Austin , TX 73301
Posted 3 weeks ago
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The controller position is accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards. The Controller is responsible for managing all aspects of our financial health, risk management, reporting, tax, insurance and accounting operations of the company. This will include leading monthly and yearly forecasting and budgetary exercises as well as being the accountable person for reporting to our consolidated companies standards. Leading a small team of F&A professionals the controller will govern all aspects of finance and accounting for the company. Focus will be on accounting versus finance, however, this all-encompassing role requires someone who has strong understanding of both disciplines
Until the role of the CFO is filled, the controller position assumes the responsibilities of a chief financial officer, which includes projections, cash management, and risk management.
Management Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures Manage outsourced functions Ensure that day-to-day business affairs are appropriately managed (i.e., insurance, regulatory, tax, etc.) Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives Oversee compliance of foreign subsidiaries with local tax, company, and labor law Manage incentive system Assess and then manage internal controls and processes Deal with banks and external financial entities Manage the finance departments involvement in an ERP system implementation in Europe or other countries onboarded Manage special projects Manage a small team
Transactions Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable Process commissions and bonuses in a timely manner Ensure that periodic bank & balance sheet reconciliations are completed Ensure that all tax filings are accurate and up to date. Oversee the preparation of state sales tax, local property tax, and federal tax returns. Consolidate subsidiaries for monthly and yearly reporting. Maintain the chart of accounts Maintain an orderly accounting filing system Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions Maintain a system of controls over inventory Process all sales reporting & auditing Calculate freight accruals & landed costs Review all customs entries for errors Maintain fixed asset schedule & reconciliation to the GL
Reporting Issue timely and complete financial statements Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management Provide for a system of management cost reports Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
Compliance Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
Critical requirements Minimum 5 years of experience as a controller leading an accounting team or auditing an accounting team 10+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience Bachelors degree or MBA in accounting Experience creating financial statements Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process Excellent accounting software user and administration skills Managing entries in ERP Accounting systems
The Controller must at a minimum possess the following: Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration. Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, or CGA) is required. Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and timelines in a fast-paced environment, bearing high levels of responsibility and accountability while keeping the best interests of the business in sight. Ten years+ experience, weighted more to accounting than finance. Strong background in financial reporting, accounting policies and procedures, and internal controls systems. Tax experience, especially across the border/US, will be considered an asset. IFRS and US reporting experience is considered an asset. M&A experience is not required but exposure is preferred Strong management and leadership skills with a positive demeanor. Result oriented and hands-on ability to work both autonomously and in a team environment. Ability to perform basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to liaise professionally with team members and system users. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k, Paid Holidays, PTO, Floating Holidays