Assistant Corporate Controller
Fountain Valley
California
Orange County Metro Area
JN -082020-14663


Assistant Corporate Controller


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$30mln CPG company in Fountain Valley



ERP: NetSuite



The Asst. Corp Controller will play an instrumental role in the close process, planning process and analysis, and will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The functions of this role will directly impact financial close, financial reporting, financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with CFO to develop controls for a growing organization; provide input relating to processes, procedures, projects, and self-improvement
  • Manage and mentor team of three accounting professionals
    • Responsible for functional improvements within the department to ensure that the organization is supported in an efficient and scalable way
    • Incentivize staff to perform at the highest possible level
    • Draft and maintain operating procedures for the department and proper segregation of duties in all work-flows
  • Responsible for overseeing the monthly close cycle ensuring a timely and accurate close
    • Review transactions and balance sheet reconciliations prepared by staff
    • Analyze variances from prior month and prior year and prepare flux analysis for review
    • Review gross margin and other key metrics for reasonableness
  • Review semi-monthly payroll and record compensation-related entries, including payroll expense, bonus accruals, and equity compensation.
  • Assist with quarterly and annual tax filings; work closely with tax accountants to ensure all items required
    • Review tax distribution work papers and submit to CFO for payment to partners
  • Manage annual audit process and PBC request list
    • Prepare technical accounting memos and footnotes for key transactions
    • Remain current on all GAAP updates and ensure the company has contemplated any potential impact
    • Assist with audit test work as needed
  • Primary responsibility for sales and use tax registration and reporting for multiple states
    • Identify potential nexus issues and ensure compliance
    • File annual statement of information for various states, as required
  • Assist with budget and forecast process
    • Review actual performance against expected results and comment on variances
    • Prepare variance reports by department
  • Assist with various system implementations, including user acceptance testing for all relevant functions
    • Assist with ongoing efforts to optimize systems
  • Prepare weekly sales and cash status reports
  • Manage multiple reporting requirements and ensure deadlines are met
  • Ad hoc information gathering, analysis, reporting, as needed
  • Perform other related duties as directed by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field; CPA or MBA a plus
  • At least 5-7 years related experience including general ledger close cycle; financial analysis, budget and forecasting a plus, public accounting a plus
  • Inventory Experience strongly preferred
  • Required skills – Advanced MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint, access a plus. Strong data analysis; attention to detail; strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Accounting software applications.
  • NetSuite experience a plus.

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