Veridian National Search - Los Angeles, CA

VP Controller – up to $300K + 35% bonus, 40% equity

$2.4B SEC Fashion Retailer – Downtown LA, CA

The Sizzle

  • Reports to the CAO
  • Has 5 direct reports
  • On site 4 days per week
  • Will consider relocation and offer assistance with moving expenses
  • Targeting 15 years of experience, previous public accounting experience is preferred
  • Retail experience is preferred but not required
  • This is a global position

Minimum Education & Experience

Education: Bachelor's Degree Experience Level: Executive Level

Years of Experience: 8+ Years

Nature of Experience:
8+ years as a demonstrated leader with a proven track record of success as an accounting/finance executive in a global, public organization with substantial prior big-four audit experience. Prior experience in managing back-office accounting functions like Accounts Payable (A/P), Accounts Receivable (A/R), Payroll, and Cost Accounting.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
Licensed Certified Public Accountant

Special Knowledge or Skills:
Must be technically strong in financial reporting and accounting including rules, regulations and standards, and back-office accounting operations. Be a natural leader capable of motivating and driving a team and possess an exceptionally strong results orientation and bias to action with a high sense of urgency and a strong work ethic. Exemplary analytical skills and must be an objective, fact-based decision maker. Strong written and verbal communication skills and be an effective presenter.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Oversee and direct the comprehensive system of financial reports to provide corporate management and the Board of Directors with value added financial reporting and analysis to drive effective decision making by management. Develop and implement accounting policies and practices that meet SEC, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX ) and General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) rules, provide meaningful and consistent financial results to management.
Ensure consistency and quality of judgments and financial reporting. Monitor and enforce compliance with accounting policies in subsidiaries. Act as a liaison with independent auditors by actively managing the external audit relationship in a way that optimizes its value to company. Direct the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements and analysis such as Form 10-Q and Form 10-K. Ensure all external communications accurately reflect business results, meet the standard of transparency, and meet all SEC requirements. Lead, manage and mentor the reporting and accounting teams. Provide dotted line oversight over other extended finance groups; Monitor performance and provide continuous feedback to staff and develop career paths to retain staff members. Set the strategic direction of the global accounting function by aligning the accounting function goals with company strategic goals. Act as a resource for the operational teams to help evaluate business opportunities. Anticipate internal and external reporting changes and business requirements to ensure processes, organization and financial systems appropriately evolve to support the business. Provide input to Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Executive Team on assessment and mitigation of risk. Drive annual cost productivity gains through process re-engineering, best practice benchmarking, and increasing use of the accounting shared service operations around the world; Partner with the FP&A team to analyze results and provide meaningful insight; Monitor the operating results and budgets and make recommendations regarding cost reductions and profit improvements; Participate in the annual internal audit process and implementation of SOX controls.

Posted On: Thursday, July 20, 2023

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