Group Controller

United States
Full Time

Company Overview

Confluence is a global technology solutions provider delivering innovative products to the worldwide money management industry, to meet asset managers and service providers performance, reporting, analytics, risk and data needs. With the recent acquisition of StatPro, Confluence offers its clients a broader range of data-driven managed investment solutions including post-trade regulatory and shareholder reporting, performance and attribution, portfolio analytics, and asset data services and data management, delivering a full technology suite to the front, middle and back office. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Confluence services over 400 clients in 39 countries, with locations across Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and Asia. 

Role Purpose

Role Purpose

This position is responsible for developing and managing the global accounting function for Confluence Technologies.  The Company is entering an acquisitive phase and the successful candidate will embrace the opportunity to develop and align roles and processes which will enable the accounting function to efficiently integrate new entities into the accounting structure while delivering against monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, tax and audit requirements.


Primary Responsibilities

We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organized individual with great attention to detail and strong communication skills. The successful candidate will:

  • Oversee all accounting activities ensuring compliance with GAAP, IFRS and internal accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee all company accounts and investments and ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, reported and reconciliations are reviewed and signed off
  • Report to the CFO with timely and accurate financial information
  • Collaborate to support the CFO in presenting reports to senior executives, stakeholders, and board members
  • Supervise and develop a strong, performance-oriented accounting team, capable of actively and effectively engaging and growing with the business
  • Support the annual budgeting and planning process
  • Manage the treasury function and associated reporting
  • Ensure the Company is complying with all applicable government regulations and legislation
  • Collaborate and work as a key business partner to provide relevant and timely support to the business e.g. mergers and acquisition and related financing.
  • Direct the daily activities for GL, AP, AR, revenue, tax and commissions
  • Oversee the monthly close process, including journal entries, reconciliations, inter-company, cost allocations, and other balance sheet and P&L accounts.
  • Review contracts and ensure that revenue is recognized in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepare, review and issue financial statements in accordance with US GAAP
  • Implement and maintain effective internal controls and processes to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting, integrity of corporate data, and safeguarding of assets
  • Manage accounting policies and procedures and lead efforts to improve internal processes to ensure compliance, control and completeness
  • Oversee the accurate handling of local, state, federal government and foreign jurisdiction reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Manage banking, tax, audit and insurance relationships
  • Lead annual financial audits in multiple jurisdictions and manage financial statement footnote disclosure
  • Evaluate new technical accounting developments and recommend appropriate actions; drive process improvement at all levels of the organization
  • Support internal operational and compliance programs
  • Work alongside other departments on various projects

Essential Skills

  • Technical knowledge of GAAP and IFRS accounting standards.
  • Track record of building, developing and leading high performance accounting teams in a fast-paced organization
  • Ability to work independently without considerable oversight, and to act decisively
  • Experience in designing and implementing accounting processes and controls
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship-building skills
  • Analytical; High attention to detail, organized with exceptional time-management skills
  • Strong communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels in the organization
  • Act in accordance with and is an ambassador of our company values - Integrity, Imagination, Discipline and Service


Certifications and Trainings

  •  CPA, ACA or ACCA fully qualified


System Knowledge

  • Extensive NetSuite knowledge required
  • Proficient in Excel


Education and Minimum Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis preferred.
  • 6+ years progressive experience in Accounting management roles
  • Experience integrating acquired entities into financial systems and processes required
  • Experience managing international finance team preferred
  • Experience within a technology business or software provider preferred


We are committed to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic origin and we give full and fair consideration to the employment and career development of disabled persons, commensurate with their aptitudes and abilities.

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