Controller/Senior Finance Manager (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, California
  • Type: Perm (Contingency)
  • Job #31674
  • Salary: $120,000.00


Team, we have a new cool client based out of Los Angeles.  They started in 1982 building movie sets and props for tv and film in Hollywood and have morphed into working with museums and theme parks building landscapes and sets.

Job Title:  Controller/Sr. Finance Manager

Cinnabar is a fabrication company that builds almost anything and everything for the world’s most innovative architects, artists, brands, museums, and theme parks. Based in Los Angeles, we’re proud to be at the international epicenter of artistic, architectural, technological, and industrial innovation. In fact, our team of 70+ highly skilled Project Managers, Technical Designers, Engineers, and craftspeople have been at the forefront of our field for 40 years and counting!

Overview of this Role:

The Controller reports to the CEO and contributes to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial accounting, analysis, reporting and related functions.

The Controller/Sr. Finance Manager is responsible for all accounting operations management of the financial systems, maintenance of accounting controls, production of accurate and timely financial reporting and analysis (consistent with US GAAP). The role oversees cash management, and the AP/AR and payroll functions, including sales tax compliance. The Controller works with the Company’s external CPA to, prepare the yearly tax returns This role is also responsible for working with the COO on job cost management.   

The Controller will work closely with the CEO and Director of Human Resources to achieve the strategic financial goals of the company which include practicing Open-Book Management. The ability to communicate financial information to different audiences, including non-financial members of the management team, is essential.


Responsibilities of this Role:

  • Responsible for preparation and presentation of monthly financial reporting package, including variance analysis. 
  • Provide status of financial condition by developing, interpreting, and reporting meaningful financial mertics
  • Plan, direct, coordinate all accounting operational functions with the support of an AR/AP Associate.
  • Support the CEO/COO's ongoing efforts to educate employees on company financial health.
  • Work with department managers to develop annual department budgets and prepare monthly reporting on variances.
  • Work with Operations Department in development of job cost budgets and budget variances.
  • Ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures and develop and disseminate new policies/procedures as needed.
  • Maintain financial accounting systems including cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, job costing, payroll, and petty cash.
  • Assess current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement to CEO and implementing approved new processes.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting database, as needed.
  • Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts.
  • Prepare special reports as required.
  • Oversee regulatory reporting, including tax planning and compliance (with external CPA).
  • Working with CEO, COO, Production Director, and Director of HR, develop and monitor business performance metrics
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and visual communication skills.
  • Excellent financial, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge including but not limited to account reconciliations, accruals, timely and accurate monthly closes, analysis of strategic financial data, annual budgeting and variance analysis  process, audit readiness.
  • Must have experience with job costing and payroll (approx. 75-100 employees).
  • Experience in construction, architecture, scenic, or themed entertainment preferred.
  • Experience with Open-Book Management, Scanlon Plans, or companies that utilize profit-sharing is preferred.
  • Experience with ComputerEase by Deltek is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and manage multiple complex situations
  • Proficient knowledge in general liability, workers compensation, health insurance and builders risk insurance products is a plus 

This is a full time, salaried position. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, FSA, commuter benefits, life insurance, 401k, and paid time off. The anticipated salary range for this position Is $120 – 150,000 annually DOE.
The successful candidate must be able to pass a background and credit check.
About Cinnabar:
Founded in 1982, Cinnabar began as a Hollywood scenery shop, producing sets, props, models, and miniatures for big-budget commercials and blockbuster movies. Over the subsequent decades, we’ve leveraged our expertise in creating fictional film worlds to become one of the nation’s leading fabricators of immersive environments for museums, theme parks, television shows, and brand activations.
Our 65,000-square foot shop is buzzing with new and unique projects. Our work is often fast paced, technically complex, and extremely collaborative, so you’ll have constant opportunities to work with many of the industry’s leading designers and fabricators on exciting and high-profile projects. Past and current clients include the Smithsonian Institution, Universal Creative, and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Cinnabar hires for talent, skill, and character; qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of race, creed, orientation, sex, age, religion, or disability!

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Job ID: 31674