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The Assistant Controller is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely preparation and reporting of financial statements, as well as managing day-to-day financial operations. This role plays a crucial role in the overall financial management of the organization and will work closely with the Controller and other members of the finance and accounting team.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and general ledger
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements and management reports
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records and reconcile any discrepancies
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP, local, state, and federal regulations
  • Oversee the preparation and filing of tax returns
  • Lead the annual audit process, working with external auditors to complete the process efficiently
  • Participate in the budgeting process, including preparation of budget reports and analysis of budget variances
  • Evaluate and implement new accounting procedures and systems to improve the efficiency and accuracy of financial reporting
  • Mentor and train accounting staff, providing guidance and support to ensure professional development


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in accounting or finance, with at least 2 years in a supervisory role
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and financial statement preparation
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and accounting software such as QuickBooks or similar
  • CPA or MBA is a plus

This job description is not exhaustive and the role may require the performance of other duties as assigned.

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