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Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024


Freeform is deploying software-defined, autonomous metal 3D printing factories around the world, bringing the scalability of software to physical production. Our proprietary technology stack leverages advanced sensing, real-time controls, and data-driven learning to produce digitally-verified, flawless parts at unprecedented speed and cost. Our mission is to make the transformative power of 3D printing available to all industries at scale and unlock the future of innovation.

As Freeform’s Controller, you will contribute to company-wide activities regarding finance, accounting, and purchasing. You will perform a wide variety of duties including spend tracking/forecasting, invoice payment, payroll, month-end closing, and tax compliance. You will also work with the engineering team on purchasing activities including supplier interaction, managing PO’s, and price negotiations. As Freeform scales, there will be tremendous opportunities to impact the operations, finance, and supply chain teams, so this role is perfect for a motivated professional looking to join an exciting startup with a global vision.


  • Forecast and track monthly, quarterly, and yearly spend across operations, personnel, consulting, and engineering/R&D spend
  • Own all payment related activities such as vendor payments, leases, payroll, and more
  • Perform month-end closing; reconcile accounts payable and accounts receivable activities
  • Identify, onboard, and manage vendors and suppliers; perform price and contract negotiations; manage purchase orders
  • Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls and guidelines
  • Maintain tax documentation and ensure business taxes are properly categorized and filed
  • Analyze spend and recommend ideas to C-Suite to reduce costs related to categories such as capital equipment, industrial supplies, chemicals, raw material, as well as non-engineering categories
  • Provide financial reporting for board meetings, investor relations, and venture capital raises
  • Act as a force multiplier to executives as it relates to finance and accounting best practices; strategize and execute ways to improve operational efficiency, reduce spend, and lower costs

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration
  • 5+ years of professional experience in accounting or finance

Nice to Have:

  • Formal experience as a controller or 8+ years of industry experience
  • Experience with finance and accounting as it relates to manufacturing, capital equipment, and/or hardware
  • Experience working in an engineering and/or tech startup environment
  • Advanced degree in business, finance, or accounting
  • Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) highly preferred
  • Experience in technical procurement
  • Experience working directly with C-level executives
  • “No job too big or small” mindset
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with QuickBooks


  • We are located in Hawthorne, CA in a 35,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility featuring large open spaces for team collaboration, R&D, and production, as well as easy access to the 405, 105, and 110 freeways. Our facility is in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant emerging tech ecosystem alongside many other high growth startups and enterprises.

What We Offer:

  • We have an inclusive and diverse culture that values collaboration, learning, and making deliberate data-driven decisions.
  • We offer a unique opportunity to be an early and integral member of a rapidly growing company that is scaling a world-changing technology.
  • Benefits
    • Significant stock option packages
    • 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (premium PPO and HMO options)
    • Life insurance
    • Traditional and Roth 401(k)
    • Paid vacation, sick leave, and company holidays
    • Generous Paid Parental Leave and extended transition back to work for the birthing parent
    • Free daily catered lunch and dinner, and fully stocked kitchenette
    • Casual dress, flexible work hours, and regular catered team building events
  • Compensation
    • As an early-stage startup, the salary range is intentionally wide as we determine the most appropriate package for each individual taking into consideration years of experience, educational background, and unique skills and abilities as demonstrated throughout the interview process. Our intent is to offer a salary that is commensurate for the company’s current stage of development and allows the employee to grow and develop within a role.
    • In addition to the significant stock option package, the estimated salary range for this role is $100,000-$180,000, inclusive of all levels/seniority within this discipline.
  • Freeform is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity; employment with Freeform is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.