Controller Accounting Job Description

Controller Accounting Job Description

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Controller accounting provides thorough ownership for all aspects of the local Financial Statements (US GAAP and Local GAAP) through adherence to financial reporting policies and accountability for general accounting processes executed locally.

Controller Accounting Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Monitor developing IFRS & US GAAP accounting principles and proactively participate in comment letters through the ACLI in US and the CFO Forum in Europe
Ensure integrity and timeliness of quarterly and annual financial reporting in accordance with GAAP
Control & Compliance in accordance with GAAP
Establish and maintain relationships with vendors and internal customers
Ensuring the Company’s books are closed in accordance with the schedule established by the organization's parent company
Reconciling and analyzing the Company’s accounts at regular intervals
Generating month-end financial statements and management reports
Conducting ad hoc analysis as directed by senior management
Preparing schedules and other documentation in support of the annual audit, tax returns, insurance applications and other audit and compliance activities
Responsible for month end and quarterly close and consolidations review account reconciliations

Controller Accounting Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Controller Accounting

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, HUD, SOX, CA, CPFO

Education for Controller Accounting

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the controller accounting job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Education, Economics, Business/Administration, MBA, Management, Graduate, Communication

Skills for Controller Accounting

Desired skills for controller accounting include:

GAAP and internal controls
GAAP
Ability to apply financial statement assertions and effective internal control structures to both accounting and operations
Manufacturing accounting processes and procedures
Nostro clearance
Reconciliation and Substantiation of ledger balances
US GAAP and SOX
ADP
Any other core HR systems
Automated financial systems

Desired experience for controller accounting includes:

Must be driven, structured and have a proactive personality
Possess a love for technology, music and being awesome is a plus
Strong PC skills including Excel (pivot tables), Microsoft Access (basic)
Must have excellent organizational and time management skills to be able to dedicate time to long term projects regularly recurring tasks and deadlines
CPA or CMA a nice plus
Qualified CPA with more than 10 years relevant experience in a large international MNC

