Corporate Controller in Reading, MA at Internal Careers Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 11/17/2022

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    Reading, MA
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Job Description

Corporate Controller


Position Summary:

The Corporate Controller reports to the CFO and will be the primary accounting officer of the corporation.  The Controller will be responsible for the domestic and international consolidation, reporting and analysis of various internal and external financial statements, cash and debt activity, fixed assets management, M&A purchase accounting, treasury, internal controls, as well as the development and mentoring of the accounting and financial operations team

Key Competencies:

  • Thought Leader
  • Accounting technical knowledge
  • Business Partnership
  • Problem solving
  • Continuous Improvement and Innovation
  • Global Perspective
  • Influencing Skills
  • Executive Presence and Leadership

Key Outcomes

  • Learn the business: 3 Pillars with hundreds of clients and programs with nuances in every engagement
  • Understand the financial model and levers of the company from top to bottom
  • Interaction with outside equity holder(s), auditors, creditors and regulatory agencies
  • Advise the CFO and management team on opportunities and issues in the balance sheet and financial statements


  • Leads, coaches and develops associates involved in financial reporting, general accounting, and accounts receivables, accounts payable and payroll functions.
  • Oversee a timely and accurate monthly financial close and prepare significant portions of internal and external reporting. Review general ledger reconciliations as part of the overall financial control environment. 
  • Support development of key accounting systems, processes and analyses.
  • Support, manage, and mentor accounting staff.
  • Manage the financial statement audits and debt and banking administration.
  • Manage audit process to ensure timely submission of all documentation and proper responses for questions raised by external auditors.
  • Document accounting policies and procedures, and conduct and document accounting research when needed, to ensure company financial statements are prepared in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Financial accounting assistance to support M&A activity.
  • Provide technical accounting expertise (e.g., revenue recognition, leases, M&A, tax, etc.)
  • Implements and periodically validates appropriate internal controls throughout the company
  • Ensures the accuracy and completeness of all financial statement line items.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. CPA required. MBA or Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • 8+ years of related experience preferred with at least 5 years of progressively increasing project or management experience and responsibilities.
  • Prior experience with staffing or professional service firms preferred, but not required.
  • Strong public/private background including 3-5 years of public accounting,
  • 7+ years of progressive accounting experience in a complex, global environment
  • Domestic and international consolidations of multiple subsidiaries
  • Strong knowledge of accounting standards, best practices, internal controls and GAAP.
  • Excellent project management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel is required. Proficiency in MS Access
  • Working knowledge of a Tier 1 accounting systems