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Corporate Controller

Company: Vertafore
Location: Denver
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description


Charter & Experience

As an integral member of the Vertafore senior leadership team

reporting to the CFO, the Corporate Controller is responsible for leading all accounting

and financial reporting activities for the Company, a leading multibillion

dollar privately-held Software as a Service (SaaS) provider to the insurance


Well-qualified candidates will have served in the seniormost

leadership role over one or more large accounting organizations (staff of 20 or

greater) within enterprises generating revenue in excess of $100 million per

year. Exceptional candidates in

Assistant Controller, Divisional Controller, or similar roles within large,

well-recognized enterprises may also be considered if they meet all

requirements other than having served as Corporate Controller.

Experience in the SaaS industry, software, or other industry

involving large transaction volumes of a recurring nature is highly preferable,

but exceptional candidates from other industries may also be considered.

Attractive candidates will have backgrounds clearly

demonstrating successful corporate management track records as well as

exceptional competency in professional accounting encompassing both

deep technical financial reporting expertise and significant Controllership

experience over complex, high-volume transactional accounting operations.


successful candidate will embody both the high professional and performance

standards as well as deep personal commitment required to succeed and thrive in

a fast-paced, metric-driven, and process-oriented enterprise owned and jointly

managed by two of the nation's most prolific and successful private equity


Key Responsibilities



all aspects of reporting and operational accounting for the Company, a leading

national SaaS provider with the sector's largest customer base spanning

multiple products and platforms



implements and oversees the execution of necessary financial processes,

policies, procedures and controls to ensure compliance with US GAAP and all

applicable tax laws



the general ledger and all of the Company's financial books and records



and drives all closing and consolidation processes, including monthly account

reconciliations, to track and safeguard company assets and to ensure that all

financial statements and reporting are timely, accurate, and accord with US




as the primary interface with external audit firm in the Company's annual

financial audit



operational accounting processes by leveraging and NetSuite to

automate and streamline high volume of recurring revenue and other transactions

within a controlled, scalable environment



full systems implementation, adoption and continuous improvement across,

NetSuite and other business applications to maximize efficiencies and scalability

across accounting function and entire organization



Human Resources in the administration and execution of payroll by coordinating

the calculation and verification of all variable and discretionary pay

components inherent in Sales, Senior Management and year-end compensation.


Partners with FP&A in budgeting, forecasting, and lookbacks


Recruits, trains and retains a high performing, superbly

professional accounting department able to assert a positive leadership role

across the entire organization



with the Executive Leadership Team and all levels of functional management to

create an environment conducive to a service-oriented culture and continuous


Professional and Technical Competencies

Technical Accounting


Strong knowledge of US GAAP, including rules specific to

software revenue recognition (ideally in a B2B environment), purchase

accounting, stock compensation, derivatives, foreign subsidiaries, and software

development capitalization



competency applying GAAP within complex organizations, including researching

and implementing relevant accounting technical standards, and preparing

technical accounting memos supporting all accounting positions


Significant experience interfacing with outside financial


Operational Accounting


Significant experience managing accounting operations for large,

complex business units generating high transaction volumes across large,

national customer bases and multiple product lines


Demonstrated effective and efficient management of the closing

process, including the implementation of best practices and the ability to

leverage systems to automate processes and financial reporting

Systems and Integrations


Strong systems background and track record utilizing systems to

drive efficiencies and eliminate duplicate/manual processes in a high-volume

subscription and/or transactional environment


Experience leading assessment, implementation, reimplementation,

and modifications to ERPs and CRMs - ideally within Salesforce and NetSuite



Demonstrated success in prior complex ERP migration projects, in

both M&A integration and operational consolidation situations

General Business


Understands general business issues including external factors

that impact the business and industry.


Demonstrates the ability to follow sound business ethics when

executing job responsibilities to build and maintain management confidence.


Highly proficient in MS office applications (Word, Excel,

Access, PowerPoint) and an ERP system environment



Organizes and executes personnel management activities for

direct managers including recruiting, performance management, training and

career development to ensure the attracting and retaining the highest caliber

of employees



to prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet deadlines in a

fast-paced and growth-oriented environment


Innovative and driven, with a superior ability to execute


Excellent communication skills; possess the interpersonal and

leadership qualities required to continuously motivate and develop the


Behavioral Competencies


Mature, thoughtful and prudent


Strong and effective leader and administrator


Communicative and collaborative


Accountable and focused on detail




Candid, honest and forthright


Strategic with operational foundation


Creative and Innovative


Collaborative and team oriented


Adaptable/Open to Change

Experience & Education



15+ years of relevant accounting experience


5+ years of Controller experience (equivalent

experience as Assistant Controller is large enterprise may also be considered)

Keywords: Vertafore, Denver , Corporate Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Denver, Colorado

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