Assistant Controller at NerdWallet

Assistant Controller

Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote (Based in the U.S.)

NerdWallet is looking for an Assistant Controller to take part in NerdWallet’s exciting mission to provide clarity for all of life’s financial decisions and to help continue to build a world class accounting team. We are seeking a self-starter with a demonstrated history of identifying issues and problem solving for this exciting Assistant Controller role. The Assistant Controller will supervise the accounting close and accounting operations and manage the accounting staff while reporting to the Corporate Controller.

The Assistant Controller role will be a senior leader within the accounting and finance team with exposure to the leadership team with industry veteran executives that has built an industry-leading company and brand known for innovation, quality and objectivity.

If you were here 6 months ago, here are some things you might have worked on:

  • Significant business acquisition
  • IPO
  • Contract review and procurement process re-engineering

Where you can make an impact:

  • Manage monthly close and creation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial packages.
  • Present various accounting reports and make recommendations to the Corporate Controller and CFO on how to enhance the department.
  • Drive the enhanced use of technology, shared services and processes to expedite the close and make it more efficient.
  • Oversee a team which carries out the following functions: GL accounting, fixed assets, AP, payroll, equity accounting and procurement.
  • Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with established best practices.
  • Manage operational data while maintaining data accuracy and integrity.
  • Manage and take ownership for successful completion of financial statement audits.
  • Collaborate with business partners, customers, and vendors to establish good working relationships and support in driving process improvements.
  • Assure timeliness and accuracy of the financial statements.
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations.
  • Develop a culture of mentorship, continuous improvement, training and success in the accounting organization.

Your experience:

We recognize not everyone will meet all of the criteria. If you meet most of the criteria below and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Active Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience/proven track record (10+ years) in accounting, controls and financial processes within a public company or within a Big 4 Firm. A mix of industry and Big 4 experience is preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)
  • Ability to drive continual process improvement and a demonstrated ability in challenging and improving processes.
  • Proficiency with accounting & finance systems/software applications. (Oracle experience preferred).
  • Demonstrated business acumen with the ability to provide solutions that drive positive results.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written); Strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership with relationship development skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline; Masters Degree is a plus.


  • This role will be based in San Francisco, CA or remote (based in the U.S.).
  • We believe great work can be done anywhere. No matter where you are based, NerdWallet offers benefits and perks to support the physical, financial, and emotional well being of you and your family.

What we offer:

Work Hard, Stay Balanced (Life’s a series of balancing acts, eh?)

  • Industry-leading medical, dental, and vision health care plans for employees and their dependents
  • Rejuvenation Policy Flexible Time Off + 13 holidays + 4 Mental Health Days Off
  • New Parent Leave for employees with a newborn child or a child placed with them for adoption or foster care
  • Mental health support through
  • Financial wellness, guidance, and unlimited access to a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) through Northstar
  • Paid sabbatical for Nerds to recharge, gain knowledge and pursue their interests
  • Health and Dependent Care FSA and HSA Plan with monthly NerdWallet contribution
  • Weekly Virtual Bootcamp, Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation sessions
  • Monthly Wellness Stipend, Cell Phone Stipend, and Wifi Stipend

Have Some Fun! (Nerds are fun, too)

  • Nerd-led group initiatives Intramural Sports, Employee Resource Groups for Parents, Diversity, and Inclusion, Women, LGBTQIA, and other communities
  • Hackathons, Happy Hours, and team events across all teams and departments
  • Company-wide events like Little Nerds Day (aka bring your kids to work day, even if you’re remote!) and our annual Charity Auction

Lifestyle (Be your best self – we’ll take care of the details)

  • Our Nerds love to make an impact by paying it forward Donate to your favorite causes with a company match
  • Work from home equipment stipend and co-working space subsidy
  • Anniversary recognition program choose from different items and experiences
  • Commuting stipend

Plan for your future (And when you retire on your island, remember the little people)

  • 401K with company match
  • Annual Enrichment Stipend for learning and development
  • Be the first to test and benefit from our new financial products and tools
  • Access to Rocket Lawyer for online legal support and resources

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.