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VP Controller

Company: ExecuNet
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company is looking for a world-class Controller to scale our accounting function to the next level! We are looking for a critical thinker who wants to create solutions, not just implement predefined plans. Our ideal candidate has the interest and accumen to take a private technology company public, and brings a mix of private and public company experience.Reporting directly to the CFO, in this role you will manage all areas of accounting for US and international subsidiaries, including providing vision for scalable financial infrastructure, leading the accounting team, preparing financial and regulatory reporting, and refining internal controls. The successful candidate will be intellectually curious, have a healthy blend of self-confidence and humility, and have a talent for understanding the details alongside the big picture.The Controller responsibilities include accounting operations, taxation, internal controls (including SOX 404 preparation), audit, and stock administration. You will be the primary point of contact with key vendor partners including external auditors, third-party tax professionals, and banking partners. In this high-profile role, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with the Audit Committee, senior executives, and investors.Duties and Responsibilities:Plan and direct all operations of the accounting department, including financial reporting, technical accounting, operational accounting, A/P, A/R, risk management, internal controls, tax, treasury, and financial systems.Lead the Company's financial close process, including preparation of financial statements. Evaluate opportunities to drive greater efficiencies in the monthly and quarterly accounting close process.Lead and grow a 10-15 person accounting team toward public-company readiness by improving processes and controls.Act as a coach and advisor to the accounting team by sharing expertise and managing the team's professional development.Act as a strong partner to the CFO by providing accounting guidance related to newly issued accounting rules and/or new business transactions and contracts.Provide guidance and oversight for the development of accounting policies, procedures, and controls consistent with US GAAP and SOX compliance.Prepare materials and present at Audit Committee meetings.Collaborate with the FP&A team to prepare financial reports for investors and internal executives.Oversee and coordinate the external auditor's annual audit.Manage the Company's equity programs, capitalization table, options ledger and stock/option related matters. Oversee equity accounting and third-party equity administration.Ensure federal, state and local tax compliance, including managing outside tax advisors.Manage investment and banking relationships with third parties, including cash flow management.Collaborate closely with the business systems team to build automated, scalable, streamlined, and sustainable accounting systems and processes.What you need:15+ years of public and private industry accounting experienceDemonstrated experience leading a diverse team of accounting professionalsIndustry experience in enterprise software with a strong understanding of revenue accountingBachelor' degree in AccountingCPA or equivalent required, with big 4 public accounting experience strongly preferredStrong experience in financial reporting, technical accounting research, and implementation of business process improvementDemonstrated proficiency in creating financial reporting processes that can collect, segregate, and allocate expenses to ensure accurate financial resultsA proven track record of process improvement and experience with financial systems and process change initiatives. Experience with NetSuite strongly preferredExpertise in financial, equity management, and payroll softwareExcellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to:Provide leadership in projects and teamsIdentify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gathering and analyzing information skillfully; developing alternative solutionsBalance team and individual responsibilitiesDelegate work assignments, matching the responsibility to the person; set expectations and monitor delegated activitiesManage staff in planning, decision-making, and facilitating process improvementMake timely decisions, exhibiting sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process

Keywords: ExecuNet, San Diego , VP Controller, Accounting, Auditing , San Diego, California

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