Controller
Job Description Template

As the Controller at [Insert Company Name], you will lead and manage the organization’s accounting and financial functions. You’ll prepare, analyze, and present financial reports that enable the organization to make sound business decisions, in addition to ensuring accuracy, compliance, and efficiency. The role requires an in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), strong attention to detail, and industry regulations and trends.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, such as balance sheets and income statements, following GAAP standards.
  • Analyze financial data and prepare reports for senior management
  • Identify and communicate economic trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenue and expenses
  • Manage all aspects of the organization’s accounting processes, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Oversee payroll process to ensure data accuracy and compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Coordinate with external auditors to ensure compliance with overall organization policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain internal control systems to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting.
  • Identify areas of improvement in the accounting process and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve financial operations’ overall efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Guide complex transactions, including review of contracts before execution
  • Assist in evaluating the financial impact of business initiatives and investments and contribute to long-term financial planning and growth strategies.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification
  • Proven experience (X+ years) as a Controller or in a similar financial leadership role.
  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP principles and regulations
  • Working knowledge of accounting software solutions, including QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Experience with ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle) is a plus.
  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Adaptable and can handle stressful situations with professionalism
  • Proven ability to maintain confidential information

Salary Range

The salary for the Controller position ranges from $90,000 to $120,000 per year, depending on your experience and qualifications.

Brand Voice

[Company Name] is a [industry] innovator dedicated to [brief description of what the company does]. With a passion for [key aspect of company purpose], we have been [brief company history or background]. Our mission is [insert mission statement]. 

We are guided by a set of core values, including [list core values, e.g., integrity, innovation, teamwork]. These principles drive every decision we make and every action we take.

Over the years, we have achieved [mention significant achievements and milestones, e.g., industry awards, record revenue growth]. These accomplishments reflect our company culture is built on a foundation of [describe the main characteristics of your company culture, e.g., collaboration, creativity, diversity]. 

We offer [list of employee benefits, e.g., healthcare, 401k, profit sharing, flexible scheduling, tuition reimbursement, development opportunities, etc.]

We invite you to consider joining our organization, where your talents will be nurtured, your ideas valued, and your career ambitions supported.

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to {CompanyName} Human Resources at hr{at}example.com, and include the job title in the subject line of the email. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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