Controller

Job Summary:

Directs the financial affairs of the organization and prepares financial analyses of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management. The Controller is responsible for the company's financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with lending institutions and the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports. The position involves supervision over general accounting, property accounting, internal auditing, cost accounting, and budgetary controls.

Essential Functions:

  • Development, analysis, and interpretation of statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
  • Responsible for evaluating the performance of personnel in the Accounting Department. This individual recommends training requirements, has the duty to keep the staff at the highest level of skill necessary to meet company needs and objectives, and may recommend that personnel be hired or removed from the Department.
  • Maintains the company's system of accounts and keeps books and records on all company transactions and assets.
  • Establishes major economic objectives and policies for the company and prepares reports that outline the company's financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and future operations.
  • Coordinates and directs the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, institutes and maintains other planning and control procedures (including the cost accounting system), and analyzes and reports variances.
  • Is responsible for tax planning and compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes.
  • Furnishes internal reports, revises and updates reports to be more useful and efficient, and furnishes external reports as necessary.
  • Determines depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items and advises management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax revisions.
  • Evaluates and recommends insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities.
  • The Controller has the final responsibility for providing effective financial controls for the organization.

Essential Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Finance or related major
  • CPA certification preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in financial management
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

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