Sr. Director, Assistant Controller

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Sr. Director, Assistant Controller is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s accounting period close process and related domestic and international financial consolidations for [four] reporting entities. The person in this role will take a lead in understanding and implementing applicable accounting pronouncements and corporate accounting policies.  We are looking for a global minded person with strong accounting skills who can work independently and is comfortable dealing at all levels within the organization. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

May perform any or all of the following duties:

          Displays outstanding leadership skills; provides coaching, skills development, guidance and support to staff; including [three (3)] direct reports and able to co-ordinate with BPO outsourced resources

          Responsible for corporate accounting, brand accounting (including the accounting for the Company’s advertising funds) and the functional ownership of the Company’s ERP systems and internal reporting tools

          Responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of the accounting period closing process

          Responsible for the corporate consolidation and account reconciliation process for multiple reporting entities in both US GAAP and various international local GAAP

          Oversees the analyses of the monthly reporting packages received from international operations to ensure compliance with US GAAP

          Reviews consolidated statement of cash flows and consolidated equity roll-forwards

          Maintains and supports ERP system and internal reporting tools as necessary to prepare internal financial reports

          Responsible for periodic management reporting and related analyses

          Responsible for quarterly analytics and provides support to external auditors and other financial reporting

          Responsible for analyses for senior management including, but not limited to, self-insurance actuarial analysis, goodwill analysis, VIE analysis, balance sheet carve procedures

          Reviews Company’s significant contracts for accounting-related considerations

          Supports SOX internal control monitoring requirements, SEC reporting, external auditors and other financial reporting processes

          Assists in the resolution of any potential audit and review findings

          Values efficiency and identifies and initiates process improvement opportunities

          Oversee relevant SLA process related to BPO outsource vendor

          Responsible for the identification, selection and implementation of appropriate accounting policies, procedures and internal controls

          Assists other departments in interpretation and application of accounting policies

          Works on special projects and addresses business and financial ramifications of significant and/or unusual transactions, as needed

          Supports strategic initiatives of the Company while preserving the integrity of the financial information and internal controls

          Participates in company meetings, webinars and conference calls

          Attends seminars and other educational resources to remain current

          Other duties and/or special projects as assigned in response to changing business conditions and/or requirements


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES

          Minimum ten (10) years of any combination of experience and/or education, that demonstrates a commanding knowledge in accounting, finance or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred

          Post Big 4 Corporate Accounting/Finance experience preferred

          Big 4 Public Accounting experience in audit, at manager level or above

          CPA license

          Experience with IFRS or IAS preferred

          Familiarity with ERP systems, Oracle/Peoplesoft preferred

          Experience with Hyperion preferred

          Experience with Business Intelligence (BI) systems preferred

          Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

          Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills

          Must have the ability to determine expectations, effectively measure processes, quality standards and commitments

          Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management both internally and externally

          Ability to use independent thinking and professional judgment

          Rational decision making, negotiating and influencing skills

          Ability to establish strong working relationships with internal and external partners

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

          Corporate Office fast paced and demanding environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

          Regular interaction with internal partners in person, by phone and/or electronic communications

          Sitting for extended periods of time, using telephone, typing and/or operating a computer and/or mouse


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