VP, Controller Job Description

VP, Controller Job Description

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VP, controller provides leadership and oversight of the accounting function for the company, including internal and external reporting, technical accounting, and internal controls.

VP, Controller Duties & Responsibilities

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Overall responsibility for Telecommunications Accounting control environment, including policy adherence, accounting, process management, operational and financial reporting, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, and control self-assessments
Act as a liaison with specialist groups to keep up-to-date on relevant tax, accounting and regulatory changes and their implications on the business
Direct oversight of monthly transaction processes and month-end close, interpretation of Telecommunications policy, Corporate Accounting policies, and GAAP treatment
Identify and drive recommendations to strategically enhance the financial and operational performance of Telecommunications Accounting and Network Services
Key financial contact with Corporate Controller, Enterprise Technology Accounting Controller, GTI CFO, External & Internal Audit
Part of a new Finance team responsible for Regulation W Compliance
Manage the Risk and ControlSelf-assessment (RCSA) process for multiple business units globally (UK, US,and India)
Coordinate the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) processincluding risk assessment, scoping, and testing
400MM to $600MM monthly origination volume
Operations include Mortgage Origination (Retail, Call Center and Third Party Originations), Mortgage Servicing (>$10 B being serviced), Title company and appraisal management company

VP, Controller Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for VP, Controller

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CIA, CFA, CMA

Education for VP, Controller

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Employers hiring for the VP, controller job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, MBA, Business/Administration, Education, Economics, Communication, Leadership, Management

Skills for VP, Controller

Desired skills for VP, controller include:

Accounting
Budgeting
Finance
Functions and systems for internal controls
GAAP and GASB accounting rules
Internal & external reporting
SEC reporting requirements
10-Qs
ACS
Ability to interpret those standards and document conclusions related to their application to the Company

Desired experience for VP, controller includes:

Advanced & direct communication and presentation skills
Excellent time management skills, being flexible to handle multiple tasks at the same time and prioritize the tasks in the order of importance for entire team
Specific knowledge in ABS, RMBS, CMBS and/or real-estate investments a plus
Experience in derivative pricing or market risk a plus
Ideally the candidate should have some understanding of the valuation processes and techniques for securitized products – how to differentiate various securitization structures, what are the pricing components, the mechanics of a payment waterfall and how to use various cashflow systems to project future payments
Knowledge of INTEX Desktop or Bloomberg a plus

