Assistant Controller

Boston, MA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 06/09/2017 Job ID: 78751 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Our client in Boston, MA is seeking an Assistant Controller to join their team. This new role will report to the Director of Accounting and will be involved in and oversee the activities of the company’ s daily accounting functions.  Knowledge of GAAP accounting principles is required for preparation of the monthly and annual financial statements. In addition to monitoring the daily accounting functions, the Assistant Controller should be well positioned to assist in developing and driving continuous financial process improvement across the company. This position has two direct reports and will oversee the Accounts Payable, Payroll, and General Ledger functions as well as providing direction, support and mentoring to those employees. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Assistant Controller:
  • Responsible for day-to-day transactional accounting activities
  • Supervise and provide leadership to Disbursements (AP/Travel and Payroll) and General Ledger teams
  • Manages outsourced business relationships including ADP and tax advisor(s)
  • Ongoing review and enhancements to process and procedures documentation
  • Assist in the coordination of all audit activity provide support to internal and external auditors
  • Oversee various financial accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems to verify compliance with applicable GAAP standards
  • Assist in adoption of new accounting standards
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely month-end close; produce month-end financial reports
  • Responsible for cash forecast and related analyses
  • Manage the preparation and submission of the OMB A-133 report
  • Manage the preparation and submission of the IRS 990 report
  • Provide KPI metrics for the Accounting team        
  • Oversee Royalty process
  • Develop reporting and variance analysis tools
  • Manage regulatory filings for taxes, including personal property and business licenses
  • Work with Director of Accounting to evaluate and implement new systems for accounting
Requirements for the Assistant Controller:
  • Extensive accounting knowledge with at least 7 to 10 years of experience, including managerial roles, complemented by a Bachelor’ s Degree or higher in the field of Accounting
  • Bachelor’ s degree (B.A./B.S.) in accounting, finance or equivalent
  • 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience including three years in managerial/supervisory roles
  • CPA, Government Accounting, and/or not-for-profit experience a plus
  • Excellent management skills and ability to educate and develop staff
  • Acute attention to detail and consistency
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects
  • Experience with ERP systems and reporting systems such as PeopleSoft and ADP
  • Exceptional GAAP accounting knowledge
  • Improve financial processes and controls ensuring adherence to accounting guidelines
  • Strong Microsoft tools skills - Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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