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Assistant Controller, Shared Services

Finance: Accounting Operations | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for an Assistant Controller to lead the shared service areas which include treasury and cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivables, and payroll departments.  The right candidate will also manage the budgeting, forecasting and tracking of salary, benefits and other compensation expenses and therefore must have the highest level of integrity and value confidentiality.  Candidate must be customer service oriented, have the ability to problem solve, deal with varying levels of personnel, and be able to multi-task and self-prioritize varying time sensitive accounting areas. Experience managing several employees at a time is required.


  • Oversees Treasury and Cash management 
    • Manage day to day commercial banking and outsourced Chief Investment Office (OCIO) relationships
    • Tracks and manages monthly cash flow and investment performance
    • Ensure correct and suitable banking account structure
    • Manage Foreign exchange exposure
    • Accounting Process owner for Sesame Ventures Investments
  • Oversees Accounts Payable process and staff
    • Review payments/invoices to vendors and independent contractors 
    • Should have knowledge of 1099s and IRS Reporting requirements
    • Oversee company travel and expense policies and ensure compliance
    • Manages Concur Database for T&E Reports and Invoices
  • Oversees Sesame Workshop’s insurance program
    • Work with outside consultants to ensure appropriate amounts and types of coverage.
    • Manage process for policy renewals and implementation and claims filing
  • Manages Unclaimed Property Cycle
  • Oversees Payroll Department and Compensation Planning: Manages tracking of salary, benefits and other compensation expenses, as well as systems and processes for project time tracking 
    • Adviser to fully functioning payroll department
    • Help to implement a streamline process to remove paper workflows inclusive of new hire paperwork and paper invoices/timesheets
    • Work with payroll to budget and estimate to actuals all headcount and compensation expense for the company
    • Tracking, reporting and compliance of the company’s 401k plans
    • Manage the company’s project time tracking database and monthly activity


  • 5-8 years of experience in a management role and previous experience in managing one or all of these functional areas.
  • Accounting or Finance major preferred
  • Experience with an automated, electronic invoice system (Concur and Netsuite a big plus)
  • ADP Workforce Now or other similar systems
  • Knowledgeable of IRS rules for Employee vs Independent Contractor
  • Expertise with banking and treasury (international included) and insurance processes