Randstad Assistant Controller in San Francisco, California

Assistant Controller

job details:

  • location:San Francisco, CA

  • salary:$150,000 - $170,000 per year

  • date posted:Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • experience:8 Years

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:452180

  • questions:415-733-7530.

job description

Assistant Controller

job summary:

Assistant Controller

Dynamic larger technology company in San Francisco is currently seeking an Assistant Controller to support their corporate accounting functions including managing a team of 7-8 accounting professionals around corporate GL close, financial reporting and revenue recognition. Position will report to the Corporate Controller and also work on a variety of special project work and help as the company scales. Qualified candidates will have their CPA with 8-10+ years of experience within corporate accounting, revenue, and reporting functions. Please apply directly to this posting for further consideration.

location: San Francisco, California

job type: Permanent

salary: $150,000 - 170,000 per year

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Bachelor's degree

experience: 8 Years


Job Description

A global leader in the software industry, is currently seeking a full-time Assistant Controller for its Accounting Department. This is a highly visible role, responsible for overseeing the accounting of the company, providing technical accounting expertise and guidance for the broader financial close/reporting team, and serving as liaison. This position will be based in San Francisco, CA and will report to the Controller.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of General Accounting team and Finance Operations team, in partnership with the Controller, to ensure optimization of procedures and processes in place to produce timely and accurate financial information for management and external reporting purposes.

  • Drive the monthly close process; coordinate with other teams to ensure timely recording of transactions and the completeness and accuracy of financial statements.

  • Prepare timely internal and external financial reporting, flux analyses and account reconciliations.

  • Support internal and external audits. Coordinate the accounting teams to prepare and provide materials for audits.

  • Review and summarize customer contracts for proper revenue recognition in accordance with company policy and revenue recognition accounting standards. Draft white-papers detailing accounting treatment of unique agreements.

  • Partner with Legal department and business teams to interpret complex or unique contract provisions or new revenue initiatives. Research and document accounting issues and recommend solutions for complex transactions as needed.

  • Plan, develop and implement effective accounting strategies, policies and procedures in accordance with evolving regulations, legal and governmental requirements and industry trends that may impact the company.

  • Work as liaison with project teams to develop or improve finance solutions, including the design and review of IT systems.

  • Lead process improvement efforts to increase the accuracy, timeliness, and efficiency of the team.

  • Lead the team to create and maintain financial performance metrics. Communicate the metrics and financial analysis to stakeholders to support business decision.

  • Collaborate with Corporate Accounting (HQ) and Reporting team on the assessment of complex accounting transactions and the implementation of new accounting policies.

  • Implement and maintain effective internal controls and safeguards over company assets, receipt of revenue, payments of authorized expenses, compliance with contractual obligations, and compliance with company policies.

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements to accelerate close timelines; Partner with the Controller on strategic and operational initiatives to optimize the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the broader accounting function.

  • Understand and implement systems of automation to streamline accounting objectives. Provide guidance for ERP implementations/upgrades.

  • Collaborate with the other finance department managers to support overall department goals and objectives.

  • Lead, manage and develop teams of professionals. Advocate for an environment of continued professional development and teamwork



  • BS in Accounting, M.S. or other advanced degree a plus

  • CPA

  • 8-10+ years of experience in progressive roles, leading and building an accounting organization

  • Broad-based operational experience covering all aspects of the monthly, quarterly, and annual close and internal and external financial statement reporting. Strong knowledge of consolidations and intercompany accounting.

  • Outstanding technical accounting, research and reporting skills

  • Experience with integrated systems including financial reporting, general ledger, purchasing, payables management, and Billing/Accounts Receivable (ERP knowledge a must)

skills: General Ledger, CPA

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Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.