Controller - SaaS


About Us

Burkland’s core purpose is to Accelerate Dreams. So often, turning dreams into reality helps change the world. We thrive at the forefront of this transformation. Startups desire our professionals — they are the best in the business. Startups seek our content — we are an industry thought leader. Startups trust our expertise, so founders can focus on their companies, products, and value-add. As a part of our demonstrated value, our clients raised over $3B just last year.

At Burkland, we lead with our Core Purpose. We do this for both our clients and our employees. We believe that leaning on our Core Values (Fresh Perspectives, Exponential Value, Empathy, Trusted Partner) will lead to happy clients and happy employees

We are a remote-first company with over 180 incredible team members, over 800 clients, and a commitment to Accelerating Dreams.

The Role

We are looking for a dynamic + strategic teammate at Burkland. If you have a background as a Controller and a passion for helping venture-backed startups succeed, Burkland is a wonderful fit for you!

The Controller position is a hands-on role, responsible for implementing processes and systems for our clients - including mapping out needs, choosing a system, and setting up, and implementing the system.  

Your Typical, Atypical, Day

  • This role has variety at its core. From facilitating client meetings to overseeing monthly and yearly financial closes, no day will be a typical day (hence the typical, atypical day).

  • You will be supporting our startup clients who need Controller help but may not need an internal team at their growth stage (usually we work with Seed through Series C clients). So, there is always a lot of work to be done!

  • You’ll be working with a variety of clients, so the ability to context shift, communicate, prioritize, and evaluate needs is the most important thing you’ll be doing in this role.

  • You’ll be managing accountants and processes for our clients and possibly internally to Burkland, too, so you’ll want to have a background in management.

  • Embracing the agile and scrappy nature of startups is a must.

About You

  • You are naturally curious and a problem-solver. You’re someone who likes to learn and is eager to take on new challenges, especially when it comes to cutting-edge technology and emerging industries.

  • You are a communicator at your core. Bonus points if you have customer or client service experience, this is a cornerstone of the role.

  • You lead with integrity in all that you say and do.

  • You take the initiative and jump at the opportunity to explore new ways of doing things.

  • You take an acutely accurate approach to your work and look forward to the parts of your job that require analytical thinking.

  • You are an expert collaborator! You ask for and give feedback regularly.

  • You’re pals with GAAP.

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or something similar, and over 5 years of progressive experience. 

  • CPA or CMA is a bonus. 

Core Competencies

  • Building and Overseeing Accounting Processes for Full Cycle Accounting

  • Financial Statement Analysis

  • Chart of Accounts Review and Recommendations for SaaS Industry

  • Cost of Goods Sold Guidance

  • Prior Client-Facing Experience

  • Preparation of Financial Statements, Reports and Presentations

  • Accounting for Intercompany Activity and Performing Financial Statement Consolidations

  • Accounting for Unrealized Gains and Losses

  • Familiarity with Equity Accounting and Reconciliations for Stock, and Convertible Notes  

  • Advanced knowledge of ASC 606 - Revenue Recognition and ASC 842 - Lease Accounting

  • Experience Overseeing the Work Product of Others 

  • Knowledge of the Financial Due Diligence Process

  • SaaS Revenue Recognition and Deferred Revenue Experience

  • Experience with Efficiency Enhancing Software Tools, like Maxio, Chargebee, Stripe, etc.

  • Ability to Analyze SaaS Metrics and KPIs (ARR/MRR, CAC, Churn, etc.)

What We Offer

  • Flexible work schedule to promote a healthy work-life balance.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance for you and your dependents.

  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance to support you when you need it the most.

  • Flexible PTO - Take time off from work when you need it.

  • 401k with a company match to ensure you are ready for retirement.

  • A generous home office expense reimbursement so you have the office you need to be productive.

  • Forget the commute! We're a remote-first workplace, so you can work from your home office or from the beach if you’d like!

  • We offer a collaborative, communicative culture, driven by our Core Purpose + Values. We work with incredibly smart people who love to learn and share what they know. If this sounds like a team you'd like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you.

Burkland Associates is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Burkland Associates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or another legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit our careers page

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The base pay range target for the role described in this job description is $90,000 - $120,000. Final offer amounts depend on multiple factors such as candidate experience and expertise, geographic location, total compensation, and market data. In addition, full-time regular positions are eligible for, 401(k), health benefits, and other benefits; some of these benefits may be available for part-time. 


Job Profile


Flexible PTO Flexible Work Schedule Home office expense reimbursement Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Remote-first workplace Short & Long Term Disability Insurance


Accounting ASC 606 ASC 606 Revenue Recognition ASC 842 - Lease Accounting Chart of Accounts Review Cost of Goods Sold Guidance Due Diligence Finance Financial Statement Analysis Financial statements GAAP Management Revenue Recognition SaaS Technology

  • Accounting for Intercompany Activity
  • Accounting for Unrealized Gains and Losses
  • ASC 606 - Revenue Recognition
  • ASC 842 - Lease Accounting
  • Building and Overseeing Accounting Processes
  • Chart of Accounts Review
  • Cost of Goods Sold Guidance
  • Efficiency Enhancing Software
  • Equity Accounting and Reconciliations
  • Financial Due Diligence Process
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Overseeing the Work Product of Others
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • SaaS Revenue Recognition

5 years


Accounting Bachelor's degree in Business Business Finance