Financial Controller at Penske Media
PMC - Los Angeles, CA

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Job Description

We're looking for a Controller to join our team at a leading media company based in LA that owns and operates a growing portfolio of online destination sites. Named one of the Top 100 Technology Companies in North America by Red Herring Magazine, our company is profitable and cash flow positive with 4 straight years of 100% growth. A very sizable VC round was raised recently that has significantly expedited company growth.

As the company’s Controller, you will support the work of the company's VP of Finance, focusing on the establishment and optimization of day-to-day operations in the company.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

Establish operational processes/ process improvement.
Ensure quality control of all company output as it pertains to customer acquisition, delivery of services, and customer support.
Set operational and / or performance goals for each department, which are aggressive, achievable and tied to long-term goals.
Conduct regular meetings with department heads to ensure priorities are clear and coordination is efficient.
Ensure activities comply with organizational requirements for quality management, legal stipulations, and general duty of care.
Facilitate resolution of issues between departments.
Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports.
Prepare reports and financial statements for the VP of Finance, senior management, and the Company’s Board of Directors.
Develop and implement finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures.
Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.
Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
Ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
Develop and direct the implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs, and systems.
Analyze cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide business leaders.

Desired Skills & Experience

Experience in public accounting (Big 5 / Big 4 preferred)
Background in start-ups and high growth companies
Experience working with company focused on internet content, internet portal, or internet advertising
IPO experience a plus
Savvy know-how for implementing operational structure and process
Agility in movement from strategic and policy issues to basic transaction management processes

Company Description

Recognized and respected throughout the world of show business, Variety is the premier source of entertainment news. Since 1905, the most influential leaders in the industry have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straight forward news and analysis - information vital to their professions.

Variety's parent company, PMC, is a leading digital media company founded by Jay Penske in 2004. PMC owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. Variety, Deadline, OnCars, Hollywood Life, HollyBaby, Movieline, TVLine, BGR, Young Hollywood Awards, The Style Awards, and Breakthrough of the Year Awards are all part of the expanding PMC portfolio. For more information on PMC and its brands, please visit www.pmc.com or its digital properties directly.


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