Divisional Controller

AP Professionals
Published
April 23, 2019
Location
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks, Suite 140

Description

Divisional Controller

AP has partnered with a top private company in Rochester with an impeccable reputation seeking a Controller.  This company is experiencing rapid growth and success and as a result is currently searching for a “high potential rising star” to join their organization.  With a strong emphasis on culture, this company is in search of the best and brightest to add to their new team.  This is a new position due to growth and will have the autonomy to build this newly created team from the ground up.  Our past placements cannot say enough about this company and how they are treated.  This is THE position to transition for.

The Controller will be responsible broadly for overseeing the financial operations of the division and the communication thereof to the broader organization. The position will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of financial data presented in filings, internal and external presentations, and marketing materials. As a key member of a small team, this role will be expected to actively participate in conversations around strategy and maximizing value for shareholders.

This role requires the ability to work collaboratively across the organization as well as with external partners.  A successful candidate must have strong communication skills and a team mindset. The individual will be able to work independently as well as part of a team, should have excellent interpersonal skills, and possess the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff.  This role also calls for project management experience, and the ability to be exceedingly well organized, flexible and able to produce high quality work under strict deadlines. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in a growing business and provides the right candidate the opportunity to grow professionally as the company grows.  This position reports to the Divisional President.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the financial reporting for the business unit and ensure that all underlying holdings are being accurately valued; oversee communication of this process to internal stakeholders on a quarterly basis
  • Monitor capital flows and manage leverage/credit facility, and cash levels accordingly
  • Own responsibility for the budget and approval of expenses on a monthly basis and be able to speak to variances
  • Track income as it relates to distributions made to investors
  • Work with external accountants to prepare quarterly and annual financial statements and footnotes
  • Assist with data gathering for SEC filings, review financial information for accuracy
  • Review compliance reports on a monthly basis to ensure adherence to limitations
  • Oversee external audit process
  • Liaise with internal and external tax teams to ensure proper code requirements are met
  • Prepare performance analysis for incorporation into presentations to the Executive Committee and/or Board
  • Liaise with third-party valuation firm to implement and manage valuation process
  • Provide quarterly updates on performance for incorporation into marketing materials
  • Assist the CFO with securing leverage on direct asset investments
  • Participate in ad-hoc analysis on performance versus peers, competitors, benchmarks, and indices
  • Help identify workflow improvements and/or efficiencies; recommend improvements as needed to ensure adequate controls, policies and procedures are in place
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner
  • Additional duties as required

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and planning skills; Strong attention to detail; Passionate about quality and accuracy
  • Deep understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial statements based upon them
  • Strong aptitude for research and problem solving
  • Experienced information gathering, information monitoring, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and present complex information succinctly
  • Ability to perform under pressure and consistently achieve required deadlines
  • Solid work ethic; Professional and proactive approach to work; Self-motivated, positive, confident and committed
  • Able to handle multiple priorities and changes with professional demeanor
  • Self-starter with ability to work effectively, both independently and as a member of a team

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited university required
  • 5+ years’ public accounting experience, with audit manager level experience preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience producing GAAP based financial reports and analysis
  • SEC reporting experience a plus
  • High level proficiency Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred
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