Assistant Controller

Location: Montgomeryville, PA - Pennsylvania
Date Posted: 02-14-2018
Our client is adding a new Assistant Controller to their team and they are looking for a seasoned accounting professional with experience in a fast-paced environment – someone who can take on many roles and work effectively with employees across all areas of the company. Initiative, attention to detail, and accountability are the keys to this position, along with excellent communication skills.
Job Description:
The Assistant Controller will be responsible to the Controller for overseeing all accounting functions, including general ledger, monthly and annual close processes, financial reporting, sales tax compliance and reporting, and working closely with our outside accounting firm.
  • Manage the General Ledger.  Review and approve ledger entries, set up schedules to track fixed and variable recurring entries, and manage the chart of accounts.
  • Ensure key accounts are reconciled regularly.  Set up a schedule and ensure team members complete the reconciliation of assigned accounts.  Review reconciliation work papers and provide guidance for handling discrepancies.
  • Lead the monthly and annual general ledger close procedures.  Work closely with members of the accounting and information technology departments to ensure a timely and accurate close.  Develop and document a close calendar and close procedures.
  • Develop and prepare a timely and accurate monthly financial reporting package for all business units within the company.  Meet regularly to review with Senior Management and make recommendations for improvements to the reporting.
  • Manage the monthly sales tax filing process, working closely with internal and external resources to ensure the accurate reporting and payment of sales tax obligations.
  • Oversee Banking and Payment Processing relationships.  Ensure daily bank reconciliation and monthly payment processing analyses are completed, and review entries for interest, fees, and discounts. 
  • Supervise Accounts Receivable process to ensure outstanding balances are collected timely.
  • Work closely with the Accounts Payable team to ensure adequate coverage and timely entry of all vendor invoices.
  • Communicate regularly throughout the year with our outside accounting firm, and act as the primary point of contact for all reporting needs during the preparation of annual reviewed financial statements and corporate income taxes.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, or related field.
  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant accounting experience in a high-growth private company.
  • Experience managing processes, allocating resources, supervising staff, and working across functions to get things done.
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Excel, and accounting systems is required; experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP is preferred.
  • Practical problem solving skills, with an ability to think outside the box.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, effectively manage time, and prioritize multiple competing priorities.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
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