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Position Title :Corporate Controller
Hiring Company :LINKSYS LLC
Resume Recipient :Hiring Company
Job Category :Finance
Industry:Consumer
Location:Virtual
Job I.D:17183
Nearest Metropolitan Area(s) : Virtual
Primary Location City,
State
: Virtual,Virtual
Description : General Responsibilities:

A key leadership position directing the worldwide controllership and financial accounting & reporting for the Linksys Consolidated Company, and the accounting for North America, Europe, Asia, business units/groups. As controller, you will drive the continued carve out & separation of Linksys from Belkin and implement accounting and financial best practices globally. You will advocate for automation, efficiency, business visibility and controls and leverage certain back-of-house, financial and business systems support from Belkin and other key stakeholders. This is a critical senior position, and you will partner with the CFO to take Linksys worldwide controllership and accounting to the next level.

Overall responsibilities include financial statements preparation, account / business analyses, global consolidation, managing / coordinating the monthly worldwide close and overseeing specific accounting areas, systems, processes, reconciliations, and internal controls. You will supervise an accounting team that is expected to evolve over time to meet the needs of the company as it expands into new product and service lines. You will support:

Reporting requirements to the shareholders and investors of Linksys
Quarterly reviews
Annual external audit
Regional statutory audits & reporting requirements.
You’ll manage all the technical day to day accounting and drive worldwide accounting practices. The role will be key as the Company will look to its future capital structure and ownership. In the event the Company goes public, the Controller will also drive and manage the public reporting requirements and lead all Sarbanes Oxley activities. Key relationships include: VP Finance, Tax, Treasury, as well as regional & international finance teams.

Specific Responsibilities:

Supervise the close and preparation and analysis of monthly financial results ensuring adherence to US GAAP; drive & manage an effective close review process
Specifically responsible for the Linksys worldwide consolidation, preparation of financial statements including financial statement disclosures for the annual financial statements
Managing the relationships with the external auditors; Also establishing close relationship & coordination requirements with the Linksys shareholder’s controllership teams & internal auditors so as to meet their requirements timely
Manage the growing Linksys accounting team supporting general ledger, payables, accruals & reserves, receivables, fixed assets, royalty accounting, revenue accounting, labor & benefits, cash application, inventory & P&A
Coordinate closely with Belkin accounting & IT where certain back of house will be leveraged from Belkin systems for some period of time
Responsible for driving & maintaining the internal controls including adequate procedures, segregation of duties, review, and timely reconciliations
Drive process & systems improvements to drive efficiency, best practices and automation as Linksys evolves
Responsible for managing & coordinating the worldwide annual audit of the company with specific responsibility to support the fieldwork for the accounting services provided; coordinate statutory reporting
Responsible for managing royalty accounting
Responsible for completion and review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring accounts are accurately stated and have adequate support
Support the company’s e-commerce activities
Drive worldwide periodic balance sheet reviews & other control processes
Continue to explore streamlining & other opportunities to manage the cost structure and increasing productivity
Lead or assist with various technical accounting projects, including summaries of research performed and conclusions reached.
Assist with the company’s initial assessment & plans to implement a SOX control environment
Drive the rollout of best practices to the regional accounting and controllership teams
Focus on assisting in asset management to drive cash flow, including timely collection of receivables, managing payables to favorable terms and inventory levels
Support FP&A teams in the annual budgeting process
Manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a dynamic environment with a strong orientation toward project leadership, sound judgment, and meeting deadlines
Responsible for mentoring and developing the North American accounting team
Report and manage accounting department KPI’s
Working with tax and legal continue to drive the most efficient company & legal structure
Perform mid-year and annual performance evaluations and salary reviews as well as talent reviews
Personal and Professional Criteria

Solid understanding of accounting & financial systems; very strong technical skills with deep knowledge of GAAP
Desire for “hands-on” work and possess a “can do” attitude with high energy and motivation
Strong attention to detail
Creative and solutions oriented; problem solver with ability to uses cross functional resources
Calm and highly organized
High integrity is critical; not one who takes short cuts
Best practices oriented – patient but with the tenacity to drive projects
A people person; strong interpersonal & leadership skills; a mentor to the team; likes the team-oriented approach
Has experience in developing teams
Has experience in setting up new ERP / financial systems – a important plus
Requirements : Four-year college degree in preferably in accounting, CPA preferred
A minimum of 15 plus years of experience in similar or related position
A minimum of 10 years of manager / supervisory experience.
Proficient in the use of large scale, fully integrated business software packages – Oracle & Hyperion a plus
Public accounting experience with a mix of public / private company experience after public accounting preferred
SEC reporting and SOX experience a plus
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