Financial Controller

EquipmentShare   •  

Columbia, MO

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 26 days ago

EquipmentShare is dedicated to creating a connected jobsite for the modern contractor. We deliver technology-driven solutions for construction industry professionals, and we provide a better equipment rental experience, fleet tracking software and hardware security solutions to help contractors work smarter.

In 2018, EquipmentShare opened nine construction yards, expanded into 15 new markets across the nation and welcomed more than 200 new employees to better serve contractors across the nation. Our team wants to transform the norm of the construction industry, which is, by the way, an industry with an estimated value of $12.7 trillion come 2020.

We're finding a better way to build, and people are taking notice: EquipmentShare was voted Best Place to Work 2018, and you can read more about what others are saying about us in the WSJ, Inc Magazine and EquipmentWorld.

As we continue to scale our product offerings, services and markets, we need a Financial Controller to lead our accounting department and help us grow with financial strategy and stability.

So, What is EquipmentShare?

While running their construction companies, brothers Willy and Jabbok Schlacks were frustrated with the options they had for renting equipment. Renting was expensive, but owning a piece of equipment was just as costly; plus, it came with long-term maintenance expenses. Contractors didn't have good choices when it came to renting and owning equipment.

With more than 40 years of combined construction experience, they decided it was time to do things differently and build something, for once, for contractors. The brothers originally founded EquipmentShare as a peer-to-peer rental platform at Startup Weekend in Columbia, Missouri, in 2014 and proceeded to catapult their vision to market when they applied and were accepted into Y Combinator's accelerator program in Mountain View, California, in 2015.

In just four years, EquipmentShare has evolved greatly as a business and expanded across the U.S. with our brick-and-mortar rental locations and we've captured customers in nearly every state with our cloud-connected telematics platform Track. EquipmentShare today continues the mission of fostering innovation in the dated construction industry.

Your Opportunity to Grow with Us

Our Financial Controller will supervise and lead our accounting department, so our ideal candidate will be motivated to succeed and ready to serve as an advocate for EquipmentShare culture. He or she will manage and direct our accounting activities and hold our team to a high standard of accuracy and timeliness. The Financial Controller will also ensure the proper recording of company transactions and produce financial and other key reports for management. If you thrive in a fast-paced, evolving business environment and want to build upon your accounting, management and financial expertise, then let's talk.


  • Prepare company financial statements and supervise activities of accounting staff (A/P, A/R and payroll)
  • Oversee month-end closing and year-end closing, and coordinate and assign duties to the accounting staff
  • Maintain current accounting systems, loans and fixed assets to ensure
  • Evaluate departmental performance and make adjustments to daily operations when needed to ensure department meets overall goals and objectives
  • Provide training, guidance and direction to accounting employees to ensure work is efficient, timely and accurate
  • Own contractual processes and communicate changes to accounting staff
  • Work collaboratively with Sales and Operations to provide sales reports, commission reports and other tasks
  • Prepare multiple state agency reports for tax purposes
  • Work closely with upper management about budgeting and reviewing strategies to meet overall goals and objectives
  • Maintain and establish positive relations with customers, vendors, banking institutions, auditors, owner companies and other affiliates
  • Work closely with financial institutions concerning banking activity changes, enhancements and charges
  • Responsible for reporting and owning processes for: general liability insurance renewals and amendments; Workers Compensation; payroll activities; employee vacation time accruals; salary changes; benefit changes; wage garnishments; new hires; 401K contribution and elections

About You

EquipmentShare isn't just another startup looking for a "rockstar hire." Our mission to change an entire industry is a grand mission, so we only hire people who are up to take on this massive challenge with us. In turn, our employees have every opportunity to make a tangible difference at work and succeed. We want employees who are energized by challenge instead of turning away from it.

We are a rapidly growing organization made up of talented individuals who grind until their goals are reached. We know we can't revolutionize the construction industry with mediocre employees and so-so results. We want you to join us if you're thrilled about jumping in, learning fast, caring deeply about our success and achieving wildly.

What You're Working With:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, but a master's degree is preferred.
  • 5-to-6 years of financial closing experience (month-end and year-end) required
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive accounting experience is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience is required.
  • CPA is required.
  • Experience and expertise in General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAPP), computer-based spreadsheets and accounting reporting
  • Skilled and comfortable with public speaking, written communications, operating various office equipment and managing confidentiality
  • Must have managerial skills and possess the confidence to function in a supervisory role
  • Knowledge of contract law
  • You should be comfortable juggling tasks of competing priority and delivering on deadline.

Why We're a Better Place to Work

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance and medical coverage benefits
  • 401(k) and incentive stock options
  • Generous paid time off
  • Stocked breakroom and full kitchen
  • Free weekly team workout at a local gym
  • Volunteering and local charity initiatives that help you nurture and grow the communities you call home through EquipmentCare
  • Opportunities for continued education, mentorship and professional development with conferences, seminars and more.
  • With us, you get a chance to be a part of a growing startup's success and build the foundation for our future.
  • We respect your work-life balance and trust our employees to work remotely and with flexible hours.