ORS Partners

Chief Accounting Officer

Job Locations US-PA-Wyomissing
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/1/2021 2:18 PM)
Client & Job Location : Address
1015 Penn Ave
Client & Job Location : Postal Code
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# of Openings
Regular Full-Time


The ideal candidate will possess extensive finance expertise, outstanding strategic and analytical acumen, and the demonstrable ability to mobilize and lead a team. They will continue to build the credibility and efficiency of the accounting function by instilling a genuine business-focused yet control-oriented mind-set. They will have a proven ability to instigate and manage change to create efficiency and best practice and to drive continuous improvement across the group.


This position will be joining a dynamic and collaborative team. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a high-growth Digital bank or Fintech company. They will have experience with a capitalization of internally created software. They will have experience building the accounting group in an early-stage public company. Although this is a leadership role, this person will be hands-on in all aspects, responsible for day-to-day functions of the Accounting department. 


To be successful in this role you should possess the following abilities:


  • Responsible for acting as controlling Controller with direct oversight of External reporting, which includes ensuring all SEC filings are accurately prepared and reported on a timely basis.
  • Maintain general ledger and other ledgers, coordinate financial statements, manage accounts Ensure integrity of the accounting, including compliance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), IFRS and related regulatory requirements.
  • Payables and receivables and oversee financial transactions.
  • Oversee day-to-day accounting and controlling activities.
  • All accounting operations including reconciliations, consolidations, accrual processes, and cash accounting
  • All related coordination of information required by key stakeholders
  • Lead overall coordination of the corporate audit with External Auditors
  • Coordinate and consolidate monthly and quarterly financial performance reporting and presentations, including variance analysis to support the close.
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements under US GAAP and/or IFRS.
  • Assure compliance with federal, state, local and corporate policies, regulations and laws
  • Evaluate current accounting practices and policies and drives continuous improvement
  • Strong initiative, comfortable working within an entrepreneurial environment and assuming a strong sense of ownership over all accounting-related matters.
  • Prepare financial statements and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position. Ensure integrity of all financial information
  • Stay abreast of IFRS, US GAAP, and SEC compliance developments, proposed rules, standards and regulations and think ahead of the curve in terms of potential impacts to its operations.
  • Responsible for proposing and implementing actions to prepare the company for impending changes and ensure appropriate accounting treatment
  • Assess financial systems and controls to ensure efficiencies across the CAO/Controllers function.
  • Provide guidance and accounting insights for highly complex transactional activities and participate in the integration process
  • Serve as the global expert resource for GAAP and IFRS advice on an as-needed basis and work with the business and accounting to identify, resolve and document complex accounting issues and transactions
  • Build and maintain relationships with appropriate levels of management, communicating important issues, opportunities, and/or problems that may impact the Bank.
  • Identify, implement, and execute productivity and efficiency-related initiatives
  • Identifies and meets with key players and stakeholders to help them shape a consensus collectively and engages in a dialogue to reach a conclusion together, compromising as necessary for results.
  • Interact with the Audit Committee and facilitate relationships with external auditors.
  • Proactively seeks to improve processes and implement best-in-class solutions, raising quality and productivity in a calculated way.
  • Develops explicit understanding of which relationships are most important to the organization and its stakeholders, builds a network prioritizing these relationships.
  • Attract, develop, motivate and retain financial officer talent. Ability to create a strategy around and optimization of our liquidity position, including how much liquidity buffer is appropriate, as well as where liquidity should be deployed



Required Experience/ Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of experience as a senior financial officer, including progressive financial leadership roles
  • Candidate must possess an undergraduate degree in accounting and/or business administration. CPA designation required.
  • Experience in working for a Big for with a focus on financial or Technology organizations
  • Proven and proactive financial officer with successful track record of providing strong, assertive and positive leadership.
  • Extensive experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) familiarity with IFRS and other regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to influence, collaborate, and work across the organization, with the CFO, CAO, controllers, treasury, tax and other finance leaders.
  • Ability to interface with external stakeholders including external auditors and regulators.
  • A highly organized individual who is disciplined in the oversight of details while maintaining the big picture perspective.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
  • Collaborating and Influencing
  • Ability to facilitate discussions to enable people to collaborate with each other independently promotes collaboration across multiple parties.
  • Challenges assumptions and conventional wisdom with specific, supported, reasoned proposals.
  • Thinks 3-5 years ahead into next business cycle.
  • Enables higher performance by incrementally improving approaches based on calculated risks and benefits.
  • Benchmarks own performance against industry best practices.


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