VP of Accounting & Global Controller

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Reporting to the CFO, the VP of Accounting & Global Controller will be responsible for all aspects of the statutory and external financing reporting under US GAAP, adoption of accounting standards, developing and documenting required disclosure and controls, cash management and forecasting and preparation of reports to the audit committee. The VP of Accounting & Global Controller will work directly with the Company’s external auditors and lead all the global external audit reporting requirements and own the quarterly and annual statutory public company reporting deliverables. The candidate will coordinate with other finance counterparts in various locations (Australia, US, Canada) and establish systems and processes to handle the public reporting requirements for an ASX listed entity. The successful candidate must have prior hands-on experience in public accounting and have previous experience in handling complex accounting transactions and provide guidance to the finance team for technical accounting issues. Further, the candidate will provide research and guidance for the adoption for new accounting standards and ensure compliance on all regulatory levels Responsibilities: Manage the statutory financial reporting function and ensure compliance under local (US, Canada, UK and Australia) and parent accounting standards, regulatory requirements and government reporting Lead the preparation of quarterly, half-year annual reporting to regulatory bodies Ensure timely preparation of all financial information and presentations required for quarterly and annual reports, press releases and audit committee Manage and own the year end audit as well as other special audits for the global company as necessary Manage the treasury function including cash flow forecast and develop cash management and financing strategies Assess and document the technical accounting impact and required disclosures for major transactions and audit memos Be the subject matter expert for all complex accounting issues. Research and document significant changes in accounting policies and standards and provide advice and guidance on all accounting matters Coordinate with VP of Global Tax and external parties for tax and financial planning and risk management Partner with the VP of Finance on all financial planning requirements (i.e., monthly reporting, budgeting, forecasting, long-range planning, etc.) Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or commerce CPA from public practice Experience: 10 years of progressive financial leadership role with at least 3 years in a senior level role with a publicly traded company Previous auditing experience in public practice is required Exposure to public financing reporting and disclosure experience including MD&A Experience with M&A transactions and international entity consolidation strongly preferred Strong technical, research, problem solving and collaboration skills, including strong knowledge of US GAAP and emerging accounting issues Experience in handling cloud-based accounting and planning systems, dealing with multi-currencies and a global company with multiple subsidiaries A track record that demonstrates the ability to evolve quickly, influence others and execute in a dynamic, fast paced environment Skills and Competencies Excellent written and oral communication skills Excellent attention to detail Proofreading skills A critical thinker Curious and confident to ask questions and learn quickly Ability to manage conflicting priorities and multiple tasks Team player Always demonstrate the Keypath values – Commitment, Collaboration, Innovation and Lifelong Learning Benefits: Keypath Education provides comprehensive and competitive health, , including above-market allowances for all paramedical coverage. We also offer an employee and family assistance program (EAP) where dedicated resources and a helpline are available to our team. Additional benefits include: 401K and company match Generous paid leave policies Summer Flex/Family Flex days Work from home policy Volunteer time off Onsite Gym Access About Keypath Education: Our global mission is : Educate professionals to transform their world. We do this by partnering with the world’s leading universities who want to deliver career-relevant education to professionals. Keypath Education provides a market-led & tech-focused online education solution. We set ourselves apart from other providers, thanks to our global team of education experts who provide us with a breadth of diversity and data, which allows us to respond quickly to the “Future of Work” trends. We have an unwavering commitment to the student experience, an unrivalled desire to innovate, and a drive to leave a positive mark on the world. Keypath acts as an extension of the university's team, keeping its brand and academic rigor intact while accelerating the growth and quality of the university program portfolio and providing an exceptional student experience through industry-leading technology. Services provided include market research, program development, marketing, student recruitment, retention, and course development. Aside from the great perks and investment in our people's own learning and development, it's our culture that makes Keypath Education unique. We truly put our people first – our employees and our students. Our mantra is, "Be Bold and Do Meaningful Work." We seek out unique challenges. We move fast by choice. We push ourselves to be lifelong learners and demand the best from one another. It's what defines Keypath – and we wouldn't have it any other way. To deliver on this mission, the first thing we did was hire the best and brightest leaders in online learning. We opened offices in Melbourne, London, Chicago, Toronto, and have virtual employees all over the world to support our university partners. While our journey is just beginning, our team has accomplished so much already. We work with more than 30 partners worldwide, supporting 100 degree programs, more than 2,500 students in 75 countries. Our university partners are recognized for their academic quality, with most being regionally or nationally ranked. Also, 13 are globally ranked - a distinction given to only 3% of universities in the world. Our US Corporate Headquarters is based in Schaumburg and is home to more than 240 full-time employees. We gather teams of experts from marketing, instructional design, web development, finance and student service backgrounds across Chicago to support university partners in the US and around the world. Awarded Best Places to Work by Crain’s Chicago s, the Chicago Tribune and named to Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies, our Schaumburg office is passionate about supporting our communities and philanthropic efforts that align with our company mission. We enjoy celebrating with company sponsored outings and value time off to reflect, recharge and prioritize the wellbeing of all Keypathers. Note: The above statements outline nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required. All employees may be required to occasionally perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed. Keypath education is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Keypath’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.


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