Financial Controller

Finance · Lake Forest, California
Department Finance
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Netwatch Group have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Controller to work with Netwatch North America and National Monitoring Centre (NMC), in our Lake Forest office. This role reports into the Finance Director for Netwatch Group.


The Financial Controller will contribute to the overall successful operation of the units through the support and delivery of operational reporting, financial support and guidance for the USA function with some support from the HQ in Ireland. The successful candidate will identify areas of improvement, benchmark, define action plans and be accountable with deliverables. This is a varied, hands-on position, working within a small team, managing operational and strategic financial activities.



  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Working with HQ in Ireland, manage all accounting operations including Billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Support the company’s development of an annual budget and quarterly forecasts
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly management accounts in line with IFRS
  • Oversee month-end close, including preparation of financials and drafting of management reporting
  • Perform analytics to understand business trends and drive decision making
  • Coordinate periodic closing process and prepare supporting schedules and work papers for financial review and financial audits
  • Monitor monthly expenditure against budgets and perform variance analysis
  • Analyse, recommend, and implement necessary improvements across the finance landscape of the business in order to ensure integrity
  • Working with HQ in Ireland, to roll out group processes and policies across US
  • Work closely with Finance Director, reviewing budgets and targets, analysis of the variances, working capital management and cash-flow management 



  • 3-5 years’ experience as a Financial Accountant/ Financial Controller
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting / Finance
  • Professional member of a certified accounting body (Chartered or CPA)
  • Experience with SAAGE, SAP and/or relevant financial software.
  • Demonstrated success within the finance team in a national business or a unit of a multinational business
  • Reporting under IFRS preferred
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures 
  • Advanced Excel skills necessary, including the ability to design and utilize effective spreadsheets

About the Company:

Netwatch Group is a successful and innovative security company, providing industry leading proactive video monitoring services. At Netwatch Group, we are driven by a powerful vision to “Create a Fearless Environment for our customers, partners and employees”. Our mission is to deliver innovative, proactive monitoring technologies and solutions built on trust and a commitment to quality of service. In delivering this, we are dedicated to making a difference in our customers lives every single day. Netwatch proactive video monitoring protects property, creates safe workplaces, and enables business continuity. To achieve this, we are committed to the recruitment and retention of the very best talent. People who join Netwatch are part of an energetic, ambitious team and develop a career in a fast-paced working environment.


We value our culture of teamwork, accountability, and respect for one another. We strive to live by these values to create a positive employee and customer experience. We recognise that our people are our strongest asset and play a crucial role in our competitive advantage. Netwatch wants you to succeed by supporting you continuously, developing your skills through training and encouragement. We challenge you with interesting work, that ensures you can build on your strengths and make an impact. This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful and innovative Global Group, providing industry leading proactive video monitoring services. 

It is the policy of the Netwatch Group to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct.

Netwatch Group does not accept resumes from search firms and is not responsible for fees related to such.

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  • Location
    Lake Forest, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor