Financial Controller

Published June 25th, 2024

Financial Controller/VP Finance – Reporting directly to the CEO
This position has immediate responsibility for:

  • Maintaining existing accounting and reporting systems that properly reflect the financial position 
  • Ensuring compliance with GAAP
  • Lead accounting staff of 8 full-time employees

Accountabilities
Manages the accounting and reporting functions of the Group by:

  • Providing accurate and timely financial information
  • Ensuring the continued maintenance and development of internal control procedures to provide for the protection of Group assets
  • Oversees the financial reporting of the Group to various end users, both internal and external,
  • Responsible for the preparation of budgets and the periodic analysis of budget variances
  • Prepares and reviews financial projections
  • Understand key indicators and communicate changes in financial projections to the management team
  • Responsible for coordinating the filing of all applicable federal, state, and international income tax returns which are prepared by a third-party CPA firm
  • Responsible for the preparation of month-end financial statements
  • Responsible for new accounting standards, interpretations, and emerging guidance and their impact on the Group
  • Responsible for coordinating the preparation of all requested documents for the Groups’ external financial statement audit
  • Develops and reviews accounting policies for the Group
  • Oversees the maintenance of the Group’s fixed asset records and related depreciation schedules
  • Participates with personnel throughout the Group as necessary, to assist in the resolution of accounting and financial management issues
  • Oversees the supervision, training, and evaluation of accounting department staff
  • Responsible for the review of all general ledger reconciliations prepared by staff accountants
  • Monitors and reports job status activity
  • Analysis of job profitability and working with the sales team to determine the proper sales mix
  • Assists in maintaining relationships with bankers, external accountants, and insurance agents
  • Provide oversight and accept responsibility for staff accountants who are responsible for Payroll processing and benefit administration utilizing a third-party service provider
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing the company 401k
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as requested including, but not limited to the following:
  • Assists with special projects and assignments related to financial decisions
  • Serves as an informational resource for federal and state examiners, and internal and external auditors
  • Assists in ensuring that the Group complies with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Ensures continued maintenance and development of internal control procedures
  • Provides financial management support for projects as requested by Senior Management
  • Provides financial advice to CEO and proactively prepares for future requirements

Competencies

  • Leadership – Motivates and encourages others; delegates routine and important tasks and decisions, shares information, creates an inclusive environment, recognizes success
  • Managing for Results – keeps team accountable for actions, provides resources and support, applies clear and consistent performance standards
  • Inspires team in order to increase their work engagement
  • Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new challenges, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs
  • Deals with others in an honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, and supports company values
  • Strong understanding of the business world and the organization’s market and environment backed by a ready grasp of what the company needs to succeed
  • Has good listening skills
  • A bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in finance, accounting, or economics is required. A master’s degree or additional professional designation (e.g. CPA or CMA) highly preferred
  • A minimum of ten years of accounting, audit, and financial experience required with a demonstrated familiarity with accounting principles and corporate taxation
  • Significant work experience having been gained in a commercial environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of broad-based financial functions in addition to financial accounting standards required
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory experience with strong interpersonal skills required
  • Strong communication and presentation skills required
  • Conceptual ability and the ability to handle problems
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