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San Diego, CA | Finance

Job Description


What's next in the world of social networks?

ProjectUplift is building the world's first social economy.  What's a social economy?  A social economy is taking the best of what you love about your favorite social network and allowing you the opportunity to monetize your time while you're there.  It could be blogging about your passion, selling goods and services or using your expertise to help someone else become successful.  We are building a platform that will enable the community to help itself through crowd-sourcing the expertise in the community.  We will empower the commnity to help each other so that everybody wins.

How do I find out more?

Well, we can't tell you too much right now.  We're currently in beta so we have purposfully avoided marketing.  That's going to change in 2013 later in the year when we come out of beta and go live.  Until then the best place to see what we're up to is our launch page (uplift.launchrock.com).  It will tell you more about what we're building and, if you're interested, one of our recruiters can tell you more.

What is ProjectUplift looking for?

We are looking for a Controller to run our finance and accounting team.  Since we're a start-up this person will need to be comfortable in a player-coach role.  Capable of both doing the work themselves and managing, mentoring and coaching the team of two that are in place today.  This person will be responsible for day-to-day accounting operations, A/R, A/P, payroll, stock administration, etc.  Since we are building a social network with the ability to do transactions there will be some unique and interesting challenges around reconciliations. revenue projections, etc.  We need someone who can adapt to using our current systems in the short-term but also be able to recommend systems, technologies, process improvements, etc. so we are ahead of the game when we do go-live and scale we can support the volume of internal and external transactions that we anticipate.  Along that same line this person will have to establish, monitor and continually evolve KPIs and management reports.  

What experience should I bring to the table?

  • BS/BA with a preference for majors in Finance and Accounting
  • 7-10 years of experience in accounting and finance
  • Big 4 experience and CPA strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • International accounting experience would be a plus
  • Ability to prioritize projects to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy
  • Perform budget vs. actual review and operating spend reviews with management
  • Assess revenue recognition criteria and record transactions appropriately
  • Ability to combine/distill financial data into clean, elegant reports 

Why should I join ProjectUplift?

By now you've probably seen our launch video and the answer should be simple:  you want to be a part of a team that's going to create a game changing social economy.  You want to help build a social economy with the potential to touch and help billions of users across the globe.  You're getting to do that on at the ground floor (we're already 20 people and growing quickly).  You will get to help shape the product and company as we scale and grow.  You will get to work with a world-class leadership team, as well as specialists across technology, design, program, and strategy who have unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the social networking domain.

Where are you located?

Our headquarters are in downtown San Diego.  If you're a great candidate, but not in San Diego we are happy to help you relocate.

What about work sponsorship?

Right now we're unable to help with work sponsorship, such as H1B visas, H1B transfers, etc.

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