Controller

RJ Byrd has been retained by our client to find a Controller who will be responsible for directing and overseeing all accounting functions.  This role will manage the Corporate and Cost Accounting, SEC Reporting, and Tax, while developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, SOX, and SEC compliance. The Controller interacts directly with Treasury, Hedging, Finance, Legal and Data Management areas.  This role is responsible for all aspects of accounting including ad hoc reporting and analysis, management reporting, Board reporting, and ownership and/or participation with all external relationships with audit firms, banks, investor relations, and other third parties. 

  • Develop and execute strategies and standards related to accounting policy, financial reporting, general ledger maintenance, and internal controls
  • Research, analyze, and conclude on technical accounting matters, along with preparation of memorandums regarding company positions
  • Oversee monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close processes and manage the preparation of financial statements and filings in compliance with GAAP
  • Manage all SEC filings and reporting requirements, including recurring periodic filings and other regulatory reporting requirements
  • Responsible for debt compliance and covenant reporting requirements 
  • Direct all SOX compliance activities and internal controls, and ensures all processes are performed timely and accurately
  • Work closely with external auditors to ensure all audits are completed timely
  • Make recommendations to senior leadership regarding financial processes and corporate business processes 
  • Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual analysis of financial statements, and report results to executive leadership and the Board of Directors
  • Work with and maintain key relationships with third parties
  • Evaluate all strategic financing opportunities and capital market transactions
  • Provide oversight of cash management, including cash flow forecasting and reporting, analyze new business initiatives to assess the liquidity risk, financial implications, and funding requirements
  • Develop process improvement and project development oversight
  • Provide leadership, manage, and hold team accountable for agreed upon results and develop team members through all levels of responsibility
  • Support CFO in developing and executing the Company’s financing strategies
  • Work with company leaders to support key strategic initiatives across all departments
  • Assist in annual budgeting and ongoing forecasting processes for key corporate entities and cost centers
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the CFO

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and CPA, MBA preferred
  • Required 12+ years accounting experience with management level experience 
  • Required Public Accounting or Accounting experience with a publicly traded company
  • Experience with SEC Reporting (10Q, 10K, 8-K filing)
  • Preferred experience in CPG or Manufacturing industry 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work with other organization departments to implement business solutions
  • Expert organizational skills and willingness to engage with internal departments and external auditors to comply with filing and reporting requirements
  • Working ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to read and understand technical forms and financial reports
  • Meets deadlines, follows through on commitments 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills