Controller - Petersburg, VA - $100k-$125k in Petersburg, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/13/2019

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Job Description

If you want to take your accounting career to the next level, our client could use your expertise! One of our privately held growing clients in Richmond, VA is currently seeking a Controller. At Vaco, we have direct relationships with hiring managers so they can connect your work experience to the open job. Instead of being just another faceless resume, let Vaco promote your strengths to the hiring manager.

As a Controller, you will be responsible for the overall management of the accounting, financial analysis, internal controls, budgeting and financial reporting for the company. This involves evaluating existing reporting business processes and communicating to management areas of improvement. This position will report directly to the President, work closely with the executive team, and manage a small accounting staff.

The company is growing rapidly and they are looking for someone that can move up into a CFO role within a few years.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Ensure the accuracy and timely preparation of all financial statements in compliance with U.S. GAAP and industry specific reporting standards;
  • Prepare timely, clear, and concise reporting packages outlining the monthly, quarterly, and year to date performance for multiple companies

  • Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction­ processing operations, and policies and procedures

  • Review monthly reconciliations of the G/L to sub-ledgers and independent supporting documentation, ensuring timely identification and resolution of differences

  • Oversee monthly accruals and allocation of balance sheet accounts and departmental expenses according to Company Key Controls.

  • Maintain compliance in all subsidiary compliance areas including accurate preparation and payment of all property tax, sales & use tax, business license, and business insurance requirements and preparing for and passing annual Workers Comp and GL Insurance Audits.
  • Assist the preparation of information for external audit and information needed for annual tax filings.
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Manage the production of the annual budgets and forecasts and idenify and report on key performance indicators
  • Ensure the adequate maintenance of proper policies and procedures in the areas of finance, accounting, and tax in order to maintain suitable internal controls that lead to complete, accurate, and timely financial reporting.
  • Maintain the ERP system to meet needs throughout the organization
  • Monitor and report on the efficiency and effectiveness of cash flow and P&L performance and review bank accounts and daily activity for potential unusual transactions

  • Assist with the development and implementation of effective internal processes, accounting policies and procedures to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness

  • Maintain properly supported accounting system and records. Implement and monitor effective key financial and operational controls; coordinate and monitor accounting department calendar and checklists to prevent fraud and material misstatement to the financial statements;

  • Manage, develop, train, and support all accounting functions and develop the accounting team including but not limited to general accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, A/R, and A/P roles;

Preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelors in Accounting required. MBA preferred
  • 7+ years of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis experience
  • Significant management experience and proven leadership abilities
  • Strong technical skills and experience reviewing and implementing internal controls
  • Experience working with ERP systems. ERP implementation/conversion experience preferred
  • Manuafacturing industry/costing/inventory experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to effectively partner with other department heads and executive leadership
Our client offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401k, and paid time off.

Please email your resume in MS Word to cvanschaften at vaco for review and consideration.