VP Assistant Controller

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, US, 02861

Company: Hasbro

At Hasbro we’re changing the face of play and entertainment. We’re looking for people who want to explore, experiment and innovate to come up with the best ideas. Our culture of community, passion, integrity, creativity and inclusion has inspired our diverse team of highly skilled, highly creative and highly committed individuals for 90+ years and we believe the best is yet to come.

Would you like to use your finance experience in a highly visible role to make a difference? We are looking for an Assistant Controller to join our Corporate Finance team! In this role, you will be responsible for leading the accounting, reporting and controls function, defining and elevating accounting policies, maintaining accounting records, building and overseeing financial infrastructure, researching guidance on technical accounting matters, and preparing financial reports in compliance with overall SEC reporting requirements and operational procedures. The Assistant Controller role leads in establishing and maintaining the organization's accounting principles, practices and procedures. Success in this role requires being driven and innovative, with a strong work ethic and a leadership style characterized by a straightforward style, approachability, a team orientation and collaboration!


This is a hybrid role working 2 to 3 days per week in our Pawtucket, RI office.


A day in the life of the Assistant Controller:

  • Supervise the monthly and quarterly consolidation and internal financial reporting processes, as well as timely and accurate analysis of financial results and financial trends.
  • Act as the main liaison to the external auditors to assist in their completion of an efficient audit.
  • Understand new accounting standards, assess the implications, if any, to the company, and implement adoption as appropriate.
  • Oversee the research and analysis of technical accounting matters and recommendation of actions relating thereto, and documentation of accounting issues and conclusions in white papers.
  • Responsible for the review of all SEC filings, ensuring compliance with all reporting requirements.
  • Evaluate and conclude on appropriateness of non-GAAP measures selected and presented.
  • Responsible for review of quarterly earnings releases, investor decks and management communications for consistency with reported results.
  • Build relationships and regular communication with operational leaders to provide direct and timely assistance on matters that have accounting implications.
  • Provide timely communication of circumstances that impact operational results.
  • Oversee the development, implementation and communication of accounting policies, ensuring compliance with US GAAP for use on a worldwide basis.
  • Implement best financial and accounting practices for all locations, and benchmark external and internal operations.
  • This position is called upon to make accounting policy decisions that directly impact the company’s financial results and its financial reporting integrity.
  • Provide overall support and analysis to executive management by investigating accounting questions, issues and judgments, and functioning as a change agent across the company by partnering with team members from other business divisions to assist with accounting questions.
  • Develop staff to ensure smooth transfer of knowledge for key positions, and support, hire and train to provide for appropriate succession planning and staff development.
  • In coordination with the Senior Manager of Technical Accounting, develop annual training calendars, identify presenters and collaborate with presenters on content development.
  • Complete ad hoc projects assigned by senior management, including analysis of business operations, proposed accounting treatment of significant or unusual transactions, or other accounting and finance-related matters.


What you’ll Bring:

  • 12+ years of hands-on experience in accounting and finance roles of increasing responsibility
  • A minimum of 5 years of public accounting, plus public company experience
  • Must possess a deep technical knowledge of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is considered a plus.
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Certified Public Accountant designation
  • Negotiates with a genuine give-and-take approach, where both parties act as true peers, and decisions are shared.
  • Spends time identifying all partners necessary and meets or connects with all of them, neglecting no one to shape a collective consensus.
  • Works to achieve goals while overcoming obstacles and/or planning for contingencies.
  • Shows strong feelings (e.g. urgency) about reaching targets.
  • Checks work of self and others against quality standards.
  • Reviews performance and progress on a regular basis to ensure the team is achieving results.
  • Ability to earn trust and credibility within the organization, and capable of developing effective business relationships with all members of the company’s senior leadership team.
  • A leader who conveys honesty, integrity and ethical standards at the highest level.
  • A great teammate, with the ability to motivate teams to produce quality results within tight timeframes.
  • Demonstrated success in the development of staff and others toward improved skills, independence and self-initiative.
  • A strategic problem solver with the capacity for increased responsibility/accountability.
  • Keen business and financial skill combined with mature and prudent business judgment.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to make sound business decisions.


Hasbro’s world-class brands and talented people are our greatest assets. One of the ways we invest in you is through a competitive and contemporary benefits package. Your particular benefits package will depend on your position, location, local legal requirements and years with the company. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Half-day Fridays year round, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Team Hasbro Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Toy Discounts and more!


Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

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