Wheels Up Partners LLC

Assistant Controller

Category Accounting/Finance
Job Locations US-NY-New York

Overview

Wheels Up is looking for a world-class Assistant Controller to join our team of dedicated and passionate professionals, fueled by the most powerful brand in private aviation, as we continue our mission of democratizing the private aviation space through cutting-edge technology and innovative product and service offerings. 

 

The Assistant Controller will be responsible for overseeing the Company’s consolidated accounting and reporting processes, especially the month, quarter and year-end close process and report directly to the SVP, Controller.  The Assistant Controller will also work directly with FP&A and SEC Financial Reporting teams on a daily basis, as well as with other departments and subsidiaries to promote a more efficient and focused financial reporting package.  The Assistant Controller will be the key contact with both audit and tax advisors for quarterly reviews and year-end audit.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the month-end close and consolidation process across the organization on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis while assisting and supporting the drafting of Forms 10-Q and 10-K
  • Prepare the monthly internal reporting package for executive and senior leadership teams and present the results and findings
  • Manage and lead the Corporate Accounting team and oversee other areas within the accounting organization, such as Revenue Operations/AR, Shared Services/AP and Payroll Operations.
  • Will be the key contact for external auditors and internal Tax Director for SEC quarterly reviews and annual audit
  • Support the Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting function, as needed, and be the key liaison between the Corporate Accounting team and the Financial Planning and Analysis team, especially with respect to budgeting and forecasting
  • Coordinate the process of implementing new standards and accounting changes to ensure the Company is prepared to comply
  • Lead the internal reporting function related to the monthly management reporting package and other GAAP and non-GAAP metrics
  • Assist the Financial Operations team with the integration of subsidiary finance functions related to M&A transactions
  • Be proactive in identifying and implementing process improvements across the organization to increase efficiency within financial reporting
  • Work direct with Internal Audit to ensure compliance with SOX across the financial reporting functions
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects with various departments, especially sales and business operations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience with a mix of Big 4 public accounting and SEC/public company industry experience (Industry experience with technology or luxury services company is a plus)
  • An active CPA license
  • Technical accounting and SEC reporting experience (10-K, 10-Q, S-1, S-4, 8-K etc.)
  • Familiarity with NetSuite, Hyperion, SAP etc., Excel, databases, business analytic applications and complex billing systems, especially proprietary business systems is a plus
  • Ability to manage, motivate, and develop other professionals
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to communicate within the company at all levels
  • Highly analytical mindset, with ability to sort through complex issues and translate and communicate them in a clear, concise manner to internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels of the organization

Wheels Up Story

At Wheels Up, the leading private aviation company, we connect flyers to private aircraft – and one another – to deliver exceptional, personalized experiences – and we’re building an innovative marketplace to do so at scale. We are realizing our vision of making private flying and the private flying lifestyle accessible to millions of individuals, families, and businesses around the world.

 

Today, Wheels Up is the trusted private aviation solution for over 9,000 Members and Customers through our comprehensive suite of product offerings. With the Wheels Up App, Members and Customers can search, book, and fly on private from the world’s largest marketplace of safety-vetted and verified private aircraft planes, totaling over 1,500, whenever they have a travel need.

 

Over the last two years, Wheels Up has grown significantly by making several strategic acquisitions to accelerate our existing growth. These acquisitions, in addition to entering a groundbreaking partnership with Delta Air Lines has enabled us to provide unparalled experiences across private and commercial air travel.

 

In February 2021, Wheels Up entered into a merger agreement with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) called Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp., in order to become a publicly traded company. At that time, Wheels Up was appraised at an enterprise valuation north of $2B

 

Come join Wheels Up - One of the fastest-growing and most innovative private aviation companies in the industry!

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