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Controller – Professional Service – 165K

Location : Washington DC

Client is seeking a Controller who can function in a fast paced growth environment. Successful candidate will report directly to the CFO and supervise a staff of 5. Salary is in the 165K range.

Responsibilities:
  • Establishment of  accounting policies, practices and procedures
  • Development of financial and management reporting
  • Oversight of the budget formats and processes
  • Proactive communication and outreach with line management and staff
  • Management, training and mentoring of accounting staff
  • Coordination of Annual Audit and tax matters with firm’s public accountants
  • Interface with the Information Technology staff
  • Provide assistance to the CFO in the areas of budgets and forecast, risk management, cash management, financial analysis and relationships with commercial banks.
Requirements:
  • At least 5 years experience as an assistant controller or controller in a for-profit business environment.
  • At least 5 years in Public Accounting, preferably with Big-4 audit experience focused on for-profit entities.
  • BS in Accounting or Finance with a cumulative overall GPA of 3.4 or better.
  • Passed CPA Exam
  • Managed the accounting for a middle-market private company with multiple legal entities and multiple jurisdictions
  • Familiarity with state apportionment matters
  • Experience in design and implementation of accounting systems, including labor distribution and project accounting. Not as an IT professional but being directly involved as a lead or power user
  • Experience with professional service firms
  • Tenacity and attention to detail
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with line managers
  • Relates well to both professional and clerical financial and administrative staff. 

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