Foolish Controller Motley Fool
The Motley Fool is parsing through the humdrum world of internal controls and auditing (yawn) to find a FUN and dynamic Foolish Controller to oversee the accounting and financial reporting of our high-growth, global business.
We?re looking for someone with the technical chops who can break down Deferred Revenue and inter-company allocations like a champ. But you won?t be sitting in an ivory tower matching debits and credits by your lonesome. We?re looking for a charismatic leader to join the front lines and lead a team of accounting, tax and benefits gurus to the next level of financial awesomeness. The Foolish Controller must be comfortable moving quickly, changing directions rapidly, and have a keen eye for zapping inefficiencies. When your mission is to help the world invest - better, there is no time to waste! So if you?re savvy enough to identify and implement technical solutions that improve our efficiency and effectiveness, we?ll get along like peanut butter and jelly.
What you?ll be doing:
Leading a 10-person accounting, tax and benefits team. These are your people, and your success is a function of theirs.
Closing the books in a timely fashion, which involves coordination across multiple product lines, including regulated and non-regulated businesses, domestic operations and five non-US operating subsidiaries (and growing).
Running the quarterly compliance committee and crushing the audit. Our fiscal year ends March 31, and we report all audit adjustments, passed and recorded, to the Board.
Leading the charge to integrate and improve our accounting systems and processes. Technology for the win!
Supporting the CFO in financing transactions, as well as serving as the primary contact for our Banking, Audit and other external accounting relationships.
Occasionally dress in costume. The Culture Club will audit your participation. Just kidding? or are we?
Who you are and what you bring to the table:
Super strong technical accounting knowledge and research skills.
Energetic and collaborative contributor- you want to share your team?s successes with the whole company!
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interest in the stock market. Hobbyist investors jump to the front of the line!
A sense of humor is a must. We?re serious about the costumes.
Education and Experience
BS or MS in Accounting, CPA strongly preferred
8+ years of experience in accounting or auditing (internal or external), with increasing levels of responsibility, including managerial experience
Experience with subscription-based businesses, asset management and on-line advertising
Experience with MS Dynamics (Great Plains) G/L system, a plus
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