TrellisWare Technologies, Inc
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

We provide communication solutions and innovations when nothing else works!

TrellisWare Technologies Inc., a rapidly growing leader in the development of advanced communications systems for use in various military and commercial applications, is seeking a Corporate Controller to serve as a key member of its financial leadership team in San Diego. The right candidate must bring a high level of energy, confidence and enthusiasm to the position and works best in a fast paced, high growth dynamic environment.  Our top talents embrace a 'work hard, play hard' philosophy and are creative problem solvers. 

Keep yourself fully energized by enjoying fully-stocked community areas which include other amenities for having a little fun and relaxation throughout the day. And at the end of an invigorating and challenging day, reward yourself by taking advantage of fitness reimbursements and much more!


Job FunctionReporting to the CFO, this individual will oversee the accounting function and overall day-to-day management of accounting and financial controls of this dynamic, high-growth company. Ensure the accounting department serves the accounting needs of external constituents, the overall company and operating units within the organization. Also ensure that monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting is completed on a timely basis and in accordance with GAAP.  Continuously improve accounting processes consistent with best practices. The Corporate Controller responsibilities include all accounting operations, internal controls, and audit. The Corporate Controller is the primary point of contact with key partners including external auditors, majority owner accounting representatives and other third-party service providers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including optimizing the departmental organizational structure, controls and processes to achieve department's goals and objectives
  • Lead and oversee all general accounting functions, including the monthly general ledger and financial close processes, cost accounting and accounting operations consisting of accounts payable and accounts receivable transaction processing, inventory and fixed asset management
  • Ensure efficient, effective execution of transactions as well as compliance with the company's policies in these areas.  Evaluate and make recommendations with respect to automation or other opportunities to improve the effectiveness of the department.  Maintain desk procedures, establish and report on critical service levels.
  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of all aspects of GAAP reporting.  Oversee and coordinate the information requirements and analysis needed to support external reviews and annual audit.
  • Manage and develop accounting team by providing overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this team. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Assess, implement and maintain accounting systems
  • Lead policy, procedure and process development and improvements ensuring compliance with GAAP
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education and Work Experience:

  • B.A., B.S. in Accounting; CPA strongly desired;  MBA preferred
  • 12+ years of progressive combined public or private accounting related experience.  Expertise in GAAP principles.  Experience in mid-sized (~$100M+) environment.
  • Experience with government / DOD programs and contracting desired.  Experience with both product and service businesses desired.
  • Strong experience in GAAP/SEC reporting, technical accounting research and implementation of business process improvements.  Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • A proven track record of process improvement and experience with financial systems, best practices and managing process change initiatives. Experience with accounting system implementations required.


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:


Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a small, dynamic group environment with rapidly changing requirements is open and adaptable to change
  • Ability to develop and deliver clear and concise presentation of financial assessments to executive leadership
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to professionally interact with a variety of engineering, finance, business development, legal, contracts and product support teams
  • Demonstrated proficiency in creating financial systems that collect, segregate, and allocate expense items to their correct cost centers to track financial performance.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to:
    • Provide leadership in projects and teams
    • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner while assessing and making trade-offs with alternative solutions.
    • Balance team and individual responsibilities; share knowledge and information to build trust; exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views; contribute to building a positive team spirit
    • Delegate work assignments, matching the responsibility to the person; set expectations and monitor delegated activities
    • Make timely decisions, exhibiting sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process
  • Develop and implement strategies to achieve organizational goals; understand the organization's strengths & weaknesses; implement organizational changes necessary to successfully meet changing business needs.


Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to frequently sit, stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach within hands and arms length, stoop, kneel, and crouch, talk and hear.
  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; frequently required to use office equipment such as PC, printer, telephone, etc.
  • Able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Additional Requirements:

  •  U.S. citizenship required.


TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is proud to be an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in the job description restricts the company's right to change, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason.

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