Job Openings Financial Controller

About the job Financial Controller

Notes before application:

  • This role is available in the Philippines and is a full-time night shift position.
  • This is an independent contractor role. Salary posted is all in.
  • Salary will be offered based on years of experience, interview results, and overall qualifications.
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Company Overview: VargasAndrews is an international professional services firm specializing in business transformations and turnarounds.

To put it succinctly, we exist to transform lives. We passionately embody our values and our mission every day. We believe in 1) Teamwork and Comradery, 2) Hiring and Developing the Best, 3) Agility and Lean Thinking, 4) Customer Obsession, 5) Curiosity and Systemization, and 6) Ownership and Accountability

A lot of companies use their mission, vision,, and values as a poster, the difference is we live them. We are a "why" organization, not a "what" organization. It is not what we do; it's why we do it that gets us out of bed every morning.

Our vision is to become an international market leader in business transformations.

Job Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Financial Controller to join our team at VargasAndrews, a leading provider of outsourced accounting services catering to multiple clients in the US and Australia. As a Financial Controller, you will play a crucial role in overseeing financial operations, driving strategic initiatives, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Management:

  • Develop and implement strategic financial plans aligned with company and clients objectives.
  • Lead and mentor a team of financial professionals, fostering a culture of teamwork and comradery.
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships, providing tailored financial advice and solutions.
  • Identify and mitigate financial risks, ensuring adherence to accounting standards and regulatory guidelines.
  • Monitor and analyze financial performance metrics, providing actionable insights for business improvement.

Financial Accounting:

  • Consolidate subsidiary profit and loss account to create results for the company and its affiliates
  • Manage and drive output from the financial accounting functions to ensure that key deadlines and timetables are met
  • Assist the CFO in managing the annual audit process with external auditors. Assist business unit managers and department heads with the preparation of salary packaging
  • Ensure presentation of timely, accurate, and meaningful financial information for decision making (month and year-end). Ensure timely preparation and presentation of budgets and forecasts across the company and its affiliates. Ensure continuous improvement in the areas of management reporting and compliance
  • Preparation of finance SOPs, procedural documents, collaboration on system automation and process improvement tasks
  • Preparation of state and federal tax returns, as required
  • Ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures. Maintain a high standard of culture and champion the companies' mission, vision, and values

HR & Recruitment:

  • Identify staffing needs and participate in recruitment efforts to build a skilled workforce.
  • Develop training programs to enhance team members' technical skills and professional development.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide feedback to foster continuous improvement and career growth.
  • Conduct team member onboarding to ensure smooth integration into the team and understanding of company processes and standards.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, MBA is a plus.
  • Must be a CPA (non-negotiable)
  • At least 5-7 years of proven experience as a Financial Controller or similar role, preferably in an outsourced accounting environment.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS, tax regulations, and financial reporting standards.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and drive results.
  • Candidate with night shift experience is preferred

Skills:

  • Proficiency in Netsuite is required
  • Proficiency in MS Excel is required
  • Cost Accounting experience
  • Demonstrate a high level of organizational skills to manage, plan, organize, and implement strategic plans
  • Effective problem-solving and mediation skills
  • Proven experience and high standards of interpersonal and communication skills

Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Current knowledge of accounting and financial disciplines and management. Demonstrated skills and experiences in core business practices to achieve business growth and sustainment.
  • Demonstrate a high level of organizational skills to manage, plan, organize, and implement strategic plans.
  • Experience working with the Board of Directors and external clients
  • Proven experience in a broad spectrum of staff and management issues. Demonstrated ability to manage staff which involves coaching, guiding, counseling, mentoring and appraising work performance.
  • Ability to work on a continuous night shift

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (required)
  • CMA (is a plus)