The Controller will be responsible for leading the accounting function, including development of the team, as well as continuous improvement of the organization's accounting initiatives, principles, practices, and procedures. This position will oversee the timely monthly close of the General Ledger, consolidation and reporting of financial results, coordination of audits, and the development of and compliance to internal controls.
Ensures accurate & timely financials are in compliance with US GAAP standards with adherence to the close calendar. Identifies any areas of concern in financials for investigation & resolves
Maintain the company's overall system of accounts, books and records on all company transactions and assets
Reviews and ensures timely completion of internal financials, bank financials and other financial packages
Ensures financial accounts are properly supported and reconciled
Responsible for establishing and ensuring compliance to internal controls and continually updates processes & procedures bringing accounting to best in class
Manages consolidation of company entities including eliminations and recording of investment in joint ventures
Interacts regularly with IT department regarding accounting-related technology initiatives
Lead the efforts from an accounting point of view for the establishment of any new entities
Full coordination of audit and the gathering of required audit information, preparation of financial statements & footnotes, and preparation of tax accounts
Directs the daily activities and the career development of team members, including hiring, coaching, reviewing work, establishing goals and performance management of team members as required
Minimum Education Requirements:
Must have Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, MBA a plus
CPA is required
At least 10 years progressive accounting experience
2+ years’ experience in nationally recognized accounting firm
Experience as a Controller or Assistant Controller a significant plus
Experience supervising and developing staff
Experience supervising an audit
Experience consolidating multiple entities
Deltek Vision experience a plus
Desired Skills & Experience:
Strong and broad experience in accounting and ability to apply strong GAAP knowledge to business scenarios.
A high level of initiative and drive. Natural sense of ownership for projects and duties.
Must possess the highest degree of integrity and ethical standards.
Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills. Listens effectively, transmits information accurately and understandably, and actively seeks feedback.
Informal leadership qualities with ability to drive change effectively across functional areas.
Thorough knowledge of accounting processes and procedures.
Handles confidential and sensitive information and records with a high degree of discretion, diligence and good judgment.
Well-organized,self-directed team player. Remains opento others’ ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
Demonstrates professionalism, discretion, and good judgment in all interactions with co-workers, customers, vendors and others.
Proven ability to operate comfortably and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Strong knowledge of personal computer and software packages including Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel and Power Point).
HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran
Internal Number: 2018-2376
About HKS Architects
HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.