Who are we?
Sidewalk Labs is an urban innovation company that tackles cities' greatest challenges. We create products and solutions, invest in new companies, and help developers build more sustainable, innovative, and equitable places around the world. Our ambitious vision requires us to push ourselves beyond conventional thinking, and we work hard in pursuit of our mission. Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts from real estate, urban planning, government, finance, technology, and engineering, among other backgrounds.
Our urban innovations include Delve (a generative design product that empowers real estate teams to design better, faster, with less risk), Mesa (an easy-install kit for commercial buildings that cuts energy costs, improves tenant comfort, and simplifies building operations), Pebble (a low-cost vehicle sensor to help manage parking and curb space), and Affordable Electrification (a new way to manage home energy use to meet a customer’s monthly budget). We're also developing an offsite construction company that can deliver high-quality mass timber buildings for more sustainable living and working.
With the potential to radically improve quality of life in cities for all, our work is both exciting and complex. We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it!
The Controller at Sidewalk Labs will be a key leader on the Finance team and will be responsible for the strategic direction and execution of our controlling, reporting, audit, and tax work. Specifically, the Controller will be critical to developing the team with the right people, processes, and technology to meet the expanding needs of the company, including meeting high standards for compliance processes and internal audit.
Our plan includes several business units that are entering rapid growth phases and will increasingly need direct accounting resources. In this role, you need to be able to grow the technical team to meet those needs and balance oversight with allowing the embeds to empower the teams to make decisions.
The Controller role reports directly to our Chief Financial Officer, Holly Lim, and has substantial exposure to leaders across the company. We think this is an excellent opportunity for a leader who knows how to scale financial operations and wants to do interesting work in a multi-disciplinary company focused on urban innovation.
In addition to driving financial accuracy and control of our accounting function, the near-term emphasis will be on partnering with internal stakeholders to redesign the core operational accounting and business processes and achieve material improvements in scalability and productivity.
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At least 10 years of work experience with 5+ in a highly cross-functional accounting department with leadership experience
Capable of scaling a business with finance and operational system and process implementation
Excellent at working with others
Invested in our work
We are very excited to hear from you.
Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek applicants from underrepresented communities. Even if you are not 100% sure you are right for the role, please apply and we will be happy to consider your application. All employment is based on merit and business need, and we respond to each application we receive.