VP, Corporate Controller

Baltimore, MD
Sep 09, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Full Time
Job Description VP, Corporate Controller REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF FUNCTION We are partnering with a newly purchased PE backed service organization looking to add a VP Corporate Controller to their team. The Corporate Controller position is a hands-on role that is responsible for the accounting affairs of the overall organization and its affiliates. The Corporate Controller is a key member of the Company's financial team and the process owner for all transactional and general ledger accounting and prepares interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management. The Corporate Controller is responsible for the Company's financial policies, its accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports. The position is the function leader of the accounting function and involves supervision over general accounting, internal auditing, and budgetary controls. Geography: 100% remote, preference for EST ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Process owner for all financial accounting activities of the Company and its affiliates. Act as the Company's subject matter expert for Accounting, GAAP, and other standards as are required. Develop, document, maintain, and support Company accounting policies in accordance with GAAP as appropriately applied. Maintains the company's system of accounts and cost centers along with entity consolidation and intercompany accounting methodology. Directs the accounting organization and the activities within General ledger, Accounts Receivable, Credit Policies and Accounts Payable to ensure working capital is optimized through proper management of cash, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Keeps books and records on all company transactions and assets. Consolidation of all Company entities and manage the elimination of inter-company transactions. Ability to close the books independently and defend GAAP applications to the Company's SEC-level, independent audit firm Work closely with the business to revenue recognition is in compliance with GAAP Design and implement a full slate of financial and transactional controls that could quickly be elevated to a level that would pass Sarbanes Oxley level scrutiny and testing. Responsible with the CFO to develop inter-company transfer pricing and Tax methodologies. Supports tax preparation for both state and federal taxes. Maintains legal entity books of all legal entities of the Company. Furnishes internal reports, revises and updates reports to be more useful and efficient, and furnishes external reports as necessary. Responsibility for developing and maintaining reporting processes for third parties such as banks, insurance companies, and other. Determines depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items and advises management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax revisions. The Controller has the final responsibility for providing effective financial controls for the organization by keeping financial information and plans confidential. Responsible for evaluating the performance of personnel in the Accounting Department. This individual recommends training requirements, has the duty to keep the staff at the highest level of skill necessary to meet company needs and objectives, and may recommend that personnel be hired or removed from the Department. Leadership in the area of acquisition integration as it relates to the accounting function. Support due diligence in acquisition activities. Work with outside auditors and tax specialists to ensure the Company receives a 'clean' opinion, within the defined timeframe and budget, and that all related tax matters are properly dealt with, including, but not limited to, sales and use tax, as well as property tax returns. Support tax strategic planning and compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate and other applicable taxes. ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to the Company's mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for finance Job Requirements: LEVEL, EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Finance or related major CPA certification, and currently maintained preferred 10+ years of experience in public accounting and service/construction business preferred Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments Experience in M&A due diligence and integration helpful. Public company experience will be considered a plus; as will experience with a Private Equity owned enterprise. Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software. Potentially may need to operate simultaneously in multiple ERP systems. Prior experience in the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems To perform this job successfully, an individual must have highly proficient skills in Excel, and databases, experience with Accounting-type software, specifically Sage Intaact). Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners Able to manage virtual employees, and various locations through use of communications technology Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance manager