Controller

Kansas City, MO 64112

Job ID: Job-1325

Controller

 

$130-150k plus bonus

 

Kansas City, MO Plaza location

 

Bell & Associates, Inc. Has been retained to find our client s next Controller.  This a great opportunity to join an established leader in their industry who has experienced at least 10% growth every year for past 5 years.  In this newly created role, you will lead the Accounting staff and will shape the department for the future. 

 

Summary

The Controller will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the general accounting function.   This position will lead a team of three staff accountants and oversee and coordinate the quarterly and annual budgeting processes, monthly financial reporting, daily cash management, office and equipment lease administration, property, sales and use and corporate tax filings and ongoing general ledger reconciliation and maintenance.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans and supervises the work of the staff accountant team.  Provides training and mentoring and prepares annual evaluations.

  • Ensures timely, accurate and meaningful preparation of monthly financial reports.

  • Leads the quarterly and annual budget review process including setting the timeline, coordinating with individual department leaders, compiling the data and reviewing supporting schedules.
  • Directs completion and review of daily cash balancing and monthly general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Proficient in the company s financial reporting software including knowledge of system functionality and the ability to create meaningful and useful reports.

  • Oversees accounting for office, equipment and furniture leases.

  • Tracks and reports on debt covenant compliance.

  • Directs preparation and reviews industry survey requests.

  • Coordinates administration of the annual attorney compensation process.

  • Ensures timely filing of property and sales and use taxes.
  • Coordinates the annual financial statement audit and preparation of corporate tax filings.

  • Performs accounting research when necessary.

  • Participates in special projects as required.

  • Promotes quality customer service standards to internal and external customers.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree in accounting or finance is required, CPA designation preferred

  • 8+ years relevant accounting experience, combined public and private industry experience preferred 

  • Service industry experience a plus

  • Prior management experience required

  • Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

 

Personal Characteristics

  • A multi-tasker who can effectively manage several balls in the air at once and handle peak workflow demands in a fluid environment

  • Experienced developer of effective teams

  • Strong analytical skills, good judgement and stong operational focus

  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-directed

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Committed and strong work ethic

  • Accepts and fosters a positive outlook toward change

  • Highest standards of honesty and integrity

EOE

Bell & Associates, Inc. Was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America - https://www.Forbes.Com/best-professional-recruiting-firms/list/6/#tab: overall

 

BETTER TALENT. BETTER OPPORTUNITY. FIND IT HERE.

 

Bell & Associates, Inc. Is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas - Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management.  We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.  

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