Controller in Nashville, TN at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/14/2021

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Job Description

Job Description

Position Title: Controller

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Summary

The Controller will lead the Nashville team of about 15 people, reporting to the Company's CFO.

Responsible for overseeing the General Accounting and Financial Reporting functions and the financial services area including Credit, A/R, A/P, and Payroll as well as Audit and Tax related matters. The position will have direct management responsibility of the following: Accounting Manager, Billing & AR Manager, Senior Manager Financial Systems & Analysis, Accounts Payable Supervisor

Responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies, group requirements, and US GAAP.

Responsible for leading Nashville team including hiring, training, developing, evaluating performance of direct reports as well as setting clear expectations regarding achievement and tracking of goals, metrics and KPIs by motivating, encouraging and arming team with the necessary skills, tools and leadership to succeed and grow.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and lead accounting team by fostering an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture that creates an environment of trust and productivity.
  • Advocates a continuous improvement culture with team; leads through effective timely communication and coaching.
  • Build and develop the finance and accounting team.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Mentor and develops staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
  • Establish and monitors staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals.
  • Help develop and support short and long-term operational strategies.
  • Oversee the general accounting function, which includes cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting, inter-company, and balance sheet management and providing comprehensive financial updates to senior management team.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls and guidelines; Maintain internal control safeguards for the receipt of revenue, costs and organizational budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow.
  • Manage and monitor all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP standards as well as providing support to the management team including investments, capex, etc.
  • In conjunction with Director of Finance, establish financial and operating benchmarks, budgets and reporting standards on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Responsible for proper timing and application of revenue recognition rules. This entails review of vessel billing with completion of vessel sail. Involves significant interaction with operations in west coast.
  • Ensure that company financial records, under responsibility, are maintained in compliance with company policies and US GAAP. Responsible for reviewing monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other documents to ensure compliance.
  • Supervise the completion of federal and state tax reporting requirements (including income, property, sales and use, payroll, and other local taxes), insurance reports and other reports required by government regulation. Assists with Corporate Tax related issues and meeting reporting requirements.
  • Take Lead role in working with internal auditors on periodic audits; assist in developing Accounting and other internal control policies and procedures; deals with big four Accounting firm.
  • Support and exhibit company's core values of Integrity, Innovation, and Intensity.
  • Perform other job duties as required.

Specific Job knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Accounting or Finance or a four-year degree in a related field. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or MBA a plus.
  • 5 - 10 years of combined Public Accounting and or Private Industry accounting experience preferably within a multinational business; 3-5 years supervisory experience a plus; manager experience in public accounting will satisfy experience requirement. Prior management experience required.
  • Ability to supervise, train and coach employees with varying levels of experience.
  • Employee development and performance evaluation skills.
  • Ability to make tough decisions, have difficult conversations and understand the value of conflict resolution over conflict avoidance.
  • Ability to convene and motivate teams; demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams.
  • Ability to employ flexibility and creativity in the face of ambiguity and challenge; take ownership and drive activities to completion.
  • Experience in analyzing business performance and developing financial plans within a service environment desirable.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative, positive and elevated work environment.
  • High degree of integrity including ability to successfully deal with sensitive or confidential information.
    • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting, required.
    • Strong analytical skills with a keen focus on both detail and the big picture
    • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
    • Ability to listen, dialogue and apply situational leadership methodology as appropriate.

Key Competencies

  • Financial Management
  • Technical Accounting Expertise
  • Performance Management
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills

Job Requirements

Job Description Position Title: Controller Reports to: Chief Financial Officer Summary The Controller will lead the Nashville team of about 15 people, reporting to the Company’s CFO. Responsible for overseeing the General Accounting and Financial Reporting functions and the financial services area including Credit, A/R, A/P, and Payroll as well as Audit and Tax related matters. The position will have direct management responsibility of the following: Accounting Manager, Billing & AR Manager, Senior Manager Financial Systems & Analysis, Accounts Payable Supervisor Responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies, group requirements, and US GAAP. Responsible for leading Nashville team including hiring, training, developing, evaluating performance of direct reports as well as setting clear expectations regarding achievement and tracking of goals, metrics and KPIs by motivating, encouraging and arming team with the necessary skills, tools and leadership to succeed and grow. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Oversee and lead accounting team by fostering an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture that creates an environment of trust and productivity. Advocates a continuous improvement culture with team; leads through effective timely communication and coaching. Build and develop the finance and accounting team. Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. Mentor and develops staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis. Establish and monitors staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals. Help develop and support short and long-term operational strategies. Oversee the general accounting function, which includes cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting, inter-company, and balance sheet management and providing comprehensive financial updates to senior management team. Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls and guidelines; Maintain internal control safeguards for the receipt of revenue, costs and organizational budgets and actual expenditures. Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow. Manage and monitor all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP standards as well as providing support to the management team including investments, capex, etc. In conjunction with Director of Finance, establish financial and operating benchmarks, budgets and reporting standards on a monthly and annual basis. Responsible for proper timing and application of revenue recognition rules. This entails review of vessel billing with completion of vessel sail. Involves significant interaction with operations in west coast. Ensure that company financial records, under responsibility, are maintained in compliance with company policies and US GAAP. Responsible for reviewing monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other documents to ensure compliance. Supervise the completion of federal and state tax reporting requirements (including income, property, sales and use, payroll, and other local taxes), insurance reports and other reports required by government regulation. Assists with Corporate Tax related issues and meeting reporting requirements. Take Lead role in working with internal auditors on periodic audits; assist in developing Accounting and other internal control policies and procedures; deals with big four Accounting firm. Support and exhibit company’s core values of Integrity, Innovation, and Intensity. Perform other job duties as required. Specific Job knowledge, Skills and Experience: Undergraduate Degree in Accounting or Finance or a four-year degree in a related field. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or MBA a plus. 5 - 10 years of combined Public Accounting and or Private Industry accounting experience preferably within a multinational business; 3-5 years supervisory experience a plus; manager experience in public accounting will satisfy experience requirement. Prior management experience required. Ability to supervise, train and coach employees with varying levels of experience. Employee development and performance evaluation skills. Ability to make tough decisions, have difficult conversations and understand the value of conflict resolution over conflict avoidance. Ability to convene and motivate teams; demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams. Ability to employ flexibility and creativity in the face of ambiguity and challenge; take ownership and drive activities to completion. Experience in analyzing business performance and developing financial plans within a service environment desirable. Ability to foster a cooperative, positive and elevated work environment. High degree of integrity including ability to successfully deal with sensitive or confidential information. Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting, required. Strong analytical skills with a keen focus on both detail and the big picture Excellent communication and leadership skills. Ability to listen, dialogue and apply situational leadership methodology as appropriate. Key Competencies Financial Management Technical Accounting Expertise Performance Management Ethical Conduct Personal Effectiveness/Credibility Time Management Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills