Corporate Controller

Independence, MO

Job Number: Job-1560

Corporate Controller


$150K - $175K plus bonus and equity


KC Area


Interviewing in the next two weeks


Our client, a fast-growing software company in the KC area is hiring for a Controller who has prior experience in the software industry and understands revenue recognition and SAAS. The Controller is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Company s accounting records, maintaining the integrity of the internal control environment and managing all aspects of the monthly financial close. The Controller is also responsible for supporting FP&A in the monthly financial reporting and overseeing all compliance functions for the Company including, monthly close, budgeting, income tax filings, sales tax filings and property tax filings. This role will oversee a small but expanding accounting team. This position reports to the CFO.



  • Maintains all accounting records consistent with GAAP and company policies.

  • Ensures general ledger accounts are reconciled and analyzed monthly, and that all significant issues are brought to the attention of the CFO in a timely manner.

  • Staff Supervision of accounting department staff including interviewing, hiring, motivating, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Manage and oversee all billing, collections, payables and other accounting operational activities Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of monthly and quarterly bank covenant reports.

  • Financial Reporting Provides support to FP&A lead in the preparation of a monthly financial reporting package for the Company to its private equity parent and its business units and departments.

  • Prepares quarterly tax provision and reviews with external tax advisors, oversees sales tax return preparation sales tax compliance, facilitates federal and state tax return preparation with external accountants.

  • Plans, coordinates, and manages the annual audit and quarterly reviews of the Company s financial statements and control environment with outside audit firms.

  • Reviews customer contracts to ensure the terms of the contract are consistent with company SOP and related guidance.

  • Takes the lead role in researching technical accounting, tax and compliance subjects. Prepares technical memos summarizing the findings and the related recommendations.

  • Takes a lead role in managing and/or coordinating the due diligence and integration of target companies in conjunction with other staff and outside professionals.

  • Implement processes, policies and practices to ensure proper internal controls are in place and are monitored accordingly.

  • Participate in the training and/or mentoring programs as assigned or required.

  • Adheres to the company Values and supports a positive company culture

  • Responds to the needs and requests of clients, management, and staff in a professional and expedient manner.

  • Other Duties as Assigned



The ideal candidate will be a roll up the sleeves type individual who can put in processes and best practices. They should also have strong experience with enterprise accounting software as they will lead the implementation project of converting from QuickBooks to Sage.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required, Master s degree is a plus

  • CPA required

  • Prior Controller or Assistant Controller level experience required

  • Auditing or equivalent experience preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years management experience

  • Strong technical knowledge of US GAAP required

  • Private equity reporting and internal control procedures preferred.

  • Superior analytical and technical skills combined with the ability to get into the details of basic accounting issues that impact the company yet understand the broader business and strategic issues faced by the company.

  • Strong drive for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure; persists despite obstacles, ambiguity and opposition

  • Software Revenue Recognition experience preferred

  • Well-developed project management and problem-solving skills

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications and Excel

  • Must be detail oriented and able to multitask

  • Strong Generalist well versed in accounting operations and able to deal with rapidly changing business priorities.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team based organization, with strong relationship skills

  • Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and manage subordinates in a changing environment


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/3/#tab: overall




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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