MaxMind (www.maxmind.com) is looking for a talented Strategic Controller to join our team. We help protect thousands of companies worldwide from fraud, screening over a billion online transactions each year, and we provide IP intelligence data to thousands more. In this role, you will help oversee our finances and related processes and controls. You’ll also provide strategic advice to the executive team.

We are hiring anywhere in the following US states: CA, FL, LA, MN, NV, NY State (excluding New York City and Yonkers), NC, OR, PA, TX, WA.

MaxMind does not currently sponsor US employment visas.

Position overview

As a Strategic Controller, you will be hands-on with a wide range of financial activities while also providing strategic advice to the executive team. You’ll help us do revenue recognition, ensure sales tax compliance in a variety of states and countries, and review tax filings, among a variety of other tasks.

In general, you will be expected to:

* Provide comprehensive financial updates to senior management by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data points. We keep books on both cash and accrual bases.

* Guide financial decisions by applying company policies and procedures to current economic landscape

* Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls and guidelines

* Achieve budgeting goals with proper scheduling, analysis, and corrective action

* Help develop and support short and long-term operational strategies

* Manage relationships and projects with outside accounting firms

* Identify appropriate vendors for financial operations and manage those relationships

Your work will be supported by an accounts receivable and payable specialist and bookkeeper who you will help manage. The operations team will also provide assistance.

We created this new role to bring more accounting work in-house. You will help to shape the role.

Our salary range for our Strategic Controller role begins at $135k. See more about benefits and compensation below.

Key responsibilities include

    • Managing and monitoring all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems to ensure compliance with appropriate GAAP standards, regulatory requirements, and contractual requirements
    • Maintaining internal control safeguards for the receipt of revenue, costs, team and organizational budgets, and actual expenditures
    • In conjunction with the CEO and COO, establishing financial and operating benchmarks, budgets, program monitoring, and reporting standards
    • Implementing consistent accounting policies, practices, and procedures across all programs
    • Upholding federal, state, and local legal standards by remaining knowledgeable about existing, new, and future legislation (including especially sales tax and VAT)
    • Developing and enforcing internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow
    • Overseeing and supporting the accounting team with dynamic leadership that creates an environment of trust and productivity
    • Helping administer sales commission plan

Minimum Qualifications

    • Working knowledge of finance law and regulatory standards (GAAP)
    • Strong understanding of economic and banking processes
    • Experience as a senior-level accounting or finance manager
    • Strong working knowledge of detailed financial data analysis
    • Proven payroll experience, with a focus on streamlining accounting processes
    • Exemplary history of financial project management
    • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local tax compliance regulations and reporting

Bonus Qualifications

    • CPA

Working at MaxMind

Our culture is very important to us. We’re friendly, collaborative, and work-focused. We don’t like office politics and unnecessary stress. We like to have productive workdays and don’t like work to chase us when we’re done for the day. We maintain a set of core, overlapping hours, but are flexible with specific start and end times and are understanding about appointments and life events. We care about helping each other succeed.

In a recent survey, employees listed having a supportive work culture, good co-workers, autonomy, and feeling trusted, valued, and respected as some of the things they liked most about working here.

MaxMind has a social mission. MaxMind donates over 60% of profits to charities.

MaxMind’s compensation strives to reward getting stuff done, quality of work, and working well with others.

We are a fully remote company, so communication centers around video chat, and direct and group messaging tools.


In addition to competitive compensation, our US benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and short and long term disability insurance, a Safe Harbor 401(k) with employer contribution, Health Savings Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care, and paid parental leave.

Everyone participates in a company performance-based bonus plan. MaxMind offers a $2,000 professional development budget and five days for professional development annually.

Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to diversity and inclusion and are mindful of incorporating them into all aspects of our company.

We encourage and sincerely welcome applications from candidates of color, women, queer candidates, candidates with family caregiving responsibilities, transgender candidates, and from other communities not well represented in the tech world.

See our complete diversity and inclusion statement – https://www.maxmind.com/en/company/working-at-maxmind.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. We want to know about you, please share any projects or accomplishments and include a link so we can learn more. One of the first steps in our interviewing process is a homework assignment, and we will ask you for a submission so we can gain insight into your work.

Salary: Starting at $135,000 USD per year