Job Info
Job Title: Controller
Location: Jessup, MD
Job Number: 11265
Posted Date: 4/6/2020
Job description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining office administrative systems and accounting systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting financial information, cost accounting and tax information.   Responsibilities include managing the office staff and selected activities, such as payroll, billing, collections, accounts payable and banking.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Achieves accounting operational objectives by contributing financial and accounting information and recommendations to assist management in the following activities: strategic planning and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving financial problems; completing audits; identifying financial trends; determining system improvements; reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends.
  • Meets accounting financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Confirms financial status by monitoring revenue and expenses; coordinating the collection, consolidation, and evaluation of financial data; preparing special reports.
  • Maintains accounting controls by maintaining the chart of accounts; defining accounting policies and procedures; properly enforcing segregation of duties.
  • Guides other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy, applying observations and recommendations to operational issues.
  • Avoids legal challenges by understanding current and proposed legislation; enforcing accounting regulations; recommending new procedures.
  • Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures; preparing payroll; controlling correspondence; designing filing systems; reviewing and approving supply requisitions; assigning and monitoring clerical functions.
  • Provides historical reference by defining procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of records.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning department employees, which includes Saturday coverage.
  • Develop, improve and issue timely monthly financial records for Owners and work with third-party accounting professionals.
  • Manage commercial banking relationships.
  • Work in conjunction with Owners and HR Manager in the development and economic evaluation of various staff benefits.
  • Supports audit and tax functions without outside CPA firm.
  • Plans and carries out responsibilities with minimal direction; other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: Candidates should possess a 4-year college degree, or any equivalent and 5+ years work related experience in accounting and management, preferably in the produce industry.
  • Skills: Developing Budgets, Tracking Budget Expenses, Understands GAAP, Reporting Research Results, Delegating, Coordinating, and  Motivating of Others, Attention to Detail, Developing, Promoting and Managing Standards and Process Improvement, Inventory Control, Reporting Skills, Legal Compliance.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and QuickBooks.
  • Payroll experience is required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional driving for conferences or training sessions.  Employee may have to lift, carry and move boxes and cartons up to 50 lbs.


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