Corporate Controller



Accounting & Finance
Leeds, AL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023
                                                                                                                               Corporate Controller

Blaize is a leading provider of a proprietary purpose-built, full-stack hardware architecture and low-code/no-code software platform that enables edge AI processing solutions at the network’s edge for computing in multiple large and rapidly-growing markets — automotive, mobility, retail, security, industrial automation, medical devices, and many others. Blaize’s novel solution solves the technical problem that edge AI processing requires across those verticals — very low latency and high thermal and power efficiency — which previously relied on retrofitting sub-optimized AI solutions designed more for data centers and the cloud. Blaize has previously raised over $180M from strategic investors such as DENSO, Daimler, Magna, and Samsung, and financial investors such as Franklin Templeton, Temasek, GGV, and others. With headquarters in El Dorado Hills (CA), Blaize has teams in San Jose (CA) and subsidiaries in Hyderabad (India) and Leeds and Kings Langley (UK), with 200+ employees worldwide. Follow Blaize on Twitter (@blaizeinc) and LinkedIn (Blaize).
Blaize’s Corporate Controller is a trusted advisor when it comes to managing risks while running a complex and international business and can translate financial data into useful information and turn leadership strategy into an actionable plan. The Corporate Controller will undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, as well as the development of internal control policies and procedures.
  • Direct and supervise accounting, finance, and general ledger functions including day-to-day operations and financial reporting of the company.
  • Manage monthly and yearly reporting, tax, and audit compliance.
  • Lead accounting functions for revenue, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. Must have knowledge of ASC 606 for revenue recognition purposes.
  • Manage the tax function for direct and indirect taxes.
  • Coordinate financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), international financial reporting standards (IFRS), and cost accounting standards (CAS).
  • Develop and implement necessary financial accounting policies and procedures to maintain and strengthen internal controls.  Create and maintain SOX internal controls for SOX compliance.
  • Act as a key liaison with management team members.
  • Establish and maintain global banking/treasury relations.
  • Act as a technical accounting expert.  Maintain in-depth and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of  US GAAP accounting principles.
  • International experience and management of statutory audits.
  • Advise management of potential changes in accounting guidance or practices that may impact operations and reporting.
  • Plan and lead Audit Committee meetings.
  • Position may require travel as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a CPA.
  • 12 years of combined accounting and finance experience with 4 of those in a Controller or similar position for a US GAAP-based company with an international presence.
  • 5+ years of experience managing a finance team.
  • Experience managing accounting processes, contributing to a monthly accounting close, and experience with international accounting.
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP, IFRS, and operational accounting/financial reporting processes.
  • Experience in international reporting.
  • Able to provide the leadership, structure, and vision.
  • Large ERP experience and excellent spreadsheet skills
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and be comfortable managing through organization and process change.
Blaize is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. We respect the gender, gender identity, and gender expression of our applicants and employees, and we honor requests for preferred pronouns. It is our policy to comply with all applicable national, state, and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.