Job #686: Global Financial Controller - New York, NY (2-7-18)

  • Job Title: Global Financial Controller
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Salary: $130,000 - $150,000 base

Job Description:

The role is at the forefront of finance and the business where the Controller acts as a business advisor to improve all processes, build an SEC reporting and control environment, and allow for quicker closes and quicker reporting to our BoD and investors.

The primary responsibility of the Global Financial Controller will be to maintain an effective accounting framework and related internal controls to ensure that the accounting records are complete and accurately representing the company’s financial position in compliance with local laws and regulations and US-GAAP, as well as Corporate Policies. In this capacity, the Financial Controller will highly leverage the capabilities of WorkFusion Global SSC teams in Belarus (Minsk) and work closely with Finance leadership to assess the right team structure. The role will have overall responsibility for the timely and accurate completion of local tax and statutory filings and related Audits. This position is key in monitoring changes in the local legislative environment and initiating required changes in internal policies and practices, while being the driver in general for continuous process improvements locally.


  • Core Accounting and Controls:
    • Lead our accounting team to maintain an effective accounting framework under both Local- and US-GAAP
    • Lead the month close calls reviewing financial statements
    • Define Local GAAP adjustment requirements vs US-GAAP and ensure proper posting, deferreds, accruals, etc
    • Review and analyze monthly results during each closing to ensure accuracy of reported trial balance
    • Perform required account reconciliation each month in line with corporate policy
    • Monitor local legislative environment and initiate policy changes if required – inform Global SSC teams in time of such changes affecting their procedures (e.g. ASC 606, GDPR)
    • Build a robust governance, compliance and regulatory framework.  Build a team with SEC reporting over time.
    • Build internal audit team
    • Build/maintain an effective local Internal Control environment in line with SOX requirements
    • Oversee company 409A valuations
  • Statutory/Corporate Audits, Regulatory Filings:
    • Support the timely completion of Corporate audits as required
    • Coordinate the statutory audits with local audit teams
    • Ensure that statutory filings are completed within required deadline
    • Prepare annual Stat to GAAP reconciliation/bridge for internal purposes
    • Taxation & Regulatory Filings:
      • Ensure compliance with applicable local Tax laws and regulations
      • Prepare periodic and annual Tax & other regulatory filings and ensure timely submission to authorities
      • Advise other departments of local tax rulings early in their processes to ensure impacts are considered
      • Respond to Tax Authority inquiries and work with WF tax advisor to finalize deliverablesInform Global SSC teams in time of taxation changes affecting their procedures (e.g. VAT, T&E expense related taxation, etc.)
    • Inform Global SSC teams in time of taxation changes affecting their procedures (e.g. VAT, T&E expense related taxation, etc.)
  • Treasury/Payroll:
    • Liaise with local payroll agencies in coordination with Global Payroll team – verify calculations with accounting lead
    • Monitor payroll related legislation and ensure compliance with all applicable laws – ensure global payroll ops is effective and meeting our people’s needs
    • Ensure all payroll processes under local control are fully compliant with internal SOX requirements
    • Ensure payroll tax filings are submitted to the authorities in time and related payments are made timely

  • Transfer Pricing:
    • Hands-on control of intercompany transactions and update the WorkFusion TP Policy.  Work with auditors and advisors
    • Drive decision making on what advisors in APAC and EMEA are recommending as to TP approach
    • Monitor local Transfer pricing regulations and related documentation requirements and escalate as required
    • Be responsible for the completion of annual transfer pricing documentation

  • Finance Business Partnership:
    • Coach and improve capabilities of team
    • Team with commercial finance, services, product, engineering, HR, and Legal to have an unparalleled coordination via effective communication, trust, and recommendations based on fact
    • Equity / Cap Table management – for use with Board and investors
    • Work with the CFO and other members of the executive leadership team to prepare board and investor materials
    • Advise on building out the FP&A and Commercial finance team (supports deal P&Ls, margin analysis, etc.)
    • Support the annual budgeting process for the entity and related control of actual spending
    • Create and simplify actual vs budget spend for P&L owners (with support of FP&A team)
    • Lead the integration of M&A entities into the local legal entity as appropriate
    • Support and strategize on new entity openings from economic and commercial evaluation perspective and lead the company set-up process from Finance side (e.g. bank accounts, local standards, etc.)
    • Support Global Finance Director with Treasury
    • Ensure an accurate and timely AP process
    • Advise on cash needs


  • Degree in Accounting
  • Holder of a local equivalent of a valid CPA qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
  • Minimum 10 years’ working experience in the field of Accounting either at a multinational company or in Audit services (Big4)
  • Experience managing international statutory accounting
  • Excellent statutory and IFRS/US-GAAP accounting standards including related analysis and reporting.
  • Solid knowledge of Tax and local regulations including Transfer Pricing frameworks
  • High integrity standards and reliability
  • Solid understanding of partnering within Finance and with local/global setting
  • Strong analytical and IT skills (preferable NetSuite, Salesforce)
  • Ambitious, polished, highly articulate and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English (Russian a plus)

Other experience considered a "plus":

  • Experience interfacing with private equity ownership structure
  • SEC, public company experience
  • Experience in redesigning financial management infrastructure.  Understands and is effective in leading change management initiatives

Interested candidates should contact Peter Cumello Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to copy Nkrumah Pierre;, and Jennifer Rosener; on your email.