Assistant Controller

| United States | Remote
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The Assistant Controller leads a team that is primarily responsible for maintaining an accurate and timely financial close.  Specific areas of responsibility include general accounting for both domestic and international entities, year-end audit, international statutory reporting, and other general accounting functions.  This position directly supports the Controllership function and will have a significant role in acquisition related work.


  • Manage the monthly financial close process and related activities to ensure accounts are accurately reflected, reconciled, and reported in compliance with GAAP.
  • Ensure account reconciliations are completed in a timely manner and review them for accuracy and completeness.
  • Work with foreign country accounting and finance resources to produce and review subsidiary financial statements that comply with U.S. GAAP and/or local statutory requirements as applicable.
  • Analyze and communicate financial performance and provide succinct but comprehensive analysis of performance in comparison to prior month, prior year, etc...
  • Play a key role in acquisition related tasks including purchase accounting, due diligence support, integration of acquired company financial information and processes, assess acquired company accounting policies for compliance with GAAP.
  • Lead the annual corporate audit process and manage other audit related requirements related to acquisitions or statutory requirements.
  • Assessment of current and new accounting policies to ensure compliance with GAAP including technical accounting documentation of said policies.
  • Maintain the company’s accounting system and manage assigned processes.
  • Continued focus on process improvement including enhancement of internal controls.
  • Provide a key leadership role to regional accounting managers and their teams by encouraging an attitude of continuous improvement in day-to-day activities. 
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Corporate Controller (e.g. process improvement activities, involvement in tax matters, etc.)


  • 7+ years accounting experience with at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory position.
  • Must have strong technical expertise in compiling financial statements for an international company and have experience in consolidating multiple foreign and US entities.
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and have the ability to interpret and implement new accounting guidance in an increasingly complex business environment.
  • Ability to lead the accounting team in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and can work effectively with people outside of the accounting function.
  • Computer experience with Great Plains, MS Office applications, Essbase and large ERP systems is strongly desired.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
  • 7+ years accounting experience with at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required and a CPA certification is desired.
  • Experience in documenting and improving existing systems and processes preferred. Previous work involved with ERP/CRM upgrades and implementations would be highly valuable.
  • Purchase accounting experience in a highly acquisitive environment is strongly desired.


About Us

This is Fortra, where we're making a difference by offering a best-in-class solutions portfolio, proactively adapting to the ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape, and putting people first. Fortra is a cybersecurity company like no other. We're known for our innovative software and services, world-class support, and the commitment and satisfaction of employees across the globe. Our approach is different, and we’re proud of that. For more information about what it's like to work for us, and learn about our culture, benefits, or perks, connect with us on LinkedIn. 

We Are Fortra

Our people make us great. Our employees are a resilient and diverse group of global problem solvers, proactive protectors, and relentless allies, empowered to show up every day authentically, ready to fight the good fight with Fortra. Here at Fortra, we believe we're stronger when we're all stronger. That's why we're committed to supporting and empowering our employees through a host of offerings, including competitive benefits and salaries, personal and professional development opportunities, flexibility, and much more!
Visit our website to learn more about why employees choose to work for Fortra. Remember to check out our Glassdoor to learn what our employees are saying and connect with us on LinkedIn.
As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status.

More Information on Fortra
Fortra operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Eden Prairie, MN. Fortra was founded in 1982. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Documented equal pay policy, Diversity employee resource groups, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental insurance and Vision insurance. To see all 31 open jobs at Fortra, click here.
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