Randstad Assistant Controller in San Mateo, California
San Mateo, CA
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Randstad Finance & Accounting
Assistant Controller - San Mateo
Publicly traded company in San Mateo looking for a contract Assistant Controller to assist Accounting department while conducting a permanent search. The contract Assistant Controller/Controller is responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of the Company s financial statements, corporate accounting, financial controls, accounting policies, closing the books, and audits. The position also involves management and direction for general accounting, external auditing and cash management functions. This Assistant Controller/Controller contractor performs work in a centralized, corporate environment and supports multiple geographically diverse locations and reports to the VP Finance or a top administrative executive with overarching accounting and finance responsibility.
Directs all aspects of accounting function, including month end close process, financial reporting, financial statement analysis, maintenance for the Company s system of accounts, books and records on all transactions and assets.
Responsible for timely and accurate external reporting, including primary responsibility of 10-Q and 10-K and significant input to proxy and press release
Establish and maintain corporate accounting and related policies and procedures and ensure compliance with US GAAP and other laws/regulations; provide accounting guidance related to proposed transactions to support due diligence, special transactions, and acquisition related accounting needs
Provide interpretation and guidance and document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner; author and or review technical accounting memorandum; monitor and ensure timely identification of evolving accounting guidance and potential impact on the company
Anticipate and ensure development and maintenance of robust, scalable global accounting capabilities (processes, systems, policies/procedures, organization and compliance) to support the company s growth.
Responsible for overall integrity of general ledger structure including chart of account set up, and collaborating with IT and Financial System Reporting teams to ensure ERP system be utilized efficiently and effectively
Manage external auditors and ensure completeness and accuracy of documentation required for annual audits and quarterly reviews
Lead and mentor a professional team; establish a knowledge foundation and team structure that will scale with business growth
Establish and maintain close coordination with corporate development, legal, functional department heads, and FP&A to ensure proper input into internal and external financial reporting; build strong partnership, companywide, to provide quality service to internal customers and to influence business decision making
Work closely with the Internal Audit to monitor effectiveness of internal controls related to the financial reporting function to ensure compliance with SOX; maintain and ensure timely resolution of internal control matters raised by external and Internal auditors
at least 5 years of experience as an Assistant Controller
Publicly traded company experience highly preferred