Head of Finance and Accounting

New York
21 Sep 2020
01 Oct 2020
Job role
Head of finance
Contract type
Full time


Overtime is looking for a Head of Finance and Accounting, with previous experience building out and managing an accounting team, to own the general accounting and financial control functions. We are looking for someone who is passionate about building from the ground up, about process improvement and automation, and about driving controls and accuracy. This role will have significant autonomy, reporting directly to the CFO, will have the opportunity to hire a direct report immediately upon starting, and will manage a team of 2. Our team is currently working remotely, so you'll start out working from home, and eventually transition to working in our New York office when it reopens to the whole staff.

About Overtime

Overtime is a sports network for the next generation of fans. We use tech, new platforms, and new formats to drive more than 1 billion video views each month. Based in NYC, Overtime is funded by top VC firms like Spark Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Greycroft Ventures as well as industry leaders like Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and the late NBA Commissioner David Stern.

What you'll do

  • Lead the accounting function and the related systems by ensuring that the quality and accuracy of financial reporting is maintained to our company and investor standards and in accordance with GAAP
  • Serve as an expert on accounting matters, partnering with other teams on structuring policies, and advising with respect to account and tax implications
  • Oversee the monthly consolidated close process and ensure the accurate and timely reporting of the Company's financial statements Continually source ideas to drive efficiency, improved controls, and speed of decision making by evaluating and implementing accounting, ERP and other systems, as needed
  • Lead interaction and support all Audit and Tax related engagements with the support of an assistant controller
  • Develop and operationalize a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and maintain all risk management/insurance relationships to ensure the business is adequately protected
  • Manage all requests from the business on any insurance coverage needs

Who you are

  • BA/BS or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience in both public and private accounting
  • 2+ years of experience as a Controller at a start–up or media company
  • Big 4 or equivalent accounting firm experience preferred
  • Financial planning and analysis experience a plus
  • CPA Certification
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Experience evaluating and implementing a new accounting system preferred
  • Experience with annual audits and bank reporting
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast–paced, dynamic start–up environment
  • Strategic thinker with excellent business judgment
  • Ability to deal with complex problems and present recommendations and findings in a clear, concise format.

How to apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line "Head of Finance and Accounting – Your Name (City, State)". Please include in the email:

  • Why you're a great fit for this job
  • How you heard about this job
  • Why you want to work for Overtime
  • Share an example of a time when you implemented a new accounting process or made improvements on an existing accounting process