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San Francisco / Bay Area, CA
Part-Time or Full-Time
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Stronghold, an early-stage financial services company on a mission to improve financial access, builds infrastructure for virtual payment networks. We’ve been going deep to lay the underlying rails for modern payments and reach all customers with secure, transparent ways to move money.

Stronghold has entered a phase of hyper-growth and we are looking for an experienced Controller to level up our day-to-day financial operations. In this role, you will work with our Director of Finance, Head of Talent, and external back office providers to manage our payroll, benefits, accounting, and other operational finance needs.

This role may be part-time or full-time depending on the candidate. 

What You’ll Do

  • Manage external relationships including bookkeepers/accountants, insurance carriers, and tax preparers
  • Manage month-end close, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable/Billing, and other Operational Accounting functions
  • Develop and maintain scalable and compliant processes, controls, and policies that support a growing and multifaceted payments technology business
  • Organize and oversee state tax registrations; ensure compliance with local requirements and regulations
  • Onboard employees, maintain appropriate records, and administer employee benefits

Who You Are

  • Background in Accounting or Finance; in-depth understanding of US GAAP
  • You may not have all the answers, but you are resourceful and you fill in gaps quickly
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team, and comfortable working with remote teammates
  • Detail-oriented yet able to operate in a highly ambiguous and fast-paced environment
  • Strong interest in the intersection of technology and financial services
  • Proficient in accounting, payroll, and HR systems including Sage Intacct, Gusto,, Expensify 


  • Flexible Work Schedule: Getting the job done isn't always 9 to 5. Determine your working hours so you get things done when it works for you and your family.
  • Stock Options: We offer stock options that align with your equity mindset so you can reach our personal financial goals. Have skin in the game and feel like an owner.
  • Health Care: We provide options for Health Care that have you and your family covered. From PPOs to HMOs we have something that will work for whatever stage of life you are in.
  • Hybrid Work:  We fully embrace a hybrid work environment where employees work in our San Francisco based office and work from home.
  • Learning Credits: Curiosity and lifelong learning is a core value at Stronghold. We want to provide you the resources you need to continue to expand and grow as an individual.

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