Controller in Lexington at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lexington
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    2/11/2020
  • Job ID:
    CONTR08610

Job Description

Controllers, let Vaco advocate for you and you'll have an advantage over your competition! Our recruiters have direct relationships with hiring managers, so they can connect your work experience to the open job. Our client has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Controller. Instead of being another faceless resume, let Vaco promote your strengths to the hiring manager while preparing you for that specific interview.

Our recruiters will provide you with great insight about trends in the market-keeping you up to date on compensation expectations, company culture, and growth opportunities. If you're an experienced Controller and you want to partner with the best, apply today!

As a Controller, you will serve as a financial expert for our client. This involves handling a variety of general to complex accounting functions, providing analytical support, and supervising staff.

Controller Responsibilities:

    • Managing accounting and financial reporting
    • Establishing and coordinating all accounting procedures for the business unit
    • Investigating significant trends/variances in financial data
    • Handling AP, AR, Payroll, Tax functions as well as Cost and Inventory Accounting
    • Providing daily and/or weekly analysis, and reporting on operational performance as it relates to the business activities including monitoring margins, variances, and giving feedback
    • Assisting in the formulation of the budget and preparing the monthly budget variance analyses
    • Oversees internal and external audits and preparation of audit reports. Oversees major system development projects that impact financial reporting. Establishes University financial policies and transactional standards, ensuring consistency with the University's mission and strategic plans and compliance with Board of Trustees' policies, State and Federal fiscal management laws and regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles.
    • Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls, and checks across all departments. Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, payroll, perpetual inventory integrity, fixed asset records, general & entity accounting, cost accounting for campus.
    • Responsible for supervising staff and directing the management of all activities around the general ledger, production of financial statements, reconciliation and reporting and coordination of audits and audit follow through.
    • Supports payroll activities
    • Directs the activities associated with the security and investment of the University's assets


Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in accounting and three years of work experience in higher education or public accounting, at a managerial level, is required. Advanced degree in public administration, accounting, CPA or CMA strongly preferred.