Controller, Accelerator Businesses at Keller Williams Realty International

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What you’ll be called: Controller, Accelerator Businesses

Where you’ll work: KWRI Headquarters—Austin, TX

Who we’re looking for:

The ideal candidate will be an adaptable, self-motivated independent thinker with a strong focus on accuracy, timeliness, customer service, internal controls, process improvement and the ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

What you’ll do:

The Accelerator Businesses Controller will serve as a member of the executive leadership team for all accelerator businesses and will have oversight of all accounting and financial concerns for the accelerators. The Controller will advise the accounting teams of the accelerators, coordinate with outside accounting firms on audit and tax matters, and will design and implement systems, policies and procedures for existing and additional accelerators as they develop. This role also serves as a consultant, working with others to create a fiscal strategy that aligns with the goals of the accelerator businesses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish, document and direct accounting policies and procedures for all existing and new accelerators to ensure the standards of the executive leadership team are met
  • Maintenance of internal controls and segregation of duties
  • Review, analysis and distribution of internal financial statements and reports for all accelerators to the executive leadership team
  • Conduct cash flow planning to ensure availability of funds as needed
  • Manage cash controls and procedures, including controls over online banking system and accounts
  • Oversee the development of annual operating budgets and periodic forecasting
  • Supervision and coordination of annual external audits
  • Assist the executive leadership team with preparation and analysis of financial models and pro forms for significant new contracts, lines of business and acquisitions
  • Oversee debt, capital and liquidity strategies
  • Assess and evaluate the financial performance of all accelerators regarding long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts
  • Coordinate with KWRI, accelerators and legal teams to maintain RESPA compliance for all organizations
  • Oversight and review of the following for each accelerator o Accounts payable and receivable
    • o Revenue processing and recognition
    • o Payroll and profit share
    • o Fixed assets
    • o Account reconciliations
    • o Monthly close process, including review of journal entries
    • o Monthly review of bank accounts and GL account reconciliations
  • Provide guidance, training and education to the finance and accounting teams to ensure timely and accurate recording of transactions, reporting, fiscal control/budgeting and forecasting
  • Coordinate with external accounting firm on all tax matters
  • Review legal contracts to determine financial and accounting impact and to ensure payment terms and other financial matters are clear
  • Project management and supervision of special accounting projects
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Reports to the Chairman’s Managing Director

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Accounting degree required
  • CPA preferred
  • 10 years’ experience with most recent experience at the Controller level
  • Prior experience in high-growth startup environment
  • Strong understanding of equity and debt financing
  • Experience with taxation of pass-through entities preferred
  • Leadership skills with steadfast resolve and personal integrity
  • Experience accounting for multiple entities, consolidation and intercompany transactions
  • Project management and supervision of special accounting projects
  • Ability to assess a proposal, identify issues, and suggest solutions
  • Must have strong communication skills, be able to adapt to a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Must have strong analytical and reasoning skills and be proficient in Excel

Who is KW and what are the Accelerators?

Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count and is also number 1 in units and sales volume in the United States. Founded in 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. The accelerators are businesses created to enhance the experience of agents and consumers by providing products and services such as mortgage, insurance, property management, iBuyer program, business coaching and productivity training.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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