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Assistant Controller

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Start Date

July 08, 2021


Position Summary:

The Assistant Controller will be a strategic thought-partner and report to the Director of Finance/Controller. The successful candidate will be a hands-on self-starter, and participative financial manager.  The Assistant Controller will directly manage the Finance Manager who oversees an existing team of up to three individuals in the accounting department. The Assistant Controller will lead and direct the following areas: management accounting, finance, contracts and RFP’s, procurement, quarterly audit reviews, and year-end audits.

The Assistant Controller will play a critical role in partnering with the Director of Finance/Controller in strategic decision-making and operations to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of the finance team. 


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operations of the Finance department and the related accounting software. Review and analyze operational results to identify potential areas for improved performance. 
  • Coordinate and lead both the quarterly audit reviews and the annual audit process, as well as liaise with external auditors
  • Manage reconciliation of accounts related to Assessment revenue, deferred revenue, and accounts receivable
  • Manages Co-Opportunistic revenue and accounts receivable deposits and processing AR collections in system
  • Manage procurement and purchasing processes, including but not limited to RFPs, contract reviews, maintaining the files, tracking contracts, obtaining signatures, requisition processing, and purchasing.
  • Manage meeting and event registration, liaise between all visit California departments and third-party conference registration company
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal laws and guidelines for all licenses and permits, and compliance filings
  • Researching accounting issues for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Hold strict confidentiality
  • Appreciation for details coupled with the ability to see the big picture
  • Belief in continual process improvement
  • Strong organizational skills, analytical, and verbal and written communications skill 
  • Ability to comfortably network to build relations for the good of the organization

Essential Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following qualifications.

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance and a minimum of 4-5 years applicable experience
  • Experience managing teams, including employees and contractors
  • Background with contract negotiations and execution
  • Strong financial planning experience
  • Proficiency in all aspects of corporate accounting and all pertinent GAAP rules and regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Experience with Salesforce and/or Financialforce a plus
  • Experience with DocuSign CLM, or other contract lifecycle management system, a plus
  • Strong MS Excel skills required
  • Must be able to travel domestically
  • Work hours regularly exceed 40 hours per week
  • Knowledge of state and applicable laws and regulations




In addition to a competitive salary, Visit California offers an excellent health benefit package. We also offer a fantastic PTO and holiday leave package, 401(k) plan, job-specific skill training, employee discount network, gym access, parking and much more!


Please send your salary requirements, cover letter, resume and two writing samples via email to Visit California Jobs: jobs@visitcalifornia.com.

Visit California has an organizational commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. In that spirit, we welcome all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, national origin, medical condition, U.S. veteran/military status, pregnancy, or reasonable accommodation.