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VP, Divisional Controller - Corporate Payments

5301 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027, USA Req #4198
Thursday, May 12, 2022

FLEETCOR is seeking to recruit a VP, Divisional Controller. As a key member of the finance leadership team, the successful candidate will lead the company's Corporate Payments divisional accounting, financial reporting, controls and compliance.

This role will be based at FLEETCOR's Finance & Accounting Center of Excellence in Brentwood, TN.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to

SVP, Global Corporate Controller

Span of control

Mentor and train 4-5 direct reports

Location

Brentwood, TN

Other key relationships

Financial Reporting

Internal Audit

Divisional Controllers / Regional CFOs

Treasury & Tax Leadership

Divisional & Business Team Leadership

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit, train, supervise, and develop staff and conduct performance evaluations.
  • Month-end close procedures including reviews of journal entries and account reconciliations, divisional financial statement preparation and analysis
  • Ensure accounting compliance with existing US GAAP and develop new policies as necessary
  • Tracking and review of accounting matters / issues and their resolution; draft accounting memos as appropriate
  • Ability to create or review process documentation for new and existing processes and innovate solutions for improved efficiencies and accuracy of financial results
  • Ensure that design and operational effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting is maintained and oversee all aspects of divisional Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance
  • Manage divisional/business unit accounting teams with internal and external auditor engagements and resolution of audit findings
  • Act as dedicated accounting resource and advisor to divisional/business unit leaders and FP&A
  • Support long-term Global Controllership initiatives for automation and standardization
  • Drive execution of corporate and divisional IT strategy and initiatives
  • Work with peer controllers to determine and implement best practices across the organization
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Candidate Profile

LEadERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS/ CHARACTERISTICS

  • Proven team player who has demonstrated capabilities in the following areas: excellent communication, presentation, leadership and interpersonal skills, well developed problem-solving skills; solid organizational skills; and the demonstrated ability to be self-directed and effectively relate to all levels of an organization
  • Ability to drive resolution, and advise business partners on internal reporting priorities
  • Ability to coordinate and work with business leaders in multiple locations
  • This leader must have a proven ability to select talent and develop subordinates
  • Direct experience working in a complex, large scale accounting and finance environment
  • Demonstrated background and knowledge of US GAAP and SOX
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multitask and meet deadlines timely accurately in a high pace environment
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a hands-on, detail-oriented individual with the ability to see the big picture.
  • Prior experience in a divisional/business controllership function
  • Fintech, financial, technology sector/industry experience a plus
  • The right person will be ambitious and flexible who wants to learn and grow professionally
  • Track record leading a team of professionals with a demonstrated ability to hire and retain employees
  • Uncompromising commitment to diligence, rigor and excellence
  • Firm, assertive, and non-abrasive style that engenders collaboration and loyalty
  • Advanced computer skills for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and up to date skills for ERP, EPM and DB systems

FLEETCOR's VP, Divisional Controller – Corporate Payments will be an experienced leader with proven accounting expertise.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA and CPA preferred
  • 8-10+ years of previous experience in operational accounting leadership roles
  • Prior management experience in public accounting (3+ years) or publicly traded company a plus
  • Strong background in US GAAP, SEC Reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance
  • Fintech, financial, technology sector/industry experience a plus
  • Experience in a high-growth & dynamic company
  • Proven experience with process improvement and IT system implementation projects #LI-KK1

About the Company:

FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (“FLEETCOR”) is a leading global provider of business payment solutions. We help companies of all sizes control, simplify and secure payment of various domestic and cross-border payables using specialized payment products. We serve businesses, partners, merchants, consumers and payment networks in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

  • $2.4B Annual Revenue
  • 600,000 Directly Served Business Clients
  • 2.6B+ Transactions per Year
  • 8,400+ Employees

(as of December 31, 2020)

Our payment solutions provide our customers with a payment method designed to be superior to and more robust and effective than what they use currently, whether they use a competitor’s product or another alternative method such as cash or check. We group our payment solutions into five primary categories: Fuel, Lodging, Tolls, Corporate Payments and Gift. Each category is unique in its focus, customer base and target markets, but they also share a number of characteristics:  customers are primarily businesses, have recurring revenue models, have specialized networks which create barriers to entry, have high margins, and have similar selling systems.


