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Director of Financial Reporting

Company: Z--m Services, Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Z--m has reimagined student transportation, the nation's largest mass transit system. Our integrated end-to-end cloud-based platform provides a modern service for school districts purpose-built around the needs of kids and the expectations of their families. Z--m provides one seamless, real-time interface for parents, drivers, schools, districts, administrators, and operators, to transport children safely and with increased visibility and personalized care. Our multi-sized vehicle approach includes an electric vehicle-first commitment, reduces student commute times by up to 20%, and coupled with our marketplace, delivers added fleet efficiency and optimization. We have been driving the industry forward since 2015, and with more than 8 million miles completed to date, we are leading a new era of safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable transportation. Reporting to the Controller, the Director of Financial Reporting is responsible for ensuring the integrity of financial reports by providing technical and process expertise. This is a critical and high-profile role which plays an integral part in the Company's growth and success. This position will also provide technical advisory support to the broader accounting team and will collaborate closely with cross functional departments including Legal, Investor Relations, FP&A and Stock Administration as well as interface with outside technical advisors and auditors. The role is based at the Company's headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA. Responsibilities --- Responsible for external reporting including 10-K, 10-Q, form 8-K and registration statements, as required --- Analyze and implement new and proposed accounting standards issued by the SEC and the FASB to determine the impact on the Company --- Create and maintain internal and future external reporting calendar, coordinate key timelines and deliverables, and work collaboratively with various business partners to ensure timely, accurate and complete reporting and future public filings --- Develop and maintain effective internal controls in relation to the financial reporting process --- Proactively research, analyze and benchmark the disclosures of peer companies, competitors and industry trends --- Develop and manage strong, collaborative relationships with peers in finance and business partners across the organization to understand the business and apply that knowledge to the financial statements and reporting --- Develop and maintain a monthly and quarterly reporting deck for accounting leadership and BOD purposes --- Develop key reports from Netsuite to support monthly and quarterly reporting; work cross functionally to gather key financial metrics to support month end fluctuation analysis and support monthly reporting --- Work with SEC in drafting responses to comment letters, pre-clearance of technical issues and clearing proxy and proforma and other disclosure requirements --- Prepare cash flows, and identify/follow up on issues with business partners for timely resolution during the month-end close --- Review legal and other financial agreements, and establish the appropriate accounting treatment --- Lead the design and build out of the SEC reporting structure, including implementation and management of external reporting software solution --- Monitor major corporate transactions and events, including significant contracts, acquisitions, other one-off transaction and assess their accounting impact and other required SEC disclosures --- Produce external financial reports for investors and the SEC --- Provide technical expertise for US GAAP and SEC requirements --- Lead or participate in special projects as needed --- Assist in the management of SOX Compliance Technical Skill Requirements --- Licensed CPA required, Big 4 Accounting firm experience preferred --- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance --- 8+ years of work experience, including in a public company environment --- Experience in implementing complex accounting and reporting standards is a must --- Strong technical accounting background with a thorough knowledge of US GAAP, SOX and SEC reporting standards, as well as experience with technical research and preparation of accounting position papers Additional Qualifications --- Excellent critical thinking, analytical and communication skills --- A solutions-oriented team player and effective communicator with all levels of management and cross functional organizations --- Strong organizational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines --- Excellent verbal, written, and listening skills as well as ability to effectively use accounting knowledge to collaborate, guide, and interact professionally with a wide range of personnel at various levels within the organization to drive sound business decisions --- Ability to clearly and concisely document and effectively communicate complex accounting and reporting issues to finance and non-finance personnel --- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with great attention to details --- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, multi-task efficiently and manage individuals --- Passionate and enthusiastic about remaining up to date on current trends and practices --- High level of accuracy --- NetSuite and Salesforce experience preferred --- Familiar with XBRL tagging, a plus Zum Services, Inc. and all its subsidiaries provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment -and -prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, -age, -sex, national origin, disability status, -genetics, -protected veteran status, -sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, -or any other characteristic protected by -federal, state or local -laws. -

Keywords: Z--m Services, Inc., Redwood City , Director of Financial Reporting, Executive , Redwood City, California

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