CLEVELAND, OH 11/22/16

Job Title: Controller

Location: Cleveland, OH

Country: United States

Post Date: 11/22/2016

Job Type: Full-Time Regular

Job Description

Certified Security Solutions, Inc. (CSS), one of Cleveland’s most exciting cyber security companies, is searching for a dynamic Controller to ensure the company’s finance and accounting function will scale and to support the expected rapid growth in 2017 and beyond. We’re looking for a hands-on leader with a startup/growth company mentality to help analyze options, make decisions, and drive action. The Controller will be responsible for overseeing the full accounting cycle including the audit, financial analysis and reporting to Management and the Board of Directors, payroll and HR functions. In addition, the candidate will continue the review and improvement of internal controls and cross-team collaboration to drive efficiency in billings and operations. This candidate will thrive in a fast pace environment. This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer. 

CSS leads the market in digital identity management solutions for data, devices, and applications. The VerdeTTo™ for IoT and CMS for Enterprise platforms help CSS clients simplify the deployment and management of trusted digital identities.


  • Manage all facets of financial accounting, budgeting, accounts payable, payroll and cash management, credit risk, billing process and accounts receivable management
  • Develop and implement best practices financial strategies, policies and procedures to improve the overall performance of the organization
  • Manages the revenue recognition for SaaS subscriptions and related revenue streams in accordance with US GAAP
  • Direct the accounting staff to ensure that proper procedures are being completed
  • Monitor cash balances and ensure proper cash forecasts and reporting
  • Prepare monthly financial package and manage the independent audit process
  • Responsible for appropriate submission of all federal and state income and sales tax returns, state registrations and directs the maintenance of related tax files
  • Lead upgrade of financial systems and integrations
  • Prepares, or direct preparation of bank compliance documents, BOD and private investor reporting requirements and periodic bench marking data requests
  • Support corporate transactions including equity and debt financing due diligence
  • Manage client profitability and reporting
  • Administer employee benefits 


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Previous Controller/Assistant Controller experience
  • 3-5 years corporate accounting / general ledger experience/Quickbooks
  • Advanced Excel skills and related tools
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; attention to detail and accuracy in work; coach the team to work and support the entire company
  • Enthusiastic team player, productive working independently or as part of a group; ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization


  • CPA preferred
  • Industries preferred: SaaS, Software, IT Services,
  • Experience in leading successful system implementations for growth and scale
  • Must be hands-on but also able to see the big picture
  • Excellent organizational skills when working in fast moving environment
  • Mature attitude towards confidential information in small company environment
  • Experience in venture backed portfolio companies and the venture capital industry very helpful


You must reside within a daily commute of our Independence, OH office


Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Certified Security Solutions, Inc., is a proud equal opportunity employer.