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Controller

Finance | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Join the A.I. company tackling some of the most consequential problems facing the world today. Gro Intelligence is a fast-growing, mission-driven data and analytics company dedicated to understanding the interconnected global markets for all agricultural products. From the food we eat to the clothing we wear and the gasoline in millions of cars across the globe, agriculture touches our daily existence like few other industries.  And it’s being completely upended by climate change, trade wars, finite global resources, fickle public policies, a growing population and ever-changing human tastes (e.g. organic produce, plant-based proteins, etc).  Come help us understand the complex interplay of these various forces and their ripple effect on global markets. 

With offices in both New York and Nairobi, and the financial backing of prominent investors including TPG Growth and Data Collective, Gro is a diverse team of more than 70 technologists, scientists, and business professionals.  Our team is growing rapidly and we’re looking for highly motivated, intellectually curious individuals with a shared commitment to building software that impacts the world on the most basic level. 

Gro has been featured prominently alongside the company’s founder and CEO in several recent outlets including Recode Decode with Kara Swisher, Fast Company’s Most Creative People, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business, and Vanity Fair’s Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton.   

We’re hiring our first Controller to maintain and strengthen our internal controls. The Controller will ensure quality of financial transactions and reporting, develop our financial well-being and play a leading role in financial decision-making. You will provide our Leadership team with strategic financial input, and oversee the overall accounting processes. You will ensure accuracy and accountability in all our financial activities and ensure that Gro’s finance and accounting capabilities keep pace with its rapid growth in revenues and headcount.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and forecast budgets under the direction of our COO.

  • Implement finance and accounting policies and procedures, and develop new policies and procedures where appropriate.

  • Collaborate as a company representative with business partners and vendors.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal stakeholders.

  • Ensure prompt and accurate month-end and year-end close processes.

  • Prepare timely financial statements.

  • Oversee accounting operations such as accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger entries.

  • Ensure compliance with company and statutory requirements.

What You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business or finance.

  • 5+ years related work experience.

  • Proficient with QuickBooks.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to provide financial projections.


Gro Intelligence is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.