Financial Controller

  • Job type

  • Location

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    Technology & Internet Services
  • Pay

    $120,000 - $160,000

Financial Controller – Permanent – Austin, TX – $120,000 - $160,000.

The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s/applicant’s qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship not available.

Our client is seeking a Financial Controller in Austin, TX.

Role Description

We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller, preferably from the automotive manufacturing/distribution industry. We are building a great team at Lotus USA and this is a key role. The successful incumbent will be the lead Finance controller, reporting into the UK based Chief Financial Officer. Duties will include general ledger accounting, including AP & AR (in a shared service environment), ensuring adherence to revenue recognition rules with overall responsibility for the integrity of the P&L, Budget and Balance Sheet for the US entity. The role will work closely with the commercial finance business partner who is responsible for working with Sales, Marketing, Aftersales (Parts) and Network Development areas of the business as Lotus continues its journey to expand its market presence and transition to an EV performance car brand.

Role Objectives

Act as primary lead for accounting and financial control for entity.
Work with Head of Internal Controls (UK) to implement and maintain robust SOX compliant control framework.
Work with Head of Account (UK) to ensure on time and accurate delivery of month end close and its associated deliverables.
Production, review and distribution of US Financial and Management reporting
Support implementation of SAP and other associated systems as part of ongoing transformation.
Ensure US tax reporting and payment obligations are met.
Key Stakeholders

Build strong working relationships and become trusted business partner with US and Global Sales, Aftersales, Network Development and Lotus Global Accounting Teams.

Skills & Requirements

Great communication skills and a thorough understanding of general accounting principles
Good level of knowledge in both state and federal taxation
Strong presentation skills with ability to convey financial metrics to non-financial managers
Personable and able to build strong relationships across business units
Advanced excel skills essential with experience in SAP accounting software (ideal).
Ability to team with other financial professionals remotely to achieve results
Preferred / Helpful KSAs

Working knowledge of SAP, company in progress of migrating ERP system
Working knowledge of OneStream@ which is used for G/L reporting
Comfortable working within a shared service team environment
Service orientated personality with strong desire to team with and support co-workers
Key Behaviours

Ability to support short close cycle through use of reasonable forward planning
Reliable, flexible, diplomatic but firm where required.
Inquisitive mindset with a want to be involved in all activities and awareness to work cooperatively
Accounting or Finance degree

Benefits/Other Compensation:

Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, 401K.

Why Hays?

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