Corporate Controller


CloudOne an automotive software company is seeking a “hands on” senior level Corporate Controller to help us transition to the next stage of growth. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys building for the future, isn’t afraid to be a “doer” and is seeking advancement opportunities to the CFO proven performance and a commitment to excellence. This position will report directly to the company’s Chief Strategy Officer.

Duties

  • Strategy, Planning and Management
  • Act as strategic business partner to senior executive leadership team.
  • Assess and evaluate financial performance of organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts.
  • Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plan of organization.
  • Identify, acquire and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information. Evaluate departments and make suggestions for automating processes and increasing working efficiency.
  • Communicate, engage and interact with Board of Directors and C-Suite leadership team.
  • Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the company’s plan for growth and expansion.
  • Select and engage consultants, auditors and investors.
  • Recruit, interview and hire finance, accounting and payroll staff as required.
  • Serve as a key member of executive leadership team and round table discussion panel.
  • Participate in pivotal decisions as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models.
  • Interact with and bring department into line with strategic plans, initiatives and recommendations.
  • Build and implement policies, procedures and processes as deemed appropriate by senior leadership team.
  • Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss by division, forecast vs. budget by division and weekly cash flow by division.
  • Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
  • Identify, develop and execute analysis of business initiatives, product launches and/or new service offerings.
  • Develop and maintain monthly operating budget and annual company operating budget.
  • Manage financial planning and analysis. Create and/or supervise creation of reports, software implementation and tools for budgeting and forecasting.
  • Participate in meetings with lenders, vendors and executive leadership as needed.
  • Accounting, General Ledger, Administration and Operations
  • Supervise the accounting department to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases and financial software. Provide regular maintenance and backup of all accounting systems and supervise company financial staff.
  • Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls, GAAP compliance and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data for investors and company’s board of directors.
  • Oversee the preparation and communication of weekly, monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns.
  • Work with Human Resources to ensure appropriate legal compliance.
  • Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.
  • Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation.
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems
  • Hire, develop and manage accounting directors, managers and staff
  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; manage preparation and support of all external audits.
  • Coordinate and strategize methods used to attain team goals with Chief Strategy Officer and finance team.
  • Financial Management
  • Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability.
  • Oversee cash, investments and asset management area.
  • Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks.
  • Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
  • Utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization’s plans and operating budgets.
  • Financial Relations and Policies
  • Engage C-Suite and/or board of directors to develop short-term and long-term plans, projections and budgets.
  • Represent company to banks, financial partners, investors, auditors and officials.
  • Remain current on audit best practices as well as state, federal and local laws regarding company operations.
  • Finance and Accounting Team Management
  • Mentor and develop finance and accounting team, managing work allocation, systems training, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective and efficient team dynamic.
  • Guide larger, cross-divisional teams outside of direct span of control.
  • Cash Management
  • Oversee weekly cash management and AP Department, approve large payables, sign checks, authorize large wires and ACHs
  • Supervise Accounts Receivable management and provide guidance relating to the collection process

Skills

  • Background in automotive and/or software preferred
  • 10+ years total accounting or finance experience
  • Outstanding knowledge and understanding of GAAP, IFRS and SOX compliance reporting.
  • Background coordinating with I.T. staff to manage and/or upgrade accounting system. Systems implementation experience strongly preferred.
  • “Hands On” ERP Systems Experience – SAP, JD Edwards, Sage or PeopleSoft experience preferred.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence – ability to motivate staff.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issues.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA preferred
  • CMA preferred

Compensation

  • DOE