Chief Accounting Officer
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Chief Accounting Officer
Who You ll Work For
At REEF, you ll join a team of passionate and ambitious professionals working at the forefront of urban innovation. REEF is the ecosystem that connects the world to your block, with nearly 5,000 locations across North America. Each REEF hub is a thriving, connected ecosystem of businesses, cities and people, that serves the needs of the on-demand economy. Each location leverages its proximity to where large concentrations of people live and work, offering a variety of services, including micro-fulfillment and distribution centers, mobility solutions, and buffer zones that reduce traffic and congestion.
What You ll Do
The Chief Accounting Officer will be globally accountable for REEF s financial reporting and related processing controls and compliance to include the controllership function, shared services, and tax. This includes oversight for an enterprise accounting team in multiple countries.
The Chief Accounting Officer will be an important member of the finance and administration leadership team, working closely with the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, FP&A, Treasury, Post-merger Integration/PMO, Procurement, and IT functions to deliver transparent, meaningful and timely reporting to internal and external stakeholders. The CAO will also work closely with REEF s auditors and tax advisors.
The Chief Accounting Officer will have specific multi-country responsibility and experience with: GAAP and IFSR FS, Public reporting and SOX, Tax compliance, Shared Services, Debt compliance, M&A due diligence and accounting, Post-merger Integration, Building Effective teams, Financial system/ERP conversions, Board of Director and Audit Committee Presentations.
They will also have responsibility for:
Ensuring financial statement integrity and driving operational excellence in closing and reporting processes to provide timely and accurate information to internal and external stakeholders
Driving finance and accounting efficiencies though improving processes, organizational capabilities and internal controls
Proactively working to identify, assess and manage financial risk
Collaboratively partnering with the CFO and other members of senior management to proactively understand Company performance and potential transaction structuring
Overseeing all accounting strategies and activities, including the implementation of new accounting standards
Ensuring maintenance of appropriate internal controls (SOX) and application of appropriate accounting principles (GAAP and IFRS)
Coordinating external audits and the proper filing of tax returns
Ensuring legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
Collaborating with senior finance team to develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the Organization s operations and business plans
Playing a significant role in pre-acquisition due diligence and accounting efforts, as well as post-acquisition planning and implementation integration, including those involving multinational businesses
Participating in corporate policy development as a member of the finance senior management team
Representing the Company to financial partners, including auditors, etc.
Remaining up to date on best practices and applicable laws and regulations
Reviewing workloads and analyze staffing requirements to ensure a talent plan is in place to attract and retain A players. Select, train, counsel and evaluate staff to ensure effective support
What We Want From You
Sitting CAO of a diverse multinational enterprise
CPA required, MBA will be an added advantage
Big 4 experience, ideally in a managerial capacity
A global, collaborative approach, comfortable working in a high growth, fast-paced environment
Solutions-oriented with the ability to assess top down and bottoms up perspectives
A self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills
The ability to think outside the box and make clear and well-reasoned decisions
Excellent maturity and judgment, and the ability to operate effectively in an entrepreneurial environment. Maintain composure under pressure and have the ability to balance competing priorities
Exceptionally goal-oriented with the ability to design and instill sustainable controls and audit mechanisms to ensure the accuracy of the output of the Accounting team
Highly analytical, able to rapidly and accurately distill complex information and communicate the information through a concise and readily understandable message
Forward thinking, with excellent conceptual skills. Able to distill varying economic trends and information, see the big picture, and articulate a message for future direction
Unquestionable ethics and integrity and commitment to excellence
Executive presence with the ability to articulate a vision, establish a clear sense of direction and create accountability
Team-oriented, collaborative style; able to work effectively with a variety of personality types, non-political, non-territorial
Demonstrated humility, innate curiosity and openness to new ideas/approaches
REEF Technology is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. REEF does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. REEF complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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