Financial Controller

Selby Jennings Buyside
New York
09 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
Contract type
Full time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, motivation and development of three direct reports and seven indirect reports in the Fund Accounting and Accounts Payable teams.
  • Responsible for recording accurate financial transactions in each entity in accordance with GAAP.
  • Manage the monthly close process.
  • Review complex journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations including but not limited to deferred revenue, AR, AP, accrued liabilities, asset retirement obligations, revenue and other operating expenses.
  • Review quarterly analytics.
  • Work with independent auditors to provide support for multiple audited consolidated and standalone financial statements.
  • Assist in developing and improving processes and procedures for our department.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and coaching to assigned staff that ensures development of a highly skilled and motivated team.
  • Manage the on–boarding of new entities providing detailed analysis of accounting requirements.
  • Assist in establishing, implementing and improving internal control policies and procedures.
  • Research technical accounting issues to ensure proper accounting treatment in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Assist in departmental, resource and project planning. Assist with special projects as required.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • BS in Accounting (or related major), MS in Accounting is a plus
  • CPA required
  • Solar or other renewable energy experience is a plus
  • At least 8 years of experience, with at least 2 years in public accounting
  • Big 4 experience desired
  • Thorough knowledge of operating and reporting structures and financial policies and procedures
  • Thorough, detail–oriented, highly organized, and performs effective self–reviews.
  • Demonstrates initiative to ask about new learning opportunities.
  • Ability to identify problems and discrepancies, independently perform research and analysis of causes, and recommend corrective actions. Ability to prioritize and multi–task accordingly in a fast–paced environment is required
  • Ability to communicate clearly and precisely on operational issues
  • Significant comfort and ability with excel spreadsheets and Netsuite ERP Implementation