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  • Location: South Bay, California
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #406

Our client is currently searching for a VP Corporate Controller to serve as a proactive and strategic business partner to the CFO—and play an integral role in the financial and operational decisions of the company. In this position, you’ll ensure timely and accurate financial reporting, maintain internal control and provide management support for financial decision-making across a wide variety of company initiatives. You will also play a transformative role in evolving our policies and procedures to support strategic growth. The successful candidate will possess thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), excellent analytical skills and the agility to provide financial reporting to meet company timelines.

Responsibilities

• Providing strong accounting and financial leadership to ensure the integrity of the financial statements and adherence to company policies and procedures

• Preparing timely and accurate GAAP financial statements and reports, driven by a tightly managed monthly close process

• Leading a team through an effective month-end close and providing analysis that fosters a deeper understanding of the business that impacts future performance

• Serving as technical accounting leader, including presenting the correct accounting conclusion and documenting the position

• Partnering with the Financial Planning and Analysis team in all aspects of business management

• Reviewing and publishing company financial statements

• Managing and maintaining the internal control environment, including safeguarding assets, developing effective segregation of duties, ensuring transactions are properly recorded and minimizing all opportunities for fraud or impropriety

• Ensuring the business is structured in a tax-efficient and compliant manner and overseeing the process with external tax preparers with timely and accurate tax filings

• Managing the annual financial audit and serving as the main point of contact with our external auditors for the annual audit, as well as quarterly reviews

• Preparing presentations for quarterly board of directors meetings

• Overseeing the Enterprise Accounting System to provide accurate records of assets, liabilities and financial transactions

• Assisting in the planning, development and implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

• Developing the long-term vision for the ongoing evolution of financial systems and helping deliver on that vision

• Managing, mentoring and providing a development path for team members, including hiring, training, motivating and addressing performance issues

• Fostering an environment of doing the basics well, embracing continuous improvement and delivering impactful insight and information

Qualifications:

• 10+ years of relevant accounting experience that includes supervisory responsibilities

• 5+ years of experience at the Director or Controller level in a publicly traded organization or private equity-backed company

• Experience working at a public accounting firm at the Manager or Senior Manager level required

• CPA required

• Strong technical accounting experience required

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

• Deep knowledge of GAAP

• Successful track record of maintaining an effective system of internal controls in a public company

• Experience with progressively increasing responsibility and broader-scale management, including leading a high-performing team and developing leaders from within

• Superb analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail

• Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction, while also possessing a talent for team collaboration

• Good judgment and resourcefulness with the ability to make timely and sound decisions

• Proficiency with accounting software and Microsoft Office

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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