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November 28, 2022

Remote Senior Controller, CPA (Outsourced Accounting)

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Job Title: Remote Senior Controller, CPA (Outsourced Accounting)
Location: Stamford, Connecticut (Remote Based)
Hiring Company: Accountingfly
Our client, an industry leading outsourced accounting provider, is looking for an experienced REMOTE Senior Controller.  This is a fully remote position – must have experience working with multiple clients, such as an accounting practice or CPA firm. 

Job Type: 

Remote
Full time, W2
Compensation: $120,000 to $140,000 DOE

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 make it a priority to keep things fun and exciting
  • Create a connected and streamlined virtual workplace

Your Super Powers Should Include:

  • Leadership abilities and accountability for managing the activities of several staff, including assistant controller, senior accountant and Accounting Specialists
  • Also a strong individual contributor
  • Strong ability to mitigate risk by implementing perfected internal process and controls 
  • Excels at putting in a briskly paced workday without compromising timeliness and quality of results
  • Ability to respond actively and positively to a variety of challenges and time pressures
  • Ability to make quick decisions based on knowledge and experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Client Service:

  • As a trusted advisor and partner, the Senior Controller is an integral part of the client’s leadership team 
  • Provides strategic leadership into the scalable accounting operations of each client’s business
  • Develop client’s annual budget and maintain cash forecasting tools as needed
  • Manage the month-end closing and issuance financial reports to all clients, every month
  • Analyze financial and operational information to provide real-time, meaningful recommendations 
  • Execute client conference calls on a regular basis to review strategy, current and future needs, as well as operational changes affecting financial results
  • Assist in gathering pertinent tax related information for external tax return preparation
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external audits for the annual audit or review
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements
  • Review and approve monthly and quarterly tax filings

Accounting Team Leadership:

  • Directs a team of virtual accounting professionals to accomplish priorities and deliverables in order to meticulously deliver timely and accurate monthly financial reporting package for multiple clients
  • Support, train, motivate and mentor virtual accounting specialists in performance of their daily responsibilities so they can learn the tasks and procedures necessary to meet quality standards. Conduct timely performance reviews. 
  • Execute team meetings
  • Utilize internal documentation system when updating/developing procedures and policies. 
  • Enforces a system of internal controls to verify integrity of processes and procedures are followed by staff

Internal Leadership:

  • Provide strategic guidance and operational decision making to our senior leadership team. Recommend and implement best practices to add value.
  • Assist with interviewing and onboarding new team members, as needed
  • Partner and collaborate with other Senior Controllers on best practices to enhance company knowledge sharing culture

Qualifications:

  • Must be an active CPA with 
  • Extensive knowledge in accounting for businesses in the under $20M market
  • The ideal candidate should have 10 – 15 years of progressive accounting experience with a combination of 4 – 5 years in public accounting and 7-10 years in private industry 

In addition: 

  • 5-7 years supervisory experience 
  • Adaptive leadership style with a passion for mentoring staff.  
  • Experience with hands on accounting with small to medium size businesses 
  • Technical, analytical focus  with proactive, problem solving nature.  Ability to research and suggest proper accounting solutions.
  • Works well within established standards and guidelines  
  • Ability to acclimate to various client environments
  • Strong experience with QuickBooks and/or other accounting software packages
  • High degree of computer literacy, including extensive knowledge in Microsoft Office, and specifically Outlook and Excel 
  • Ability to travel when necessary

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