Operational Controller

Silicon Valley Finance Group (SVFG) offers the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, industries, and platforms.  We are looking for an Operational Controller to join our elite team who will work with and learn from this close-knit, high-functioning group of financial heroes helping our venture-backed client companies thrive!

Like many other companies, we are currently working 100% remote but look forward to a day when we can work together safely over a cup of coffee.  Candidates must be based in the Bay Area, and be able to attend in-person company meetings, client meetings and eventually work in an office on the Peninsula.


The Operational Controller’s primary role is to manage and maintain all accounting functions for SVFG clients. The Operational Controller reports to the SVFG VP Finance/CFO for each client, manages the day-to-day client relationships and the SVFG staff on the client service team.

The Operational Controller’s responsibilities include oversight of all general accounting processes in accordance with SVFG best practices including accounts payable, payroll, billing, collections, compliance with all government reporting, monthly close processes including review of monthly account reconciliations, preparation and review of financial statements in accordance with GAAP, preparing monthly fluctuation analysis and management reporting. Responsibilities also include preparation of budget to actual reports and analysis, margin analysis, oversight of equity and related option tracking, management of financial audits, and annual tax return coordination and filing. These responsibilities also include defining and implementing policies and procedures to ensure appropriate levels of financial controls and adherence to GAAP, coordination with any outside audit firms on financial audits and on appropriate implementation of new GAAP guidance and coordinating the involvement of the Human Resources Manager in areas that require HR expertise.

The Operational Controller is also expected to maintain a working knowledge of the services that SVFG provides and be able to proactively identify service opportunities that provide value to the client and work with the CFO/VP Finance on the account to bring those to the attention of the client for their consideration.


  • At least 7+ years’ experience, including 3 years people-management experience and 2-3 years consulting experience.  2-3 years public accounting experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams.
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively: within a functional team, across departmental functions and with an executive management team.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Experience in analyzing business performance to plan.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, company consolidations, internal controls and financial reporting.
  • Demonstrated success in fast paced start up environment as well as experience in mid-size and public companies.
  • Proficiency in all MS Office programs, QuickBooks and Intacct, NetSuite, or other mid-tier systems.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA license a plus

The salary range for this role is $135 – $175K base.  In addition, we offer a profit sharing bonus.  We also offer excellent benefits, a career path for professional growth, and the opportunity to work with cool people, vendors and clients.

If this sounds like a great fit, we’d love to hear from you. 

Location: San Carlos, California
Minimum Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation: $135K - $175K base, plus profit sharing
Employment Type: Full Time Exempt