Controller

Category:
Accounting
Type:
Direct Hire
Location:
new york, New York
Job ID:
149033
Recruiter:
Michael Lonnay
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 Key Roles and Responsibilities: 
Accounting Operations

  • Lead and develop global accounting capabilities, including billing, accounts payable, payroll, consumer and enterprise billing and collections, and cash application functions
  • Manage monthly close process, ensuring timely and accurate completion of all tasks, with attention to reporting, and operating expense accruals
  • Review and approve monthly trial balance
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of accounting records and financial systems
  • Produce statutory accounts and manage the audit cycle, as required in accordance with local regulations
  • Ensure timely financial and management reporting to external stakeholders, including monthly and quarterly financial packages for parent company books

Financial Management & Controls

  • Active management of overhead and supporting the business in finding cost savings
  • Develop and maintain a best in practice internal control environment
  • Provide expertise on financial reporting, tax, and compliance matters
  • Establish and maintain formal accounting policies, practices, and procedures to ensure US and local GAAP compliance
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Implement continuous improvement opportunities in all areas of responsibility

Tax

  • Support the execution and implementation of the company's global tax strategy
  • Assist in providing tax advisory to mitigate tax risks and exposure
  • Team with the Director at the parent company to ensure all relevant tax deadlines and regulations are satisfied

Financial Direction

  • Monitor business performance and cash flow/projections
  • Support strategic planning through financial planning and analysis responsibilities
  • Own the market specific payroll process and aggregate reporting for the region
  • Maintain a stable relationship with outsourced vendors and monitor trends/variances
  • Manage the indirect procurement process
  • Direct all disbursement/treasury operation activity
  • Manage the travel and expense process and ensure policy compliance

Treasury

  • Oversee end-to-end accounts payable and receivable processes across shared services and treasury, ensuring alignment across teams to improve process and drive efficiency
  • Review weekly and monthly cash forecasts for region prepared by regional treasury team
  • Monitor debt levels, bank account activity, and other treasury matters; ensure compliance

Relationship Management

  • Implement change in management culture by challenging & replacing established processes and procedures where necessary
  • Give direction and leadership towards achieving Vant’s strategy, annual goals, and objectives
  • Keep key stakeholders up to date on progress against key milestones
  • Ensure consistent and timely execution against objectives and key results. Represent Vant in senior leadership discussions

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or other quantitative focus
  • Significant experience at Financial Controller level – at least 8+ years Finance equivalent functions; 5+ years of experience in senior finance roles (Consulting, Big 4, etc.) a big plus
  • Experience in fast paced, start-up environments is preferred – able to work comfortably under pressure, frequently changing landscape and tight deadlines
  • A strategic thinker with excellent business judgment
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once
  • Resourceful and relentless: Independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources, and delivering results in challenging situations.
  • Highly Innovative problem solver possessing strong interpersonal, multi-tasking, organizational, project planning skills, and a demonstrated ability to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to deal with complex problems and present recommendations and findings in a clear, concise format.
  • Quick and scrappy learner who adapts well to a fast-moving environment and gets things done, combines creativity, problem-solving skills, and a can-do attitude to overcome any obstacle
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

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