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Corporate Controller

Company: PennSpring Capital
Location: Louisville
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

Company OverviewThe position would oversee financial operations for a leading provider of K-12 school management software solutions. This is a rising EdTech star, with a revolutionary iPaaS (integration platform as a service) product. The Company and their shared executive team are being backed by PennSpring Capital ("PennSpring"), a private equity firm located in Lancaster, PA. PennSpring makes control investments in growth-oriented lower middle market Company, specializing in opportunities with $750,000 to $5 million of EBITDA. An agile shop known for its deal prowess and ability to close, PennSpring has completed six majority investments in the last 12 months. PennSpring is focused on investing in dynamic firms and helping evolve them to institutional scale. PennSpring's Principals are entrepreneurs with firsthand experience in growing and positioning businesses; PennSpring engages at a deep level and applies its experience to elevate its portfolio businesses. Job SummaryThe Corporate Controller will be a critical leader, responsible for building a highly scalable, best-in-class financial organization as a key partner with PennSpring's Managing Partner. He / she will drive the ethos for how the accounting and financial operations organization runs and ensure the appropriate balance between an adequate control environment and the growth needs of the business. The Corporate Controller will be responsible for strengthening financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. He / she must have strong financial, accounting, communication, analytical and management skills. He / she must be excited about entering a Company at its growth inflection point and helping elevate it industry preeminence. Responsibilities and DutiesReporting directly to PennSpring's Managing Partner, the Corporate Controller will play a key role in establishing and executing the finance and accounting operations of the Company. Job responsibilities include:Planning, directing and coordinating all financial and accounting operational functions, policies and procedures across the wider businessManaging the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of individual business-level and consolidated business-level resultsCoordinating and preparing financial statements and managing the budget processImplementing internal audit programs and coordinating activities of external auditors and tax professionalsEstablishing, monitoring and enforcing accounting and internal control processes, including maintaining constant compliance with any applicable loan covenantsHelping hire, train and retain skilled accounting staff across the wider businessMaximizing financial performance and limiting risk on cash by minimizing bank balancesProviding the executive team with information vital to the decision-making processProtecting operations by keeping financial information and plans confidentialContributing to team culture and effort by accomplishing related results as needed The position will be based onsite at the Company' headquarters in Louisville, KY.--Qualifications and SkillsBachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a related field (Master's degree preferred)Previous experience at a reputable accounting firm (Big 4 public accounting is a plus)10+ years of accounting and financial management experience is preferredCertified Public Accountant qualification is a plusStrong ability to communicate accounting and financial information into common languageExperience owning a Company's general ledger and producing timely financial reportingTrack record of leading, professionalizing and optimizing the accounting operations of a private capital-backed Company with at least $5 million in revenueVery strong organization and priority setting skillsKnowledge of invoicing, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable functionsAbility to deliver quality work on tight deadlinesKnowledge of federal regulation on taxes and GAAP standardsExperience with M&A and accounting and financial systems implementation is a requirementExceptional project management experience with a demonstrated ability to lead and drive processes and teamsExcellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail and teamworkDesire for significant responsibility to help shape a new accounting and finance teamInterest in joining a well-capitalized entrepreneurial teamA positive and resourceful attitude excited about building a leading PE-backed business--Benefits and PerksA compelling compensation package will be outlined for the selected candidate. It will consist of both annual base salary and an annual bonus incentive. No phone calls please.

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