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  • Location: West LA, CA
  • $150000 base salary
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #1272
  • Salary: $150,000 - $200,000

Title: Controller

Industry: Services and Legal

Location: West LA – Hybrid

Overview: Pacific Executive Search has been engaged on a search for a Controller in West LA for a PE backed service company in the Services and Legal industry that connects food trucks/caterers to events. As the Controller, you would have the opportunity to lead the financial management, accounting operations, compliance, and team leadership functions of the company, reporting directly to the CFO.

Description:
**Responsibilities:**

  • Lead the preparation and analysis of financial statements to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and compliance with GAAP.
  • Forecast and track cash flow, working capital, and capital expenditures to optimize financial performance.
  • Supervise day-to-day accounting operations, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, treasury, and general ledger.
  • Establish and oversee robust internal controls and procedures to protect company assets.
  • Manage consistent month-end and year-end close processes for timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations, tax laws, and reporting requirements.
  • Prepare financial reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and assist with the company's annual external audit process.
  • Collaborate with the CFO to implement best practices in the accounting function.
  • Lead a high-performing accounting team, offering guidance, coaching, and professional development opportunities.
  • Promote a culture of accountability, efficiency, and continuous improvement within the finance department.
  • Collaborate with the CFO on annual budgeting and ongoing forecasting projects.
  • Lead the evaluation and implementation of accounting and financial software systems.
  • Support the integration of mergers and acquisitions.

**Qualifications:**

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; CPA or similar designation preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience as a controller or in a comparable financial leadership role, particularly in a high-growth or private equity-backed company. Big 4 or audit experience is a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP and financial reporting requirements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.
  • Experience with ERP and other accounting system implementation, M&A transaction accounting and integration, and lender reporting is preferred.
  • Additional experience with sales tax, two-sided marketplaces, and revenue recognition under ASC 606 is a bonus.
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