Assistant Controller

Do you enjoy complex financials?

Do you love assuring the books are right at each monthly close?

HR Advantage is searching for an assistant controller for a company in central Missouri, controlling a multimillion dollar business, with a successful track record.

Primary Duty:  The Primary duty is to serve as the company’s accountant in charge of accounting and recordkeeping systems.

Supervision:  Will be supervised by and report to the President.

Status:  At-will Employee, Full-time, Exempt

Conditions of Employment:  Successful candidate must have a satisfactory post-offer credit report and must pass a post-offer, pre-employment criminal background check.

Candidate must meet the requirements of the full job description throughout the duration of employment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all enterprise accounting functions and financial reporting, whether entries are made by oneself or another. Works with various organization staff to assure proper accounting system entries for financial and management accounting.  Ensures that all information is both timely and accurate and that proper general accounting principles and practices as well as company policy and procedures are followed.  Prepares and generates required reports, reconciles bank accounts, and prepares sales/use tax returns.
  • Manages periodic closing processes. Prepares and reviews journal entries required for closing various accounting periods.  Prepares periodic financial statements and analyzes them for completeness, accuracy, consistency and adherence to government, insurance or creditor requirements.  Tracks and reports on key metrics.
  • Develops and maintains standard costs. Creates, reviews and analyzes expense invoices, labor costs, and production reports to develop product costs.  Reviews and analyzes product margins and alerts senior management regarding low-performing products.
  • Manages the accuracy, timeliness and productivity of day-to-day activities. Administers accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, payroll, perpetual inventory integrity, fixed asset records, general & entity accounting, cost accounting, and Human Resources.
  • Implements internal audit procedures, controls and checks across all departments. Works with other organizational personnel and outside consultants to document, organize and answer questions regarding the company’s recordkeeping processes and procedures.
  • Communicates required financial and performance data results. Explains and interprets reports related to financial accounting and performance data to appropriate individuals, answers accounting related questions and troubleshoots accounting issues.
  • Assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals.
  • Interfaces with outside stakeholders. Communicates and cooperates with CFO/CPA, legal, financial institutions, lessors, insurance companies, credit card companies, and regulatory agencies as needed or required.
  • Studies and reports on ways to improve recordkeeping systems. Examines existing procedures for more efficient and accurate methods and advises management regarding potential changes.


  1. Maintains and improves technical knowledge by various means, including reading business and professional journals, technical procedures.
  2. Understands Bills of Materials.
  3. Quickly and effectively responds to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  4. Has effective and persuasive presentation skills.
  5. Has strong problem-solving skills.
  6. Uses the utmost discretion in all presentations/correspondence and communication.
  7. Has excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Applies acute attention to detail.
  9. Can work with minimal supervision.
  10. Proficient with Microsoft Office and Professional Suite software, highly proficient with Excel and PowerPoint.
  11. Desires to constantly improve personal skills and the work environment
  12. Can adequately explain office policies and procedures to other team members.


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