Strategic Financial Solutions - New York, NY

Are you looking for a role where you can directly influence an organization in high growth mode? Are you passionate about the partnership between finance, investors and operating units in order to drive results? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment in providing effective and intelligent reports to drive decision making and improving best practices into an organization? If so, you may have found your next role.

Our fast growing and profitable company is a leading financial services holding company based in midtown New York City. We give customers access to a variety of financial products through a portfolio of consumer-facing brands. We strive to create positive change by deploying solutions that help financially under-served consumers and represent the core values of our employee-owners. We are a best-in-class company with a team of experienced industry professionals that is leading the way in our industry to build a diverse, tech-enabled and collaborative culture to help us achieve our goals.

We are hiring a Controller who will be responsible for leading a team that manages the entire accounting process that will drive financial decisions at the company. This role reports to the VP of Finance and works closely with the CFO and Manager of FP&A, secondarily the Controller will work with all department heads and the CEO.

The Controller owns the complex functions of the accounting, treasury and auditing needs of the organization. The role is responsible for driving the monthly close, conceptualizing and owning process improvements and interpreting business decisions into GAAP compliant financials. It works closely with senior business leaders and finance team to inform and shape the organization's business decisions. The Controller manages a team of 4 accountants who are accountable for accounting procedures for two business lines, treasury and cash movement, AP/AR, expense reporting and credit card reconciliation and revenue reconciliations, etc.

In this role you will be required to communicate with a variety of senior level stakeholders including the leadership team, internal clients, partners and capital providers. You will be required to work across different departments to gather information, analyze data, generate presentations, and provide recommendations. This opportunity is perfect for someone who has experience with and is excited about progressing their career with a broad understanding of our corporate financial management, and also wants to make a positive impact on consumers who buy our services.

Management and Leadership

Supervision and management of the operations of the accounting department, ensuring appropriate delineation of responsibilities and organizational forward planning
Ownership of all aspects of company accounting including management reporting, three financial statements consolidation and de-consolidation, cash flow management and general accounting activities
Assume, evolve, communicate and manage a timely and efficient close process
Prepare appropriate variance analysis to review with Head of Finance and executive leadership team to analyze critical connections and gaps
Leading, managing and mentoring 4 member accounting team

Accounting and Finance

Management of all financial, tax and banking activities including compliance and audits
Monitor and research new GAAP pronouncements and evaluate the impact on the company
Collaboration with Head of Finance and FP&A in developing annual budget, reconciliation of monthly financial results against budgets and forecasts
Process Improvement

Ensure conformance with and adherence to all regulatory guidance and internal policies and procedures. Establish documentation of policies, procedures and workflow where appropriate
Lead the accounting system automation and integration into company-wide business intelligence tools to reduce manual intervention and accelerate accounting procedures
Bachelors of Science in Accounting or equivalent from an accredited university.
CPA desirable but not necessary. The candidate (with or without CPA) must have proven technical accounting skills involving complex intercompany, accrual, lending/borrowing (asset and liability) and shareholder transactions that have resulted in repeatable consolidated internal financial and auditor reports.
A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience in private accounting and public accounting with at least 5 years in a team leadership capacity.
Comprehensive understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); basic knowledge of statutory accounting principles a plus.
A demonstrated history of success in developing process and achieving project/task deadlines
A propensity toward autonomy and the ability to work both independently
Leadership and communication skills to develop junior accounting staff, work constructively across departments and skillfully handle enforcement of policies and procedures that affect accounting across the company
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written that are clear and concise
Strong interpersonal skills with a proven track record as a collaborative partner who drives for results
Extremely detail oriented with exceptional analytical and accounting skills
Comprehensive understanding of all facets and implications of the consolidation and de-consolidation of multi-entity organization from the perspectives of accounting, tax, subsidiary reporting
Advanced knowledge and experience with systems implementations to drive process improvement and scale
Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
Strong problem-solving skills identifying and resolving complex issues in an effective and time sensitive pace
Proven track record of working closely with all major functional leaders across the organizational landscape
Experience with tax compliance requirements

About Strategic:
Strategic Financial Solutions is a leading consumer finance company that specializes in helping people that have too much credit card debt. We were recently named the 21st Best Company to Work for in New York by Best Companies to Work For and have been certified as a Great Place to Work 4 times. Additional honors include being named, two times, as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York City and to the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States.