Assistant Controller

  • 51683
  • 24 Nov 2019
  • Solon, OH
  • Accounting & Finance
  • $120,000 - $140,000
  • Kyle Pusateri

Job Description

Assistant Controller

Key accountabilities

  • Leads monthly corporate accounting process (journal entries, reconciliations, consolidation, reporting).
  • Establish and maintain internal controls and accounting policies/procedures and educate global finance teams on all changes to accounting standards to ensure the protection of assets and investments. Formulates and administers approved accounting practices throughout the organization to ensure that financial and operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business and provide reliable information necessary to control operations.
  • Through rigorous processes and procedures, ensure that a high level of quality control and management review is in place to deliver timely and accurate financial information; manage the completion of timely/accurate internal and external financial reporting and analysis of business reports ensuring compliance with accounting policies.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly close is completed in accordance with a closing calendar. Review and approve journal entries emphasizing accuracy and control; manage complex intercompany relationships.
  • Proposes recommendations for changes and improvements to accounting policies/procedures; drives and partners with cross-functional teams to develop and implement approved changes.
  • Manage external audit process as liaison with outside auditors and tax preparers.
  • Implement accounting best practices across new and existing processes and procedures, specifically focusing on optimization and the reduction of manual processes; ensure the completion and compliance and of all accounting policies, including desk-top procedures.
  • Travel as needed to conduct audits (both domestic and international).

Reporting relationships

  • Position reports to Corporate Controller in Solon, OH.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; CPA designation required.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in General Accounting.
  • General ledger knowledge required.
  • Expert level accounting knowledge required, including GAAP.
  • Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.
  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and timely (both verbally and written) with the highest professionalism.
  • Ability to inspire and foster team trust and community while building strategic relationships, achieving common goals and considering all points of view.
  • Has integrity and maintains confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrates initiative and achievement.
  • Deadline-oriented and displays sense of urgency.
  • Public Accounting experience preferred.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally