Assistant Controller

Ops Boston, Massachusetts New York, New York


Brandwatch is the world’s pioneering digital consumer intelligence suite, helping over 2,000 of the world’s most admired brands and agencies including Unilever, Walmart and Dell to make insightful, data-driven business decisions.

The company has made three acquisitions to date: PeerIndex (2013), BuzzSumo (2017) as a standalone content marketing platform, and Qriously (2019) to add global survey capabilities. Additionally, the company was bolstered by its merger with Crimson Hexagon (2018) to create the most comprehensive AI-powered social intelligence solution.

Brandwatch has offices around the globe including Brighton, Boston, New York, London, Berlin, Stuttgart, Paris, Madrid, Sydney and Singapore.

Brandwatch has offices around the globe including Brighton, Boston, New York, London, Berlin, Stuttgart, Paris, Madrid, Sydney and Singapore.

About the role

The Assistant Controller will play an integral role on the Finance team, upholding the integrity of the general ledger of multiple entities, manage and develop Junior Accountant, overseeing all accounting activities, and reporting and communicating financial results to upper management.  This position requires strong attention to detail, organization and communication skills, with the ability to research and resolve issues. Collaboration in a cross functional team environment and effectively interacting with all levels of the organization, external auditors and vendors is critical.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the general ledger and financial reporting process, including month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closings.
  • Assist with developing, implementing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures as directed by Group Finance.
  • Ensure all documents and procedures are current.
  • When required, review and approve journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Manage international consolidation as part of month-end closing.
  • Serves as a resource for FP&A team to explain accounting transactions, resolves accounting issues and/or discrepancies.
  • Manage Junior Accounting Team.
  • Balance Sheet Management and Review.
  • Vendor payment management.
  • Ad hoc projects.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a management role.
  • Strong understanding of GAAP, IFRS 15 and ASC 606 Revenue Recognition 
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve issues independently.
  • Experience working with a variety systems., Preferred:  NetSuite experience
  • Demonstrates a commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Self-directed, proactive, and maintains a strong sense of personal accountability.
  • Demonstrates a process improvement mindset and problem-solving abilities.
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills.

What We Offer:

Benefits:We offer a customizable set of benefits, including health/dental/vision coverage, 401K/retirement funds, generous paid vacation, and commuter benefits.

Culture:Brandwatch is a place where the lines between work and fun are blurred. As a growing international company, with 10 offices across the globe, communication is key to ensure everyone’s voices are heard, and helps us maintain our flat structure. We listen and learn. We develop our staff. We care about everything, and, above all, we support each other.

Working for Brandwatch:Brandwatch New York is the seat of our growing Americas business. We can be found in the vibrant and central Flatiron district, with excellent restaurants, shopping, and of course Madison Square Park. Our light-filled offices have cupboards bursting with snacks, well stocked drinks fridges, and sushi days. 

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