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Corporate Controller

SparkCognition is an AI leader that offers business-critical solutions for customers in energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, finance, aerospace, defense, and security. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-powered, cyber-physical software for the safety, security, reliability, and optimization of IT, OT, and the Industrial IoT.

We’re looking for a Corporate Controller that can build a world-class accounting team and support SparkCognition in current and future growth. The Corporate Controller will work directly with the CFO and have a high level of visibility and interaction with the executive team. This role will lead all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, management of the external audit, tax filing, as well as the development and administration of internal control procedures. Candidates must possess the ability to create, develop and coach high performing teams and act as a strong collaborative partner across SparkCognition.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the accounting team in oversight and development of company-wide accounting policies and controls consistent with GAAP
  • Establish processes and controls in preparation for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Hire, develop, and train a strong accounting team that can scale with company growth
  • Develop processes as well as systems and tools to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting
  • Manage the essential corporate accounting functions including international accounting, internal controls, Joint Venture consolidations, internal and external reporting, technical accounting, government compliance reporting, client billing/credit/collections, cash management, vendor payments and payroll
  • Work with CFO and FP&A team to manage the corporate budgeting and forecasting process
  • Act as a trusted partner and advisor to the CFO and executive team across strategy and day-to-day financial and accounting operations
  • ASC 606 revenue recognition adoption, including participation with sales during the contracting process to ensure language is appropriate to the company’s goals
  • Participate in Joint Venture Accounting projects, both domestic and International
  • Manage other projects as directed by the CFO

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting and a CPA is required
  • Minimum 10 years of accounting and controls experience, SaaS experience strongly preferred, private and public company experience preferred. Experience in private equity backed company required
  • Experience leading implementations such as ERP, cash management, spend management, forecasting, and other systems
  • Strong knowledge of banking and treasury management best practices
  • Strong knowledge of financial activities, policies and processes, including consolidations, Sarbanes-Oxley, and US GAAP compliance
  • Knowledge of government and military contracting requirements for timekeeping, cost accounting and reporting (DCAA compliance)
  • Experience with international accounting practices and operations
  • Successful development and leadership of a high performing results-focused accounting team
  • Experience interacting with internal and external senior level executives including Audit Committees and Board of Directors
  • Passion for fast-paced entrepreneurial work environments

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate..If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com 

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