Assistant Controller & VP Finance at Nuance
Nuance Communications, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that understand, analyze and respond to human language, amplifying human intelligence. With decades of domain and artificial intelligence expertise, Nuance works with thousands of organizations – in healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, retail, and more – to create stronger relationships and better experiences for their customers.
Summary: Exciting opportunity to join the management team of a rapidly transforming and evolving technology company. This role will be critical in managing ongoing accounting and operational complexities stemming from a range of recent strategic activities, including business dispositions, multiple acquisitions, and investments for organic growth. The Vice President, Assistant Controller is an integral part to our management team and will be responsible for managing, developing, and growing a high-performing corporate accounting function. Reporting to the CAO and SVP Corporate Controller, this key finance position will manage a team of over 30 talented individuals in the core General Ledger, Corporate Accounting, SEC reporting, and Technical accounting functions. This is a newly created role that will be very influential and promises the opportunity for career development and great exposure across the organization. The seasoned professional will have technical experience in a wide variety of accounting areas and will also have a breadth of business and operational experience.
•Provide management of all the people and processes within the aforementioned functions. This includes people leadership of a sizable and mission critical set of teams, as well as alignment to our overall corporate growth objectives.
•Extensive exposure to the CFO and CEO, as well as Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, including the preparation of comprehensive financial analyses and presentations for senior management and audit committee.
•Responsible for all external financial reporting, including the preparation of Form 10-Qs, 10-Ks, registration statements, and an integral role in quarterly IR and disclosure process.
•Direct management of all aspects of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial close process, including the related SOX control environments.
•Lead the Finance team to achieve its accounting, transactional and reporting goals with process excellence, accuracy and timeliness.
•Primary responsibility for overall management of external auditors
•Responsibilities include setting accounting policy as well as oversight of complex technical accounting research and judgments
•Oversight and assessment of new and complex business transactions as well as accounting and related judgements related to M&A transactions.
•Integration of M&A activities within directly managed functions.
•Deep partnership with International accounting and finance teams.
•Tightly aligned and engaged with Treasury and Tax teams to ensure all business and accounting activities are optimized and aligned. This engagement will also provide exposure and development into these areas of business.
Number of Years of Work Experience: 15+ years' of relevant and progressive work experience
•CPA, including Big 4 or large regional firm experience
•Demonstrated business leadership and management skills
•Strong technical (US GAAP) accounting background and expertise, extensive SOX experience
•Self-motivated professional with ability to effectively balance multiple priorities, strong attention to detail, utmost integrity
•Flexible and collaborative work style with ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
•Must have very strong written (memos, narratives, processes), verbal and analytical skills
•Experience with technology (software and SAAS) industry strongly preferred
•MBA or Master’s in financial discipline
Education: BA/BS in Accounting or other finance discipline
Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.