Assistant Controller

Northern Virginia


Job Summary

​We are seeking an Assistant Controller to join our growing, fast paced accounting department.  The Assistant Controller will be an independent, hands-on, and self-directed individual responsible for all aspects of the corporate accounting and consolidation.  This position reports directly to our VP & Corporate Controller and will work closely with other members of the senior management team.


Responsibilities

  • Managing the day-to-day accounting operations and ensuring compliance with the Company’s accounting policies and procedures.
  • Managing the timely closing and consolidation of the monthly, quarterly and annual books and records.  This includes recording journal entries, reconciling balances and ensuring accuracy by reviewing financial statements, investigating account variations and verifying account balances.
  • Working closely with the VP & Corporate Controller and external auditors, lead the effort to assess the Company’s current compliance with SOX 404 and implementation of controls and procedures to ensure compliance with SOX.
  • Developing and maintaining a Worldwide Finance and Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual, ensuring the identification of and compliance with key controls pursuant to the Company's SOX 404 compliance process and procedures.
  • Assisting in implementing and managing all International billing, financial accounting and foreign compliance reporting operations as the Company continues to expand its business operations into new foreign countries.
  • Working with other departments when accounting information or skills are needed to support ongoing efforts of the Company and increase financial reporting accuracy.
  • Assist in researching applicable accounting standards to ensure internal and external compliance in recording and reporting transactions.
  • Assist with external year-end audits including preparation of necessary work papers.
  • Working closely with the Controller and external auditors to assess the Company’s current compliance with SOX 404 and implementation of controls and procedures to ensure compliance with SOX
  • Lead, train, develop, and motivate accounting staff in order to maintain a high level of employee commitment and competence for sustained and self-reliant performance and achievement of the department and Company goals.
  • Perform other related accounting/financial duties as requested by the VP & Corporate Controller and CFO


Qualifications

  • 8-10 years of progressive accounting and finance experience in a large corporation . Must have experience managing the corporate accounting group and overseeing the month end close.
  • Active CPA Required.
  • Should be well versed in current GAAP Accounting, especially related to current revenue recognition guidance. 
  • Experience in researching, developing and implementing accounting policies and procedures.
  • Public company experience with exposure to SEC filings strongly preferred.
  • Previous work experience in the software industry preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization, decision making and planning skills as the candidate will need the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively to achieve the overall goals of the department and the Company.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, to be able to identify and pro-actively propose system and process improvements.
  • Must be hands-on and comfortable working independently. Everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and perform the work as opposed to simply delegating to staff.  The candidate must be comfortable and embrace working at a very detailed level (for example, booking journal entries and reconciling accounts) as well as thinking strategically about the Company.
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate to advanced Excel and computer skills preferred.