Assistant Controller opportunity - hybrid in St. Augustine! in St. Augustine, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/26/2022

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Job Description

Vaco is hiring an Assistant Controller in in St. Augustine. This is a direct hire opportunity, that offers a hybrid schedule (3 days onsite/2 days remote)

Position Summary
The Assistant Controller is an important member of the Finance team and oversees the day-to-day functions of the accounting department. The ideal candidate will be able to leverage their experience and GAAP knowledge to provide hands-on leadership of day-to-day accounting responsibilities across multiple businesses. The Assistant Controller should be an organized and self-directed team member with excellent communication skills. As our business is continually evolving, the ideal candidate should be able comfortable with change management and be able to adapt to changes in responsibilities.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities
The Assistant Controller should expect their responsibilities to include, but not be limited to:
Collaborate with stakeholder teams to develop necessary analysis and documentation in a cooperative way, communicating effectively and efficiently with managerial and executive teams. Build and strengthen relationships with other departments, including sales, operations, customer service, marketing, and IT.
Oversee daily operations of the accounting department to ensure accurate and timely financial reports.
Manage cash positions. Prepare weekly cash forecasts and daily cash reporting. Provide management with cash analyses. Work closely with Credit and AP to ensure cash forecast accuracy.
Own monthly close processes across multiple businesses and multiple ERP systems. Ensure all financial statements are issued timely and in accordance with GAAP. Prepare/review journal entries and account reconciliations.
Manage consolidation of financial statements for multiple businesses utilizing consolidation software.
Lead decentralized A/P team and actively manage vendor payments to maximize cash position. Improve A/P processes across multiple businesses.
Prepare monthly financial statements, owner reporting packages, bank reporting and Board Meeting reports.
Perform technical accounting research and assess implications to the Company. Document the Company's position. Lead implementation of new pronouncements.
Support Controller in coordinating external audits and income tax reporting.
Develop and update accounting policies to ensure consistency and standardization across multiple businesses.
Provide guidance and assistance to other finance team members, including A/R, Brand Controllers and Cost Accounting.
Supervise and mentor staff.
Perform other ad hoc tasks and duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements The ideal Assistant Controller candidate should bring with them:
College degree in related field.
Certified Public Accountant designation strongly preferred.
7+ years' relevant work experience. Experience in manufacturing or consumer goods is a plus.
Prior experience with cash management is strongly preferred.
1-3 years supervisory/management experience, strong leadership and supervisory skills.
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, including GAAP.
Well organized and self-directed with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to independently complete multiple time-sensitive tasks.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization.
Previous experience with ERP systems.
Desire for professional and personal growth.