impact at a rapidly growing global organization
    • Work with a fun, collaborative, and motivated team
    • Competitive salary and benefits
Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer, but that’s only the start. We want people with different backgrounds, abilities, identities, and mindsets to join us—not just to do great work, but to build a better, more representative world.
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