About the role 

Mezmo is scaling and looking for a hands-on and experienced Controller to provide leadership and strategic direction for our accounting function. Reporting to the CFO, you will be responsible for the accuracy, integrity, and presentation of financial statements. The controller will provide strategic guidance to the leadership team around key decisions impacting financials. In addition, you will play a critical role in the finance leadership team in building needed infrastructure to support scale and growth.

Our controller will interact regularly with senior leadership and will own the development and maintenance of the financial controls ecosystem. You will also manage the relationship with our auditors and tax advisors and will regularly provide financial information to investors, board members, and the executive team. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in SaaS accounting, be able to develop and execute effective controls and tax strategies, and have a strong ability to gain alignment with the leadership team on the historical, current, and future financial position of the company.

You will:

  • Be a decision maker around core accounting and tax compliance and systems
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements that are accurate and produced in a timely fashion in accordance with GAAP
  • Build streamlined processes between departments
  • Stay abreast of new accounting standards
  • Increase employee equity literacy by explaining complex concepts in simple terms
  • Lead a high-performing team by recruiting and developing talent
  • Partner closely with FP&A and revenue operations
  • Manage equity
  • Establish strong relationship with auditors and be primary point person for annual audits
  • Devise and oversee corporate insurance program

You have:

  • Proven ability to influence decisions at the highest level with a collaborative approach.
  • Strong ability to clearly communicate business insights and recommendations to senior leadership
  • Experience in technical accounting
  • Owned the close process end to end
  • Experience in streamlining cross-functional operations
  • Proactive and self-motivated to solve problems; comfortable with a high degree of responsibility in ambiguous situations
  • Track record of leading, growing, and developing high-performing teams, with a focus on hands-on development and coaching
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Accounting preferred
  • A CPA is a plus
  • 8+ years of accounting experience at a growth tech company, with a background in SaaS

About Mezmo

Mezmo is on a mission to empower people who build solutions that shape the world. We’re doing this by delivering a platform that enables enterprises to get more value from their observability data in real time, regardless of source, destination, use case, or scale. We’re not the only ones working on this problem but we have a few things the others don’t.

  1. We’re cloud-native and know how to make the most of modern technology like Kubernetes.
  2. We have scaled a solution from zero to petabyte scale in a short amount of time, while supporting thousands of active users across multiple environments.
  3. We are hungry for change and are surrounded by enterprises telling us they’re hungry, too.
  4. We have a kick-ass group of people who are thinking about the problem analytically and are excited to change the observability world for the better.

Mezmo has helped some of the world’s most innovative companies transform how they manage their systems and applications. Still, we know that we can help them get more value from their observability data by providing more flexibility and control over how they use it. This will enable teams to spend less time switching between data silos so they can focus on shipping better, more resilient, and secure products.

We have momentum on our side. Last year we saw triple digit revenue growth and added 800 new customers to our roster. Recent accolades include being named to YC’s Top Companies, CRN’s 10 Hottest DevOps Startups, and EMA’s Top 3 Observability Platforms.

What it’s like to work at Mezmo

At Mezmo, our culture is everything. We have an inclusive, collaborative, and fulfilling work environment so that our teammates can tackle some of technology’s biggest challenges. We hold the prestigious Great Place to Work badge and have won the Fortune Best Small and Medium Workplace award for the last two years in a row. Join us if you:

  • Want to solve hard problems.
  • Want to enable Mezmo’s customers, partners, and community to be highly productive and successful.
  • Thrive in collaborative, cross-functional environments.
  • Enjoy jumping in where needed to help the whole company succeed.
  • Take your role, but not yourself, seriously. At Mezmo, we know that pride, humility, and kindness are not mutually exclusive.


  • Receive competitive compensation.
  • Receive competitive benefits, including:
    • 100% healthcare coverage for you and your family.
    • 100% dental coverage for you and your family.
    • 100% vision coverage for you and your family.
    • Flexible time off. Work-life balance is valued here and we encourage you to take the opportunity to recharge.
    • One company-wide mental health day off per month in addition to all nationally recognized holidays.
    • $600 annual remote work expense reimbursement in addition to hardware setup provided by the company.

This is a full-time remote opportunity. Mezmo is a remote-first company that was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and now has employees in 71 cities in North America and 8 countries worldwide. Learn more about our culture and how we stay connected on our website.