The Controller will be responsible for coordinating the design and implementation of the Company’s financial operating strategy that effectively supports the Company’s goals. The Controller role is both operational and strategic; the Controller will serve as a thought partner to the CEO and the Company’s senior leadership team and lead all accounting- and finance-related activities for the Company. The Controller also will serve as Treasurer of the Company and the Company’s private foundation.
Accounting and Financial Reporting
Oversee all accounting and finance transactions including month/year end close, bi-weekly payroll processing, accounts payable, and billings/collections.
Monitor and provide status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data to internal and external stakeholders.
Manage and monitor all general ledger accounts to ensure compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) standards.
Lead the Company’s annual external financial, 401(k) Plan, and workers’ compensation audits, 401(k) HCE compliance testing, and preparation of the Company’s income tax return/Schedule K-1.
Ensure that the Company and the foundation maintain compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory reporting requirements.
Implement and maintain the Company’s financial policies and procedures and system of internal controls to safeguard the Company’s financial and physical assets, to ensure the integrity of the Company’s financial system and to ensure compliance with consistent practices across the Company.
Direct the annual budget and forecasting processes, in conjunction with the Company’s senior leadership team, to ensure timely and accurate completion. Prepare information for the Board of Directors and investor group to enable them to focus on strategic objectives and make sound organizational decisions.
Prepare schedules, reports and other analytical tools that reveal the economic drivers of Company activities, programs and plans to better understand financial performance
Partner with CEO to enable sound decision making in areas such as compensation models, expense control, and benefit plan selection.
Continually seek ways to reduce Company’s costs, working collectively with Company leadership to identify new opportunities and highlight successes / failures.
Monitor the Company’s daily cash position and develop reliable forecasting models that include minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs of the Company.
Assess and continuously optimize the Company’s billing and collections processes
Manage banking relationships and identify strategies to enhance the Company’s cash position.
Coordinate monthly meetings of 401(k) Plan benefits committee and act as Plan Administrator on behalf of Company.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (Accounting / Finance) from accredited 4-Year University.
CPA required; MBA preferred - must have strong understanding of accounting principles/GAAP, taxation, regulatory compliance and internal controls.
Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and thrive in a high-growth, hands-on environment.
Must be a motivated individual with a high level of initiative and an attitude of willingness to roll up sleeves to get the job done.
Proven payroll experience, with a focus on streamlining payroll processes and developing SOPs.
Experience working with large ERP systems.
Demonstrated leadership abilities including hiring, training and mentoring staff.
Experience in print or electronic media and similar industries preferred.