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October 21st, 2022


Panic has a job opening for a Financial Controller (October 2022) with in-house business experience.

Panic does a lot of interesting things, from developing Mac and iOS software (like Nova, Transmit, and Prompt), to publishing video games (like Untitled Goose Game and Firewatch), to developing our own handheld gaming system from scratch with a full SDK (Playdate). Now at 30 employees, Panic has traditionally relied on outside firms to handle most of its accounting. But, as our business grows more interesting and more complex every year, we’re looking for someone, hopefully you, to bring some financial power in-house.

We are mostly located in Portland, Oregon, and would be happy to pay for your relocation here if interested. For this particular job, because of the collaboration and discussion it requires, we’d like someone willing to work at our headquarters.

What kind of work, exactly?

At the start, you will supervise the overall financial operations of the business, from general accounting, bill payments, reconciliation, etc., state use and sales tax compliance, potential oversight of international VAT tax regulations, and tracking the overall financial health of the company through periodic financial reports.

Beyond that, we’d love to find someone who could also feel comfortable helping make key financial or budgetary recommendations to various departments, providing options to management to scope our investments in various projects, but we worry that’s asking a lot, so it would also be great if you could spot areas of our business where we (and you) may need additional financial help, either by sourcing third-party companies that could work alongside you, or through hiring additional financial roles at your direction.

For more details, hit the link below.

One other thing

Also, a standard and important Panic note about our job postings. If you read our qualifications, and feel like you’re really really close to hitting them all, but you’re missing one — or maybe you aren’t super confident or are prone to imposter syndrome and a voice is telling you to walk away — please consider pushing through and applying. None of us here are perfect geniuses or have it together 100% — we’re all just doing the best job we can, and I’m confident you can do that too.

We really look forward to hearing from you.

Click here for full details, and to apply to our Financial Controller (October 2022) job. Applications close November 4th, 2022.

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