Assistant Financial Controller - California

The Focusrite Group California , CA 93648

Posted 2 months ago

Assistant Financial Controller

Based: California - remote working
Term: Permanent, Full time
Salary: Negotiable + Excellent benefits

The Role:

The Assistant Financial Controller will be a hands-on individual that will be responsible for the preparation of financial reporting, overseeing various finance functions, implementing/improving processes, and have a solid understanding of tax and compliance.

They will be a self-starter who is able to bring ideas to the table and see projects through from start to finish.

They will be a team player and support the Financial Controller with ad hoc analysis to support business trends.

Essential functions and major responsibilities:

  • Monthly management reporting delivered accurately and on time
  • Account reconciliations and analysis.
  • Assisting with audits
  • Support for tax compliance and filings
  • Support for forecasting and budgeting, including variance analysis and deep dives into operational and financial issues as needed

Management Reporting:

  • Preparation of monthly financial reports for Boards/Management teams, including preparation of ledger reconciliations, journals, accruals, prepayments, and variance analysis
  • Support preparation of monthly results and commentary to Group Finance on a timely basis
  • Supporting management team for any ad hoc analysis


  • Effective, efficient, and well controlled A/P and A/R processing, including reconciliations.
  • Hands on monthly financial close including accruals, revenue cut off testing, and COGs.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analysing account information.
  • Preparation of cashflow forecasts
  • Assist in annual budget and quarterly forecasting process.
  • Management of Stock/COG and working with Operations team.
  • Maintains financial security by following Group internal control procedures
  • Efficient and timely reconciliation of intercompany transactions on a monthly basis
  • Look for opportunities for process and control improvement particularly regarding the use of technology and automation

Audits and tax compliance:

  • Work with Group finance and auditors to deliver timely resolution of queries
  • Support preparation of tax computations and filings working with Controller, Group tax accountant and external tax preparer
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.

Business Partnering:

  • Support preparation of commercial forecasts and budgets
  • Support for financial assessment of investment and business change project, including return on investment metrics in place

About you:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum 5-10 years experience in accounting/finance
  • NetSuite experience or other similar ERP
  • Strong General Accounting skills and GAAP knowledge. IFRS a plus
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, with a track record of process improvement
  • Strong ability to prioritize workload and perform multiple tasks under short closing deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), the ability to interact with all levels through the organization and be able to exchange information efficiently and accurately.
  • Experience of working in a multinational listed company operating in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong excel and data organization/reporting skills
  • High attention to detail

Job Conditions and Benefits:

40 hours per week.

Comprehensive benefits package includes medical insurance, life assurance, short term and long-term disability, dental, vision, 401K employer contribution, 28 days PTO, staff discount on company products and merchandise. Group bonus scheme.

About the company

Focusrite plc is a global music and audio group that develops and markets music technology products. Used by audio professionals and amateur musicians alike, our solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. Our audio technology brands stand together, seeking to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity we make music easy to make.

The Focusrite Group trades under nine established and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, ADAM Audio, Sequential, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Ampify Music and Linea Research. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning decades, its brands are category leaders in the music-making industry.

Music technology is an enriching space to work in and we enjoy a Group-wide open-door culture which encourages innovation. This culture, combined with a passion for the inspirational solutions we create, has led to the group winning numerous accolades, including three Queen's Awards for Enterprise, the AIM Company of the Year Award 2021 and regular appearances in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.The Focusrite Group is dedicated to building a great place to work and as an equal opportunity employer we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion. The group mission is to cultivate an equitable culture, internally and externally, where all people feel they are welcome, safe and positively represented, because at Focusrite they truly are. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.


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Assistant Financial Controller - California

The Focusrite Group