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VP / Controller

Industry: Financial Services

Location: Bay Area

Compensation: $250K – $325K + Bonus + Equity

Contact: Lee Ryan

Publicly-traded, top tier, progressive, dynamic and high-growth, Financial Services company in the Bay Area has an immediate need for a Vice President / Controller. This is a newly-created role intended to bring strength and growth to the accounting team comprised of approximately 35 to 40 employees.

The VP / Controller will have responsibility for various aspects of the Company’s accounting function including financial close, the general ledger, maintaining the accounting structure and procedures, and preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports.

Responsibilities include:

• Provide oversight of accounting policy and practice design, resolution of complex accounting issues, and ensuring compliance with GAAP, as well as FDIC and other regulations.
• Responsible for monthly and quarterly closes.
• Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of reporting; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports.
• Participate in development and implementation of accounting strategies and activities.
• Ensure maintenance of effective internal controls and accounting procedures, including evaluation of processes and controls for compliance with SOX 404.
• Partner with the Finance group in planning and forecasting, DFAST performance reporting standards and governance, decision support, and business process.
• Play a key role in Finance Transformation, directing change initiatives, operational effectiveness and process improvements.
• Play a leading role in the company-wide projects that impact the Accounting Department, including system implementations.
• Provide management, leadership, strategic direction and oversight to the Accounting department.
• Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all accounting functions.
• Key liaison with external auditors during the audits and quarterly reviews, the regulators for their examinations of the accounting related areas, as well as internal auditors.
• Participate as appropriate in strategic initiatives of the company involving accounting matters.
• Recruit, manage, and develop a strong, performance-oriented accounting organization, capable of actively and effectively engaging and growing with the business.

Must have 10 to 15 years’ experience in either Financial Services or a large, publicly traded company, including at least 10 years’ in management.

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