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Divisional Controller

Help support the viability and flourishing of US communities

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General Info

Dallas, TX
Full Time
Capital Markets
Reports to:
Head of People


Salary Range:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, and 401k.
*In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act the salary for this role is listed. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.
*Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

About Underline

Underline starts with our people.

At Underline, we've rapidly built a culture around ownership, trust, community, and innovation. Underline is dedicated to cultivating a growth environment where people feel valued, work with a purpose of mission, are personally rewarded, and are professionally challenged.

Are you ready to join this team and transform American communities?

Underline was founded in 2019 with a singular mission: to ensure the vibrancy of our nation through building intelligent community infrastructure in a socially equitable manner. We work with American communities to design, finance, and construct open access fiber-optic networks. These networks are critical to secure internet access that’s fast, affordable, and fair. As open access networks, this infrastructure is also the essential foundation for distributed healthcare services, new wireless solutions, and resilient infrastructure including modernized water systems and responsible energy creation. Our first two projects are in Colorado Springs and Fountain, Colorado.

About this Position

We are looking for an experienced and energetic Controller to join our team and to perform and own the accounting, tax, financial reporting, and control functions. The Controller is responsible for maintaining the general ledger and the account reconciliation process. To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and significant ERP experience. The Controller will also collaborate and serve as a partner to other functions within the organization.

Does this sound like you?

  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative team
  • You are detail-oriented, organized  and able to juggle and execute on multiple tasks and projects in sometimes a nebulous and fluid work environment 
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit—you have no problem getting your hands dirty and have an intense ability to learn quickly and from others
  • You are a true believer in the social, economic, and environmental benefits of bringing intelligent infrastructure to communities across the country

What you'd be doing:

  • Responsible for all accounting functions and data integrity and accuracy for the division in compliance with GAAP accounting
  • Maintain the general ledger and reconcile all account balances and bank statements monthly
  • Maintain and reconcile inventory general ledger accounts and provide inventory reports as needed
  • Verify, allocate, and post accounts payable and receivable and ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Monitor bank accounts and keep track of the Company’s expenditures and cash flow requirements and maintain weekly reports
  • Review various contracts to ensure proper accounting treatment
  • Ensure the timely close of monthly financials and execute month-end and year-end close procedures
  • Helps produce annual budgets and monthly budget to actual variances
  • Produce and provide bank reporting on time to ensure compliance with covenants
  • Work with other functions within the organization to make sure financial statements including analysis and reconciliations are performed timely
  • Assist in the production of the annual budget and forecasts including monthly variances from the budget
  • Improve and create accounting policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the annual audit and provide external auditors with necessary documentation and support, and work with Controllers across other Company entities
  • Responsible for all  tax return and preparation, and collaborate with external tax accountants and Controllers across other Company entities
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Assist client services and accounts receivable functions with customer issues and ensure that cash is collected promptly
  • Any other ad-hoc tasks as requested

Experience we require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration
  • Current CPA holder
  • Eight (8) or more years of progressive accounting experience
  • Experience with NetSuite is required
  • Experience in telecom or telecom construction is required
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with other departments, to promote best practices, and to develop solutions to business challenges

Bonus points:

Hiring Manager

Eric Stout
Head of People

Unsure about applying?

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But here’s the thing: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Underline is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Position Application

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain exceptionally high standards for talent and recognize that there are many paths to developing expertise. We don't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you have the skills we need and the ambition to grow fast with us, that's all that matters.