Are you someone looking for a leadership position in a Controllership organization at an exciting and growing company? Are you looking for a fast-paced, evolving and changing environment? Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role for you!
LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.
We want to hire an experienced accounting leader in our Corporate Controller team to assist with driving change by creating efficiencies within the close process, managing internal reporting and cross-functional initiatives, and supporting our audit objectives. The ideal candidate possesses experience with operational accounting processes, process improvement and external audits. Additionally, the candidate should have some experience in managing projects and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management. The role is a perfect opportunity for a change agent who thrives in partnering with cross-functional teams, and establishing best in class processes in a dynamic environment.
Monitor and improve accounting processes: enhancing accounting close processes, establishing and monitoring deadlines, and developing operational metrics related to productivity and effectiveness; identifying potential automation opportunities
Lead and manage accounting initiatives to ensure all impacted accounting processes are reviewed, updated and integrated
Participate in various cross-functional meetings (e.g., system implementations) to determine potential accounting operational impacts
Lead the analysis of accounting processes and related controls: performing walkthroughs with process owners; assessing compliance with accounting guidance and internal policies; identifying and recommending enhancement to strengthen internal controls and operational efficiencies
Lead and manage external and internal audits: effectively managing the completion of audit-related engagements on a timely and effective basis; act as liaison for internal and external auditors
Track metrics and provide reporting to project working groups, steering committees, senior management, internal audit, and external auditors
Work collaboratively within Finance, as well as partnering with the business on strategic and growth initiatives
What are we looking for?
We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.
BA/BS in Accounting or Finance or related field
Minimum of 7-10 years of relevant accounting, audit and controls experience; including experience at a Big 4 accounting firm (preferably at the experienced senior or manager level)
CPA license required
Strong understanding of US GAAP, SOX Compliance, PCAOB standards, SEC regulations, Auditing Standards and internal controls to evaluate and determine the adequacy of operational accounting processes
Transformational mindset and demonstrated ability to lead and drive change; specifically, experience driving automation, assessing tools and technology a plus
Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to request and/or collect relevant information, identify potential gaps, summarize conclusions, construct/present recommendations, collaborate on the design/testing/implementation of controls, and evaluate control results
Demonstrated ability to build productive relationships with all levels of management
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with key stakeholders and management
Experience at the Manager Level or above
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