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VP & Corporate Controller

Company: Real Estate / Construction / Property Management,
Location: Stamford
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Job Description:

Lead the accounting function for the company and provide financial leadership for the organization. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the VP will partner with senior leadership and business leaders to ensure priorities are aligned with corporate objectives and financial controls. As a key leader within Company, will be responsible for all accounting policies, procedures, financial reporting and compliance, and accounting services. The ideal candidate will have strong business acumen and leadership skills. He/she will be able to work at both a strategic level and be able to delve into the details. Instrumental in helping the company identify and maximize business opportunities, while also playing a key role in ensuring day-to-day financial control. Given the strategic importance of this role, it is expected that this role have substantial interaction with the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors and global executive team. Provide leadership and oversight of all aspects of the controllership, accounting and insurance functions of the organization. Serve as an advisor/business partner to the CFO and other key executives in all matters to drive value creation. * Oversee and manage the preparation of accurate and timely consolidated financial statements and reports for annual, quarterly and periodic SEC filing requirements, including financial statements, footnotes and Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A). Manage the company-wide accounting close process to ensure accurate accounting in an efficient and timely manner. * Protect the company's financial strength and its employees against the risk of catastrophic loss and injury. Place insurance coverage with appropriate risk retention and competitive premiums. Advise business units on risk reduction actions and business continuity programs. * Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal (SEC), state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting. Effectively engage with independent auditors and financial advisors managing the day--to-day delivery of services. Act as the lead contact point to the Audit Committee on behalf of the CFO organization. * Manage the analysis and accounting for non-standard transactions, such as acquisitions, business combinations, divestitures, and capital transactions to ensure the transactions are accounted for in compliance with GAAP. * Participate in the acquisition due diligence process with a focus on accounting issues of any target in question, including GAAP accounting, financial reporting internal controls and impact on SEC filings. * Participate in the quarterly Audit Committee meetings, including presenting financial statements and SEC reports and informing the committee on the application of accounting and SEC rules to those statements and reports. * Develop and/or improve tools, systems, processes, and procedures to increase department efficiency and effectiveness. Lead initiatives to improve operating efficiencies within the finance organization(s) across the company. * Train and develop the accounting team and ensure that the team's work product is produced in an accurate and timely fashion. Finance and Accounting Expertise. The successful candidate will refine and improve the accounting/financial reporting processes, polices, and controls to deliver timely and accurate reporting of financial results, mitigate risk, and provide analysis of financial performance. They will: * Enhance and maintain a world-class reporting function; * Build relationships cross-functionally and with business leaders to effectively balance business objectives accounting and regulatory rules. * Communicate accounting concepts in business terms while providing alternatives and recommendations to leadership. Collaborative Business Partner and Influencing Skills. Operate successfully in an action oriented organization with an emphasis on communication and decision making ability. Serve as a trusted advisor and business partner to the Chief Financial Officer and key business unit leaders in all financial matters to drive fact-based decision making and growth in the value of the company. He/she will: * Use business acumen and a commercial orientation to partner with the management team to drive future growth and profits; * Build strong relationships with senior leaders to identify their needs and provide the full range of support from the accounting organization; * Ensure effective communication and a common understanding of finance and control issues across the leadership team; and * Deliver on commitments, collaborate with peers, develop deep business knowledge and consult with leaders outside of finance. Leadership and Team Development. Work with the CFO in developing a finance team to support a company with ambitious growth aspirations. He/she will drive continual process improvement and credible financial reporting with an unquestioned mastery of fiduciary responsibilities. The successful candidate will: * Demonstrate strong business judgment, board-level stature and a passion for increasing shareholder value and improving processes across the enterprise; * Use energy and passion to articulate a vision and rally support behind it, aligning decision making with other functional departments; * Proactively recruit, develop and motivate a high performing accounting organization while setting high standards for finance personnel across the organization; o Preparing/delivering performance evaluations and compensation recommendations * Develop/mentor direct reports and recognize and reward team members who achieve a high standard of performance. Requirements Education : Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field and Certified Public Accountant degree required, Masters Degree preferred Experience : 10-15 years' of progressive financial management experience in highly regarded companies; a combination of experience in accounting and other financial disciplines, such as division finance, financial planning & analysis, treasury, strategy, etc. Industrial sector experience is a plus, particularly in capital intensive companies with distributed business models. Experience improving processes in the context of efficient and effective use of financial systems and reporting tools. Experience managing financial processes in a complex global organization is a plus. Proven track record leading and developing teams; boardroom stature and communication skills. Other Skills Required: Highest ethical standards and steady, humble, hardworking values. Strength of character and conviction to professionally challenge executive decisions when appropriate.

Keywords: Real Estate / Construction / Property Management, , New England, VP & Corporate Controller, Executive, Stamford, Northeast

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