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Vice President, Controller - Corporate Finance & Accounting

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

Job Description

The Corporate Controller manages the Corporate Finance function including accounting, treasury, collections, payroll, talent payments, accounts payable, taxes and reporting.  Ensure compliance with the Workshop’s internal control policies and procedures.  Provide timely and accurate financial reporting to internal and external users.


Must be a self-starter and work independently to understand the underlying accounting transactions and ensure the operations of the business are accurately reported. Ability to meaningful analyze and interpret financial results.    

Prepare financial analysis required to support the development and approval of the annual operating budget and quarterly estimates • Ensure all financial transactions are recorded accurately, timely and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with relevant regulations.  Prepare consolidated financial statements and related analysis on a quarterly basis.  Respond to requests for financial information from internal and external stakeholders.

Oversee the development and implementation of internal control policies and best practices to ensure the proper processing and recording of transactions.

Manage the accounts payable, payroll, talent payment and treasury functions including issuance of 1099s, W-2s, all federal and state payroll filings and pension and welfare reporting to the guilds. 

Manage the annual audit process leading to a timely and unqualified audit report.

Oversee the completion of the annual IRS Form 990 and other government filings.

Responsible for maintaining and improving the corporate financial systems including the general ledger, T&E expense reporting, residual payments and financial planning and reporting. 

Provide financial and reporting support for the Workshop’s administrative functions including IS, HR, Legal, Facilities, Technical Operations and Finance, including managing finances for building, equipment and computer leases, bank transactions, benefits, etc.

Provide oversight for cash management, investment management and collections functions, including maintaining banking relationships.

Responsible for managing the Workshop’s insurance program including property, liability, worker’s comp, etc. 


Initiative:  Being proactive in planning, anticipating potential issues and independently undertaking steps to improve performance.  Effectively responds to pressure or crisis situations and acts professionally.  Uses resources well.  Follows through on ideas, assignments and open issues.

Critical Thinking:  Effective at thinking through complex issues using traditional and innovative approaches to identify effective solutions.  Seeks to accept and build off the ideas of others for solutions other may not have considered.

Problem Solving/Analysis:  Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.

Team Leadership: Anticipates and resolves conflicts, turns team diversity into an advantage, uses unique team talents, defines processes and goals, works for consensus.

Organizational Savvy:  Has an understanding of how an organization is structured and shows effective navigation strategies when seeking information.  Interacts comfortably with individuals of varied backgrounds, organizations, etc. 


Bachelors in Accounting / Finance, 

CPA preferred, MBA a plus

NetSuite/Concur/TM1 experience a plus

Strong working knowledge of accounting and auditing practices, principles and procedures

Strong written and verbal communication skills

10+ years in progressive accounting / finance role, including 5+ years of supervisory experience. Non-profit or media experience a plus