Controller

Location
Rockville, Maryland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 21, 2022
Closes
Oct 06, 2022
Ref
3532
Function
Other
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
US - Remote

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee — from entry level through top executive — to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

The Controller oversees accounting practices and internal controls, prepares the consolidated financial statements, and participates in financial forecasts. The Controller analyzes and interprets financial data and recommends changes to improve systems and financial performance. The position also directs the activities of the management information systems function. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Further, the Controller is responsible for managing compliance with applicable federal and local regulations within the accounting function, managing tax filings within the U.S., and leading the financial statement audits, incurred cost audits, and single audits. Must be able to work effectively with individuals both within the Finance and Accounting Department as well as outside the department and proactively work with internal stakeholders to assess the operations of the organization and make favorable cost structure recommendations. The Controller is responsible for building a collaborative and effective team, developing staff in the skills necessary to make a strong contribution to the organization.

Responsibilities
  • Manages the operations of accounting staff for Emmes' U.S. public sector business including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL and Payroll, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Responsible for developing company financial picture for CFO
  • Prepares and publishes timely monthly consolidated financial statements for multiple entities
  • Prepare the monthly consolidated financial statements, including translation of international accounting principles to U.S. GAAP, translation of foreign currency to reporting currency, and recording eliminating entries
  • Indirect cost structure management, including disclosure statements, managing incurred cost audits, and completing incurred cost submissions
  • Researches technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Leads month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensures quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Partner with Accounting and Finance leaders on process improvements, including system assessment and implementation efforts
  • Manages and complies with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Leads the effort to support the financial statement audit, incurred cost audit, and single audit in accordance with section 200.514
  • Develops, documents, and maintains business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Recommends financial metrics and benchmarks to drive financial performance
  • Closely partners with the FP&A function to support data needs and analysis
  • Proactively partners with others outside of Finance and Accounting to resolve issues with optimal solutions
  • Embodies the vision for providing an exceptional client experience to internal and external clients by responding timely to inquiries, offering an effective solution, and treating others with respect
  • Supports the CFO in any aspects of due diligence for potential merger or acquisition opportunities
  • Exercises good judgement and operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity
  • Actively supports diversity and inclusion in all aspects of work
  • Provides guidance, mentorship, and feedback related to staff development and performance
  • Recognizes and creates an effective method of minimizing and addressing conflict
  • Leads the internal efforts related to financial statement audits and tax returns
  • Promote a high-quality customer experience for both internal and external clients
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field required with 10 years of experience in accounting with a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience
  • MBA and/or Active CPA strongly preferred
  • Experience working in a Federal Government Contracting environment is a plus
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint and Time & Expense strongly preferred
  • Experience with M&A-related accounting preferred
  • Experience with a private equity-backed business a plus
  • Strong organization, time management, and analytical skills
  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with others to achieve goals
  • Self-starter and detail-oriented

Emmes is a federal government contractor and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Individuals with medical conditions or sincerely religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:

  • Unlimited Approved Leave


  • Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401k & Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Work From Home Anywhere in the US


  • Maternal/Paternal Leave


  • Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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