Senior Controller / Director Of Finance

Legitscript Portland , OR 97228

Posted 10 months ago

The Senior Controller or Director of Finance is responsible for providing critical leadership in the financial stewardship and strategy for profitable growth. The Sr. Controller plays a strategic role in the overall management of the company and directs all aspects of the Finance, Accounting and Reporting functions across a multi-service business. This role also drives change management efforts through process, systems, and reporting improvements to provide increased visibility into financial results, to enable enhancements to productivity and to inform key decisions on our operations and business model.



  • Continuously assess and communicate organizational performance against budget and strategic financial objectives to meet short and long-term growth goals.

  • Partner with the leadership team in developing financial models, set long range financial plan and annual financial goals.

  • Engage on issues, trends, data and changes in the business and competitive environment to provide strategic and operational guidance to leadership team.

  • Lead the modeling and analysis of future business scenarios and strategic choices.

  • Craft messaging and regular presentations to the leadership Team and staff.

  • Manage confidential and discrete information.


  • Act as a thought-partner for department leaders to inform financial decisions with intuition and awareness of competitive and creative influences that drive the company.

  • Provide projections, analysis, and guidance for consideration when analyzing business initiatives and opportunities, making course corrections or other important decisions that have significant financial implications.

  • Facilitate discussions and advise on decisions around capital budgeting.


  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting. Oversee the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.

  • Provide oversight for all aspects of contracts, customer invoicing, collection, accounts payable and all other financial transactions to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting. Lead analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts.

  • Provide advisement and guidance on rolling forecasts, treasury processes, budget adherence, internal controls, GAAP standards, inventory management controls, tax strategy, risk management practices and compliant reporting to local, state, and federal authorities.


  • Demonstrate cross-functional collaboration and a spirit of service to business partners at all levels within the organization.

  • Build and maintain relationships with external partners such as Finance, Accounting, Banking, Tax and Legal partners and ownership group.

  • Recruit, retain and develop a team that delivers performance excellence while fostering a collaborative and authentic team environment aligned with the company culture.


  • Bachelor's degree plus 5+ years of financial planning experience in progressive growth-oriented companies. Advanced degree in finance, accounting, or business, and licensure as CPA, are a plus.

  • Expert in Quickbooks and other large MRP systems.

  • Build and maintain relationships with external partners such as Finance, Accounting, Tax and Legal partners and ownership group.

  • Values-driven leadership style to guide and develop a team in alignment with the company's culture and Mission.

  • Multi-service experience highly preferred.

  • Creative thinking to analyze, evaluate and draw the appropriate conclusions from multiple business and data relationships and interactions.

  • Strong technical skills and analytical ability. Aptitude to conceptualize and provide advice on complex financial models.

  • Ability to gather, manipulate, and manage large amounts of data from a variety of sources, understand complex relationships and draw conclusions to recommend the best course of action.

  • Ability to influence a wide variety of stakeholders through clear and compelling communication

  • Quick thinking and execution to support ad hoc information requests and analyses, in an environment of short lead times and the need for fast turnaround.

  • Excellent Microsoft and computer skills with ability to design and maintain complex financial models and to create high quality financial presentations.

  • Ability to deliver board-level financial presentations.

About LegitScript:

LegitScript helps our clients keep their services legal and safe for consumers. Our analysts monitor high-risk online activity to empower businesses, governments, and consumers to make incremental changes that will result in a secure, more transparent internet.

Our spacious, modern Pearl District office has plenty of natural light, sit-to-stand desks, and a free barista! The dress code is casual and you can bring your dog or your bike to work. LegitScript is a growing, culturally diverse company where people work hard towards our mission and love what they do.

In addition to competitive salaries, full-time employees enjoy a great benefits package:

  • United Health Care medical plan with a $0 premium option for individual coverage.

  • Flexible spending account with employer contributions for commuting expenses (including downtown parking)

  • Voluntary Dental and Vision plans

  • 401k with company match and immediate vesting

  • 3.5 weeks of PTO in the first year of employment, 4 weeks in the second year, and 4.2 weeks in the third year.

  • 9 paid holidays

  • Annual $200 wellness stipend after each year of employment

  • 2 blocks from both LA Fitness and Planet Granite

If you meet all of the requirements and would like to be considered, please respond to this ad with your resume and cover letter. For more information on us, please check out our website:

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