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  Divisional Financial Controller
Latin America
  Company Type: Global Trading and Financial Services
  Location: South Florida
  Compensation: Excellent Compensation - Full Benefits
  Languages: Fluent English/Spanish - Portuguese a plus!
  Job Code: mk/1313
  Date Posted: Pending
  Reports to: CFO
No. of employees reporting directly or indirectly: 1 plus Sub accounting personnel

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer the Controller will be responsible for building the financial infrastructure to support a growth company including accounting, financial reporting, controls and tax related matters.  The Controller will be responsible for identifying and disseminating accounting policies and procedures, as well as consolidating financial results on a monthly basis.  The Controller will have direct responsibility for a variety of critical and sensitive areas within the company, and interface with all functions within the organization. The position contemplates a 30%/40% travel time.

  • Establishment of all aspects of the financial management plans and policies.
  • Review the cash position of the company; plans for maintenance of adequate funds through maintaining accountability for all cash and financial assets of the company.
  • Develop and implement adequate internal financial controls and financial reporting systems, in accordance with International Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP).
  • Manage a global accounting function, including general oversight of general ledger, accounts receivable, and capital expenditures.
  • Establish credit and collection policies and procedures and monitor performance in order to safeguard company assets.
  • Manage the organizations accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of its financial reports.
  • 10 + years experience in a hands-on operating environment.  The ideal candidate should be an excellent problem solver with a strong practical business sense, and have a demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex financial issues quickly and accurately.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • CPA required
  • Experience in dealing with corporate governance, i.e. audit committee and Board of Directors
  • High sense of urgency, demonstrated entrepreneurial capability, and the ability to conceptualize and execute plans quickly.
  • Team player with strong analytical, organizational, communications and leadership skills.
  • Proven experience in managing personnel in multiple operating locations.
  • Experience in developing/upgrading/installing financial controls and processes due to a growing organization environment.
  • Candidates should be bilingual English/Spanish;  fluency in Portuguese would be an asset.
  • Innovative and highly competent:  This person will think strategically and be flexible and collaborative in their style.
  • Candidate will maintain a TAKE CHARGE attitude, persistence, tenacity, and drive focused on accomplishing the Company's objectives.
  • Leadership:  should be an independent thinker who has the ability to operate in a fast paced environment. Ability and confidence to set direction and facilitate and develop financial strategies to meet the business needs.  Leads and influences other utilizing participative management style.
  • Technical knowledge:  Demonstrates strong technical knowledge (acumen) regarding financial reporting issues.  Advocates applying sound financial practices to solve strategic business issues and sustain competitive leadership.
  • Communication skills:  Personifies an exciting, energetic presentation style.  Possesses outstanding presentation skills, and verbal communications.  Experienced.

  Cover Letter: Please include cover letter with salary requirements when responding.

  Work Authorization: Must have legal residency.
  For consideration include resume as a Microsoft Word attachment or as text and submit to Margaret Kurtzman and reference the job title and reference number.
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