Assistant Controller

Boston, MA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/28/2017 Job ID: 79099 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Our client in Cambridge, MA is seeking an Assistant Controller to join their team. As the Assistant Controller, you will 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 improvements. 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
  • Manage outsourced business relationships including ADP and tax advisor(s)
  • 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; produces month-end financial reports
  • 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        
  • 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 as needed
Requirements for the Assistant Controller:
  • 7-10 years of experience, including managerial roles
  • Bachelor’ s Degree or higher in the field of Accounting
  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience including three years in managerial/supervisory roles
  • CPA, Government Accounting, and/or not-for-profit experience preferred
  • Excellent management skills and ability to educate and develop staff
  • 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, and 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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