Assistant Controller

American Public University System
Charles Town, WV
Apr 18, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Requisition Number 17-0044 Post Date 4/6/2017 Title Assistant Controller Location Charles Town, WV Company APUS Description Please scroll all the way down and click "Apply On-Line" to apply for this posting.a€ cents Reports To: Senior Vice President, Controllera€ cents Department: Finance - Generala€ cents Office Location: Charles Town, WVa€ cents FLSA Status: Exempta€ cents Date Posted: April 6, 2017a€ cents Date Closing: Open Until Filled Synopsis of Role:The Associate Vice President, Assistant Controller oversees the general accounting team and monthly close process. This role prepares and reports financial statements conforming to principles of accounting and regulatory requirements for American Public University System (APUS). Essential Duties:a€ cents Manages the process, review, and completion of general ledger work papers supporting the monthly close process, quarterly financial reviews, and annual audits.a€ cents Assists with the preparation of financial statements and corresponding footnotes for annual General Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) audits, as well as performs financial analytical reviews to include variance analysis.a€ cents Supports the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting process.a€ cents Oversees the daily accounting functions, and supervises various accounting teams.a€ cents Documents, reviews, and maintains adequate and effective internal controls.a€ cents Manages operational data and ensures data integrity and accuracy.a€ cents Reviews team processes for efficiencies, quality, and manages implementation of new software.a€ cents Prepares, maintains, and adheres to US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Accounting policies, technical accounting memos, standard operating procedures, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) narratives.a€ cents Researches the impact of accounting proposals and pronouncements on the company's SEC disclosure, financial position, and financial statements, and implements necessary changes.a€ cents Assists with the successful completion of the quarterly reviews and annual audits.a€ cents Manages and organizes annual SOX project from internal audit narrative review to year end testing by external auditors by scheduling walkthroughs, requesting, collecting, and reviewing information provided and facilitating follow up requests.a€ cents Manages the coordination of the financial audits including collecting and organizing related information and responding to auditora€ (TM) s initial requests for additional information.a€ cents Leads and completes special projects as assigned.a€ cents Performs other duties as assigned. Work Environment and Physical Demands:a€ cents Standard office environment in Charles Town, WV.a€ cents Ability to work standard weekday business hours; ability to work extended hours as needed to meet deadlines and assist controller. Requirements Required Skills:a€ cents Working knowledge of general ledger accounting using current accounting software products, Microsoft Word, and Excel.a€ cents Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, internal and external customers.a€ cents Excellent organizational and administrative skills and ability to work efficiently and accurately.a€ cents Understanding of the confidentiality and ethical standards of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).a€ cents Ability to be conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product.a€ cents Ability to be held accountable for specific performance.a€ cents Ability to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same.a€ cents Excellent GAAP and financial reporting technical skills.a€ cents Exceptional work ethic.a€ cents Affinity for creative problem-solving.a€ cents Ability to work independently, use initiative, and make substantive decisions quickly. Required Experience:a€ cents Bachelora€ (TM) s degree in accounting required; Mastera€ (TM) s degree preferred.a€ cents CPA certification required.a€ cents Four or more years of experience working in an accounting/finance department in a management position required.a€ cents Experience working for a public company required.a€ cents Thorough understanding of SOX compliance required. .

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