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Financial Controller

Finance | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Gro:

Gro Intelligence is tackling two of the biggest problems facing the world today: food security and climate change. We understand and quantify the complex interplay between food, weather, trade, agriculture, and macroeconomic conditions in a world upended by climate change, a growing population, and more. The team at Gro has built a platform that allows businesses, non-profits, and governments to better plan for and adapt to these changes. With offices in both Nairobi and New York, Gro has the financial backing of prominent investors such as TPG Growth, Intel Capital, Data Collective, and GGV. Gro is a diverse, intellectually curious team of technologists, scientists, and business professionals united by a shared commitment to build AI that addresses agriculture, food, and our climate on the most fundamental level.

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 alongside 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. 

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financials

  • Prepare forecasted reporting schedules

What We're Looking For:

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

  • 5+ years related work experience.

  • Proficient with QuickBooks.

  • Proficient with G-Suite and Microsoft Office.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Gro was founded in 2014 and currently has offices in Nairobi and New York City. The company was built on diversity and the knowledge that artificial intelligence is only as good as the human intelligence behind it. Gro’s team represents the world it is modeling. At the company, we speak more than 27 languages and we comprise a wide range of experts, from agronomists and crop scientists, to mathematicians, engineers, data scientists, market research analysts, designers, historians, and philosophers. Our culture fosters collaboration between people of extremely different backgrounds that allows us to accomplish things that would otherwise seem impossible. 

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.