Corporate Controller

Location: Boston, MA
Date Posted: 03-09-2018
The target candidate for this multi-billion dollar high technology icon is 10-15 years of experience. The individual will have attained a Manager level in public accounting and will have extensive involvement with complex global public companies. A professional with this background that is looking to transition out of public accounting is a possibility. The preference is for a professional that has already transitioned into a public company organization, has gained experience managing people and is currently in a financial management role within a public company.
The Corporate Controller will be accountable for overseeing the close processes, managing domestic and international general accounting, the timely preparation of financial statements and SEC reports, and the supervision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance. This is overall a very influential position that promises the opportunity to have great exposure across the organization. The Corporate Controller reports to the CAO and will be managing a staff of six direct and 50+ indirect staff. The ideal candidate will also have a technology manufacturing back ground with experience with $1B+ acquisitive companies with international operations.

Job Description

  • Develop and oversee financial reporting, ensuring the general ledger and all financial statements are properly recorded in accordance with GAAP
  • Oversight responsibility for SEC filings, including forms 10-Q and 10-K
  • Oversight responsibility for US and international shared service accounting centers
  • Oversee the enhancement and ongoing maintenance of effective and fully functioning internal controls as outlined by Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
  • Serve as a technical accounting resource for the organization. Document and review technical accounting assessments and conclusions in memos for management and auditors
  • Direct the financial close process, ensuring it is completed timely and accurately
  • Evaluating and managing the organization, selection, performance management, coaching, and development of direct reports and the accounting staff
  • Coordinate and prepare various internal and external reports
  • Prepare and lead presentations with Audit Committee
  • Responsible for ensuring a close working relationship with the company’s external auditors in the preparation and review of financial statements and external audits
  • Play a lead role in ERP and systems architecture transformation projects


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Accounting with active CPA license required
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience, including working for one of the large public accounting firms at the manager level. Recent public company experience as the controller or assistant controller preferred.
  • Would consider a professional with extensive public company experience looking to transition out of public accounting
  • Must have a working knowledge of SEC regulations & reporting and a working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements
  • Prior SEC accounting and reporting experience required
  • Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution oriented.
  • An ability to communicate at all levels in the organization, including frequent presentations and discussions with senior leadership
  • Approximately 10% travel
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