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Nirvana Insurance

Nirvana Insurance

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022

Who We Are

Nirvana is on a mission to modernize commercial insurance and enable a safer world. Our technology platform delivers modern insurance & risk management to not only help our customers protect their businesses, but actually improve safety for everyone.

To start, we’re transforming the legacy, $750B+ commercial insurance industry through cutting-edge predictive models using real-time IoT data (~50B connected devices by 2030), automation to deliver instantaneous quotes & faster underwriting, & proactive, and data-driven insights to help customers prevent accidents.

Backed by top-tier VCs including General Catalyst & Lightspeed Ventures, Nirvana became the fastest insurtech EVER to launch in Jan 2022 and crossed >$10M run rate in under 6 months, more than 2x faster than best-in-class insurtechs. Our leadership team has helped scale multi-billion dollar companies from scratch including Samsara, Rubrik, Acko & Flexport, and includes industry veterans from Hiscox, AIG, The Hartford & RLI.

About the Role

We’re looking for a Controller who will direct the Company’s day-to-day accounting operations, including execution of operational accounting policy, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and other accounting activities.

You will partner across the organization to ensure we are building for scale, enabling monetization and empowering better decision making through timely and accurate financials.

We’re a distributed team spread across the US & India, and offices in San Francisco, CA, Columbus, OH and Bangalore, India. We’re open to candidates in any US location.

What you’ll do

  • Oversee all areas of Accounting. As our Controller you’ll be responsible for leading all aspects of Accounting -- from Payroll and AP to revenue recognition to tax and compliance. You’ll bring the accounting in house, tighten our month-end close and improve visibility into our financials.
  • Implement scalable systems and processes. You’ll build the financial foundation across banking, bookkeeping and expense management to ensure our finances are accurate and the business can effectively scale.
  • Own the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close and reporting processes including detailed analysis and reconciliation of all general ledger accounts and preparation of financial statements in compliance with U.S. GAAP.
  • Scale our Accounting and Finance teams. As one of our first hires in this function, you’ll be able to build a world class team that will set Nirvana up for success as we grow.

About you

  • 7+ years’ experience in Accounting
  • Experience at a high growth startup building Accounting functions from the ground up
  • Familiarity with technical accounting
  • Ability to own the close process end to end
  • Excellent communication skills, written & verbal. Must be comfortable presenting to senior audiences.
  • Experience with global accounting strategy (e.g. entity consolidation, etc.)
  • Bias-to-action - you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty & do what needs to be done
  • Proven people manager who can hire and mentor high-performing teams is a plus
  • Insurtech experience a plus
  • Big 4 public accounting OR CPA is a plus


  • Competitive salary & meaningful equity
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Work from home friendly