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Assistant Controller in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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ASSISTANT CORPORATE CONTROLLER

Newly created opportunity - Assistant Corporate Controller - reporting to the Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, with primary responsibility for all aspects of corporate accounting and SEC reporting to join our growing team!

Role Summary:

The Assistant Corporate Controller is responsible for leading the Corporate Accounting and Reporting function for company and its subsidiaries, including both internal management reporting and external reporting.  The role interacts significantly with independent auditors, outside legal counsel, actuaries, and other advisers critical to the preparation of public filings of financial statements, resolution of accounting issues, internal control matters and related information.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Direct the preparation of all internal and external reporting including monthly, quarterly and annual financial information and statements.
  • Interact regularly with external and internal auditors for reporting, accounting and SOX compliance matters.
  • Collaborate with Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Internal Audit, and other support functions in fulfilling responsibilities of the Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting teams.
  • Support the Accounting Policy & Internal Controls team with accounting research and recommendations related to technical accounting issues to maintain reporting standards consistent with US GAAP and SEC guidelines and requirements, including development of white papers to support the Company’s position on all significant matters.
  • Oversee financial systems that support all reporting processes, consolidation process and cost allocations and General Ledger close process, coordinating the preparation of public filings and coordinating the preparation and distribution of all internal financial reporting and analysis.
  • Oversee all areas of corporate accounting, including employee benefits accounting, debt, equity, share-based compensation, intercompany, allocations, contingent liabilities, cash, etc.
  • Develop personnel within the group to assume other leadership positions in accounting and finance and deepen functional bench strength in financial accounting and reporting issues.
  • Monitor compliance with appropriate accounting principles, practices, controls and processes to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Act as a change agent to lead and implement leading practices within the Controller organization.
  • Support the financial planning, analysis functions including as it relates to efforts associated with the organization’s monthly and quarterly internal and public reporting, forecasting and budgeting as needed.
  • Manage ateam of 10-12 accounting professionals, including 2 direct reports, in all aspects of people management including managing performance, high involvement in recruitment and employee development.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related discipline is required.
  • Master’s degree in Accounting or related discipline is preferred.
  • 12+ years accounting experience with an emphasis on public financial reporting required.
  • Big4 public accounting experience required.
  • CPA required.
  • Proficiency with ERP systems preferred.
  • Experience with implementation of reporting or other software applications a plus.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office, especially Excel, is required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.