Controller

Location: Glendale, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Come party with a million people a day celebrating important events in their lives! Evite, the world’s leading digital invitation platform, is looking for a passionate and creative Controller to join our team in Los Angeles, reporting to the President.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for all aspects of financial reporting, including overseeing the monthly close cycle, general ledger activity, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and balance sheet control. A position that is critical to our promising future, our new Controller will be able to have great influence in building out and professionalizing the controls, reporting, and performance of the business.

Core Capabilities: 

  • The Controller will serve as business partner to senior management, leading the annual budgeting process and performing ad-hoc financial analysis.
  • You’ll make an impact – the Controller is the pillar of the financial information we need to effectively manage our company and we’re counting on you to provide us with that timely and accurate information.
  • You are a visionary and cannot only see the big picture in terms of anticipating the leadership team’s needs 6-12 months down the road, but you can build the accounting and financial reporting functions to be ready to meet those needs. 
  • This is a fantastic opportunity for the Controller to shape Evite to be responsive to the needs and challenges of the rapid growth we are experiencing.

 

The 3C’s (Candidate must have all three):

  • Communication - You're a wickedly good communicator 
  • Critical Thinking - You've got serious horse-power under your noggin’
  • Cultural Fit - You truly embrace and fit within our culture

 

Responsibilities:

  • Must be knowledgeable in all aspects of accounting, job costing and billing processes. This is a fantastic opportunity for a professional who thrives in a busy workplace and is well-versed in working closely with senior management, is detail oriented, and hands-on.
  • Responsible for monthly financial close including bank and other balance sheet reconciliations to ensure financial statement accuracy.
  • As a Controller, you’re responsible for controlling cost. This involves working with the President and the Head of Operations to develop policies and procedures, systems, processes, and metrics to make sure that costs are under control.
  • Take ownership of corporate transaction processes that include accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, while working on the development and support the company’s strategic plans.
  • Analyze business partnerships and make recommendations to Senior Management, including: Information Technology (IT), Legal, Supply Chain, and Procurement.
  • Compile and analyze financial reporting packages.
  • Prepare operating budgets in coordination with senior management.
  • Develop and manage financial controls in accordance with the company’s procedures.
  • Communicate financial metrics to senior management, board of directors and outside constituents.
  • Prepare quarterly board updates.
  • Coordinate with tax advisors to quarterly and annual tax filings are timely and accurate

 

Additional Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and accounting with a CPA certification is a plus, but not required.
  • Minimum 4 years accounting experience in a supervisory level accounting or financial management role.
  • Experienced with P&Ls by department, balance sheet reconciliations, AP, AR, GL postings and control, inventory control/management.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel a must.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of financial terminology, standards, principles and practices (GAAP).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of FASB Accounting Standards codification.
  • Experience dealing with senior lenders on covenants and compliance is a plus.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of accounting theory, techniques, processes and procedures including accruals, obligations, reconciliations and revenue and expense recognition and can apply that knowledge to reflect accurate financial results of operations.
  • E-commerce or Consumer Technology experience is a plus. 

 

A competitive compensation package, commensurate with candidate experience and potential, will be made available consisting of salary, excellent benefits, and sharing on the gain in company value through equity options. 

 

Evite, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and values a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or perception, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetics or other legally protected characteristics.

 

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