Multiverse • New York City

Global Financial Controller

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

We’re on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders. We do that through professional apprenticeships because we believe learning on-the-job creates a more equitable and successful path to careers. We find, train and support talented individuals, wherever they are in their career journey, and equip them with the in-demand tech, software engineering, and data skills to transform their careers and deliver a better route to growth for their employers.

We’ve had some big achievements. We hit 10,000 apprentices in our community - and counting. We launched one of the largest data apprenticeship programs in the UK with Jaguar Land Rover, and we’ve partnered with companies like Mars, Verizon and CitiBank. Not to forget becoming a mission-driven EdTech unicorn after our $220m Series D.

But we aren’t stopping here. Join Multiverse and build the future of learning at work.

The Opportunity

As our Global Finance Controller, you will be responsible for the robust reporting of the company’s performance and ensuring comprehensive controls are maintained and improved as we continue to scale. This is a highly visible role and will be pivotal in the development of the finance and wider team.

Specifically, you will:

  • Recruit, manage, and oversee all accounting departments and related operations

  • Manage, mentor, and develop team members

  • Regularly prepare and examine financial statements and ensure they are accurate, free of errors, and in compliance with our accounting standards

  • Organize and update financial records in accordance with applicable laws and regulations

  • Analyze accounts and suggest improvements to reduce costs, increase efficiency, remove manual touchpoints, and increase profits

  • Lead the company through industry changes and evolving regulatory requirements and current tax and accounting laws

  • Manage the external auditor relationship, including the annual audit and quarterly reviews, and act as a liaison to internal auditors

  • Represent the accounting department at board meetings

  • Plan, design, and execute complex projects, while collaborating effectively with other cross-functional teams globally

  • Partner with process owners and other key stakeholders to identify, evaluate, and document process improvement opportunities that increase productivity, efficiency, quality, or employee satisfaction

  • Document current and future state processes and requirements; lead the evolution to future state

  • Work closely with IT and key business owners to drive key system initiatives and improvements

  • Ensure information systems and solutions are appropriate for the volume and complexity of transactions as well as for analyzing and reporting financial data, including data analytics and data visualization

  • Develop and present executive level presentations with clear and concise recommendations

  • Develop strong peer and stakeholder relationships and maintain effective communication

About you:

  • You are a CPA with over 10 years PQE, and ideally come from a practice trained background at a “Big 4” firm.

  • You will have had positions of increasing responsibility and scope, preferably in the fast-paced software and technology industry with exposure to broad accounting and functional responsibilities.

  • You have strong interpersonal skills, and can build relationships at all levels with ease. You will be comfortable delivering complex financial information in a clear and concise way and presenting at Board level.

  • You will be a resourceful self-starter who thrives in ambiguous situations. Above all you will be a team player and have the desire to be hands on in the role.

  • You are a proactive, influential, and dynamic character who enjoys working within a transforming and fast paced business.

  • You have managed a team successfully - improving team efficiency, performance, and morale. Ideally, you’ve done this in an evolving business, like ours!

  • Bonus points if you have prior experience leading or supporting a NetSuite implementation!

Salary Information

The base salary range for this role is $210,000-250,000 + Bonus + Equity.


  • Time off - 20 days of PTO, plus 10 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days, 3 days for our December company switch off and 4 company-wide wellbeing days and 11 federal holidays per year

  • Health & Wellness- Health Insurance with Aetna, access to One Medical, life insurance through Metlife, gym membership & wellness resources through Gympass and access to Spill - all in one mental health support

  • Family benefits - Up to 16 weeks' continuous, fully paid parental leave for primary caregivers and up to 4 weeks' fully paid leave for secondary caregivers as well as access to family planning support through Kindbody

  • Hybrid & remote work offering - with access to our New York office whenever you’re around and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year

  • Team fun - weekly socials, company wide events and office snacks!

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Please note that while this role is fully remote within the US, we have restrictions in the following states: Hawaii, Alaska, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Arkansas, or Kentucky. If you live in these states, please indicate so on the application form. Proceeding with your application suggests to us that you are open to relocation for this particular role.

Company benefits

Health insurance – cover provided by Bupa
Work from anywhere scheme – work for up to 45 days/year abroad
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Gym membership
Enhanced sick pay
Volunteer days – 2 days/year
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Company shutdown periods
Mental health days
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Life insurance
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts
M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Multiverse

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, New York & Remote

Funding levels


Hiring Countries


United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023