FLEETCOR enjoys global recognition including:

  • Forbes Global Growth Champion – FLEETCOR is one of the 250 fastest growing companies in the world as determined by Forbes and Statista 
  • Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies – FLEETCOR has made this prestigious list of leading innovative companies 4 years in a row!
  • Fortune 1000 Company – FLEETCOR was one of the largest movers in the new rankings of the largest companies in America, ranking  #872
  • S&P 500 – In 2018, FLEETCOR joined the S&P stock index comprised of the 500 leading US stocks based on market cap (company value)

Our Vision

Despite many advances in our industry, the majority of business payments are still made with outdated and inferior payment methods, such as checks and cash. We envision a business world where every purchase is controlled, every payment is digital, and every payment-related decision is well-informed. In this future paperless state, payments will require little to no time to manage, leaving companies with more time for what matters most: activities that grow their businesses.

Our Mission

FLEETCOR’s mission is to provide businesses with a better way to pay, by replacing outdated payment methods such as checks and cash, and displacing the incumbent providers of those methods. Through the digitalization of payments, we create and support robust ecosystems which benefit all participating constituents: payment-making customers, payment-accepting merchants, tax-collecting governments, and FLEETCOR.


Our Strategy

FLEETCOR is a growth company, and we employ a simple three-prong strategy for growing our business:

  • More Customers. We invest more than $200 million per year in sales and marketing, predominately focused on new customer acquisition. We continue to scale existing sales channels and headcount, enable our sales people with demand generation and other tools, and launch new distribution channels both internally and through partners such as ERP software providers, telematics companies, and banks. We will also grow our customer base inorganically through acquisitions.
  • More Spend. We seek to leverage our existing customer relationships and capture greater share of their business payment expenditures. As such, we have developed various “beyond” initiatives, where we extend the utility of an existing payment product without degrading the core value proposition of the original product. As such, a customer can “buy more stuff” without sacrificing the controls and reporting which attracted the customer to our product to begin with. For example:
    • Our Fuel card customers can enable their cards to allow non-fuel purchases relevant to their business, like allowing a painting crew to buy supplies at a home improvement store, so they can finish the paint job.
    • Our Toll tag customers can use their in-vehicle RFID tags to make other “on the go” purchases like parking, fuel and fast-food.
For our customers, these product extensions reduce payment friction, saving them time and operational headaches. For FLEETCOR, these product extensions can increase our share of wallet with existing customers and can increase our products’ appeal and applicability to previously-unserved customer segments (e.g., non-toll urban dwellers). We also create new product offerings, developed internally or in conjunction with partners, to cross-sell to our existing customer base.
  • More Geographies. We continue to seek attractive entry opportunities in major international markets, which we intend to pursue through acquisitions and partnerships.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, Belonging


Together we can foster true belonging. We know different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds lead to better innovation and results. We are therefore committed to building and nurturing a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging by:

  • Welcoming people of different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations;
  • Empowering our people to share their experiences and ideas through open forums and individual conversations; and
  • Valuing each person’s unique perspectives and individual contributions.

Embracing diversity enables our people to “make the difference” at FLEETCOR.
 

Our Values

FLEETCOR’s culture reflects our history of fast growth and our continued drive for results. Our entrepreneurial spirit remains strong across our global workforce, and we reinforce these principles in our five core values:

  • Innovation: Figure out a better way
  • Execution: Get it done quickly
  • Integrity: Do the right thing
  • People: We make the difference
  • Collaboration: Accomplish more together

These values guide all of our employees and are infused in all aspects of our Company.  We are, as a team, united through these shared values and our mission to provide “a better way to pay.”

Our values foster an inclusive culture through the expectation that all employees will treat each other with respect and appreciate the diversity of identities, thoughts, backgrounds and styles. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture has never been more essential than in this moment of national reflection. We must always celebrate the diversity of our company and our communities.

We strongly believe that the quality and diversity of our workforce provide FLEETCOR with a competitive advantage, and that our problem-solving and solution-building efforts are greatly enhanced when we harness the collective thinking of a diverse group of people with unique experiences and perspectives.

FLEETCOR’s COVID-19 Hiring Guidelines:

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are temporarily working from home. In addition, FLEETCOR implemented a virtual interviewing and hiring process, engaging with talent by phone or video and onboarding new employees remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:

FLEETCOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FLEETCOR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, gender (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, language, ancestry, genetic information, veteran and/or military status or any other group status protected by federal or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation for the application and/or interview process, please notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.

For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity and pay transparency, please click the following links: EEO and Pay Transparency.

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