Job opening detail :
posted: Mar. 13, 2023
Offered by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
Hybrid NYC or Remote, NY
HarperCollins Publishers, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries, with +$2 billion in revenue, is seeking a VP/Controller. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer in New York, the position will have oversight for worldwide operations and a staff of 70+ people. This key leadership role within the finance organization will interact with all levels of management as well as internal and external auditors.

NYC hybrid preferred, but remote location status will be considered.

-Management of the entire North America accounting function, including Financial Reporting and Compliance, Accounts Payable, Cost Accounting, Royalty Accounting, Payroll and Tax.
-Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and ensuring policies and procedures are followed/executed.
-Establishes, monitors, and ensures the successful implementation of internal controls.
-Overall company responsibility for Sarbanes Oxley internal control compliance.
-Leads company's annual external audit effort.
-Acts as key liaison with parent company's internal audit department for annual audit planning and guidance for individual audits.
-Overall responsibility for worldwide financial statement reporting to corporate parent.
-Provides consolidated financial statement guidance and reviews together with Purchase Price accounting for mergers and acquisitions.
-Manages monthly profit/balance sheet including performance reporting.
-Identifies and implements best practices for enhancements of internal controls.
-Optimizes cash flow/working capital management.
-Continuously seeks best practice solutions and provides change management implementation leadership.

-Ability to make quick concise decisions in a fast-paced environment
-Able to multi-task numerous jobs under strict time constraints
-Ability to proactively identify issues before they arise and provide sound solutions
-Strong financial analytical acumen and problem-solving ability
-Ability to foster teamwork in the accounting organization and provide project management leadership as required
-Excellent written and oral communication skills
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with executives, managers, employees and vendors
-Working knowledge of US & Foreign Corporate Income and indirect taxes
-Hands-on skill in design and implementation of policies and procedures

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
-Bachelor's degree in accounting, or equivalent educational and on the job experience
-CPA required
-Auditing experience; Compliance-oriented
-Extensive knowledge of US GAAP accounting principals
-10-15 years of experience in financial positions of increasing responsibility, including 3-5 years as Controller
-Experience working with multiple legal entities under different legal umbrellas
-Experience with financial reporting requirements both internally and externally
-Publishing experience preferred

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That's why cover letters are strongly preferred.

The salary range for this position is $200,000-$225,000. We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Accordingly, offers extended for this role will include an annual incentive opportunity expressed as a percentage of salary or a fixed amount. Similarly to salary, annual incentive opportunity targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

In addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.

HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.
About Our  
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at
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