Assistant Controller

Compass New York, NY
Compass, headquartered in NYC, is building the most advanced real estate technology in the world. Founded in 2012, Compass operates in 13 markets across the country with over 3,500 real estate agents nationwide. With support from top investors such as Softbank, Fidelity, Wellington, and IVP, Compass is experiencing massive growth and helping everyone find their place in the world.

Compass is looking for an exceptional Assistant Controller to play a key role in developing a world class Accounting department based in New York City. The primary focus of the position will be issuing accurate and timely financial information, along with complying with all legal and governmental requirements. Additional responsibilities include analysis of our results against the annual operating plan, along with preparing ad-hoc analytical reports, and leading business-critical special projects.

At Compass You Will:

* Collaborate on developing the long-term plans and strategic goals for the Accounting department

* Manage a team, and take a strong interest in developing the careers of the team members

* Ensure the accuracy of the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers, including month-end and annual closings; oversee the maintenance of supporting schedules and reconciliations

* Compile all monthly financial information for preparation of financial statements

* Prepare and review account analyses and reconciliations

* Prepare and review monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports

* Be the main accounting contact for select department leaders and regional managers to review performance of the department as well as ensure accruals for department are accurate

* Lead technical accounting research for various areas and publish internal memos on key accounting policies

* Oversee the balance sheet and income statement analytical reviews

* Assist with development, review and analysis of the Annual Operating Plan

* Lead quarterly and annual consolidations process

* Prepare the monthly, quarterly and year-end GAAP financial statements

* Assist in development and enforcement of internal control policies and procedures

* Assist Controller with the external auditor quarterly reviews and annual audits

What We Are Looking For:

* 8-10 years of experience, with a minimum 5 years at a Big 4 public accounting firm

* CPA required

* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; MBA or Masters of Accounting a plus

* Demonstrated ability to improve processes and procedures

* Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications

* Self-starter, positive attitude, zero ego, and ability to problem-solve with minimal supervision

* Strong communication and organizational skills, and impeccable attention to detail

* Proven experience building, mentoring, motivating and leading high performance teams and attracting and retaining top talent. Ability to effectively amplify the strengths and compensate for the areas of development of individuals across Accounting roles

* Must understand complex business models and strategy

* Ability to interact with senior management with confidence and credibility

* Can maintain positive cross-functional relationships with executives and department heads, and readily understand their complex business needs and requirements

* Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks within an open and interactive environment

* Proactive, always seeking additional responsibility

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