Controller

Employer
agencyQ
Location
Bethesda, MD
Posted
Nov 18, 2022
Closes
Nov 30, 2022
Ref
717670951
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
_About the Company_AgencyQ is the champion of the human experience through digital transformation. Our award-winning team of collaboration-minded digital experts creates website experiences that apply deeply purposeful personalization. Our cross-functional teams of Data Scientists, Content Strategists, Marketing Gurus, Digital Experts, and Creative Designers use research and data to achieve, inform, and shape digital transformation strategies for our clients. We challenge the norm, we are fearless innovators, and we live our customerA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents s mission. This is the power of Q._About the Role_agencyQ is looking for a Controller is responsible for developing and maintains accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Controller is responsible for working with our CFO and CEO to ensuring that work is properly completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. The Controller will have contact with CEO, senior-level executive staff, and the CFO which requires strong interpersonal communications both written and verbal._Responsibilities: _* Manage all accounting activities ensuring compliance with GAAP and internal accounting policies and procedures* Direct the daily activities for GL, AP, AR, revenue, commissions and payroll* Manage the monthly close process, including journal entries, reconciliations, cost allocations, and other balance sheet and P&L accounts.* Track bookings, revenue, monthly recurring revenue account gains/losses, deferred revenue calculations, customer acquisition costs, payback periods and other metrics/KPIs* Prepare, review and issue financial statements in accordance with GAAP* Prepare budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans. Prepare accurate mid-year forecasts as needed to assist with business and tax planning.* Review contracts and ensure that revenue is recognized in accordance with GAAP* Implement and maintain effective internal controls and processes to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting, integrity of corporate data, and safeguarding of assets* Manage local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings, including licensing requirements* Lead annual financial audits and/or reviews and manage financial statement footnote disclosure* Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close.* Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.* Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.* Responds to inquiries from the CEO and CFO, and other senior staff regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like.* Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.* Assist in development and implementation for new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.* Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.* Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advises on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.* Support CFO with special projects and workflow process improvement.* Meet with executive team to present and explain analyses* Manage commercial banking relationships to facilitate an appropriate credit resource under highly competitive terms.* Interface with outside audit firms(s), banks and lessors, casualty/liability insurance agent(s), credit card companies, and collection agencies.* Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.* Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees, developing personal growth opportunities.* Maintain record-keeping systems that meet the CompanyA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents s operational and regulatory requirements and protect the CompanyA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents s assets, including periodic verification of their existence and condition._Behavioral Competencies: _* Focused, independent worker with strong drive.* Passion and enthusiasm for helping the organization work smoothly and efficiently.* Fundamentally cares about others.* High energy, results-oriented and self-motivated team player.* Ability to take direction, be coached and mentored.* Creative thinking to find smart and efficient ways of maximizing the results of our efforts.* Unwavering commitment to consistently meeting expectations and deadlines.* An insatiable curiosity and desire to continuously grow and expand.* The courage to try new things._Skills/Knowledge/Qualifications: _* BachelorA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents s Degree in Accounting* CPA preferred* 7-10 years previous work experience.* Organizational skills are critical for this role.* Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint.* Ability to work alone and collaborate with others.* Adapts to changes in the work environment.* Strong knowledge of GAAP standard* Excellent working knowledge of Quick Books* Proven aptitude to quickly understand business models and metrics for service delivery companies.* Ability to detect, analyze, and independently resolve discrepancies* Ability to pay attention to detail and maintain confidentiality.* Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to communicate by phone or e-mail.* Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to working with a diverse staff are essential.* Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.* Ability to work with minimum supervision but knowing when to seek additional assistance or authorization.* Skilled at completing numerous tasks on a deadline in a fast-paced environment.* Skilled at working with managers without accounting background to request information and to provide guidanceagency*Q* is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Job Type: Full-time

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