VP, Corporate Controller


Atlanta GA


Industry 1: Computer Hardware
Industry 2: Building Materials
Industry 3: Telecommunications

Job ID: EB-1266955089
Category: Accounting & Finance
Location: Atlanta, GA

Company overview

BrainWorks has been retained by a $10 billion client in the industrial manufacturing and services sector. This manufacturing leader is a dominant force in the technology, communications, energy, and infrastructure space.

Job Summary/Objective

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, the position will be responsible for the development and execution of corporate wide accounting, controls, and external financial reporting activities in support of the company’s objectives. The Corporate Controller sets accounting policies and ensures consistent application according to generally accepted accounting principles ensuring accuracy in the company’s financial results. The ideal leader has operated successfully at a global level, having a desire to develop, mentor and coach. In alignment with the companies overarching business strategy and corporate business goals, the Vice President, Corporate Controller will create a strategic vision and direction for accounting transformation. The successful candidate is a well-rounded leader with strategic influence, sound business acumen and a collaborative style.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the financial close process, technical accounting, consolidation, and general accounting. Lead transformation efforts across multiple groups to establish an efficient and compliant accounting close and controlling process that is consistent with global standards.
  • Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Oversee management of, and maintain overall responsibility for, the annual financial audit.
  • Lead internal financial controls program and drive change, as necessary. Provide direction on implementation or changes to controls. Accountable for proper procedures, policies and controls being in place to maintain strong internal controls and improve the excellence and stability of the controls environment over time.
  • Provide guidance on technical accounting matters and manage complex accounting issues as they arise. Research and implement new developments in generally accepted accounting principles and other financial disclosures
  • Build the understanding and compliance with GAAP & / or IFRS accounting standards, and internal control procedures and practices to assure the achievement of company financial objectives, protection, and leverage of company assets.
  • Attract, lead and develop a team of highly capable, skilled accounting professionals to support growth of the accounting and control’s function and the company’s strategic direction. Provide continuous education of team to ensure proper procedures, policies and controls are in place.
  • Leads senior management in compliance with company policies and acts as the liaison between operations finance, business units and corporate finance related to accounting issues.
  • Work collaboratively with operations finance and business transformation to lead strategic roadmap for accounting technology.

Education, Experience, And Skills Required

  • Minimum Education Level: Bachelor’s; Preferred Master’s
  • Specialized Degree: Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Certificates: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Years of Experience: 15+
  • Field of Expertise: Progressive Accounting and Finance experience leading processes over corporate accounting, internal controls, financial reporting, and accounting systems, within a multi-billion-dollar organization.
  • Certificates: Certified Management Accountant (CMA) a plus

Preferred Field Of Expertise

  • Large public accounting firm experience preferred.
  • Internal controls and/or internal audit oversight in a public company (Sarbanes Oxley) environment.
  • Senior level accounting leader in large-scale operating company, preferably manufacturing.
  • Highly experienced with SAP

BrainWorks is a premier executive search firm that delivers superior talent to drive business performance. Our consultants are experts in their practice areas, which include Accounting & Finance Careers; Consumer Products; CRM, Direct/Database Marketing and Customer Sciences/Advanced Analytics; Accounting and Finance; Technology; Private Equity and Portfolio Companies; Digital Marketing and eCommerce; and, Consumer Insights and Market Research

Our Accounting & Finance Practice has deep ties across all industry sectors with an emphasis in CPG, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, Technology, Insurance and Financial Services. Having hands-on experience in corporate finance and public accounting, we are experts in representing CFO searches, along with Director Level and above, in any accounting, finance, and procurement departments. Our clients range from Fortune 100 to privately owned emerging corporations and we are highly networked in the Venture Capital and Private Equity space.

BrainWorks prides itself on quality, speed and GUARANTEED RESULTS, delivered through our unique QUASAR approach. When you partner with BrainWorks, your company will receive intelligence and industry expertise from consultants who are trustworthy, caring and passionate about your business needs. https://brainworksinc.com .


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