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Assistant Controller

Oakland, CA

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Our client is a global leader in network access solutions for various service providers and enterprise networks. They provide networking technologies such as broadband access, Ethernet switching, Passive Optical LAN and software defined networks to a wide customer base that includes more than 1,000 of the world’s most innovative customers in more than 50 countries worldwide.

  • Knowledge and understanding of both US and international accounting principles.
  • Advises management of all potential changes in accounting regulations or practices that may impact international operations and reporting.Help manage consolidation process, worldwide month-end close process.
  • Review non-standard and new customer contracts to determine appropriate revenue recognition
  • Strong working knowledge of revenue recognition requirements, including experience with new revenue recognition standard ASC 606, including strong knowledge of SSP, contract assets and costs, variable elements and disclosure requirements
  • Review and/or prepare SSP, VSOE and deferred revenue computations
  • Responsible for worldwide revenue recognition compliance under ASC 606 / IFRS 15, including implementation of policies, procedures and training of personnel
  • Perform overall financial statement analytical reviews and review all subjective accounts.
  • Assist in the review overall process of completing Forms 10-Q and Form 10-K, including the preparation of the financial statements, related footnotes and Management’s Discussion and Analysis.
  • Aid the Director of Accounting and Compliance in managing the external auditors
  • Research and implement new accounting literature, particularly as relates to revenue and other complex accounting issues
  • Monitor external GAAP developments, consider the impact of proposed standards and prepare updates for the Company’s senior management
  • Proactively keep abreast of the Company’s business practices to ensure that accounting practices evolve with the business so we continue compliance with GAAP
  • Maintain excellent internal controls over the financial reporting process, including disciplined, detailed documentation
  • Aid in implementation and maintenance of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX) Compliance with the internal documentation, evaluation of internal controls, ongoing monitoring and testing as well as management of external audit review
  • Oversee operational accounting areas include accounts payable, payroll and sales taxes
  • Assist in regulatory Compliance, Contract Management and Records Retention

Job Requirements

  • Excellent leadership skills with experience managing a large, global accounting and finance organization
  • Strong SEC, FASB, IFRS and GAAP knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls and SOX compliance requirements
  • Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant (Big 4 preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance at a minimum
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