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Organization: Communications
Date Posted: 10/26/2015
Posted By: Joanne E. Ratner
Date Needed: 11/1/2015
City: New York
Location: New York
Country: United States
Primary Category: Accounting
Salary: $190,000.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: > 10 years

Description & Details

: WW Controller                                               

Reports to: WW CFO and NA CFO


Position Summary


This position is primarily responsible for the reporting of financial information to internal and external users.  Including:

·        Monthly financial statements and supplementary schedules to parent company

·        Monthly divisional financial statements for senior management

·        Monthly corporate department financial statements

·        Annual budget and quarterly re-forecasts

·        Monthly/quarterly sales tax returns




Financial Statements and Schedules

·        Coordinate schedules to ensure flash financial reporting and final monthly results are submitted in accordance with parent company guidelines on a global basis

·        Review all balance sheet and P&L account analyses/reconciliations on a monthly basis on a global basis

·        Review and approve closing journal entries

·        Monthly review of general ledger activity and investigation/commentary on unusual items

·        Prepare excel version of financial statements for WW and NA CFO review

·        Ensure integrity of financial statements and compliance with parent company accounting policy

·        Ensure accuracy of reported financial statements in general ledger and Cartesis in agreement with internal reporting

·        Coordinate the monthly closing of the time systems and review reports for reasonableness and accuracy


Divisional Financial Statements

·        Prepare summary financial statements for distribution to senior management

·        Develop meaningful analyses that will assist management in addressing key issues

·        Implement of process of continuous improvement in the reporting and make suggestions for reporting enhancements


WW HQ and Corporate Department Financial Statements

·        Prepare monthly WW HQ and corporate division P&L’s showing expense to date versus budget and prior year

·        Meet with department heads to review and address any identified issues

·        Summarize monthly meeting actions points and issues identified for review by NA and WW CFO


Budget and Re-Forecasts

·        Coordinate compilation of data needed to complete budgets and re-forecasts

·        Assist in assessing reasonableness of expense line items based on actual results to date,  meetings with corporate department heads, and general knowledge of the Company’s business

·        Ensure accuracy of data reported in Cartesis in agreement with internal reporting


Sales Tax Returns

·        Review sales tax returns prepared by staff accountant

·        Ensure returns are in compliance with current tax legislation

·        Work with accounts payable manager to ensure proper accrual of use tax as needed

·        Ensure returns are filed with proper remittance to tax authorities



·        Lead Controller’s Group.

·        Coordinate annual tax package submission with parent company

·        Assist in financial and SOX internal control audits, client audits, earn-out financial statement audits, etc.

·        Monitor and drive Net Working Capital performance.


·        Other projects as needed



·        Certified Public Accountant

·        Microsoft Excel skills at intermediate to advanced level (linking, pivot tables, vlookup, etc.)

·        Strong analytical thinker

·        Strong interpersonal and communication skills



·        Bachelor of Science/Business Administration in Accounting



·        15 years prior work experience with at least 5 years as a Controller of a similar organization.

·        Prior experience in a public company.

·        Experience with Cartesis would be useful, but not absolutely required

How to Apply / Contact
Resume or CV, Name, Phone number  MUST BE US RESIDENT or Citizen  LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY21

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