EVP Strategy and Growth

July 20, 2018


Company

HarrisX

Industry

Software and Business Services

Category

Finance

Location

Washington DC


Description

This is your chance to join HarrisX, an exciting fast-growing, entrepreneurial company, backed by a prominent private equity fund, that runs the longest running and most comprehensive research on consumer behavior for the top Technology, Telecom & Media companies in the world. Overview: Ideal candidates will be extremely disciplined and self-motivated, have strong integrity, and a commitment to ethical professional conduct. Must communicate well with clients and vendors and work well under pressure. This role reports to the VP of Finance and Operations, and will work closely with CFO as well. It is a great “ground floor” professional opportunity for a highly organized individual who can interface confidently with company leaders; follow instructions precisely; manage time effectively; work discreetly and independently; and is passionate for the chance to build a scalable finance department that can service the future needs of the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the monthly, quarterly, and annual GAAP financial accounting close process
  • Maintain general ledger, prepare and input monthly journal entries, review and explain variances from budget and forecast.
  • Manage “Current” accounting items with a high degree of accuracy and commitment to confidentiality, including but not limited to

1. Payroll

2. Accounts Receivable

3. Accounts Payable

4. Travel and Expenses (T&E)

5. Timesheets

6. Corporate card setup, reconciliation and management

7. HR support and onboarding

  • Assist in maintaining Contracts and Lease Agreements, and maintaining AR, Revenue, AP and expense analyses
  • Liaising with other company stakeholders in Client Services, Product, and Vendor Management as necessary
  • Ensure monthly revenue and WIP analyses are complete and in compliance with revenue recognition guidance
  • Reconciliation of P&L and B/S accounts in compliance with GAAP standards and guidelines for HarrisX’s Chart of Accounts
  • Assist with year-end audit process review and provide support during both internal, external audits and tax returns
  • Assist in developing, maintaining, and documenting procedures for all accounting processes
  • Maintain supporting documentation and work papers for financial reporting deliverables
  • Assist with the budget and monthly executive financial statements and variance narrative as required
  • Assist special projects, as requested

About HarrisX:

HarrisX is the technology, telecom, and media research specialist of the Stagwell Group, a major marketing sciences investment private equity fund. Our product suite is based on the HarrisX consumer insights data repository, recognized as the largest, most comprehensive, and longest-running tech-telecom data in the industry. Chances are very good that you are carrying one of our clients’ products in your hand or using one of their services to view this job application.

Requirements

  • College degree with a focus in Business or Accounting
  • Master in accounting or finance preferred; CPA with Big 4 or equivalent experience strongly preferred
  • 2-4 years' professional experience with a financial services firm or in the accounting department of an organization
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Intacct preferred
  • Proven ability to keep highly sensitive company plans and data confidential
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work independently and take ownership of obligations coupled with the ability to work well on a team
  • Previous experience with accounting in the market research or software industry preferred

Fortune 1000 Company?

No

Job Type

Full Time

Career Level

Two plus years of experience

Contact Name

Brian Walsh

Contact Phone

202-843-0358