International Controller

| Greater Boston Area

International Controller

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

The role of the International Controller is a highly visible role in the finance team. The individual will primarily be responsible for owning the International day-to-day operations, including the monthly close process, payroll, and accounts payable, while managing the local controllers. This role requires a solid foundation in U.S. GAAP accounting, strong analytical and communication skills, and a passion for operational excellence. This position will report directly to the Corporate Controller.

Outcomes & Responsibilities:

  • Establish control framework across international markets
    • Creation of walkthrough documentation by process area
    • Identify control gaps and key controls
    • Create a game plan for use of automation within Oracle (or other process) to reduce reliance on manual controls
  • Lead BU setup in Oracle
    • Ensure inventory module is fully ramped
    • Assist in implementation of manufacturing module
    • Set up of new entities as applicable
  • Obtain a clear understanding of the local markets
    • Identifies and understands key business and accounting risks across locations
    • Owns the international reporting calendar
    • Develops standard close process for international markets
    • Able to assist in thinking strategically about how to shorten the close process
    • Able to provide best practice guidance on various processes and systems
    • Develop organizational charts for planned growth
  • Become the go-to person by the international corporate team for all things related to finance operations
    • Considered a point person for key accounting and finance operational issues by the corporate teams
    • Viewed as a cross functional lead

Competencies:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Appreciation and awareness of global cultures
  • Collaborative nature
  • Functions well and completes deliverables amid ambiguity
  • Appetite to dive into local details
  • Process-oriented
  • Strong bias for action
  • Able to effectively manage people and practices from a remote location
  • Can-do attitude
  • Able to work with specialty groups to manage compliance
  • Able to digest new topics or specialty areas to understand risk and impact
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to keep a flexible schedule to accommodate global time zones
  • “Operations” mindset
  • Able to build out a team of “A players” through effective recruiting, retention, and development practices
  • Passionate about Indigo’s mission

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience
  • CPA required
  • Able to travel 25% of the time
  • Experience with statutory reporting preferred
  • IT/Data Management fluent
  • Working knowledge of IFRS a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Prior experience with international markets required
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Location

500 Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA 02115
500 Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA 02115