Director & Global Assistant Controller

Los Angeles, USA


Director & Global Assistant Controller

The Assistant controller manages the corporate accounting team and coordinates the global close and consolidation process, ensuring the completion of accurate and timely financial reporting. This position will have 3 direct reports and report to the VP, Corporate Controller.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the monthly global consolidation process to ensure all data is received from the local entities on time, validated and loaded into the corporate system for consolidation
  • Ensure completion of timely and accurate financial reports during the month-end close
  • Review monthly financial submissions from the regions and follow up to resolve questions
  • Review monthly financial statements including cash flow statement as well as roll-forward of retained earnings
  • Coordinate the preparation and review of the monthly management reporting presentation for the BOD
  • Responsible for the accounting of the corporate (group) entities
  • Manage 3 Sr. Accountants on the Corporate team
  • Review journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Provide guidance to global entities with financial reporting and US GAAP compliance
  • Provide guidance to business unit personnel to harmonize reporting across worldwide entities
  • Lead the compilation of the Corporate Budget and coordinate with FP&A to load budget detail into the financial system
  • Review audit schedules and answer questions for the year-end audit and quarterly reviews performed by the external auditors
  • Ensure timely completion of audit requests and questions with external auditors
  • • Review schedules and answer questions for the year-end and quarter-end tax provisions, annual tax returns, and estimated tax payments while collaborating with the company’s external tax preparer / advisor
  • Review variance analysis between actuals and budgets in order to identify trends and resolve discrepancies
  • Review trend analysis and line-item movements on the balance sheet by entity and resolve discrepancies
  • Assist in developing and refining processes and standards for monthly reporting
  • Review, update, and maintain corporate accounting policies & procedures
  • Review compliance with bank loan covenants to ensure compliance
  • Responsible for ensuring all required supporting documentation is obtained for management fees on a timely basis
  • Other projects as assigned by the Corporate Controller or CFO

Must be able to:

  • Plan, prioritize and manage multiple projects and activities, follow through on assignments with minimal supervision and meet deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment
  • Make prudent and strategic decisions and take appropriate action in situations where there may not be clearly established criteria or standards
  • Work well under pressure with changing priorities while thinking strategically
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with a wide variety of people across the organization
  • Explain complex financial and technical information in an understandable manner to all levels of the organization
  • Skillfully manage sensitive situations and materials with discretion while maintaining confidentiality

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting is required with a minimum of 6 years of related experience
  • CPA (preferred)
  • Big 4 or comparable Public Accounting experience (preferred)
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of management experience with demonstrated leadership abilities to effectively organize, direct, motivate and evaluate staff
  • Experience managing a team that consistently delivered quality output and met deadlines
  • Financial Consolidation experience for an international company including intercompany elimination experience with multiple local currencies
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and their practical applications; flexibility to adapt to changing accounting requirements.
  • Knowledge of IFRS (preferred)
  • Experience with Tax (preferred)
  • Technical Accounting exposure
  • Strong analytical, oral, and written communication skills required

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