Controller

Job Title

Controller

Job Description

About Runway Group
Runway Group is a holding company making investments in real estate, outdoor initiatives, hospitality, and businesses committed to moving Northwest Arkansas forward. Our mission is to sustainably develop and transform the Northwest Arkansas region into a dynamic “lifestyle” metropolitan area with a unique culture that reflects our heritage and natural beauty.

About the Position
Runway is seeking a highly effective and collaborative Controller. This is a great opportunity to join a fast-growing team and make an immediate impact within the organization.

What you will do

Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

• Manage day-to-day accounting operations and the accounting team of a multi-entity organization that operates in various industries
• Own the month-end close process and all associated activity to deliver accurate and timely consolidated financials to management and ownership
• Implement, and maintain standardized policies, procedures, and system of controls, and proactively identify and drive accounting process improvements
• Guide the process in assessing and implementing an ERP system
• Provide leadership and vision for scaling the accounting team and systems infrastructure to accommodate business growth
• Support the annual budgeting and planning process, and work with the FP&A team on cash flow forecasting
• Coordinate with tax advisors for the preparation of year-end tax returns, assist with other regulatory reporting, and manage special projects as directed by the CFO

Who we are looking for
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who enjoys building organizational capabilities from scratch, is adept at managing ambiguity, and can develop solutions to address the organization’s needs in a changing environment. She/he will take initiative to tackle obstacles, will thrive in a collaborative environment, and will pitch in where needed to get things across the finish line.

Experience and Basic Qualifications
• 7+ years of progressive accounting experience with a minimum of 3 years as a Controller
• 4-year degree in Accounting; CPA and/or Big Four accounting experience is preferred
• ERP selection and implementation experience
• Strong working knowledge of mid-level ERP packages (e.g., NetSuite, MS Dynamics) and advanced Excel skills
• Demonstrated ability to implement effective internal controls, processes, and procedures and lead through periods of change
• Solid understanding of multi-entity consolidations and intercompany accounting
• Experience managing an accounting department and a passion for growing and mentoring a team of accounting professionals

Personal attributes that support your success
• A professional demeanor with demonstrated ability to maintain discretion in dealing with highly confidential information
• A builder of effective relationships and networks to achieve results with Principals, internal colleagues, and external partners, as well as service providers
• A willingness to roll up one’s sleeves and drive results through one’s own efforts without a big team
• The ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and projects to meet deadlines with efficiency and accuracy
• Strong attention to detail and organization skills
• Positive, open attitude with flexibility to work on different projects under different timelines
• Excellent judgment, especially when it comes to managing and mitigating risk and influencing decisions
• Unquestionable ethics and personal integrity

Runway is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Basic Qualifications

• 7+ years of progressive accounting experience with a minimum of 3 years as a Controller
• 4-year degree in Accounting; CPA and/or Big Four accounting experience is preferred
• ERP selection and implementation experience
• Strong working knowledge of mid-level ERP packages (e.g., NetSuite, MS Dynamics) and advanced Excel skills
• Demonstrated ability to implement effective internal controls, processes, and procedures and lead through periods of change
• Solid understanding of multi-entity consolidations and intercompany accounting
• Experience managing an accounting department and a passion for growing and mentoring a team of accounting professionals