Controller Assistant Job Description

Controller Assistant Job Description

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Controller assistant provides US GAAP technical accounting guidance globally, including ownership of new accounting guidance adoptions.

Controller Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Research and resolve US GAAP accounting issues with the Director of Financial Reporting and oversee the preparation and filing of the Form 10-Q, 10-K and other SEC requirements
Research and resolve US GAAP accounting issues and oversee the preparation and filing of the Form 10-Q, 10-K and other SEC requirements
Establish and/or maintain accounting policies and procedures to strengthen the internal accounting control system
Maintain policy and procedures for both US GAAP and IFRS accounting and reporting
Lead and manage projects effectively, make excellent decisions, and improve the service level and productivity of the Accounting department and the back-office support functions
Oversee and control the month-end close process and the preparation and reporting of timely, monthly financial statements in accordance with US GAAP to management
Oversee the monthly review of account analysis for all accounting areas including revenues and cogs, accounts receivable, inventory, royalties, capitalized software, accounts payable, chargebacks, fixed assets, intangibles, accruals and prepaid assets
Oversee operational implementation and improvements of general accounting systems
Reviewing of third party administrator’s investment accounting output
Assisting with research and implementation of GAAP for new investment products and newly adopted accounting standards

Controller Assistant Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Controller Assistant

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Education for Controller Assistant

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Employers hiring for the controller assistant 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, Education, Business, MBA, Business/Administration, Management, Economics, Finance/Accounting, Public Accounting

Skills for Controller Assistant

Desired skills for controller assistant include:

ERP system
Excel
Microsoft Office environment with strong Excel skills
English is mandatory
Industries
Multiple functional technologies/processes
US GAAP
"The Way We Do Things"
Accounting
Accounting principles

Desired experience for controller assistant includes:

Monthly close procedures (position reconciliations
Monthly dividend calculation (working closely with front office on dividend models
Quarterly financial reporting (reviewing of Form N-SAR, N-CSR and NQs prepared by administrator
Quarterly board materials (reviewing minutes prepared by the administrator and legal team
Annual and ad hoc projects (compiling data for annual proxy
Previous experience with Fas 157 / ASC 820-10, Financial Reporting, GAAP, and Month-end Close

Controller Assistant Examples

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Controller Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of controller assistant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for controller assistant
  • Providing the corporate accounting department with regular reporting of revenues, AUM and performance
  • Reviewing, completing, and distributing sales commissions and financial statement accounting
  • Control and accounting for fixed assets and depreciation sub-ledgers for both book and tax purposes
  • Percent-complete accounting for multi-element projects and straight line for recurring revenue multi-year agreements
  • Accounting for stock option-based compensation and stock option exercises
  • Reviewing semi-monthly payroll and fringe benefits to ensure accurate posting to the G/L and appropriate accounting for bonuses, commissions, OT and other special pays, job costing, withholding, proper cost departments
  • Interfacing with accounting firm for preparation of multi-state tax filings
  • Oversee the monthly review of account analysis for all accounting areas including revenues, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, intangibles, accruals and prepaid assets
  • Provide training and direction to the Accounting staff to maintain
  • Perform accounting research on complex issues
Qualifications for controller assistant
  • Preparation of SEC filings and supporting schedules
  • Ongoing monitoring of compliance with REIT regulations and maintaining exemption from Investment Company Act of 1940
  • Creating ad hoc analysis to assist management with decision making
  • Reviewing investment cash flows and yields provided by portfolio managers for completeness and accuracy
  • Preparing quarterly tax workbooks and schedules and audit work-papers
  • Compiling information for press releases and investor and board presentations
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Controller Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of controller assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for controller assistant
  • Supervising, motivating and mentoring the Financial Accounting team
  • Ensure proper accounting principles are being followed
  • Support operational Accounting processes
  • Draft financial and accounting sections of SEC Forms 10-K, 10-Q, S-3’s, S-8’s, 8-Ks and proxy
  • Supervise Fund Accounting team members on monthly bookkeeping and balance sheet review
  • Design, develop and document improvements to the accounting and reporting functions to foster a greater reliance upon controls
  • Assist in the oversight and performanceof the daily accounting including accounts payable and accounts receivablefunctions
  • Manage the monthly accounting close process while ensuring timely and accurate consolidation of financial results
  • Support the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reporting package and SEC financial statements with larger accounting team
  • Manage all day-to-day technical accounting activities
Qualifications for controller assistant
  • Knowledge of GAAP, including corporate tax provisions
  • Assisting with the fund administration process
  • Assisting with managing the funds' annual audits
  • Investment execution and trade settlement by participating in underlying manager document reviews, supervising the preparation of wire instructions and trade tickets, and confirming receipts of all investments
  • Maintaining a database of underlying investments and key terms
  • Reviewing and analysis of underlying manager audited financial statements
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Controller Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of controller assistant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for controller assistant
  • Identify, recommend and implement accounting process improvements to support company growth
  • Responsible for preparation of financial statements and all reporting for the US subsidiary
  • In charge of insurance policy renewals and loss analysis, and meeting with brokers
  • Analyze trends and identify ways to minimize costs
  • Analyze financial data and implement effective internal control processes
  • Responsible for overseeing Sr
  • Manage and coach the team effectively
  • Manage preparation of financial reports
  • Manage financial statement and analysis
  • Coordinate FRB/NYSB and internal audit examinations
Qualifications for controller assistant
  • Yardi or Timberline systems experience strongly preferred
  • Public/private mix (Big 4 background & must currently be in the retail, manufacturing, or wholesale industry)
  • Must have managed a large team (8-9)
  • Implement new reporting requirements and regulations
  • CPA license or equivalent experience required
  • Proficient in GAAP & SOX
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Controller Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a controller assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for controller assistant
  • Assisting in process improvement
  • Overseeing and reviewing the general ledger including recurring journal entries, period-end accruals, and intercompany activity
  • Managing the monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Accurate and timely processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Assisting with yearly budget and forecasting projections reporting on variances
  • Coordinating and acting as a liaison with the external auditors regarding the annual financial statement audit
  • Collaborating with business unit leaders to ensure all inter-company transactions are recorded properly
  • Supervising and mentoring a staff of four direct reports
  • Performing various ad hoc projects as requested by the Controller and CFO
  • Reporting on the large trades across IB and ensuring that they are booked in line with the P&L
Qualifications for controller assistant
  • GAAP Financial Statement preparation experienced required
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Yardi Voyager preferred
  • Experience with fixed income financial instruments
  • Healthcare/Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation or Masters degree a plus
  • Preparing detailed MI and analysis on client resource consumption such as Client Balance Sheet and Client RWA
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Controller Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of controller assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for controller assistant
  • Review of all new contracts and write up summaries
  • Review work of staff
  • Support payroll/commissions and payroll tax filings
  • Provide oversight for product costing and analysis
  • Complete management reporting
  • Participate in all phases of financial SEC reporting processes
  • Support quarterly reviews and annual audit
  • Update and maintain the database for making and tracking clinical trial payments
  • Assist in Sarbanes-Oxley 404 documentation and support Sarbanes-Oxley 404 internal testing
  • Submit account analysis
Qualifications for controller assistant
  • Review and approve invoices for payment and accurate recording/coding of information to automated system
  • Oversee monthly trial balance production for selected investment funds
  • Coordinate interaction with financial services companies as a Fund Administrator for 9 funds, including parallel Trial Balance reconciliation
  • Interface with Operations, Middle Office and Product Control personnel in review of position reconciliations and reporting
  • Provide audit support for all funds
  • Working knowledge of Credit-related products including Bank Debt, Trade Claims and Distressed Debt

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