Job #1476: Controller - Ridgewood, NY (10-13-20)

Job Title

Controller

Location

New York

Salary

Base $150,000

Privately held Retail and Wholesale NYC based Company seeks a self-motivated Controller to lead
our accounting and tax functions. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will be
responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to
ensure accurate and timely financial reporting in accordance with GAAP. This position involves tight
deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including establishing and measuring the
effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting, analytics to support cost
reduction/avoidance, cost accounting, sales tax reporting, general ledger preparation, year-end audit
preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. This individual needs to be extremely
detail-oriented, collaborative and process-driven in order to help us lead the way to a more
organized and efficient flow.


Key responsibilities in this high-profile role include:


Full GL management, including the oversight of accurate and timely posting of all transactions,
including review of monthly journal entries
Ensure accounting and finance activities are compliant with Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles (GAAP) and internal policies and procedures
Consistently analyze financial data and prepare and present monthly, quarterly and annual
financial statements in an accurate and timely manner
Management of full month-end, quarterly and year-end close processes
Oversee the day-to-day accounting operations
Produce timely accounting reports, including full consolidating financial statement packages,
analyses and balance sheet reconciliations
Driving financial & systems process improvement initiatives
Maintain internal controls and safeguards for cash, receipt of revenue, cost, budget and actual
expenditures
Be heavily involved in the day to day management of cash activities
Oversee Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory and Fixed Assets
Supervise and review capex budget and forecast with the Facilities department
Prepare/maintain and review monthly account reconciliations and investigate/resolve
reconciling items
Assist in overall reporting of actual results
Identify and provide detailed and thorough explanations for variances between actual results
and forecasts/budgets
Prepare and/or review all intercompany and eliminating transactions between subsidiaries.
Identify opportunities to improve on financial processes
Oversee the design and evaluation of the operating effectiveness of the Company’s internal
controls over financial reporting to ensure conformance and compliance with U.S. GAAP.
Lead and manage the year-end audit with external auditors
Effectively handle new assignments and projects outside scope of core responsibilities


Desired Skills and Experience:


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
10+ years progressive financial experience; managerial experience
Solid understanding of US GAAP
Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite with advanced Excel skills
Strong accounting, problem solving, analytical and decision making skills.
Strong management and leadership skills
Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
Excellent time management, organizational skills and high attention to detail
Works under limited supervision, deadlines and pressure
A motivated, dynamic and self-driven individual who is confident and professional in approach
with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude
Experience with ERP (NetSuite preferred)
Experience in retail grocery industry highly preferred
Knowledge of Real Estate accounting a plus
CPA licensed a plus

 

Interested candidates should e-mail resume to Daphne Landa at dlanda@gmail.com. Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program. Make sure to include Job #1476 in the subject line and to copy friendsoffirm@eisneramper.com on your email.