VP, Controller Examples

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VP, Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a VP, controller. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for VP, controller
  • Participate in wholesale stress testing for CCAR and other stress testing initiatives
  • Portfolio T&E and PCard Superuser (approve new cards, credit limit changes)
  • Preparing, tracking and monitoring Regulation W exceptions and issues
  • Reporting of 23A exposures by lines of business and other required MIS
  • Reviewing of 23A daily and monthly reports to ensure compliance with prescribed collateral and risk tolerances participating in meetings to discuss findings
  • Investigating unusual trends or activity that can be indicative of compliance problems and communicate/escalate as necessary, including recommending practical solutions to issues
  • Reviewing of the FR Y-8 quarterly regulatory report
  • Interact with Internal / External Audit to ensure proper coordination and timely / accurate responses are provided
  • Shop in Shop analysis (including new and existing shops)
  • Prepare any adhoc reports necessary to analyze the business and/or growth opportunities
Qualifications for VP, controller
  • Senior, manager or senior manager experience in a Big 4, relative fund administration experience (possibly in hedge fund or related investment portfolios)
  • Intermediate MS Office skills(Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) with the ability to quickly learn and master new applications
  • 5 years audit experience with national CPA firm, or equivalent financial reporting experience
  • Strong aptitude for process and control enhancements
  • Strong financial background experience
  • Experience of working with Senior Management including Senior Executive level
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a VP, controller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for VP, controller
  • Consult with appropriate resources, both internal and external to ensure that new accounting issues, transactions, agreements, are analyzed and understood from an accounting standpoint
  • Provide leadership and management for all Company-wide accounting functions, external financial reporting and equity plan administration
  • Oversee timely monthly and quarterly consolidation process, including establishing and ensuring adherence to timelines and ensuring appropriate communication and coordination among site Finance teams and corporate external reporting function
  • Review and update accounting policies/procedures regularly, and ensure implementation of new policies/procedures as necessary
  • Document and adopt new (or newly material) accounting and reporting policies/procedures as necessary
  • Collaborate with other functions (including Business Development, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Tax) to support financial analysis related to proposed acquisitions, and provide accounting guidance and analysis around proposed transactions
  • Manage accounting for new acquisitions and any disposals or downsizings
  • Ensure timely Finance review of contracts and agreements
  • Oversee update and testing of accounting and reporting process flows and key controls
  • Implement best practise across functions in relation to CASS requirements and compliance
Qualifications for VP, controller
  • Knowledge of current regulatory landscape for alternative products is preferred
  • Ability to face off with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to identify issues, work independently and engage across the organization
  • Conducting reports for all relevant areas covering regulatory requirements (Pruval, EBA), internal management reports, audit/sox related
  • Resolution of collateral disputes on rates products
  • Reviewing, designing and enhancing controls where necessary
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of VP, controller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for VP, controller
  • Determine and formulate company accounting policies and provide overall direction to the Chief Financial Officer and Board of Directors
  • Plan, direct, or coordinate financial and accounting activities at the highest level of management
  • Conduct financial accounting and oversee company joint venture entities
  • Construct, implement, and monitor reliable accounting processes and corresponding financial controls
  • Support annual budgeting and forecasting processes longer-term planning efforts
  • Build a world class accounting team
  • Ensure timely and accurate internal financial reporting, to enable robust analysis for sites and Business units and for the consolidated entity
  • Coordinate/facilitate external audit and review process with independent audit firm
  • Ensure timely and relevant site and Business Unit financial reporting packages are completed and reviewed, that the results are vetted and well-understood
  • Ensure consistency of and adherence to existing policies/procedures, with deviations as appropriate
Qualifications for VP, controller
  • The role also requires assistance with Fair Value Hierarchy classification of rates products for purposes of FAS157
  • Computation of quarterly Prudential Valuation Adjustments and Significant Unobservable disclosures for Credit products
  • Firm working knowledge of U.S. GAAP and a general understanding of IFRS
  • Ability to properly communicate to all levels of management and staff
  • Highly self-motivated person
  • Fixed Income and Derivatives experience in P&L Control or Risk including clear understanding of Greeks analysis
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a VP, controller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for VP, controller
  • Coordinate and manage the external audit relationship corresponding to the annual financial statement audit
  • Oversee financial operations of subsidiary companies
  • Oversee the company’s transaction processing and reporting systems
  • Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost management, program improvement, or policy change
  • Direct, plan, or implement policies, objectives or activities of the organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, or increase productivity
  • Provide leadership to approximately 50 associates in the functional areas described above
  • Continually assess and upgrade, as necessary, the quality of talent in the organization
  • Serve as a mentor and coach with the objective of developing, motivating, and retaining a high-performing staff
  • This role is also accountable in maintaining tight internal control environment and supporting in audit requirements
  • This role should provide essential SME expertise into relevant projects and topics on Capital consolidation, IFRS impact, SAP discussions
Qualifications for VP, controller
  • Conduct financial analysis as required by CFO
  • Knowledge of financial systems and reporting tools (experience with SAP a requirement)
  • Manufacturing industry, Consumer Goods, working knowledge of digital/software capitalization
  • International travel of 15% to 20%, International financial management oversight experience
  • CPA is highly preferred along with experience within distribution, manufacturing or retail industry
  • Assist with the preparation of project-level business plans
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of VP, controller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for VP, controller
  • Bachelor degree required with a major in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • Own relationships with and partner with auditors to ensure the highest level of integrity and compliance in all accounting transactions and reported results
  • Act as the technical accounting decision maker for the Company
  • Serve as a partner to the business, consulting with business partners on a regular basis to ensure awareness of transactions and changes that have a potential accounting impact
  • Provide guidance to FP&A team on accounting matters and reporting requirements as required
  • 10+ years of Accounting experience with a minimum of 5-7 years in a leadership role
  • Big four accounting experience and an active CPA are preferred
  • Excellent technical accounting skills with detailed understanding of current GAAP standards
  • Provide finance lead support in the execution of the Travel Network strategy, including initiatives around Next Generation products definition and execution, enhancing and evolving Shopping, an improved Lodging, Ground and Sea distribution
  • Oversee daily operations of the Travel Network finance department
Qualifications for VP, controller
  • Minimum of a BA or BS in business administration or finance
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office software programs such as Word, Outlook, Oracle, and Excel
  • Key role in new and ongoing EMEA GIB and finance related projects as part of the future operating and business model such as GL enhancement and roll out, Aqueduct, Aggregator and Client Billing System enhancements
  • Ensure rigorous compliance with control policies, standards and procedures – P&L and Risk minimum standards compliance (Risk & P&L sign-off and comprehensive P&L explain), Product Control accountability standards, Income attribution (GMRA) and SAPCo (GMSA) compliance and Volcker compliance
  • Knowledge of credit / debt products advantageous but not essential, but they must have sound commercial acumen and financial services industry awareness and product knowledge across a number of asset classes
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written), attention to detail

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