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VP, Corporate Controller

Acushnet Company

Acushnet Company

Last Updated: 08/11/22

Job Description

Acushnet Company is the global leader in the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of performance-driven golf products. Today, we are the steward of two of the most revered brands in golf – Titleist, one of golf’s leading performance equipment brands, and FootJoy, one of golf’s leading performance wear brands.

We believe we are the most authentic and enduring company in the golf industry. Our mission – to be the performance and quality leader in every golf product category in which we compete!

Summary: The Vice President, Corporate Controller will be the key finance executive responsible for leading the worldwide accounting function of a $2+ billion global company. As a senior member of the finance team, the Corporate Controller will provide leadership in managing the company’s accounting activities, ensuring alignment with our mission, core values, policies, and corporate strategy. The Corporate Controller will ensure strong internal controls and compliance to all public company accounting regulatory requirements, internal and external reporting and consolidation and accounting operations management. The Corporate Controller will report to the EVP & Chief Financial Officer and will serve on the Finance Leadership Team. Additionally, this leader will interface with senior leaders, corporate executive committee members and key members of the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead all activities of the accounting function, including policy and process development and maintenance, accounting operations and systems, month-end close process, consolidation, and financial reporting in accordance US GAAP, IFRS and SEC guidance
  • Oversee the timely and accurate reporting of financial filings (10-K and 10-Q) with the SEC and financial reporting packages on an IFRS basis to majority shareholder
  • Facilitate the understanding of financial results and underlying trends and advise executive management on various financial and accounting issues
  • Establish strong relationships with cross-functional peers and lead the team to collaborate with and influence business partners and be the “go-to” accounting resource for them
  • Establish and own relationship with external auditors and be responsible for quarterly and annual audits while also acting as the key liaison for deliverables to the company Audit Committee
  • Research and conclude on the accounting treatment of complex transactions, provide expertise and direction on technical accounting matters and evaluate the impact of new accounting pronouncements
  • Oversee all aspects of the accounting and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) control functions of the organization
  • Provide accounting expertise and support on M&A transactions from pre-acquisition due diligence through post-acquisition integration
  • Ensure that statutory reporting to local and international government regulators is fulfilled by the mandated deadlines Manage all staffing concerns (hiring, training, supervision, continuous development, etc.) related to the department

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting and CPA certification required, Master’s Degree in Finance/Accounting or MBA preferred
  • 12-15+ years public accounting or global finance experience
  • SEC reporting knowledge and experience
  • Public company Board of Directors exposure, including Audit Committee preferred
  • Finance transformation and M&A experience
  • Experience operating within a large, complex global business environment
  • In depth knowledge of financial reporting requirements under both US GAAP and IFRS; experience in multi-currency & multi-country financial reporting
  • Experience in internal controls including SOX for monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to plan and execute at strategic and tactical levels.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to connect with all organizational levels and inspire individuals to embrace change
  • Ability to maintain productive work partnerships and manage a high performing team with a matured approach to leadership and problem solving

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Company Details

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
About Acushnet Company Acushnet Company was founded in 1910 as a partnership named Peabody, Young & Weeks, but quickly changed its name to the Acushnet Process Company after the town of Acushnet, MA and the process of designating the Guayule shrub’s sap to make rubber. The company was originally in the business of processing rubber for sale to various businesses, including the ti...