Controller for an Innovative & Rapidly Growing Start-Up

Area : Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Description : Our client is an innovative and rapidly growing startup changing the way people experience the world by creating phone-free events, venues, schools and experiences. They are seeking an eager, hands-on Controller to oversee the accounting team and the preparation of accurate and timely financial statements. This will include driving the month-end close process and continuously working to reduce the close timing, implementing internal controls, and managing the annual audit. For the right go-getter, this role provides an opportunity to be a high-impact contributor in a continuously growing organization.  

It is highly preferred that this candidate is located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with an eventual transition to working in-office.

Responsibilities:
- Lead the month-end close process and seek to continually improve in the speed, accuracy, and delivery of the Financial Statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow and Statements of Shareholders Equity)
- Manage a full cycle accounting process (A/R, A/P, Treasury, etc.) with engagement across the organization
- Ensure Financial Statements are prepared in accordance with US GAAP standards
- Will own the General Ledger and Chart of Accounts
- Set up and manage systems and processes to ensure accurate flows of information
- Manage a forthcoming ERP implementation (likely NetSuite)
- Collect and leverage data to manage costs and budgets; bring strategic thinking to the accounting function
- Assist with payroll as-needed
- Plan and execute workflows for monthly, quarterly, and yearly accounting closes
- Review reconciliations and deliver accurate and timely financial information
- Will lead annual financial statement audit

Qualifications:
- BA/BS, Accounting, Finance, or a related field
- 6+ years of experience as a Controller or Assistant Controller
- Previous experience in-house for a startup/high-growth company, highly preferred
- Previous inventory accounting experience; experience with CPG or similar physical product
- Track record of creating success in an ever-changing, entrepreneurial environment
- Expert knowledge of MS Office Suite; overall tech-savvy
- Prior audit experience
- Excellent problem-solving skills and strong analytical capabilities
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Authentic and friendly personality; strong leadership skills

Published : Jun 10, 2022

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