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Global Controller

Position Title: Global Controller
Location: Dallas

Your role 

The VP Accounting, Global Controller is responsible for the day-to-day aspects of the business’s global accounting and reporting functions. As a direct report to the Chief Accounting Officer, the role holder will be responsible for ensuring timely and accurate record to reporting processes, in line with applicable Accounting Standards, Regulatory Compliance and the Group’s accounting policies.

 What you’ll do

  • Supporting the Chief Accounting Officer to deliver an optimized global operating model for the Accounting function, including setting performance standards, oversight across people, process, and systems topics within Accounting to ensure consistency and accuracy
  • Leading the Global Accounting team to:
    • take ownership and ensure the effectiveness of day-to-day accounting operations and month-end close, including consolidation of global results and monthly variance reporting 
    • deliver reporting processes supported by robust and proportionate controls (working knowledge of SOX and appreciation for local statutory compliance)
    • lead change and challenge the team to standardize and optimize global processes
    • lead and/or support all reporting requirements, including SEC and statutory reporting
  • Responsible for financial governance, control & ensuring alignment to Accounting Standards and the Company’s accounting policies
  • Deputizing for the Chief Accounting Officer as required
  • Oversight and support of external audits globally; act as liaison with external auditors  
  • Supporting identified continuous improvement projects
  • The role will be based in the US and the holder will have oversight of an international team, so travel to APAC, EMEA and within the Americas is expected
  • Responsible for guidance and professional development of direct reports, including technically upskilling the team 
  • Stepping up and leading special projects as required, including systems implementations of systems and/or tools used by Accounting organization

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related discipline required; CPA is preferred
  • 15+ years of progressive accounting experience, with a preference for Public Company experience
  • Technology industry experience strongly preferred; REIT experience desired
  • SEC reporting background and experience required
  • Project management/ERP systems implementation experience is required
  • Strong, demonstrated management and leadership skills, highly regarded for integrity, ethics, flexibility, teamwork, professional excellence, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly effective communicator (up, across, down) both written and orally
  • Practical, results-oriented team builder with superior analytical, project management, and problem-solving skills

A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries and six continents.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. 

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. 

Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.  This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

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