Assistant Controller

Long & Foster Companies
Chantilly, VA
Jun 15, 2019
Jun 19, 2019
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Assistant Controller Position Summary: The Assistant Controller is responsible for managing and supporting the organization's accounting and financial performance. This position will carry a broad base of financial management (analyzing, interpreting, implementing, monitoring, enhancing) and oversight responsibility to include general accounting, financial reporting, journal entry preparation, AP/AR, payroll, account reconciliation, variance, trends, productivity and profitability analysis. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: * Responsible for providing financial and accounting support to field operations business leaders and the Corporate Finance / Accounting team. Provides technical and administrative direction, leadership and coordination to direct reports and field operations team. * Consults with operations and corporate business partners in areas that affect financial performance to include costs and margin analysis, bad debt review, capital expenditure, reporting and measurement. Perform timely and insightful analysis and appraise management regarding operating results in terms of costs, budgets, trends, variances, profit improvements, and cost reductions. * Reviews, develops, analyzes, and interprets financial and budgetary reports. Presents to management for review, decision-making, and action. Analyzes trends and deviations (actual performance to budget plan), monitors spending and cash flow. Recommends course correction to enhance profitability. * Directly handles and/or coordinates activities for a broad range of functions including transaction processing (AP, AR, Payroll), fixed assets, tax, budgeting, financial reporting, analysis, allocation methodologies, and general accounting activities. * Coordinates the preparation of the monthly, quarterly, yearly accounting close with Finance & Accounting teams. Ensures integrity of the transaction reporting to the general ledger and reconciliation of balance sheets. * Apply financial and accounting expertise to ensure strict adherence to internal control procedures, along with readiness for all internal and external audits. * Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as appropriate and supports other department personnel as required by management. Job Requirements * BS degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance. CPA designation required * 7 - 10 years' of accounting/financial management experience with progressive increase in areas of responsibilities in leadership roles required. Previous experience working in a multi-state operations environment required with exposure to the real estate brokerage industry experience preferred * Intermediate to Advanced MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word) with Expert proficiency in Excel a must. Previous experience with Great Plains or similar accounting software preferred * Broad background in all aspects of financial planning and analysis with comprehensive knowledge of GAAP * Continuous improvement mindset with the ability and desire to develop creative solutions to problems and continuously improve systems and processes. Experience leading and implementing process improvement projects/teams * High degree of autonomy, yet team oriented with ability to work cohesively with others * Self-motivated with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines and work in a high energy, fast paced, ever changing environment * Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion

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