Ref No.: 18-00943
Location: Newport Beach, California
CONTROLLER
 
VALiNTRY is looking for a strong Controller for one of its Public Accounting Firms.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Month-end closing of the Firm's financial modules and preparation of financial statements and ad hoc reports.
  • Review all financial transactions and activities of the Firm's Accounting Department.
  • The Controller is responsible for all areas related to financial transactions, reporting and for developing and maintaining accounting principles, reports, internal controls and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Managing the Billing Manager, Accounting Manager/Supervisor, and/or general accounting department staff, as well as, the Payroll and Benefits team.
  • Take a hands-on position while managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed accurately, and timely, due date management is a must.  
  • Address tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities, including general ledger transactional review, financial reporting, accrual to cash conversion, ratio reporting, statistical and financial analysis, surveys, insurance applications, preparation of tax work papers, partner compensation reporting, budget and forecast analysis, preparation and/or financial reporting narrative, maintenance of partner ownership schedules and /or changes, time and billing revenue and collection reporting and payroll and benefit transactions and maintenance.
  • As well as, other duties as assigned by COO/CFO, Managing Partner and/or Partner group.
  • Interaction with all levels of firm personnel and thus requires strong written and verbal interpersonal communication skills, as well as excellent technical skills and above average judgment.
  • All final reports and financial statement packages are provided to the CFO/COO for final review prior to firm wide distribution.
  • This position seeks guidance and/or information from the CFO/COO and provides back-up support for the entire Accounting Department.
  • Controller will conduct weekly accounting meetings.
  • Interview, train and performance review of team, as well as make performance recommendations and serve as staff mentor for the General Accounting team.
Additional Responsibilities
Financial and Analysis Report
  • Review Cash Position Report – Every Monday.
  • Review and/or prepare Profit Analysis reports Review and/or prepare Profit and Loss by Departments Revenue for month-end package
  • Preparation of Partners' Quick Sheets
  • Review and/or prepare Reserve Worksheets for distribution to Partners, review Reserves Analysis
  • Review and/or prepare all Supplemental reports for financial package
  • Review and/or prepare ad hoc financial and statistical analysis as needed.
  • Review and/or prepare Financial Presentation, including narrative for CFO/MP review 
  • Preparation and maintenance of Terminating partner financial and statistical report(capital/premium) analysis
  • Preparation of Merger financial and statistical analysis
  • Maintain Partner Contingent Liability Schedule
  • Review Special projects related to time and billing system (client and staff performance – VCA Analysis, Performance Review Analysis)
  • Review and/or maintain monthly VCA accrual and payout schedule
  • Review and/or prepare balance sheet work papers
  • Other special projects, financial analysis and ad-hoc reports – Upon request
General Accounting
  • Journal Entries (if necessary)
  • Review Z-Bank – Daily (when necessary, i.e. before & after Payroll day)
  • Review all Bank Reconciliations
  • Review Revenue Journal Entries- Time and Billing
  • Preparation and/or Review Out-Of-State Revenue
  • Review and/or prepare tax returns for Guam before the 20th of the month.
  • Review Annual Property Tax Returns
  • Review and approve Check run report from AP Clerk; review Employee Expense Reimbursements before Payroll
  • Prepare Accrual to cash conversion
  • Review and/or multi-level financial statements and consolidated financial statements
  • Prepare financial narratives
  • Post Partner financial documents to Partner Information folder
HR/Payroll
  • Review Payroll Journal Entries
  • Review and Transmit 401K transfers and FSA 125 Transfer to make sure it reconciles to payroll
  • Review Partner's T-Summary before submitting to the CFO along with the Payroll entries
  • Review Z-Bank and prepare Transfer fund for Payroll
  • Review Commission reports
  • Review Benefits Reconciliations
  • Approve all invoices related to Benefits
Special Projects
  • Complete all firm wide surveys from: Allinial, INSIDE Public Accounting, LA/OC/SD Business Journals, U.S. Dept of Commerce, and others
  • Maintain all firm contracts
  • Maintain Partner Life and Business Insurance Schedules
  • Automate reporting for financial and statistical reports, including optimization of current processes: assess current software, make recommendations, and implement new software
  • Assist with merger integration
  • Preparation of Y/E tax work papers, up to completion of firm tax returns
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Professional demeanor
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work towards deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • Experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment independently
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 7-years progressive experience as Accounting Manager/Controller
  • Advance level of skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Crystal Reports, BI
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's Degree in related field
  • Active CPA – Certified Public Accountant
  • Systems Integration Experience