Assistant Controller

Advantage Solutions - Irvine, CA (30+ days ago)3.6


SUMMARY
Assistant Controller

The Assistant National Controller is responsible for supporting the National Controller.

Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

RESPONSIBILITIES
Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. ASM services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Assistant National Controller is responsible for supporting the National Controller.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures that all financial documentation complies with Company’s regulations, bank compliance requirements, SEC, and GAAP professional standards.
Assists National Controller with the management of the month end close cycle to ensure the fastest and most accurate financial data. Identify and implement opportunities for improvement to existing processes.
Understand and implement new accounting pronouncements and regulatory updates. Alert management to all current GAAP and SEC trends in reporting and compliance that apply to the Company.
Assisting in the preparation bank compliance documents, Board of Directors and Audit Committee materials, and coordinating with all departments including but not limited to Finance, Legal, HR, and Cash Management.
Liaison between external and internal auditors.
Assists with various accounting functions in problem resolution as needed or special projects assigned by National Controller or CFO.
Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job
Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent applicable experience.

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Accounting or Finance, or equivalent applicable work experience

2-4 years of experience in SEC technical reporting and interpretation (familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley is important)
7-10 years of accounting experience in a public company corporate or division accounting department
3-5 years of public accounting experience
Must have assisted with implementation of SOX compliance policy and procedures and/or involved with the actual reporting required under SOX and/or the SEC
CPA required; background in external auditing from a “Big-4” Accounting firm a plus
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
Strong prioritization skills
Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.

Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. ASM reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.