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Controller

Company: Metro Global Ventures LLC
Location: Bala Cynwyd
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

CONTROLLER FOR PORTFOLIO OF ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESSESUnique opportunity. Serial entrepreneurs seeking highly qualified candidate as the Controller for their multiple ventures.The enterprise currently consists of four high-growth international services businesses with 2020. With the positive cash flow generated by the businesses, the entrepreneurs are re-investing in growth and continuing to support the businesses with opportunistic tuck-in acquisitions. Additionally, new lines of services business will likely be added to the portfolio in the next few years.Although the businesses are geographically diverse, including one headquartered in the UK, the accounting for all is performed centrally in the US, currently on Long Island, NY. Given the very lean staffing of the accounting function and the high growth of the businesses, the time has come to add an experienced individual who will function as the head of the finance and accounting function for the entire organization. This position will also be responsible for HR, Risk Management and Facilities and have a significant role in Legal.As the most experienced professional in their functional areas in the organization, the Controller will need to work as a player, coach and business partner. Today, the accounting department consists of 1 -- bookkeepers, keeping books on a modified cash basis method in Quickbooks. The entrepreneurs are currently providing the HR, Risk Management, Facilities and Legal leadership.The Controller will need to bring insight and experience to determine and implement the most appropriate ways to ensure:-- The proper day-to-day functioning of the accounting department so transactions are recorded timely and accurately, and that bills are paid and cash collected timely.-- Management has timely, accurate and insightful information for managing the businesses. This includes developing reporting and analyses that help management focus on key metrics.-- Planning and forecasting are occurring as required to ensure the business can readily anticipate changing needs, including staffing and cash flows.-- HR, Risk Management and Facilities functions are working appropriately.-- Qualified personnel can be sourced for the businesses as needed.-- New employees are properly onboarded and set up in the company's systems.-- A corporate culture of quality is developed and imbedded throughout the businesses.-- Third parties supporting the businesses, such as lawyers, tax accountants, payroll and benefits processors, and insurance brokers have the information they need to properly perform their roles, and ensuring, that these service providers are providing appropriate support as required by the enterprise.-- The functions under his/her functional areas are scalable to support the rapidly changing needs of a portfolio of high-growth businesses.Beyond building appropriate systems, processes and staffing, the Controller will perform hands-on work to ensure these functions perform as required to support the needs of the businesses.Further, the Controller will function as a business partner to the entrepreneurs. This includes:-- Working cross functionally to support other leaders in the businesses.-- With the functional leaders to address HR matters.-- Identifying and assisting in addressing business issues, such as opportunities for improving margins or cash flow, suggesting and, when appropriate, implementing changes.-- Identifying appropriate risk management practices and products and leading the efforts to ensure they are in place when and where needed.-- Ensuring appropriate employee benefits plans are in place and are acquired at competitive rates.-- Working with the entrepreneurs to diligence and integrate acquisitions. From his/her experience the Controller will provide insight to the due diligence and vision for functionally integrating the businesses where appropriate, while maintaining the unique strengths of each business.At this point, the enterprise is self-funded by the entrepreneurs and the cash flow of the businesses. In the future, there may be a desire to raise funds through capital or debt or through sale of some portion of the enterprise. The Controller needs to ensure the business information systems will have developed sufficiently to readily support the processes required for fund raising or sale when needed.Attributes and experience that will be critical for a successful Controller include:-- Hard working, self-starter who has the experience to know what needs to be done and the tenacity to personally engage to get it done.-- Ability to work in a very leanly staffed organization.-- Knowledge to build appropriate internal controls throughout the company's systems and processes.-- Solid accounting skills to ensure the ability to generate GAAP financial statements when needed.-- Experience in international businesses.-- Excellent communication skills and a willingness to have open and honest conversations.-- An ability to work effectively and efficiently remotely with a wide variety of people.* -- Integrity.

Keywords: Metro Global Ventures LLC, Philadelphia , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

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