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Bitwise Global Inc
Posted: July 26 2016
Company Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 30 Full-time, Paid
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DescriptionPersonally visible across a global organization as a representative of leadership team and finance function. Able to communicate pertinent messages, and listen extremely well. Conveys genuine and demonstrated belief in the organization’s ability to succeed and meet it financial obstacles under the toughest of challenges. Provides strong advocacy and leadership for the finance organization including leading by example. Able to achieve results through others by gaining commitment and holding teams accountable. This individual knows how to empower the team to identify and solve problems, experienced in translating over-arching business goals into specific KPIs, while providing necessary support and mentorship.
ResponsibilitiesEffectively lead the Corporate Accounting team in Brookfield, WI and Central Accounting shared services team in Alpharetta, GA.
Drive strategic initiatives across the entire Controller organization and Fiserv for improved performance.
Identify and drive process improvements and best practices including revenue opportunities.
Oversee production, consolidation and review of monthly consolidated results, including quarterly reporting packages supporting the public earnings process.
Provide excellent customer service to the other finance teams such as Finance, Investor Relations, Tax and Treasury among others. This includes timely communication, collaborative and influential skills, relationship building, and exceptional performance of the group's duties.
Provide professional guidance to finance and business leadership (including the CFO) on matters relating to accounting guidance, including revenue recognition.
Lead the implementation of the new revenue recognition standard including identifying and addressing changes that will impact Fiserv.
Collaborate with business accounting and system support groups to ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures.
Oversee activities for SOX and preparation of audit schedules for internal and external auditors.
RequirementsThe ideal candidate will possess advanced Accounting Management capabilities gained through 15+ years of hands-on and leadership success, including at least 7 years of people management. The following education and expertise should be a substantial part of the best candidate’s credentials.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred
Operational leadership experience in a senior financial/accounting management role
Significant understanding of accounting theory, practices, and regulations.
Heavy exposure to accounting analysis and reporting for a publicly traded company
Experience with GAAP and revenue recognition in a software organization preferred
Multidimensional MIS and ERP systems knowledge and demonstrated experience leveraging these systems to improve efficiency and business insight (e.g. SAP and related reporting tools)
Demonstrated senior level experience and training in the areas of internal controls, financial statements, cash flow management, budget development and knowledge of IFRS and GAAP.
Understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley with working knowledge of Gramm Leach Bliley.
SAP experience is highly desired, or an equivalent high-end ERP financial package.