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Assistant Controller

Job ID: BH407148

Category: Assistant Controller

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

The Assistant Controller manages the accurate and timely preparation of the Company’s internal and external financial reporting, ensuring GAAP compliance including research of technical issues, support of financial audits, and tax compliance. Works closely with Internal Audit, FP&A, Tax, Operations, and other departments in achieving these goals. Leads the day-to-day accounting operations and serve as a backup to the Corporate Controller in all capacities. Makes an impact on high-level department goals and objectives by way of effective communication and partnership with the CFO and Controller.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  

  • Oversees and has responsibility for ensuring that the preparation of the Company's SEC financial reporting on Form 10-Q, 10-K, and 8-K meets SEC requirements.

  • Reviews quarterly earnings release and determines appropriateness of items to be included/excluded from Non-GAAP measures.

  • Participates in the monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes to ensure complete and accurate reporting.   

  • Communicates and explains accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance to the management team.  

  • Communicates directly with external auditors on financial statements and accounting issues to ensure agreement with Company’s decisions on accounting disclosures and issues.  

  • Prepares white papers for technical accounting matters.  

  • Establishes and publishes Accounting Policies.

  • Ensures SOX compliance.

  • Works closely with external tax specialists, reviewing and challenging information and assumptions used within the quarterly and annual tax provisions.

  • Oversees a high-performing team of direct reports, which includes oversight and review of the retail (lease) accounting, fixed assets, and treasury processes, as well as partners with the general accounting function.

  • Implements reporting and accounting procedures to comply with internal control requirements. 

  • Maintains an adequate system of accounting internal controls that meets internal and external audit requirements.  Strives for constant improvement of processes which improve efficiency and compliance.

  • Takes the lead on significant accounting projects, such as implementation of new accounting standards, impairment analyses, purchase accounting, etc.

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • SEC and GAAP technical expertise.

  • Knowledge of new accounting standards (such as ASC 606 and ASC 842), ability to research new accounting standards, and ability to apply new standards to a business and effectively communicate the impacts of new standards on the business.

  • Strong interpersonal skills as this position interacts with external business partners, individuals throughout the company and senior management.

  • Strong project management skills and ability to work independently.

  • Ability to build partnerships, influence decisions and work in a collaborative style.

  • Strong desire to learn and understand the business.

  • Ability to manage multiple short term and long-term projects to timely completion.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Creative thinker who can bring innovative ideas and approaches to solve issues.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.

  • CPA license.

  • 8+ years combined audit/financial reporting experience in a Public Accounting firm, preferable with retail client experience, and external reporting experience.

  • Experience working for a public multi-channel retail company is a plus.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Quincy, Massachusetts