Controller

Manager: Head of Finance
Position location:  US; Remote, Contract to hire, Full-Time

Overview

The Connectivity Standards Alliance, a 501(c)(6) standards development organization with 600+ members, including the biggest brands and companies in the world, is looking for a Controller with at least 8 years of Finance/Accounting experience.  The Alliance has experienced significant growth in the last four years and is aligning its accounting team to match the increased business needs.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, this role leads and manages accounting operations. The priorities of this role are to maintain high-quality standards and timeliness in our financial reporting, to ensure professionalism in our business interactions with members, and to maintain financial controls that help drive fiscal responsibilities and value to our members. As a key member of the Finance and Accounting team, the Controller participates in and supports team workflow and initiatives that help to ensure the quality of information and continuous improvement of the finance function overall.

We seek an individual who will directly supervise, coach, and develop the accounting team, and lead a timely monthly close process to deliver reliable and accurate financials. The operations function is undergoing a business transformation, starting with the recent finance implementation of Oracle NetSuite, to be followed by a number of external system integrations with NetSuite over the coming year. The successful individual will also play a pivotal role in the development of more efficient financial processes in support of such integrations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and develop an accounting staff of 3 people
  • Develop and maintain accounting systems (NetSuite), processes, policies and
  • procedures
  • Responsible for delivering accurate and timely month-end close and financial
  • reporting and annual audit results
  • Establish and maintain a system of internal control and approvals
  • Assist in the preparation of annual revenue forecasts and budgets
  • Support healthy cash management as well as cost efficiencies
  • Supervise Accounts Receivable and the billing process including working with
  • other member-facing departments to ensure member satisfaction is maintained
  • Supervise Accounts Payable including coding accuracy and timely and
  • appropriate invoice approval and payment
  • In collaboration with the Head of Finance, executing monthly payroll process
  • Assistance with filing federal, state, and city tax filings including payroll
  • taxes
  • Support of various payroll and HR-related financial activities

Qualifications

  • BS in Accounting or related financial degree. CPA desired.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP a must
  • 8+ years experience in a finance role with 5 years plus of managing finance
    department
  • A track record of effective supervision and management of accounting staff
  • A successful track record in setting/meeting priorities
  • Possesses leadership qualities and strong communication skills
  • Strategic and decisive with strong business skills
  • Proven organizational and time management skills
  • Experience with NetSuite accounting is highly desired

Submit your résumé and cover letter to [email protected]