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Assistant Controller
Ref No.: 18-03278
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 125,000.00 - 135,000.00 /Year

The Role

The role reports to the Controller and is a key position in the delivery and performance of the North America Finance Team, whose principle functions include:
  • the day to day operation of the accounting books of record of the Group's NA entities on SAP
  • production and reporting of monthly management accounts and other reporting metrics, including detailed variance analysis
  • budgeting and forecasting
  • maintenance and development of the accounting systems, controls and procedures, including to meet Sarbanes Oxley requirements
  • ad hoc assignments (e.g. acquisition due diligence, board papers) as required
The role of Assistant Controller, based in NA, will have primary responsibility for:
  • Liaising with Hearst's Tax Department in order to deliver information needed to optimize the firm's tax rate and produce all required tax returns
  • Working closely with outside advisors to stay abreast of sales tax regulations and work closely with all areas of finance and business to ensure the Company remains compliant
  • Improving analytics for premises and travel departments
  • Identifying and executing on cost savings initiatives
Essential Experience/qualities
  • qualified accountant with a minimum of 4 years post-qualification experience
  • detailed knowledge of US GAAP
  • well-developed communication skills, verbal and written
  • demonstrable track record of success in a large finance team
  • knowledge of SAP or similar accounting systems, including reporting packages
  • knowledge and experience of SOX compliance would be beneficial, although not essential
Essential Behavioural Attributes
  • self-motivated, self-reliant and with a hands on approach
  • attention to detail
  • contributes well in cross-functional teams
  • self-organized, committed to meet business needs and timelines, able to work flexibly where required
  • mature self-awareness, confident to liaise with colleagues at other group entities and outside own department as required
  • personal style to interact effectively with people at all levels in different countries and cultures
  • proactive, contributing ideas to enhance all relevant systems and processes