Assistant Controller

Houston, TX

Employment Type: Direct Category: General Accounting Job Number: 17955 Work Model: #LI-Hybrid Internal Reference: #LI-TM1

Job Description


Growing services’ company with domestic and international operations has made several acquisitions in the past three years and has enjoyed organic growth. The Corporate Controller is expanding the back office to manage the expansion. Work in a hybrid environment and help develop your own team!

Specifics include:

The Assistant Controller is a key contributor and management role that will assist US & Corporate Accounting/Finance teams and work closely with Finance Leads and Corporate Controller for a growing multinational engineering consulting services company. The individual will manage and execute month-end financial close, global consolidation, preparation of financial reports, accounting memos for significant/unusual transactions, lead ad-hoc projects under the guidance of Corporate Controller along with the set of responsibilities described below.

The role will also require interaction with Business Operations in US and International Regions as a key accounting/finance partner on projects from time to time. The position requires a dynamic, qualified individual willing to adapt to changing needs and requirements of a fast-growing company with US and International operations.

  • Manage accounting operations including A/P, GL and Revenue Recognition, and T&E for various entities.
  • Lead the month-end and year-end close processes including managing the annual financial statement audit with external Audit Firm. Project Manage annual audit working with all accounting areas such as AP, AR, International regions and prepare audit and tax schedules.
  • Lead consolidation of monthly financial statements in preparation for management reporting
  • Lead and manage all indirect taxes such as Sales, Property, Use, Real Estate tax data working with the in-house and outside firms, while identifying savings opportunities.
  • Manage the Intercompany accounting process to ensure intercompany transactions are reconciled.  
  • Manage fixed assets and leases system and process working with the accounting team.
  • Responsible for accuracy, analysis and review of all accounting entries and general ledger accounts.
  • Manage the broader accounting team; train, lead, coach and manage accounting staff.
  • Analyze variances and prepare management commentary; provide operation reports and metrics to operating team.
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements and related footnotes.
  • Create and post journal entries as necessary, provide monthly reconciliations.
  • Create and assist in development and implementation of new templates, processes, and procedures to enhance productivity of department.
  • Work with finance to create the annual budget.
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Strong work ethic with high integrity, capabilities of a leader and a doer; continuous  improvement thought process is required.
  • 7-10 years relevant experience.
  • Direct experience with month-end close improvement projects, preferred.
  • Experience with highly acquisitive companies in the PE space, preferred.
  • CPA license preferred.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • BBA in accounting.
  • Public and Industry Accounting experience desirable
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