Our client is a leading facilities services company seeking a Corporate Controller. This role will report directly to the Chief Financial officer and will be remote.
The Corporate Controller will have day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling the accounting and financial reporting activities of the company. Primary responsibilities include managing the month-end closing process, reporting multi-business activities, preparing corporate consolidated financials, and supporting the CFO in the completion of the monthly financial reporting package. The Corporate Controller will also be responsible for creating and implementing policies to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating auditable procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient, accurate and compliant to US GAAP.
Strategy, Planning, and Management
Act as a strategic business partner to the executive leadership team.
Assess and evaluate the financial performance of the organization with regard to goals, budgets, and forecasts. Provide insight and recommendations.
Identify, acquire, and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information.
Determine accounting and tax implications for all material business decisions.
Create and establish yearly financial initiatives and goals that align with the company’s plan for growth and expansion. Track and report on the status of the initiatives and goals.
Implement policies, procedures, and processes as deemed appropriate by the executive leadership team.
Development of monthly reporting and budgeting of corporate functional groups.
Integration and Asset Protection.
Ensure proper accounting for all acquisition balance sheets and assets for numerous purchases per quarter.
Full integration of acquired companies’ financials into the General Ledger system.
Safeguard the company’s asset (vehicles / machinery).
Integration of acquisition budgets and forecasts into consolidated corporate systems.
Accounting, Data and Control Systems.
Ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases, and financial software. Provide regular maintenance and backup of all accounting and operating systems.
Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls, and financial procedures.
Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data.
Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state, and federal tax returns.
Responsible for the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.
Assure conformity with professional accounting standards and best practices in accordance with GAAP.
Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; manage preparation and support of all external audits.
Promote and execute regular benchmarking and audits of the company’s financial controls, to assure institutionalization of best practices and corporate compliance.
Work with Leaders from the Operations and Executive Teams to prepare Board and Investor materials.
Support the CFO and the Executive Team on key financial decisions.
Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree with a concentration in accounting.
Active C.P.A. license preferred.
Knowledge and Skillset
8-15+ years’ experience in accounting; managing the accounting process.
Former Corporate Controller experience.
Public accounting and/or private equity sector experience is preferred.
Strong knowledge of percentage of completion and/or project accounting.
Working knowledge of a contract-based business.
Knowledge of Purchase Accounting and post-acquisition integration processes.
Industrial services and ideally fleet managed services is preferred.
Creation/expansion of an accounting team and function to support a rapidly growing business.
Prior experience of implementing an ERP system for a multi-entity reporting business.
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