January 19, 2022

Assistant Controller (Outsourced Accounting)


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Job Title: Assistant Controller (Outsourced Accounting)
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Hiring Company: Accountingfly
Job Type: 

Full time, W2

Client Super Powers Include:

  • One of the largest outsourced accounting providers in the industry
  • Powered by employees who are passionate about their work and are driven by innovation 
  • A team that collectively strives toward excellence
  • Committed to providing superior customer service to clients, but also makes it a priority to keep things fun and exciting
  • Create a connected and streamlined virtual workplace

Your Super Powers Should Include:

  • Ability to apply expertise of accrual accounting principles while managing the day to day activities of several Accounting Specialists
  • Master of technology like: Excel, various financial systems, data query tools and more
  • Exercising discretion and independent judgment on significant matters
  • Prioritizing and handling multiple assignments concurrently

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Directs the closing process for variety of clients
  • Responsible for management of staff within a specified team, including but not limited to approving timesheets, prepare/conduct reviews, and PIPs. 
  • Prepares and delivers performance feedback for all direct reports; communicates constructive, real-time feedback to staff in a professional manner.  
  • Prepares agenda for client meetings
  • Monitor and analyze internal client budgets (BvA): investigate areas of improvement and recommend solutions 
  • Prepares and analyzes financial models using sensitivity analysis and other analytical techniques
  • Evaluate financial analysis, including KPI’s and other client-specific metrics established by management, in preparation for discussion with controllers 
  • Research and develop industry-specific KPIs
  • Coordinate and maintain client’s custom dashboards, budgets and reports in Jirav.
  • Assists the Supervisor with tax return discrepancies
  • Coordinates with the client’s tax advisors on issues
  • Reviews and interprets legal documents 
  • Provides turnover assistance to Controller
  • Attends Controller Group Meetings
  • Answers and researches technical accounting issues 
  • Drives the PPP process (tools, resources, education, training, etc.)
  • Some travel for training and team meetings may be required
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


  • 7 years of relevant accounting experience 
  • Staff management experience.  Ability to coach employees and provide constructive, timely feedback. 
  • Minimum 1 year of CPA firm or outsourced accounting experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and tax regulations 
  • Strong analytical and project management skills 
  • Demonstrated experience with Financial systems and data query tools
  • Demonstrated ability to keep organized and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Displays excellent communication, collaboration, and problem solving skills
  • Sound judgment and decision making skills
  • Must enjoy training others and be able to display patience when doing so
  • High degree of computer literacy, including extensive knowledge in Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook and Excel

Minimum Education and Training Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an accounting related field
  • CPA preferred, but not required
  • Proficient with or willing to learn various accounting software, such as: QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online, NetSuite, SaasAnt and Sage Intacct.
  • Experience with third-party applications is preferred, such as: Bill.com, TPI, Tallie, Team Work and budgeting & forecasting applications. If not proficient, you must have the willingness to put in time to learn.
  • Ongoing desire to expand knowledge of new technology and applications

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