Controller

Controller

New York, NY

A global biotech company based in NYC.  This highly dynamic team is seeking a Financial Controller who will play a key leadership role in one of their subsidiaries.

Highlights:

Stronghold:  Global leader valued at $7B.

  • Innovation: Investors are pouring in due to the innovative strategy of this growing organization.
  • Impact: Lead the financial function for a growing and visible subsidiary.
  • Promotion: Countless opportunities for internal promotion.

 

What you will do:

Accounting Operations

  • Lead and develop global accounting capabilities, including billing, accounts payable, payroll, consumer and enterprise billing and collections, and cash application functions.
  • Manage monthly close process, ensuring timely and accurate completion of all tasks, with attention to reporting, and operating expense accruals.
  • Review and approve monthly trial balance.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of accounting records and financial systems.
  • Produce statutory accounts and manage the audit cycle, as required in accordance with local regulations.
  • Ensure timely financial and management reporting to external stakeholders, including monthly and quarterly financial packages for parent company books.

Financial Management & Controls

  • Active management of overhead and supporting the business in finding cost savings.
  • Develop and maintain a best in practice internal control environment.
  • Provide expertise on financial reporting, tax, and compliance matters.
  • Establish and maintain formal accounting policies, practices, and procedures to ensure US and local GAAP compliance.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Implement continuous improvement opportunities in all areas of responsibility.

Tax

  • Support the execution and implementation of the company’s global tax strategy.
  • Assist in providing tax advisory to mitigate tax risks and exposure.
  • Team with the Director at the parent company to ensure all relevant tax deadlines and regulations are satisfied.

 

Financial Direction

  • Monitor business performance and cash flow/projections.
  • Support strategic planning through financial planning and analysis responsibilities.
  • Own the market specific payroll process and aggregate reporting for the region.
  • Maintain a stable relationship with outsourced vendors and monitor trends/variances.
  • Manage the indirect procurement process.
  • Direct all disbursement/treasury operation activity.
  • Manage the travel and expense process and ensure policy compliance.

Treasury

  • Oversee end-to-end accounts payable and receivable processes across shared services and treasury, ensuring alignment across teams to improve process and drive efficiency.
  • Review weekly and monthly cash forecasts for region prepared by regional treasury team.
  • Monitor debt levels, bank account activity, and other treasury matters; ensure compliance.

Relationship Management

  • Implement change in management culture by challenging and replacing established processes and procedures where necessary.
  • Give direction and leadership towards achieving overall strategy, annual goals, and objectives.
  • Keep key stakeholders up to date on progress against key milestones.
  • Ensure consistent and timely execution against objectives and key results. Represent BU in senior leadership discussions.

What you will need:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or other quantitative focus.
  • Significant experience at Financial Controller level – at least 8+ years Finance equivalent functions; 5+ years of experience in senior finance roles (Consulting, Big 4, etc.) a big plus.
  • Experience in fast-paced, start-up environments is preferred – able to work comfortably under pressure, frequently changing landscape and tight deadlines.
  • A strategic thinker with excellent business judgment.
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once.
  • Resourceful and relentless: Independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources, and delivering results in challenging situations.
  • Highly Innovative problem solver possessing strong interpersonal, multi-tasking, organizational, project planning skills, and a demonstrated ability to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to deal with complex problems and present recommendations and findings in a clear, concise format.
  • Quick and scrappy learner who adapts well to a fast-moving environment and gets things done, combines creativity, problem-solving skills, and a can-do attitude to overcome any obstacle.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

 

For more information, please email Holly Johnson

at hjohnson@riogrp.com and include your resume

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