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Deputy Controller



Accounting & Finance
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023

About Skillz

Skillz is the leading mobile games platform dedicated to bringing out the best in everyone through competition. As the first publicly-traded (NYSE: SKLZ) mobile esports platform, Skillz has pioneered the future of the gaming industry by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games, and media for an exploding mobile-first audience worldwide. The Skillz platform empowers developers to create multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide to build the home of competition for all.

Skillz has earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and the number-one fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000.

What We’re Looking For:

We are currently seeking a Deputy Controller to join Skillz and play a key role in ensuring accurate financial reporting and maintaining the integrity of our financial statements. The Deputy Controller will be responsible for providing deep accounting expertise, enhancing SOX controls, ensuring compliance, minimizing audit hours and providing thought leadership. The ideal candidate will have worked in a successful high-growth company and can bring such experiences to Skillz as we continue to define the future of esports and mobile gaming.

What You Will Do:

  • Work directly with senior accounting leaders to manage the company’s operational accounting functions, including journal entries, month-end checklist, account reconciliations, etc.

  • Functional assessment & planning for operational effectiveness: assess current accounting policies and recommend new ones. Achieved by the creation of an accounting policy assessment, which documents current policies (assesses their effectiveness) and lists missing policies (rank in order of importance).

  • SEC filings: Responsible for updating the accounting policy section of the 10 Q/K

  • Stay up to date on accounting guidance and disclosure requirements.

  • Risk mitigation and increased efficiency: Review & evaluate current SOX controls

Professional Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

  2. Minimum of 10 years of relevant operational accounting experience, including people leadership experience

  3. Ownership of SEC reporting at a publicly traded company (signatory on SEC filings)

  4. Gaming industry experience highly preferred

  5. Experience with Netsuite preferred

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with the feel of a start-up

  • Driven by Skillz’s mission and committed to embodying the core values, including honor, collaboration, willingness, and balance, into all work-related initiatives

Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.