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Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: Marlborough
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Creative Financial Staffing has partnered with an early stage clean energy manufacturing company to identify a Controller to join their team. This newly created, hands-on position will be charged with building out the accounting function from the ground up. This position will require an in-office presence at least 3 days/month. They will only consider candidates living in New England, New York or New Jersey.
Why the Controller opportunity:

  • The Company: Early-stage clean energy manufacturing company that is transitioning from an R&D company to a commercial organization.
  • The Growth: They are expecting to grow organically through expanding existing partner relationships and entering new customer segments with new product enhancements and offerings as well as through acquisition.
  • The Opportunity: Reporting to the CFO, the Controller will be charged with building out the accounting infrastructure to support the run rate of the company.
  • The Culture: This is a high energy, high growth organization with an entrepreneurial approach. They offer the benefits of working in a start-up (fast-paced, "all-hands-on-deck" mentality, growth opportunity, and ability to have an actual impact) while maintaining the financial stability of an established company.
  • The Exposure: The Controller will be expected to operate through all levels of the organization and align processes and systems to fully execute the company's growth strategy.
    The Controller's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Reporting to CFO, the Controller will have responsibility for the oversight of all aspects of the day-to-day financial management of the company including: the preparation of the monthly consolidated financial package; management of GL accounts, annual audit and submission of government and related tax returns; and financial planning.
  • Hire and develop the accounting team properly balancing internal and external resources
  • Participate in the company's ERP evaluation, implementation and successful utilization
  • Develop and implement business process improvement initiatives and strategies.
  • Increase the company's ability to anticipate business issues and drive good decision-making through sound financial management.
  • Further develop guidelines and processes corresponding to the rapid growth of the company.
  • Continually review accounting policies and procedures to ensure that the company is compliant with GAAP and statutory accounting
  • Develop a thorough understanding of all facets of the business including commodities, supply chain, markets, channels, customers and consumers.
    • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance
    • C.P.A., M.B.A. or master's degree in finance is preferred, but not required.
    • 10+ years of total experience. Must have hands-on experience working in an accounting and financial management function in a high growth company.
    • Manufacturing/Cost Accounting experience required.
    • ERP Implementation experience required.
    • Start-up experience a plus
    • Experience with PE and M&A
    • Experience setting up an accounting department and implementing policies and procedures

Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, Boston , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Marlborough, Massachusetts

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