Assistant Controller, Watervliet, NY

Watervliet, NY 12189
Posted 6 months ago

The ASSISTANT CONTROLLER contributes to maintaining, developing, and administration of the accounting and financial processes of the company (all offices and functions), consistent with all regulatory and accounting guidelines, identifying and preventing discrepancies and helping set up control systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Assist with all aspects of accounting management (billing, tax forms, reporting etc.)
  • Comply with, monitor, and assist in, the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with legislation and established best practices
  • Assist in the preparation and consolidation (as needed) of financial statements in compliance with official guidelines and requirements
  • Manage all aspects of the general ledger – e.g.: manage journal entries, invoices etc.
  • Reconcile accounts for the monthly or annual closing
  • Research, analyze, and resolve variances and other accounting issues timely and consistent with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Serve as a liaison to external auditors, participate and provide all information required
  • May oversee/supervise accounts receivable, accounts payable and general accounting departments
  • Handle monthly bank reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets or forecasts
  • Help in development of reports for management or regulatory bodies
  • Review the company’s accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances
  • Utilize accounting IT system to facilitate processes and maintain records
  • Update and maintain inventory pricing data base

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & ABILITIES

  • 5 years of proven accounting-related work experience preferred
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)
  • Understand data analysis and forecasting
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) and accounting software
  • Well-organized with ability to prioritize
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability
  • Able to perform detailed and focused tasks
  • BS/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field is preferred
  • Professional certification (e.g. CPA) is a plus

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