Controller POST NUMBER: 404708

Columbus, OH, US On-Site
March 20th, 2024
$ 145000.00 - 165000.00 yearly
direct hire
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Our client is seeking a Controller to report directly to the CEO and manage the accounting, finance, and human resource departments. Candidates must possess extensive experience in accounting leadership, preferably within construction, manufacturing, home services, or retail industries. A CPA or CMA certification is required, and public accounting experience would be a plus. 


  • Provide leadership and direction to the accounting, finance, and human resource departments, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Oversee all aspects of accounting operations, including general ledger management, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and financial reporting.
  • Manage job costing processes to accurately track project expenses, monitor profitability, and ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Supervise progress billing procedures to facilitate timely and accurate invoicing for completed work milestones.
  • Conduct cash flow forecasting and analysis to optimize liquidity management and support strategic decision-making.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive financial reports, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, to executive management and stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting processes, collaborating with department heads to develop accurate and actionable financial plans.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness across accounting and finance functions.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, regulatory changes, and best practices in accounting and finance, and implement necessary updates to policies and procedures.
  • Support M&A activities by assisting with financial due diligence and managing post-merger integration efforts.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • CPA or CMA certification required.
  • 10  years of progressive accounting leadership experience, with at least 5 years of experience managing direct reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in construction, manufacturing, home services, or retail industries is preferred.
  • M&A experience or exposure to merger integration processes is a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting standards.
  • Proven track record of driving process improvements and implementing internal controls.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and manage competing priorities effectively.

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

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Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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