Controller

Location Farmers Branch
Date Posted June 05, 2020
Job ID 10462
Employment Type Direct Hire

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Job Description:

We are assisting our Farmers Branch, TX client in a search for a Controller. Working closely with the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will be responsible for driving the company’s overall financial strategy as well as managing all aspects of financial operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and accounts receivable are collected promptly.
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed.
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis.
  • Maintain the chart of accounts.
  • Oversee accounting via accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements with the CFO.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, budgets and actual expenditures including weekly AP check review.
  • Coordinate year-end audit activity including preparation of working papers, intercompany reconciliations, discussions with auditors, and other journal entries as necessary.
  • Consistently analyze financial data in a timely manner to keep the CFO abreast of any changes in financial status, projects, operations, etc. including Bank Reconciliations.
  • Assist the CFO in the periodic budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the CFO; continuously collaborate with department heads to assess the financial efficacy of operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support operations.
  • Work with external auditors.
  • Supervise NR, A/P, P/R personnel and transactions.
  • Oversee accounting procedures, internal controls (implementing, monitoring, enhancing), and database management.
  • Randomly audits workflow to assure that all accounting transactions are appropriately authorized.
  • Substantiate and justify expenditures and expense reports.
  • Supervise or prepares monthly journal entries.
  • Supervise or prepares general ledger reconciliations.
  • Prepare financial statements.
  • Assure internal control compliance.
  • Train staff on internal control procedures; assists CFO as needed.
  • Review monthly closing process.
  • Assist with yearly audit preparation.
  • Oversee the reporting and integrity of accounting for invested assets in bonds, mortgage loans, equities, limited partnerships and derivatives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required in accounting or finance required. Advanced Degree preferred.
  • CPA with strong understanding of financial service industry and products.
  • Wide knowledge base of different software systems, and strong computer usage experience.
  • 10+ years' experience as a senior financial officer in real estate and financial services industries, specializing in mortgage banking and securitization with knowledge of mortgage loan servicing and distressed assets servicing.
  • 10+ years’ employee management experience.
  • Experience in business integration and automation of reporting processes.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, IRC, FASB, and accrual base accounting, organizational auditing, fixed asset accounting, and tax filing requirements.
  • Proven ability to build, manage and measure requisite controls to meet today's regulatory and compliance servicing requirements, specifically audits.
  • Expertise with balance sheet, cash flows, servicing advances and MSR valuations.
  • Superior communication skills, highly organized, and follow-through skills required.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills as exhibited by suggested changes in short- and long-term financial and strategic planning.
  • Strong managerial skills demonstrating leadership ability to effectively direct and lead staff member.

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