Job Description

Position Title:  Controller                                                                            

Department:  Accounting                                                                            

Report To:  CEO                                                                

Exempt/Nonexempt:  Exempt

Location:  Scottsdale, AZ

 

Description:

The Controller is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the company’s accounting functions. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely internal and external financial reporting. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including month-end close, general ledger maintenance, financial reporting and external audit preparation.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage monthly close process, ensuring all necessary entries are processed; create, review, and approve recurring and adjusting journal entries
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts providing appropriate supporting schedules for timely and accurate month-end process
  • Process, review and manage accounts payable
  • Review vendor invoices for accuracy; investigate and resolve account discrepancies
  • Maintain accounting system control including chart of accounts, accounting periods, entry posting controls, etc.
  • Respond to financial inquiries coming in from outside parties, employees and management
  • Adhere to the deadlines set by the accounting department to keep processes functioning smoothly
  • Review and approve studio bids prior to delivering to client
  • Serve as back up for staff accountant as needed
  • Assist in managing annual financial audits, providing support to auditors and delegating tasks among the team members
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of annual budget and weekly/monthly/quarterly forecast
  • Maintain, coordinate and at times establish accounting control procedures as necessary
  • Design, develop and implement ad-hoc reporting and analysis tools as needed to improve functionality and efficiency of Finance Department
  • Maintain and file all required monthly, quarterly, and yearly regulatory business filings
  • Oversight of other accountants including hiring, mentorship, management
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • 7+ years of relevant accounting and finance experience
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in the production or broadcasting industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree required
  • Two (2) or more years of leadership experience managing teams required
  • Demonstrated experience and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel and QuickBooks
  • Demonstrated strong analytical problem-solving skills with a strong sense of fiduciary responsibility are essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to function in a complex, collaborative environment with other departments

Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of automated accounting software
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Comfortable in a high-paced culture with competing priorities
  • Flexible in dealing with change
  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism

 

Working Conditions:

This position is located in an office environment and will be required to sit or stand for long periods of time working on a computer and talking on the phone. This position will be required to attend events and meetings outside of the office.