Position Description

Sayari is looking for a Director level Controller who is a process-driven problem solver to join our team. The Controller will work closely with the CFO to refine processes, controls, and reporting. This candidate will be strong with SaaS revenue recognition, internal controls and process improvement. The company and this position offer an exciting, fast paced environment, great visibility, and the opportunity to grow with our company.

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  • Manage the accounting function and oversee all related day to day accounting operations and month-end close procedures
  • Prepare internal financial reports and monthly key performance indicators and analytic commentary for management
  • Evaluate all current accounting processes, policies and procedures, identify gaps, design and implement improvements in systems, processes, internal controls and efficiencies
  • Lead the annual external audit and prepare the required reporting
  • Coordinate international statutory reporting requirements in current and new locations.
  • Provide necessary support for income tax filings prepared by external accounting firm
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting


Required Skills & Experience:

  • CPA license is preferred
  • 7+ years of Accounting/Finance experience
  • Prior experience working with SaaS companies
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Mixture of public accounting and corporate accounting experience preferred but not required
  • Desire to be in fast growth environment and in a high visibility position
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and or Finance


  • A collaborative and positive culture – your team will be as smart and driven as you
  • Limitless growth and learning opportunities 
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Performance and incentive bonuses 
  • Outstanding competitive compensation and comprehensive family-friendly benefits, including full healthcare coverage plans, commuter benefits, 401K matching, generous vacation, and parental leave.
  • Conference & Continuing Education Coverage 
  • Team building events & opportunities

Sayari is a venture-backed and founder-led global corporate data provider and commercial intelligence platform, serving financial institutions, legal & advisory service providers, multinationals, journalists, and governments. We are building world-class SaaS products that help our clients glean insights from vast datasets that we collect, extract, enrich, match and analyze using a highly scalable streaming data pipeline. From financial intelligence to anti-counterfeiting, and from free trade zones to war zones, Sayari powers cross-border and cross-lingual insight into customers, counterparties, and competitors. Thousands of analysts and investigators in over 30 countries rely on our products to safely conduct cross-border trade, research front-page news stories, confidently enter new markets, and prevent financial crimes such as corruption and money laundering.

Our company culture is defined by a dedication to our mission of using open data to prevent illicit commercial and financial activity, a passion for finding novel approaches to complex problems, and an understanding that diverse perspectives create optimal outcomes. We embrace cross-team collaboration, encourage training and learning opportunities, and reward initiative and innovation. If you enjoy working with supportive, high-performing, and curious teams, Sayari is the place for you.

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Sayari is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We believe diversity and inclusion mean our team members should reflect the diversity of the United States. No employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, genetics, or political affiliation. 
We strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
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