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Ghost

Ghost

Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Ghost is the marketplace that connects leading retail brands to surplus distribution partners. We combine real-time data with intelligent solutions to help brands distribute their surplus inventory across online and brick & mortar channels. By providing transparency, accuracy, and scalability, the Ghost platform serves as the backbone for retailers to diversify and optimize their inventory lifecycle.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

As the Financial Controller, you will be a key leader within our finance department, overseeing all aspects of financial management and reporting. Your expertise in financial analysis, compliance, and strategy will play a crucial role in driving informed decision-making and optimizing our financial performance. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, guiding them to achieve our financial goals and maintaining our high standards of financial integrity.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the finance department, including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Lead the month-end and year-end closing processes, ensuring timely and accurate financial statements.
  • Prepare and present financial reports, analysis, and insights to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard company assets and maintain compliance.
  • Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger functions to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and monitor financial budgets and forecasts, providing strategic financial guidance.
  • Conduct financial analysis and variance assessments to identify areas for improvement and cost optimization.
  • Work closely with external auditors, tax advisors, and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with all financial and legal requirements.
  • Monitor cash flow, liquidity, and working capital, implementing strategies to maintain a strong financial position.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the finance team, fostering a culture of collaboration and professional growth.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field; CPA designation preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting, with at least 3 years of management experience
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles, financial reporting standards, and regulatory compliance.
  • Proven track record of managing financial operations, month-end closing, and financial statement preparation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities, capable of conveying financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
  • High level of proficiency in financial software and ERP systems; experience with NetSuite or similar platforms is a plus.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and maintaining financial integrity.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, adapting to changing business needs.