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Assistant Controller

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 Full-Time


The Assistant Controller is a key member of the finance team. This person will support the Accounting group in management of the accounting team, accounting systems, and the preparation of financial statements. The primary responsibility is general ledger accounting and cash management. This person will report to the Controller based in New York City, and support the Chief of Finance in Houston.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise and develop a team of accountants
  • Ensure accurate and timely close process through preparation or review of monthly close schedules, journal entries, reconciliations, etc.
  • Prepare, analyze and/or review various internal and external financial statements, reports, depreciation schedules, and variance analysis in accordance with GAAP, with a high level of accuracy while ensuring deadlines are met
  • Coordinate annual financial audits and prepare audit schedules
  • Prepare bank reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Develop and implement procedures by analyzing current processes and recommending changes; monitor the implementation and maintenance of internal control procedures
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures, including document storage for reports and working papers
  • Apply project management skills including creating work plans, scheduling work to meet filing deadlines, obtaining documentation, preparing work papers, researching / resolving issues, liaising with external audit teams and especially communicating status of projects
  • Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external clients

Qualifications, Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Strong financial background with at least 5 years of management experience, preferably in a professional services environment or law firm
  • Experience with ERP systems, ideally either SAP or Elite
  • Expertise in Excel including pivot tables, v-lookups, interest calculations, present value calculations and other advanced formulas
  • Strong understanding of general ledger accounts
  • Diligence and self-discipline to produce high-quality, well-documented work with minimal supervision and errors
  • Solid analytical skills to resolve increasingly difficult accounting challenges
  • Able to coordinate complex projects from start to finish and highly responsive and committed to results
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary
  • Excellent communication skills