Job Description

The Financial Reporting & Controls Manager is a key financial and accounting leader and business partner who will manage the entire financial reporting process for Sonic Foundry.  This role will oversee and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, along with quarterly and annual audit and SEC filings.  This role will ensure adequate level of internal controls over financial reporting and provide support to executive finance leaders to make important financial decisions.


  • Manage monthly and quarterly close and ensure timely SEC filings
  • Review, analyzes, and reports accounting transactions and ensures the integrity of financial records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with SOFO accounting policies, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Reviews, designs, or implements various accounting policies, procedures, and controls
  • Oversee the preparation of quarterly and monthly financial statements
  • Manage quarterly audit reviews and annual audit. Coordinate with external auditors to ensure the effectiveness of the controls are tested and the resolution of any audit findings
  • Work closely with stakeholders across functions in a fast-paced environment, able to provide solution to issues
  • Perform research on new accounting rules and guidelines and provide management suggestions
  • Involved with finance due diligence during mergers and acquisitions

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, or equivalent professional experience required
  • CPA, Chartered Accountant or equivalent
  • Auditing experience in a national public firm preferred
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions
  • Agility and ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently
  • Able to understand our business strategies, products and markets and anticipate the impact on related accounting, risks, and other factors
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience