Assistant Controller assists the corporate controller in directing the organization’s accounting functions including cost, payables, and reporting. Contributes to the development and maintenance of financial reporting, planning and budgeting systems. Being an Assistant Controller oversees the preparation of periodic reporting and required legal filings. Ensures that all corporate and required accounting policies and procedures are documented and followed by the organization. Additionally, Assistant Controller may train accounting staff. May coordinate with auditors. Requires a bachelor’s degree of accounting or finance. Typically reports to the controller. The Assistant Controller typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. To be an Assistant Controller typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments.
Assistant Controller Job Description Template
Our company is looking for a Assistant Controller to join our team.
- Leads closing process by preparing entries, account reconciliations and analysis for month /annual close;
- Assist in planning and forecasting the cash management functions;
- Assist the Lee College Foundation with accounting as needed;
- Monitor and approve employee time in Jantek;
- Oversee Higher One distribution process with General Accounting Clerk;
- Answer questions from departments regarding expenditures and budgets, work with departments to resolve issues. Provide reports as requested;
- Import PCard journal from purchasing, verify accounts before importing Resolve errors on journal. Journal and make corrections;
- Managing flow of accounting data to/from remote facilities;
- Research technical accounting issues for compliance and CFO as needed;
- Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings (coordinates with external tax team);
- Assist FP&A manager in the preparation of budgets or forecasts;
- Help plan, assign and review staff’s work;
- Analyze financial information and summarize financial status;
- Critically assess control deficiencies based on the internal controls framework and develop an appropriate remediation plan;
- Coordinate with outside tax firm by providing necessary documentation for annual tax returns.
- Creative problem solving skills;
- Experience with Connected software;
- Must be willing to travel to local sites 25% of the time. Typical travel consists of 1-2-day trips;
- Highly proficient with MS Excel;
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required;
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or related); MBA preferred;
- Practical problem solving skills, with an ability to think outside the box;
- Experience working with Israel based companies and/or Hebrew speaking;
- Completes all required training as scheduled;
- Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and informal communication skills;
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA certification;
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance;
- Excellent organization skills with great attention to detail;
- REQUIRED: Public accounting audit experience. Big 4 is a plus;
- Proven ability to multi-task, effectively manage time, and prioritize multiple competing priorities.