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Assistant Controller

Company: Affinity Executive Search
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job description: This position is part of a 40-member Finance organization led by the Chief Financial Officer. It directs the accounting, financial planning, treasury, and government compliance functions. The Assistant Controller is responsible for assisting the Controller in supervising and administering all aspects of accounting, revenue recognition, financial reporting, and employee travel & expense program. We offer this exciting opportunity for a highly talented, hands-on individual that thrives working in a collaborative environment. The Assistant Controller will report to the Corporate Controller and will in turn have eight direct reports. Areas of full or partial responsibility include the general ledger function, the month-end close process, financial management reporting packages, financial reporting, and employee travel operations. The position will interface with a variety of departments including Government Compliance, Internal Audit, Contracts, Procurement, Property, Billing, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Program Offices, Engineering, Legal, Human Resources, and Disbursements. We seek a creative and experienced individual to apply their accounting and finance expertise toward high-quality accounting and finance outcomes. The right candidate is a highly motivated, energetic, detail oriented, and experienced leader that has significant management experience with an emphasis on team development and process improvement. Responsibilities: Lead assigned teams to high levels of effective operational performance in support of the mission while adhering to our values Maintain equitable workload distribution enabling team members to complete all work on-time and in an accurate, efficient, and professional manner In conjunction with the Controller, hire, train and evaluate employees for assigned teams Ensure the general ledger teams completion of all general ledger related activities including the month-end close process, account balance sheet reconciliations, trial balance variance analysis, ad-hoc analyses, fixed asset accounting, real and personal property tax returns, annual escheatment reporting while adhering to tight deadlines using our PeopleSoft ERP Lead revenue team in its contract review, identification of appropriate revenue recognition method, analysis of risk authorizations, and assessment of program office estimates to complete work Provide oversight to travel team in its mission to provide timely employee reimbursement of official business travel and informative customer service Responsible for corporate-wide accrual process and coordination Prepare and analyze financial statements (monthly, quarterly, annually) to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with GAAP Establish and maintain current accounting policies and procedures, as well as identify and draft new policies and procedures as necessary Comply with internal controls related to financial close; ensure internal control narratives, flowcharts and control matrices remain current with the companys practices and operations Manage posting of financial transactions Develop staff by setting goals, providing ongoing training, giving timely performance feedback while maintaining strong employee relationships Support ERP upgrades and implementations Identify, analyze, and implement operational accounting process improvements while measuring applicable accounting metrics to ensure overall operational efficiency Assist the Controller and Government Compliance team in audits conducted by internal, external or government auditors Monitor and analyze accounting data and work with FP&A to produce all accounting and financial reports and statements, typically prepared for senior management and Board presentations Liaise with outside firms for audit and tax matters Serve as key contact with our main bank and direct teams work related to daily cash transactions and reconciliations Manage the preparation and filing of all property and excise taxes, annual escheatment, U.S. Census, and other statutorily required reporting returns as required by federal, state, county and local laws and regulations Must be able to analyze and resolve issues that come up regarding all aspects accounting and finance Be well versed in current S. GAAP and application of new, applicable accounting pronouncements Assist in special projects Other duties as assigned Required Qualifications: Education MS or MBA preferred CPA required Experience Minimum of ten years of accounting experience (a concentration in project accounting and overhead allocation practices, and defense contracting industry is strongly preferred) At least five years direct supervisory experience Preference to work in a collaborative and fast-moving environment Experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation Strong track record of building and managing successful teams, and an ability to develop, coach, manage and motivate team members in an evolving environment Demonstrated excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills Effective ability to work with various levels of management and to influence others without formal authority Maintain a high level of integrity, confidentiality, and professional skepticism Proven ability to learn quickly and manage multiple, competing priorities while maintaining a high degree of accuracy Exercise sound logic and judgment in evaluating situations and utilizing appropriate resources Utilizes a self-directed, -motivated and -demonstrated exceptional customer service performance model Demonstrated ability to work with maximum efficiency, accuracy, and attention to detail Partners with the other finance leaders to ensure delivery of integrated high- quality information to our internal and external clients Ability to obtain security clearance required Qualifications: Required Qualifications:EducationMS or MBA preferred CPA requiredExperienceMinimum of ten years of accounting experience (a concentration in project accounting and overhead allocation practices, and defense contracting industry is strongly preferred) At least five years direct supervisory experience Preference to work in a collaborative and fast-moving environment Experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation Strong track record of building and managing successful teams, and an ability to develop, coach, manage and motivate team members in an evolving environment Demonstrated excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills Effective ability to work with various levels of management and to influence others without formal authority Maintain a high level of integrity, confidentiality, and professional skepticism Proven ability to learn quickly and manage multiple, competing priorities while maintaining a high degree of accuracy Exercise sound logic and judgment in evaluating situations and utilizing appropriate resources Utilizes a self-directed, -motivated and -demonstrated exceptional customer service performance model Demonstrated ability to work with maximum efficiency, accuracy, and attention to detail Partners with the other finance leaders to ensure delivery of integrated high- quality information to our internal and external clients Ability to obtain security clearance required Why is This a Great Opportunity: This position is part of a 40-member Finance organization led by the Chief Financial Officer.It directs the accounting, financial planning, treasury, and government compliance functions.The Assistant Controller is responsible for assisting the Controller in supervising and administering all aspects of accounting, revenue recognition, financial reporting, and employee travel & expense program.Salary Type : Annual SalarySalary Min : 175000Salary Max : 210000Currency Type : US Dollars

Keywords: Affinity Executive Search, Cambridge , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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