Open AI

Assistant Controller

Job Description

Posted on: 
October 20, 2023

We’re looking for an Assistant Controller who will lead OpenAI’s core accounting and financial operations functions. You will oversee monthly close, internal and external reporting, audits, systems, and policies. This role requires deep technical expertise and the ability to solve complex problems across diverse subject areas.

This strategic, yet hands-on role, will report to the Controller and work closely with the VP Finance, cross-functional executives, and key external partners. You will be a key player in driving the financial success of the organization by building – and sustaining – a world-class finance team.


  • Oversee core GL accounting teams covering balance sheet, opex and international accounting, and cultivate opportunities for team members’ development and advancement
  • Take ownership of the preparation, review, and accuracy of all financial, managerial, and investor reporting
  • Support new and existing research and products by working cross-functionally to manage risk, and build and maintain scalable accounting processes
  • Identify opportunities for automation of manual processes and lead system implementations to streamline accounting and reporting processesManage key service provider relationships with auditors, outsourced accountants, technical accounting advisory, and strategic partners
  • Work with broader OpenAI Finance to analyze financial performance, provide recommendations to senior leadership for improvement, and support for key decision making

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of progressive experience in senior accounting leadership roles at some combination of public companies, late-stage startups, and / or public accounting firms
  • CPA or CA with a deep understanding of US GAAP and financial reporting requirements for various types of legal entities
  • Strong project management skills encompassing attention to detail and ability to prioritize and lead high priority initiatives on concurrent timelines
  • Exemplary interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to land complex concepts across multiple audiences
  • Experience working with modern software and systems, particularly NetSuite and Zip
  • Strong analytical skills, including working knowledge of SQL and data analysis tools
Apply now

More job openings