Controller

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Job ID: 1616 Industry: Accounting - Finance

Summary:

Responsible for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company' s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.

The scope of the controller position is also responsible for cash management and risk management.

Responsibilities & Duties:

Management
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage outsourced functions including the company’ s benefit programs of employee health insurance, and profit sharing/401k program
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department' s goals and objectives
  • Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary companies, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures

Transactions
  • Oversee - Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  • Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable
  • Oversee/Assist - Ensure that accounts receivable is collected promptly
  • Oversee - Process payroll in a timely manner
  • Develop and ensure Transaction Privilege Tax is reported and paid on all projects accurately each month.  Maintain log of projects between GC paid TPT and MRRA Projects (Sales tax paid at POP)
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions

Reporting
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

Compliance
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

Information Technology
  • Manage outsourced IT functions and ongoing relationship with IT and Spectrum software vendors
  • System administrator to Spectrum software
  • Coordinate software updates and server maintenance with IT provider
  • Provide basic support and troubleshooting with office and field employees prior to escalating issues with outsourced IT provider or Spectrum software vendor

Qualifications:

The controller candidate should have a Bachelor' s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.  Crystal Reports experience a plus.  Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.

Working Conditions:

Primarily in an office environment.   Periodic weekend or evening work is expected.

Supervises:

Office Manager (Accounts Payable/Payroll)

Salary:

$75, 000 - $90, 000

Benefits:
  • Full medical coverage for employee 100% covered  by employer. Option to purchase coverage for spouse and/or family. 
  • Two weeks paid time off  with additional week after 5 years of service.
  • 401K/Profit Sharing Program (Employer contributes 10-15% of employee' s gross compensation, never less than 10% in 11 years as a company)
  • Annual performance bonus (usually around 10% of base compensation)

 

The employer is an " equal opportunity employer." The employer will not discriminate and will take " affirmative action" measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, disability, veteran status, sex, or any characteristic protected by law.

Linda Lesterson

Linda brings a wealth of recruiting experience and talent to the HotFoot team. She has over twenty years of recruiting experience. With a focus as a direct placement recruiter, Linda has a great track record of matching A-Player talent with long-term careers.

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