CONTROLLER

As Alumni Ventures Group continues to grow and develop our business and the critical functions that support our success, we are adding a Controller to our Corporate Finance organization. The Controller will report directly to AVG’s Chief Finance Officer and will oversee AVG’s Accounting Team, comprised of an Accounting Manager, Senior Staff Accountant and an Accounts Payable Specialist. The Controller will have a high-level of exposure across AVG’s Executive Team and may also prepare information or presentations for AVG’s Board of Managers as requested.

ABOUT ALUMNI VENTURES GROUP

Alumni Ventures Group is a fast-growing company with over 100 employees across the country dedicated to growing and engaging with an inclusive community of teammates, investors, and entrepreneurs disrupting the status quo in order to build a better future. AVG provides accredited investors with the smartest, simplest way to own a high-quality, actively indexed venture portfolio.  Today, we serve roughly 4,000 investors, hundreds of startups, and a community of over 500,000 stakeholders across the country. Our corporate headquarters in Manchester, NH provides support and resources to our fund teams in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Menlo Park, and Austin. 

ABOUT THIS ROLE

The Controller is accountable for the corporate accounting operations of the company, including the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records (source documents, journal entries, ledgers)  and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with GAAP.

OUTCOMES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

OUTCOMES

  • Exceptional record keeping systems in place for all related entities and appropriate transaction processing operations
  • Reliable delivery of thorough and effective reporting to the Company’s executive team with respect to GAAP, tax and managerial concepts
  • Accounts payable, payroll, expense reimbursement and bank reconciliations processes are consistently conducted with efficiency and to the satisfaction of all key stakeholders

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the staff and operations of the corporate accounting department
  • Maintains and executes a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Proactively communicate with all team members to ensure consistency and best practices for accounting
  • Maintain a strong relationship with Human Resources relative to all HR Finance collaborations, including a standard payroll process established Maintain chart of accounts
  • Ensure Box filing system logical, defined and maintained

 

Reporting

  • Issue timely and complete financial statements and management reporting packages
  • Timely reporting on KPI measures
  • Manage production of annual budget and forecast
  • Calculate and report on monthly variances from budget and forecast (MTD, YTD)
  • Prepare materials as required for Board meetings
  • Other projects as assigned

 

Audit and annual tax preparation

  • Coordinate the provision of the necessary information to external auditors for annual audit, including preparation / assignment of confirmations, month-end schedules, trial balance, etc.
  • Coordinate the provision of the necessary (incremental) information for corporate tax work with external tax auditor
  • Attend to distribution of tax information to AVG unit holders

 

Annual Budgeting / Multi-year Forecast

  • Preparation of departmental templates and historical information by department
  • Develop depth of knowledge around AVG’s current key drivers of people, facilities, marketing and IT/Engineering spend
  • Conduct financial analysis related to key expense drivers to identify potential process improvement
  • Develop cross departmental understanding to trace opportunities between departments
  • Provide monthly and quarterly financial package with budget vs actual variance analysis; develop efficient method for enhancing departmental reviews
  • Maintain and enhance efficiency of reporting processes, serving as a thought leader to upgrade reporting standards through the pursuit of continuous process improvement
  • Provide vendor review analysis to ensure attention to expense vs value

 

Cap Table

  • Assist in implementation of Shareworks for all Cap Table management needs, becoming a super user, including developing the ability to use the system for employee compensation expense calculations
  • Assist in capital raise analytical needs including developing necessary scenario reviews related to dividend issuance and potential unit repurchases 

REQUIREMENTS

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

  • Degree in Accounting or finance, with CPA designation preferred
  • Minimum 10 years accounting experience in senior accounting or financial management roles
  • Venture capital, investing, financial services and/or startup experience a plus
  • Demonstrated successful implementation and application of accounting and business concepts in a leadership role in corporate finance and accounting

SKILLS

  • Strong analytical skills and high-level use of excel and familiarity with accounting systems
  • Excellent communication skills, including written presentations
  • Experience with corporate tax filings

COMPETENCIES

  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to develop relationships with senior management and key departmental employees
  • Ability to solve complex problems, recognize issues and provide viable solution alternatives
  • Ability to drive process optimization and create operational efficiency
  • Impeccable attention to detail and commitment to financial integrity
  • Effective and engaging leadership and management presence
  • Ability to recognize issues and provide viable solution alternatives

 

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