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at Silicon Valley Finance Group in Redwood City, CA   —   Jul 18, 2014   |  
Silicon Valley Finance Group is a rapidly growing finance, accounting, and HR consulting firm. Our experienced professionals provide strategic planning and guidance as well as day to day support to venture backed startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. SVFG maintains a very successful team environment that allows for flexibility and growth for the right candidates.

The Controller’s primary role is to manage and maintain all accounting and financial functions for SVFG clients. The Controller is responsible for the day to day relationship with the client and for managing the staff accountants on the client service team. The Controller responsibilities include oversight of all general accounting processes including accounts payable, payroll, billing, collections, compliance with all government reporting, monthly close processes including review of monthly account reconciliations, preparation and review of financial statements in accordance with GAAP, preparing monthly fluctuation analysis and management reporting. Responsibilities also include preparation of cash forecasts, budgets, margin analysis, oversight of equity and related option tracking, management of financial audits, and annual tax return coordination and filing. The Controller is also responsible for defining and implementing policies and procedures to insure appropriate levels of financial controls and adherence to GAAP and is responsible for coordination with any outside audit firms on appropriate implementation of new GAAP guidance. He/She will be responsible for coordinating the involvement of the Human Resources Manager in areas that require HR expertise. Travel between clients is required and daily schedules may vary depending on client needs. Flexibility and great customer service skills are a must.
Review of monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results including related key performance measure reports to ensure accurate financial reporting and appropriate documentation and support of all financial entries.
Preparation and/or Review of financial statements and related fluctuation analysis and management reports.
Cash projection analysis and management of cash balances.
Oversight of payroll processing and tracking.
Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls and processes to ensure timely and accurate financial and management reporting.
Insure compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Provide technical accounting GAAP guidance and support to all team members.
Coordination and distribution of financial data related to due diligence.
Coordination of option tracking and related paperwork and accounting.
Coordination of insurance renewals and financial analysis of related renewals
Responsible for proper timing and application of revenue recognition rules.
Coordination the completion of Federal and State tax reporting requirements including income, property, sales and use, payroll and other local taxes.
Prepare monthly financial forecasts and annual budgets.
Prepare monthly financial reporting package and Board of Director slides
Perform such accounting, financial and/or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time.
At least 2-3 years public accounting experience and at least 7+ years Controller experience
Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams.
Demonstrated success working collaboratively: within a functional team, across departmental functions and with an executive management team.
Strong leadership and communication skills.
Experience in analyzing business performance and developing financial plans.
Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting.
Demonstrated success in fast paced start up environment as well as experience in mid-size and public companies.
Proficiency in all MS Office programs, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Online and Intacct, NetSuite, Great Plans or other mid-tier systems.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA license a plus
Based on experience. Bonus plan may be available.
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