VP of Accounting and Finance
A successful, established entrepreneurial company in the media/content space seeks head of our accounting and financial reporting department. The successful candidate will fill a key strategic position on the senior management team.
You will work as a member of a close-knit team consisting of the CEO, Head of Sales and Marketing, Head of Operations and Head of Content Licensing .
Your job is to provide the information, critical analysis and corrective actions needed to maintain an efficient and profitable company while investing in future growth.
As VP you will be responsible for the usual accounting activities – creating and managing budgets, monthly reporting, overseeing AP/AR, sales taxes, payroll and preparation of information for annual audit, work with CPA firm and maintain a relationship of trust with banks
The company has identified the need for a more rigorous approach and new leadership in the department. The successful candidate will be an experienced executive capable of stepping into the role and responding to opportunities for immediate improvement and efficiencies. You will tighten up procedures and analyze expenses to reduce costs. We do not require a CPA, but an experienced businessperson and leader who has solid knowledge of both financial and managerial accounting. You will be able to improve your team-members’ performance through
coaching, training and organization.
Decisive – able to analyze a situation both from a numbers and human perspective and take action or make recommendations as required
Thoroughness – learning and doing what is needed for results to be complete and accurate
Discretion- able to keep information confidential
Trustworthy- to build a reputation for dependability and responsibility, earning the confidence and respect of those you work with inside and outside the company
Alert- aware of what is going on in and the needs of the company. Able to run the numbers in your head.
Organizational Skills – recognizing key behaviors foundational to our success and leading the team to follow consistently
Wisdom – emotional maturity and knowing the difference between raw data and information
Communication – sharing information with Executive Team and others in a timely, clear manner
Positive Attitude – enthusiastic, with a good attitude even when under stress
As VP of Accounting and Finance you will:
Work with Executive Team to understand current financial situation, identify dangers and opportunities and communicate trends and forecasts for the future.
Train all departments to understand their key numbers – expenses, labor costs and output efficiencies. Through education, simplified reporting and coaching, each team should know what to do to manage expenses and meet goals. In concert with department heads, create annual budgets. Monitor performance and budget goals monthly.
Set and maintain high standards for functions - payments, receipts, expenses and inventory across the company. Direct responsibility for accounting, taxes, payroll, benefits, fixed assets and treasury functions
Manage inventory levels both onsite and offsite under consignment terms. Manage cashflow and lines of credit.
Educational and Professional Experience Required
Financial Management/Accounting Leaders with at least 10/15 years of accounting experience and a minimum of 5 years of executive experience at an equivalent level of responsibility. Bachelor’s degree required with CMA/ MBA a plus. Candidate must know Excel, Microsoft Office and other related software at a high level. Experience with databases a must.
Demonstrated leadership and coaching skills.
We offer a competitive, comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.