Controller, Smartpak

Covetrus Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 months ago

Controller, Smartpak

This person can sit remotely in the Midwest with travel to our Dublin, Ohio office location as needed.


The Controller Smartpak is responsible for the oversight of the accounting, financial reporting, and control environment for Smartpak. This Controller will leverage their accounting expertise in revenue recognition (ASC 606), product cost, and other complex areas such as restructuring, business combinations, contingent liabilities, and internal control and process implementation and operational oversight.

The Controller - Smartpak will have an in-depth knowledge of US GAAP and will have the ability to apply standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques as well as make complex decisions.

As a core leader of the Controllership team, this role is responsible for inspiring the team, peers, and leadership, and building an effective and engaged team while supporting their development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Direct the functional areas within financial reporting and analysis, product cost/manufacturing and general accounting, and compliance while coordinating an effective liaison with various areas of operations, FP&A and shared services.

  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and other regulatory or governmental requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Cost Accounting Standards, as well as Corporate Policies and Procedures.

  • Serve as the point of contact and owner of key controls that include, but not limited to: record to report, procure to pay, order to cash, leasing, inventory, and fixed assets.

  • Be attuned to early warnings of financial control gaps and be able to proactively implement action plans to swiftly remedy.

  • Understand and manage multiple different revenue streams including product, manufacturing, fees, subscription, software, royalty, consulting, bundling, rebates and margin reimbursements.

  • Provide thought leadership to the business on revenue building initiatives while ensuring compliance with revenue recognition (ASC 606)

  • Have a deep understanding on accounting guidance for Internal Use Software (ASC-350-40)

  • Comfortable creating or re-evaluating current polices and memos around reserves and impairment analyses that can vary across subsidiaries.

  • Oversight of all intercompany transactions and allocation methodologies.

  • Oversight of all physical inventories and material cycle count adjustments and ensure compliance based on established controls.

  • Review monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained.

  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve and shorten the monthly accounting close.

  • Issue timely and complete month-end reports and analytics to the consolidation team.

  • Provide insights and support for the form 10-Q and form 10-K.

  • Serve as the point of contact for all internal and external audits.

  • Oversee preparation and timely filing of financial reporting for governmental and multiple audit agencies as well as Corporate requirements.

  • Provide counsel and advice to management in developing objectives, strategies and tactics from a financial and accounting perspective.

  • Participate in senior management team meetings to review financial performance against objectives and targets; develop strategies to overcome obstacles to growth and performance.

  • Encourage ideas and creative approaches for continuous improvement.

  • Stay informed regarding potential liabilities faced by the company on all fronts and work with the senior management team to mitigate these. Recognize early signs of financial problems and be able to provide suggestions on decisive action to address or prevent these problems.

  • Establish a clear understanding of other functional areas of company and provide guidance to executives of Business Development, Operations, Quality, HR, Program Management, Product, and Development in relation to financial goals and strategies.

  • Keep up to date on the animal health market and applicable accounting rules and regulations.

  • Provide training and guidance to finance staff and non-financial persons across the business.

  • Mentor/develop direct reports and retain/promote top performers.


  • The position oversees the accounting team for Smartpak



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MBA a plus

  • 10-12 years' diverse financial experience in various finance / accounting roles; practical experience within a technology business

  • 5-7 years in a hands-on management position

  • Knowledge of Oracle NetSuite or Microsoft Dynamics 365 preferred or similar ERP systems

  • Understanding of Long-Term Contracts, ASC-606, Sarbanes-Oxley, Cost Accounting Standards

  • Strength of character, with the ability to take clear, decisive action in steering the company's worth and safeguard values

  • A history of active involvement and success beyond the traditional responsibilities of financial reporting


  • CPA Required


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Pet friendly environment

  • Extensive computer work

Covetrus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability that can be reasonably accommodated with undue hardship, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Covetrus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law

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