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Financial Controller

Zeni is on a mission to build the world's most advanced CFO-As-A-Service platform, build from the ground up using AI and ML. Built by the founders of Mezi, an AI-powered Travel-As-A-Service platform, you'll be working with a team that has spent the last five years building and scaling one of the most successful human-assisted AI platforms.

What we're looking for

We are looking for people that take quality as a point of pride. Tremendously passionate about forward looking and futuristic technology solutions and be able to tie them back into the world of finances. Having a startup DNA is must :-). You will be a key member of the finance team at Zeni and work very closely with cutting edge startup founders. You love to go an extra mile to make sure your work and other’s work are done with the highest excellence for every Zeni customer.


  • Embrace and enjoy working with new technology powered by AI, machine learning and cutting edge automation
  • Train and mentor staff and senior level accountants
  • Work closely with startup founders to ensure impact of business transactions are properly stated
  • Work with FP&A team integrating budgets, forecasts and KPI reporting
  • Ensure investor reporting requirements and debt covenants are reporting accurately and timely
  • Review partner/affiliate, sales and vendor contracts for proper application of accounting pronouncements
  • Manage multiple clients at varying stages (pre-revenue, post-revenue)
  • Review and/or perform full cycle month end close and reporting
  • Review and confirm transactions for accuracy and completeness
  • Be proactive when approaching, anticipating and resolving client requests
  • Team player that collaborates with and helps others whenever or wherever needed

Culture and Perks

We approach work with a calm focus and a sense of humor, while keeping sane working hours. At Zeni, we also have a culture where ideas come from the bottom up! Ownership, trust and support will be afforded to you in a setup that will allow you to be yourself and add value like never before. You’ll receive a competitive salary package and stock, plus perks, with flexible and remote working hours. Social responsibility is something we believe in and regularly volunteer with our community partners with the full support of the company.

About Zeni - Champions of Customer Service

Zeni began the Startup FinOps revolution in 2019 by enabling founders to scale their business without ever building an internal finance team. With just the right mix of Human + AI + Machine Learning, Zeni gives founders +40 hours of their time back each month so they can spend more time with their teams and scale faster. Zeni is a Series B company and has raised $47.5M in venture capital. The company is based in Palo Alto, California but has an office in Pune, India as well as a distributed remote workforce. Learn more at

Zeni is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster global diversity, equity, & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment and employees at Zeni are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

Zeni endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans pursuant to applicable federal and state law. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to submit this application, complete any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participate in the employee selection process, please send an e-mail to with your specific accommodation request.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 5-10 years of applicable experience required
  • CPA or MBA, Accounting or Finance concentration preferred
  • 4+ years of direct experience working in high-tech startup preferred completing full cycle monthly close and reporting
  • Big 4 accounting experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge and application of GAAP required in the areas of SAAS accounting, revenue recognition, consolidations and convertible debt
  • Ability to interpret and apply PCC pronouncements and guidelines
  • Experience completing and/or preparing records for due diligence and/or external audits
  • Experience implementing and maintaining Quickbooks Online, Expensify, and Gusto, including system integrations
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) are a must
  • Strong time and priority management skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets) required

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