Controller

Remote /
Finance – Accounting /
Full-time
Have you ever been swimming with pigs in the Bahamas? How about parasailing along the California coast, heli-skiing in Alaska or on a tasting tour of the unique flavors of New Orleans? At Peek, we support tour and activity operators that are bringing some of the most memorable moments to the world.   

Peek makes the world’s tours & activities easily bookable - anytime, anywhere. Peek’s industry-leading technology, Peek Pro, empowers thousands of operators to better manage and grow their businesses. The Peek.com consumer marketplace connects people with everyday adventures that create lasting memories. Peek’s rapid growth has made it the largest independent activities booking platform in the world, and the company has raised over $50m from top technology and travel investors such as Eric Schmidt, Jack Dorsey, Pete Flint, Paul English, the Pritzker family, and Cathay Innovation. The company has over 110 employees located in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, New York, Seattle, and Chile. CNBC labeled Peek as the “OpenTable for activities,” it won the Tribeca “Disruptive Innovation Award” alongside Airbnb and the New York Times called Peek.com “a site you want to visit again and again.” 

As our Controller, you will be responsible for direct supervision of treasury and accounting functions, managing a team of four and reporting to our VP of Finance. Primary responsibilities include daily oversight of all payment processes including cash inflows from multiple sales channels and daily cash outflows to thousands of operators on our platform through numerous payment channels, and supervision of the monthly close process.

The Controller will also be part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document treasury and accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the related processes more efficient and accurate.

Treasury

    • Handle all incoming and outgoing banking transactions on behalf of the company
    • Implement and maintain internal control safeguards for the receipt of 
    • Submit periodic reports detailing the company's present financial situation and forecasting cash flows for the coming months
    • Implement and maintain company policies and internal controls regarding documentation and accounting of receipts, payments and other financial information
    • Continual monitoring of operating and restricted cash 
    • Oversee daily chargeback processing
    • Seek to maintain a positive professional relationship with partner financial intuitions

Accounting

    • Coordinate the preparation of annual tax return with outside firm
    • Manage the process of recording transactions by department and compare costs incurred to budget and performance analysis 
    • Review and recordation of journal entries required to reflect the monthly activity
    • Preparation of workpapers supporting the monthly close process and month end balances
    • Review monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained
    • Preparation of monthly financial statements and related footnotes
    • Preparation of the year to date cash flow
    • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances 
    • Supervision of all accounts payable 
    • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls
    • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting
    • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations
    • Proper analytical review of the asset operations from a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow perspective as well as an overall business perspective
    • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time

Education

    • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. The degree should be obtained from a well recognized university
    • CPA

Experience

    • 8+ years experience in the accounting and finance sector
    • 3+ years in a position equivalent to a controller or higher responsibilities, preferably in the payments or travel industries, or a marketplace/platform
    • Big Four audit experience is preferred but not required
    • Strong experience in both the private and public accounting sectors is preferred but not required
    • Qualified track record in building and managing teams

Skills

    • Credibility, ethical, full disclosure and clean financial history
    • Confidential, understands the ethical standards of a CPA
    • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product
    • Detail-oriented and ability to envision all aspects of business finances from large scale to minute
    • Strong understanding of banking and payment processes
    • Accountable for specific performance
    • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
    • Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same
    • Good GAAP and financial reporting technical skills
    • Exceptional work ethic
    • Responsive team player with ability to quickly prioritize among numerous pressing tasks

Benefits & Perks

    • Stock options with a standard 4 year vesting schedule
    • Medical, dental, vision and other voluntary insurance 
    • 401k Matching
    • Peek covered Life Insurance of $50,000 with the option to add additional voluntary life insurance
    • 26 days of PTO - includes 10 holidays and a company shut-down during the Christmas and New Year Holidays
    • 8 weeks parental leave for primary caregiver and 2 weeks for secondary caregiver 
    • Annual company-wide offsite
    • $50 WFH allowance to enhance your internet and/or connectivity
    • Annual "Peekiversary" gifts
    • Please note that some benefits have been temporarily suspended due to a downturn in the travel industry caused by COVID 19
The bulk of our team is based in Salt Lake City, UT; but this role can be remote contingent upon your time zone being in-line with the greater USA.