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Vice President of Accounting

Performance Team

This is a Contract position in El Segundo, CA posted April 19, 2020.

As a company, we promote a culture of honesty and integrity, and value the trust it allows us to build with customers and employees alike.

If you are seeking to be a part of a family, this is the place for you Performance Team (PT) is an industry-leading third-party logistics (3PL) company with over 30 years of experience in Warehousing, Distribution, Consolidation and Transportation.

PT has 12 domestic hubs strategically located near major ports, interstate highways and intermodal rail lines allowing us to provide the retail and manufacturing industries with flexible B2B and B2C solutions for the movement, handling and distribution of goods.

We believe that it is our talented team of professionals who help us stand at the forefront of the logistics industry today.

Our focus on our people is what sets us apart and keeps our customers coming back to work with us At a time when many companies are cutting back and losing their valuable resources, Performance Team is growing full force Join the team that is outperforming the rest, and make a difference.

Performance Team is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Performance Team will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements Description Summary: Reports the financial condition of all company operations to the CFO and executive team accurately and in accordance with GAAP on a monthly (5,4,4 weekly periods) basis.

Provides periodic account analysis to make sure all balance sheet accounts are maintained on an accurate basis in accordance with GAAP.

Leads the annual audit and coordinates tax planning and compliance functions with the outside CPA firm.

Successful candidates will have a proven track record of building problem solving teams that incorporate operating, finance and accounting staff and will be very comfortable working with all levels of operating employees including line managers up to executive management.

Team building is a key ingredient in this role and we will only consider candidates who have a proven (and verifiable) track record of building successful teams.

The company is privately held with operating management and accounting functions headquartered in El Segundo, California.

The accounting department is staffed with approximately 25 professional and clerical employees that report up to the VP Accounting who then reports to the CFO.

The accounting function includes corporate accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll departments along with oversight of NetSuite administration and execution.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Leads preparation of monthly financial statements by operating entities to ensure reporting is accurate, in accordance with GAAP and in compliance with company policies and procedures.

Serves as the company’s expert on GAAP during discussions of accounting policies, alternatives on reporting and financial planning.

Presents the results of operations and related reporting to the executive team.

Budgets and forecasts the companies balance sheet and the related statement of cash flows.

Maintains an effective cash management system to monitor daily cash balances and forecast future cash flows.

Monitors, evaluates and upgrades internal controls to make sure the company follows recognized best practices.

Monitors accounts receivable balances assure timely collection of accounts and accurate posting of customer payments.

Monitors accounts payable balances to determine that all liabilities are recorded on a timely basis and vendors are paid in accordance with company terms.

Provides monthly reporting to lenders on results of operations and covenant compliance.

Recruits and trains staff to provide timely and accurate reporting in accordance with best practices.

Leads monthly account analyses meetings with staff to ascertain that balance sheet accounts are reported correctly (in accordance with GAAP) and trains staff in proper account analysis practices and procedures.

Strives for continuous business process improvement in the accounting function.

Actively seeks new methods to reduce costs or improve profits.

Leads the annual audit with the outside CPA firm.

Leads tax planning and preparation of all tax returns with the outside CPA firm.

Manages the installation of ERP software and annual updates to be sure the company is operating on industry leading accounting and reporting software.

Manages key software relationships including NetSuite and Paycom.

Leads new software implementations including planned conversions to a new purchase order system and a new billing system.

Position is full-time and on-site Requirements: Ten years of financial leadership experience progressing to controller level positions or higher Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with an MBA preferred Some public accounting experience early in the candidate’s career preferred CPA certificate Proven leadership skills which include recruiting and staffing to build a strong team to deliver accurate and timely reporting Must be able to work as a team member with all levels of operating management Skilled in Excel and the Microsoft Suite and able to teach requisite skills to staff Advanced knowledge of NetSuite capabilities required Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 3PL experience preferred but not required StartWire™ is powered by a team of recruiting industry veterans, job search experts, world-class technologists, and forward thinking investors all unified by a simple mission: to radically improve job search.