Director of Finance / Corporate Controller

FINANCE - Full Time - Boston, MA / Remote

ChaosSearch enables customers to Know Better™, while achieving the true promise of data lake economics. The ChaosSearch Data Platform indexes customer’s cloud data rendering it fully searchable and enabling data analytics at scale with massive reduction of time, cost and complexity. The ChaosSearch Data Platform publishes Open APIs like ElasticSearch and SQL, so end users can use the tools they use today.

ChaosSearch is currently in market with increasing customer adoption in the enterprise search market category, based upon publishing the ElasticSearch API. Currently competing with companies like, SumoLogic and Splunk, ChaosSearch provides customers with a scale, retention and cost savings advantage that is a game changer. The company will be adding additional open APIs that will open up SQL, Business Intelligence and Machine Learning use cases.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, ChaosSearch is a well-funded startup and signed a new $40M round of funding in late 2020.


Our Product

ChaosSearch enables customers to Know Better™, delivering data insights at scale while achieving the true promise of data lake economics. The ChaosSearch Data Platform connects to and indexes data within a customer’s cloud storage environment, rendering it fully searchable and enabling data analytics with existing data tools in use today, leveraging open APIs.

Whereas all other solutions require complex data pipelines consisting of parsing or schema changes, ChaosSearch indexes all data as-is, without transformation, while auto-detecting native schemas. With its revolutionary approach ChaosSearch overcomes the cost and complexity of competitive solutions, and delivers unlimited scalability, industry-leading resiliency, and massive time and cost savings.

Based on these capabilities, ChaosSearch is an ideal replacement for the commonly deployed ELK stack today. With ChaosSearch, customers can perform scalable log analytics on AWS S3, using the familiar Elasticsearch API for queries, and Kibana for log analytics and visualizations, while reducing costs and improving analytical capabilities.

Short term roadmap includes expanding Open API support from Elasticsearch to support SQL and Machine Learning APIs. With ChaosSearch Data Platform added to a client's Cloud Storage, the true promise of Data Lakes is delivered.


The Role

ChaosSearch is looking for an experienced finance professional to partner with the CFO and lead the finance function for our well-funded, high growth business. This role provides a great opportunity to work with a world-class management team and grow your finance career in an innovative, work-hard and have-fun culture.

The Director of Finance/Corporate Controller at ChaosSearch is responsible for providing day-to-day leadership for the company’s financial, accounting and treasury operations. Additional responsibilities include financial planning, financial systems and controls, reporting and analytic insights into the company's operations, and oversight to minimize the company's exposure to financial and operational risks and maximize operational efficiency. This role is a hands-on position where the Director of Finance/Corporate Controller manages a small team and participates in daily finance activities and will expand the finance function over time.


Success Factors:

  • Manage company accounting processes and functions, including internal and external reporting, general ledger, billing, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, fixed asset management, system reconciliation, audits, income and sales taxes and commercial insurance. Partner with the People team for on-boarding, payroll changes and benefits administration.
  • Serve as the company’s expert for all accounting matters, partnering with other departments (Sales, Marketing, Technical Operations, and People Operations) on structuring revenue contracts, policies and controls, and advising with respect to accounting and tax implications.
  • Assist the CFO with transaction support for equity financings, debt and capital lease financing and other transaction related activities.
  • Assure proper revenue recognition of multiple-element subscription contracts (ASC606).
  • Prepare US GAAP consolidated financial statements and non-GAAP supplementary reports.
  • Manage treasury and cash management policies and programs.
  • Manage the relationship with external auditors, delivering on annual audits and directing the preparation and timely filing of all required tax returns and other statutory filings.
  • Develop annual operating Plans and periodic updates to the Plans.
  • Define key financial policies and procedures, including implementing and maintaining financial compliance procedures for service organization control reporting, and other related policies.
  • Identify cost control measures and initiatives to ensure that the organization is run in a cost-effective manner.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate department staff members.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business/Accounting and a thorough understanding of GAAP
  • Minimum of 9 years of experience working in technology/SaaS industry and/or public accounting
  • Experience successfully managing the timely GAAP monthly close and annual audit of a technology/SaaS software company
  • Demonstrates the highest integrity, critical thinking and attention to detail
  • Hands-on experience with brand name ERP and CRM systems required; experience with QuickBooks,, a plus
  • Experience migrating/upgrading accounting and forecasting systems a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-growing and fast-moving environment
  • Strong communication skills, team oriented, ability to collaborate and build deep relationships, ability to earn the respect of others, and desire to hire and mentor staff
  • Creates strong morale, good spirit among the team and brings fun to the workplace, shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue


At ChaosSearch, we are committed to building and fostering a culture where everyone feels included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to create a better experience for everyone. However you identify and whatever background you bring, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work each day.

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