The Assistant Controller is responsible for assisting the CFO in his duties of directing and managing the company’s fiscal functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate in the industry.
This position is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by assisting with establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. The Assistant Controller ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements, and annual audits and annual budgets.
- Prepares reports that summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.
- Prepares reports required by regulatory agencies.
- Coordinates the month-end and year-end closing process.
- Prepares bi-weekly payroll, garnishments, and other employee deductions.
- Reviews company financial statements for accuracy and clarity.
- Prepares balance sheet accounts, customer credits, accounts receivable and monthly inventory reports.
- Responds to CFO as assigned with accurate and timely work to facilitate his financial needs.
- Provides information about all Company activities that will assist management and other users in making educated economic decisions about the Company's future.
- Establishes and maintains systems and controls which verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data, and enhance the Company's value.
- Adheres to established financial reporting systems and controls to ensure compliance with company expenditure requirements and meet customer needs.
- Protects company assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.
- Arranges for audits as required and appropriate.
- Communicates problems and progress with the CFO.
- Responds to change productively and handles other essential duties as required or assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required.
Experience: Minimum five (5) years related experience.
- Strong general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, income tax and banking working knowledge.
- SEC/Contractual negotiation.
- Ability to work under stress, interruptions and tight deadlines.
- Independent judgment to determine project guidelines, purpose, follow-through and completion
- Must posses the ability to guide, direct and coordinate multiple functions
- Must be able to interact effectively with all levels of company personnel such as clerks, sales managers, senior management, and
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Experience with Navision a plus