• Director, Assistant Controller

    Job Locations US-KS-Overland Park
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    The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New infrastructures. New and more complex customer needs. Every day feels like a shift. There’s a sense of excitement surrounding the future, but also uncertainty. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center provider. We support next-generation cloud and hybrid colocation solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re innovating to stay ahead of the curve.


    At QTS our people power us to provide expertise, technology and infrastructure for IT decision makers in complex, high-pressure environments. As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve a problem, or create a solution to improve lives. 


    We are powered by our people.


    At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.


    The Director, Assistant Controller is responsible for the leadership and direction to a team of finance professionals and managers with primary responsibilities for managing the month-end close process for financial reporting, journal entries, reconciliations, and maintaining a robust control environment within the organization. Position requires a candidate with a significant amount of professional agility, a self-starter that quickly and effectively translates organization initiatives to departmental goals in order to achieve desired results.

    RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

    • Develop and maintain financial reporting for various levels of internal management reporting needs
    • Lead responsibility for month-end close processes and variance reporting
    • Assist in financial budgeting and forecasting
    • Provide support for the annual internal and external audits
    • Execute on designed SOX internal controls governing public companies
    • Identify and design effective, efficient controls
    • Responsible for maintaining a high-performing team including mentoring and training staff members and identifying cross-training opportunities
    • Lead other finance managers through example and work ethic to accomplish department development goals
    • Work with team members establish annual goals and strategic objectives
    • Demonstrate agility with competing projects and priorities
    • Lead and nurture a work culture with a positive attitude that promotes open, frequent and dynamic communication among staff, stimulating teamwork to accomplish desired goals and objectives
    • Responsible for supporting management initiatives including process standardization and simplification, financial analysis and research, and reporting
    • Collaborate with other department in accomplishing strategic objectives


    • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance or Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting
    • CPA
    • Seven or more years of experience in the accounting/financial reporting areas
    • Five or more years of supervisory experience


    • Four or more years of experience in public accounting at a Big 4 firm
    • Seven or more years of supervisory experience
    • MBA, or graduate finance related degree
    • Microsoft Great Plains experience or other large ERP systems
    • Intermediate understanding of REIT industry
    • Working knowledge of Corporate Tax and accounting for various legal entities



    • Excellent communicator with executive level managers
    • Experience with delivering high level presentations to company executives
    • A strategic thinker with an understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and financial processes
    • Professional agility
    • Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Excel skills
    • Experience with automated accounting systems
    • Must have the ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization
    • Demonstrate willingness to partner across internal departments with competing priorities


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