Financial Controller - Assistant - New York

Blue Shock Executive Search

A talented accountant with an expertise running the day to day of a successful yet large business.

  • Leadership and communication skills. The ability to engage a team and lead them to execute financial outputs with a high degree of efficiency and attention to detail. Building relationships with all areas of the business to provide deep insight into the business’s costs and future opportunity. A self-motivator with a great ability to translate complex financial findings to non-financial stakeholders;
  • Technical accounting expert with a demonstrated ability to deliver meaningful financial and management accounting insights and report on business drivers. Previous experience within a similar retail or food & beverage business would be highly desirable.
  • Change management capability. Previous experience in a business experiencing transformation. A project focus, with an ability to deliver business-wide outcomes.
  • To manage the Group’s financial and treasury systems and practices, ensuring financial information is timely, accurate, complete and compliant with relevant accounting and taxation principles.
  • Operating and execution of the day to day accounting routine such as payroll, invoicing, membership financials, cost of sales and labor, working with the f & b department, managing costs through accurate accounting procedures, A/P and A/R.
  • Developing and leading the annual budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Managing accounting records and publishing financial statements
  • Delivering monthly financial analysis and commentary, and sales/margin reporting and analysis and cash flow management
  • Prepare portfolio management reports that identifies trends and key variances across the business
  • Providing financial modelling support to assist with strategic decision making
  • Evolving existing reporting frameworks and dashboards - both operational and financial performance
  • Identifying areas for process improvement and executing accordingly
  • Further build out the BI tools of the group (primary focus on operational data analytics) to enhance the planning and analytical capability of the group
  • Coordinating with IT providers and external stakeholders to complete and roll out BI tools, and the ongoing continuous improvement of operational data compilation
  • Building productive working relationships with stakeholders in order to understand their business operations and the financial information needs of end users
  • Assist in the finalization of company financial audits and ensure daily compliance with regulations
  • Degree qualified CPA and CA is an asset
  • 5 years’ experience (f & b/hotels/country club experience preferred)
  • Technically excellent. Strong financial and statutory reporting skills. Manage multiple accounting systems
  • Understanding financial system concepts, principles and process with strong commercial acumen
  • Auditing experience
  • Self-starter with minimum supervision
  • Strong communication and leadership skills are essential
  • Ability to challenge the existing system and providing value added suggestions and solutions
  • Proficiency in accounting software
  • Advance Excel and system skills
  • High energy, positive attitude, willingness to learn and grow
  • Well presented and well groomed
  • Shows initiative and creativity
  • Logical thinker
  • Team player
  • Appreciation for a diverse, multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written