Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller

Boston, Massachusetts, United States Full-time

Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

iboss has created the first and only Distributed Gateway Platform specifically designed to solve the challenge of securing distributed organizations. Built for the cloud, iboss leverages an elastic, node-based architecture that provides advanced security for today’s decentralized organizations and scales to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth needs of tomorrow. The iboss Distributed Gateway Platform is backed by more than 100 patents and protects over 4,000 organizations worldwide, making iboss one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in the world.

About the team: At iboss, we believe that exceptional employees are the key to our success. Our teams are small, diverse, nimble and highly empowered to drive Finance excellence. Each team owns its own commitments and outcomes. They enjoy interesting challenges, learn fast, and strive to improve each and every day.


We are looking for a VP of Finance and Controller to help strengthen our organization and accounting team.  We need a high-energy leader with a “can do” attitude who thrives on building processes and driving change.  The Controller will be responsible for providing day-to-day leadership for the company’s accounting, reporting, and treasury activities. In addition to ownership of the accounting operations, the controller will be expected to support the FP&A function and building operational processes across the organization.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and accountability for all aspects of accounting: revenue accounting, general accounting, payroll, cash management and treasury, equity accounting and tax compliance and the month end close process
  • Direct, coordinate, maintain and control the company’s accounting and reporting in accordance with US GAAP as well as with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Assess, implement and monitor all internal control practices including accuracy of system reports used for financial reporting and direct department policies and procedures.  
  • Prepare, maintain, and report internal and external financial records and analysis
  • Establish and maintain financial records in accordance with US GAAP and compliance with internal controls
  • Ensure proper revenue recognition of complex multi-element activities, SaaS revenue model. Strong handle of ASC 606 and record of implementing complex revenue recognition models.
  • Prepare timely, complete and accurate information, metrics and reporting analysis for management and investors
  • Coordinate quarterly reviews and annual audit with Big 4 external auditors as well as managing relationships with those auditors
  • Support FP&A related activities and assists in the preparation of operational budget process
  • Provide leadership to accounting team through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication
  • Oversee the strengthening of financial operations, internal controls and reporting processes.
  • Maintain proper SaaS accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Maintain daily cash position report, cash forecasting model and cash flow projections.
  • Maintain Cap Table and other aspects of stock option program.
  • Be involved in future M&A, fundraising, valuation, portfolio management, accounting & filings, including the integration of financial reporting.


  • Proven success shaping and maintaining the accounting operations and reporting as a Controller in a public company, pre-IPO company or in public accounting.
  • Solid knowledge of US GAAP and compliance with proven hands-on technical and operational accounting experience and financial expertise with public entities
  • Proven leadership skills inspiring great results with positive attitudes in a fast-paced team environment able to influence, train and mentor staff to achieve objectives
  • Demonstrated business operations orientated person with strong analytical skills
  • Established and detail orientated self-starter with experience working in a hands-on environment able to prioritize workload and provide solutions and able to navigate through complex structure, systems and processes
  • Experience identifying areas for improvement and implementation of more effective and efficient processes and strategies
  • Passion for technology and genuine desire to make meaningful contributions on a team with big aspirations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 8 to 15 years of progressive experience, including a minimum of 4+ years of management experience
  • Experience with ERP system implementations
  • BA/BS required, MBA, MSA or CPA strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Experience with FinancialForce, NetSuite or other SAAS ERP
  • Previous experience with SaaS/subscription business models preferred

Behavioral and Interpersonal:

  • Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, real-time team environment, prioritize projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experienced, confident presenter to all audiences
  • Ability to prioritize and to multi-task in a face paced environment, manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of an extended, cross-functional team


  • Health, Vision, Dental
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Short term and Long Term Disability
  • Company paid holidays
  • Supportive and FUN work environment
  • Fantastic quarterly company events
  • Free catered lunches every Fridays
  • Free snacks
  • Free onsite gym membership

The duties and responsibilities described above are essential functions of the job.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a veteran or as an individual with a disability.


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