Director of Accounting


  • Full Time

About Cyngn

Based in Menlo Park, CA, Cyngn is a publicly-traded autonomous vehicle company. Whether at a warehouse floor, mine, or construction site, our self-driving technology can be deployed at a variety of commercial domains, across a variety of vehicle form-factors. To build this emergent technology, we are looking for innovative, motivated, and experienced leaders to join our team and move this field forward. If you like to build, tinker, and create with a team of trusted and passionate colleagues, then Cyngn is the place for you. Key reasons to join Cyngn:

We are Small and Big.
With under 100 employees, Cyngn is still a company that operates with the energy of a startup. On the other hand, we are publicly traded. Combined, our employees not only work in close-knit teams with close mentorship from company leaders, they also get access to the liquidity of our publicly-traded equity. This gives our small team the opportunity to make a big impact in industries that other people aren’t touching — without taking on the risks associated with untested organizations.

We Build Today and Deploy Tomorrow.
Our employees aren’t just researchers but are creating reality. In other words, the autonomous vehicles we’re building are designed to go to real clients right away. We are driven by our passion for innovation and the ability to see the entire product and the real impact of our work out in the real world. At Cyngn, the distance between the theoretical and the actual is razor-thin.

We aren’t robots. We just build them.
Go read our glassdoor reviews and you’ll find that one of the best things about working here is the people. We are an inclusive, diverse team of top talent with exceptional synergy. We thrive on open collaboration and a trusting and creative work environment that is fueled by our passion for the industry. At Cyngn, everyone’s voice is valued and each of our unique perspectives is celebrated. It’s the people that allow our company to continue to grow bigger and better every day.

About this role:
Cyngn, Inc., an autonomous vehicle technology company based in Menlo Park, CA, is actively recruiting for a Public Company Director of Accounting and Controller. This position will be responsible for the monthly close activities as well as the preparation and filing of all external financial reporting documents and related SEC filings and accounting for all equity-based transactions. The ideal candidate is someone who loves challenging opportunities and thrives with strict deadlines on a consistent basis. 




  • Own general accounting processes, including, but not limited to: month, quarter and year end activities, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and maintenance of the general ledger’s chart of accounts. 
  • Own monthly financial statement preparation and review, budget and variance analysis. 
  • Own tax and other external compliance activities. 
  • Coordinate and participate in the preparation of quarterly report filings (Form 10-Qs), annual reports (Form 10- K) and current reports (Form 8-K). 
  • Manage recordkeeping and reporting of all equity-based transactions. 
  • Regularly collaborate with both internal (team members across the organization) and external parties (outside counsel, external auditors, tax and other professional service providers) towards: 
  • – the collection of input information including the preparation of support files and documentation required for the above referenced reports;  
    – the coordination and review of report draft versions; 
    – determine appropriate required disclosures (including the completion of relevant disclosure checklists and reporting questionnaires).  
  • Monitor the development and applicability of emerging accounting and reporting guidelines being issued by the SEC, FASB (US GAAP), PCAOB, and other applicable regulatory agencies. 
  • Coordinate the introduction, documentation, and implementation of accounting and finance policies. 
  • Coordinate and participate in the implementation of internal controls and SOX compliance guidelines. 
  • Manage finance team. 
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting  
  • CPA preferred 
  • Public accounting preferred 
  • 8 to 12 years of progressive accounting experience including previous experience as a controller 
  • 3+ years of SEC reporting experience  

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Combination of private industry and public accounting experience is preferred 
  • Advanced technical accounting knowledge coupled with exceptional planning and organizational skills  
  • Prior experience in the design, documentation, and implementation of SOX-compliant policies and procedures 
  • Preferred experience with the following systems: Shareworks, Quickbooks,, Vena 
  • Advanced user of MS Office Suite, including MS Excel and Word
  • Salary Range


  • $175,000 to $210,000 base salary (highly experienced)
  • Benefits & Perks


  • Health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA and FSA (Health & Dependent Daycare), Employee Assistance Program, 1:1 Health Concierge)
  • Life, Short-term and long-term disability insurance (Cyngn funds 100% of premiums)
  • Company 401(k)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Remote or hybrid work opportunities
  • Stock options for all full-time employees
  • Sabbatical leave opportunity after 5 years with the company
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Daily lunches for in-office employees and fully-stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages
  • Monthly meal and tech allowances for remote employees
  • Allowance to purchase new headphones when you join!