Join Switch Switch designs, builds and operates the highest-rated data center ecosystems in the world. Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the technology infrastructure corporation headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the internet. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 500 issued and pending patent claims covering data center designs that have manifested into the company’s world-renowned data centers. Switch offers the world’s only Tier 5® Platinum hyperscale data center ecosystems with its PRIME campuses located in Las Vegas and Tahoe Reno, Nevada; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia. The Switch PRIMES are the world’s highest-rated hyperscale data center campus ecosystems with low latency to major U.S. markets and are located in the most cost-effective area of each North American zone based on power, connectivity, taxes, cost of living and lower risk of natural disaster. Switch is the recognized world leader in colocation design, development and mission critical operations.
Assistant Controller - Las Vegas, NV
The Assistant Controller will be directly responsible for providing leadership in areas relating to general ledger and technical accounting, and ensuring the financial statements are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP to support the preparation of periodic filings with the SEC. This position will also participate in process improvement initiatives designed to: create efficiencies, develop/enhance the company’s compliance with Sarbanes Oxley, promote corporate governance, and provide business intelligence. The ideal candidate is a professional who works well under pressure, exercises sound judgment, and makes quick decisions that result in timely and accurate periodic financial statements. This position will report directly to the VP of Accounting & Controller.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position carries out supervisory responsibilities over the general accounting team. Supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to: training and mentoring employees; planning, assigning, delegating and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and resolving employee issues.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance, provide US GAAP interpretation of technical accounting memorandums.
Manage all aspects of the general ledger.
Manage the month end/quarter end/annual closing and financial reporting process including account analysis and reconciliation.
Assist in the production and review of accurate and timely financial statements in accordance with US GAAP.
Manage the Blackline task and reconciliation process.
Review contracts and amendments for financial considerations.
Development and maintenance of operational procedures and documentation of data flow.
Development and maintenance of system controls to ensure data integrity.
Collaborate with other departments within the Company, including operations and procurement.
Communicate and explain accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance to the management team.
Manage communications with external auditors on external financial statements and accounting issues to ensure auditor agreement with company decisions on accounting treatment/policies/disclosures.
Assist in the coordination of annual audit and quarterly review activities with external auditors.
Manage the Sarbanes Oxley controls compliance of the general accounting team, including implementation and maintenance of the Company’s internal controls and providing required documentation to internal and external auditors.
Perform continuous assessment of the close process and process re-engineering to reduce the timing to close the financial period.
Assist with ad hoc tasks/projects as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Job Skills:
Public company experience highly desired.
Excellent knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations.
Experience in financial reporting and consolidation accounting.
Ability to research and propose company positions on complex accounting issues.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage well through ambiguity and complexity.
Ability to execute and follow-through to completion and documentation.
Experience with Up-C structure or construction industry desired.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Computer Equipment and Software:
Advanced proficiency in computer programs such as JDE, ReportsNow, Blackline, Microsoft Office applications.
Understanding of Salesforce system.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other related field.
Experience: CPA with at least five (5) years of experience with a Big 4 accounting firm and/or SEC registrant.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, use hands, operate a computer, and have specific vision abilities to include close and distance vision, and ability to adjust focus working with computer and business equipment.
If your position requires you to work in the field and/or warehouse, it is mandatory that you wear approved Personal Protective Equipment. ____________________________________________________
A STRICT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND DRUG TEST WILL BE REQUIRED OF ALL CANDIDATES IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Benefits include comprehensive group health, dental and vision plans, long term disability and life insurance, 401(k) Plan with matching, FSA, paid vacations, paid holidays, company paid lunches and gym membership reimbursement.