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Corporate Controller - Public Company in Richmond, VA in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

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Job Description

Vaco is retained on a search for a Corporate Controller for a growing, publicly traded corporation that is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

The Corporate Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer, works closely with the Divisional Controllers and the Director of Compliance and Controls and supervises a team of 5 to 8 employees.

Primary responsibilities include supervision of the monthly close process, annual preparation of a budget, assist in the preparation of quarterly tax projections and annual tax return preparation. This position is very "hand on" which requires a detail oriented personality, but also the ability to see the big picture and provide analytical insight to the business results that management can rely on to make informed decisions. The Corporate Controller will also be part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures maintenance of complete and accurate general ledgers and financial records for the entire enterprise.
  • Ensures required financial reporting, pro-forma reporting and any other required analyses are complete, accurate and timely (including all SEC and other government requirements).
  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, enforcing and maintaining policies and procedures.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of bank account, balance, bank/Treasury systems and bank cost information.
  • Manages the integrity, accuracy and timeliness of the forecasting process.
  • Oversight/Management of the daily cash flow forecasting and analysis and execution of daily funding decisions.
  • Support the maintenance of cash management policies and procedures to ensure changing business requirements are met as well as adherence to SOX controls and other banking regulations.
  • Coordinates a service plan with the independent accounting firm including interim reviews and the year-end audit, culminating in interim and year-end financial reporting to the SEC and other external parties.
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate and timely tax compliance, including income taxes and operating taxes.
  • Responsible for certain Shared Services across the Company including Accounts Payable, Payroll, Billing and Collections.
  • Provides leadership, direct supervision, training and development of staff and ensures efficient and effective use of staff.
  • Identifies and implements cost control measures that do not compromise compliance.
  • Aggressively probes for underlying facts and issues without alienating co-workers, suppliers or customers.
  • Contributes to business planning process, supports mergers and acquisitions and special projects and accepts other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MBA and/or CPA is required
  • Eight+ years of professional accounting/finance experience, with at least five years in a managerial role.
  • "Big Four" or national accounting firm experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of GAAP and SEC rules required.
  • Must possess excellent analytical, quantitative, project management and problem-solving skills.
  • In-depth knowledge and demonstrated ability to use automated accounting systems and standard PC-based accounting/spreadsheet applications.
  • Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend actions using sound judgment.
  • Must have extremely high standards of being accountable for personal and team performance.
To be considered for this position please email a MS Word version of your resume to cvanschaften at

* Our client is only considering candidates that are local to Central Virginia and is not offering relocation assistance at this time.