Assistant Controller

United States
Finance /
Full-Time /
Salary Range: $140-170k + 15-20% annual bonus & equity eligible
Location: This role is remote eligible, with occasional travel to Washington, D.C.
Our offices are located in Washington, D.C., and N.Y.C. and we'd be thrilled if you wanted to relocate to work with us in person. Our in-office teams come together for collaborative work in the office Tuesday through Thursday and work remotely on Monday and Friday. 
To Learn More: Please watch THIS video produced by one of our primary investors, Macquarie, that does a great job explaining who we are and what our fantastic team does. 

About Us: 
Inspiration Mobility is the first Electrification AcceleratorTM - a company wholly committed to driving decarbonization in North America through electrification. Inspiration provides tailored, turnkey solutions that enable our customers and partners to achieve their business and sustainability goals as quickly as possible, with minimal risk. As the only EV-first Fleet Management Company (eFMCTM), Inspiration is your one partner to simplify fleet electrification - delivering vehicle leasing, EV-first fleet management services, and fully financed charging solutions. 

Your Mission: 
Your mission is to partner with our finance team, of which you are a part, and operations teams to own accounting activities, including leases, revenue recognition, managing our monthly close, and fulfilling various ad hoc requests. You will develop and implement robust policies and procedures that align with our goals and objectives, guiding us toward continuous growth and success.  

You will report to our VP- Corporate Controller, Shaun Lambert, and be one of 8 members of our Finance Team.

The Legacy You’ll Leave: 
As a result of your time in this role, you created a robust control framework that complied with accepted accounting principles. This framework you laid created a solid foundation for our future growth and was a vital resource for our team to stay on top of our financial objectives. 

The added bonus? Your efforts in electrifying fleets have made a substantial impact on combating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for a decarbonized planet for future generations to enjoy. 

What You’ll Be Responsible for In Your Role:

    • Produced timely and accurate monthly financial reporting and audited annual financials for internal and external presentation
    • Developed, documented, and maintained accounting policies and procedures
    • Established an automated and fully integrated account payables management system
    • Completed monthly financial close process within 5 days of month-end
    • Produced an automated and fully integrated billing system that provided accurate monthly invoices for each line of business
    • Oversee our sales and use tax calculations, invoicing, collection, reporting, and remittance 
    • Evaluate new lease terms and ensure the initial recording and subsequent measurement is in accordance with ASC 842 
    • Develop and enhance our customer invoicing process to include creation of invoices, collections, and cash application 
    • Assist with documenting, maintaining, and ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the company assets are protected 

Who You Are:

    • You have a valid CPA license and a minimum 10+ years’ experience in accounting (public or private) 
    • You have strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), particularly Equipment Lease Accounting (operating and financing leases) and Revenue Recognition (ASC 842 and 606). You know lease accounting from both the lessee and lessor perspective 
    • You have experience designing, integrating and implementing a modern ERP system, preferably NetSuite 
    • You have strong analytical, problem-solving, and data analytics skills, are detail-oriented, and have a proven ability to solve multi-disciplinary problems creatively   
    • You have successfully led and managed the implementation of systems to automate the billing, A/R, and A/P processes 
    • You have successfully managed and coordinated all operational functions, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll
    • You have domain expertise and experience in one or more of the following sectors: i) fleet management/vehicle leasing or finance, ii) clean energy/renewables/sustainability, iii) asset investment / private credit/project finance. If you have experience in more than one of these domains, even better! 
    • You have superior organizational, process management, and communication skills when it comes to working cross-functionally with the ability to influence internal stakeholders
    • You have demonstrated advanced time management skills to handle multiple deliverables in a fast-paced, rapidly growing environment 
Our Core Values: 
Inspiration’s culture is based on a shared respect for our core values described HERE. Fit with these values is a critical component of our hiring process, and employees are expected to demonstrate these behaviors in their interactions with colleagues, customers, and all stakeholders. An assessment of how each employee has exhibited our values is an important part of our performance review process.  

Our Commitment To You: 
Inspiration embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the greater our impact will be!