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Controller




Position

Reporting to and partnering with the CEO, executive leadership team, and private equity partners, the Controller for this consumer products company will play a critical role in developing and implementing a national strategy for the company. As a key member of the senior leadership team, the Controller will be a key adviser, evaluating and assisting with financial plans and economic modeling. S/he will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the board of directors and the finance, accounting, audit, and investment committees of the board.

Specific responsibilities include:

Strategy

  • As a true business partner to the President and CEO, assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and long-term strategy. Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Engage the finance, accounting, audit, and investment committees around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery. Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with strategic plan, especially as the organization considers sponsorships, potential acquisitions, and collaborations with external organizations.

Financial and Operational Management

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and audit requirements. Maintain internal control safeguards and coordinate all audit activities.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs. Optimize the handling of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash positions.
  • Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally.
  • Manage and track the performance of policies and investment guidelines established by the investment committee.


Team Management

  • Mentor and develop a team, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic.
  • Guide larger, cross-divisional teams outside of direct span of control within five main program areas.


Job Requirements

The Controller will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 10+ years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in public accounting, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. 

S/he will have experience managing the finance function (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) within a diverse entity. 

MUST BE HANDS ON AND WILLING TO BE INTRICATELY INVOLVED IN THE DETAILS.

The Controller will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a BS; MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • Integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment with a small but capable team.
  • Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting financial data into budgets, forecasts and cash flows.
  • Deep understanding of and experience with Accounting through to financial statements and Finance including budgets and forecasts.
  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.
  • Creativity, with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins.
  • Experience working with private equity partners preferred


Job Snapshot

Base Pay $140,000.00 - $150,000.00 /Year
Other Pay Comprehensive benefits and bonus
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting, Finance, Strategy - Planning
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Yes
Relocation No
Industry Consumer Products
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID VPCont/3401A - LA
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