Controller Accounting Examples

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Controller Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a controller accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for controller accounting
  • Assisting with managing the month-end close process, inclusive of preparing, and reviewing and approving journal entries
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations including bank reconciliations and financial analysis
  • Preparation of financial statement consolidation
  • Assisting in preparing of Form 10-K/10-Q, Proxy and Registration Statements
  • Assisting in an ERP implementation
  • Ensuring strong internal controls by building and maintaining effective processes and systems, including developing and implementing controls, policies and processes
  • Managing and coordinating external audit requests
  • Trade reconciliations / settlements
  • K-1 preparation
  • Accounts Payable / Receivable Payroll
Qualifications for controller accounting
  • Responsible for overseeing accounting procedures, internal controls (implementing, monitoring, enhancing), and ERP management
  • Assistance in creating accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance to internal controls
  • Assist with other ad hoc projects as required
  • Must be a Qualified CA, ideally with 5+ years at an accounting firm
  • Previous work experience in the media / technology sector a plus
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Controller Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a controller accounting. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for controller accounting
  • Oversee daily operations of accounting team
  • Oversee Moth-end close process for accuracy and timeliness
  • Prep for the annual audit, and be the lead point of contact for the external auditors
  • Evaluate financial and strategic programs and projects
  • Provide analysis on alternative and data-driven results to leadership team
  • Provide Ad-hoc analysis for all financial matters
  • Implements, documents and maintains adequate and effective internal control system
  • Represent CPC on a cross-functional agile project team
  • Perform training with impacted CPC teams
  • Champions continuous improvement initiatives to enhance internal controls over financial reporting budget and forecast accuracy on a consolidated basis
Qualifications for controller accounting
  • Minimum of six years of accounting experience
  • Mortgage Industry experience (public accounting or corporate) is required
  • Strong predisposition towards a structured, disciplined approach to planning, monitoring and controlling financial operations in a complex atmosphere
  • Demonstrated progressive management responsibilities and relevant experience
  • Ability to develop direct reports and overall department creating a respected, accurate, and customer focused organization
  • BA/BS degree in accounting or related field required
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Controller Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a controller accounting. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for controller accounting
  • Responsible for the accounting, reconciliation and substantiation of certain share-based compensation related expense and impact to stockholder's equity
  • Assist in the preparation of SEC 10-K and other disclosures
  • Respond and interact with various internal clients (Executive Compensation, Business Unit controllers, External reporting, Tax, Legal, Payroll and Information Technology Team) and external auditors
  • Oversee documentation and improvements related to SOX Compliance
  • Overseeing and managing third-party fund administrator
  • Compiling, analyzing and preparing of Funds financial data and operating metrics for quarterly review presentations submitted to Senior Management and Investors
  • Working on business plan information, which includes forecasted and projected financials, strategic initiatives and industry cycle overview
  • Handling investor reporting investor capital calls and distributions
  • Investor commitments and capital account management
  • Management fee and waterfall calculations
Qualifications for controller accounting
  • 1+ year of PeopleSoft application experience
  • 1+ year of Agile team methodology
  • At least BSC or MSC in accounting or auditing
  • Embraces diversity within the work environment and consistently deals with all customers in a friendly and respectful manner
  • Progressive accounting experience, including strong General Ledger skills/experience
  • Prior experience in hands-on accounting position - this is not a delegation role overseeing a large team
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Controller Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a controller accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for controller accounting
  • Lead team of direct reports (Managers and Associates) to support and balance multiple client needs
  • Responsible for effective management of team of six HKS accounting Exempt and Non-Exempt staff including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment
  • Establish and implement short and long range organizational goals, strategic plans, policies and operating procedures
  • Develop implement and monitor accounting control processes and procedures that ensure compliance with University and HKS policies and procedures
  • Advises HKS leadership on all aspects of financial matters including regulatory and compliance issues
  • Manages administration of HKS payroll and accounts payable, accounts receivable, expense report and other reimbursement processing
  • Maintains School’s chart of accounts
  • Actively represents HKS at the University level in development of new financial systems and reporting capabilities and designs and manages their local implementation
  • Furnishes internal reports, revises and updates reports to be more useful and efficient as necessary
  • Ensures financial compliance with University policy and procedures, audit and accounting disclosure requirements, and applicable legal rules and regulations
Qualifications for controller accounting
  • Bachelor degree with major in Finance and Accounting
  • Must have combined work experience for at least 5 years in Finance Environment of Large or Multinational Companies, or any of the Big Four Audit Firms
  • Above 5 years related work experience in cost controlling/analysing and reporting
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures and standards vital for accounting and auditing
  • Possesses initiative and able to work under pressure
  • Goal oriented individual and nalytical
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Controller Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a controller accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for controller accounting
  • Works closely with residential and commercial loan servicing and commercial and residential lending and leasing divisions and subsidiaries to facilitate cross-functional communication and processes and the application of appropriate accounting principles and internal control standards
  • Works collaboratively with credit and risk functions in determining the ALLL, and has supervisory responsibility over the preparation of the ALLL calculation and related documentation
  • Works with loan modeling team to ensure proper implementation of results into the accounting records with respect to PCI loans
  • Completes or participates in special projects, as assigned, including but not limited to valuation of assets, business combination due diligence, new product/service initiatives
  • Oversees implementation of loan accounting policies, systems and procedural changes
  • Maintains or oversees the maintenance of Loan Accounting policies and procedures and related SOX 404 control documentation
  • Monitors and assures timely monthly, quarterly, and annual close for the Loan Accounting area
  • Analyzes and interprets accounting pronouncements and conducts accounting research with applicability to his/her area of responsibility
  • Designs and/or works to improve processes, controls and procedures that impact the loan accounting area
  • Taking co-responsibility with the Business Partner(s) (BP) over the integrity of financial and management reporting, and work to proactively advise the BP on the impact of accounting standards on different business scenarios
Qualifications for controller accounting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and particularly strong Excel skills involving pivot tables and macros
  • Experience with Hyperion (HFM) and SAP desired
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance, graduate degree preferred
  • MS Office knowledge (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint), MS Excel being a must
  • 4-6 years of accounting and/or bookkeeping experience across multiple industries
  • Previous management experience, with strong interpersonal, communication, and project management skills

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