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Assistant Controller

  • Job Number 529122
  • Type Permanent
  • Location Hawthorne, NY
  • Pay $125,000 - $140,000
  • Referral Bonus $250

Assistant Controller

Job Description:

Our client, a Westchester County, NY-based company is seeking to hire an experienced Assistant Controller.

Assistant Controller
Hawthorne, NY

Position Summary
The Assistant Controller
will plan and direct the accounting activities of the department.


  • Manages the accounting staff who are responsible for financial reporting, billing, collections, payroll, and budget preparation.
  • Coordinates training programs for new staff and identifies training needs for current staff.
  • Establishes internal controls and guidelines for accounting transactions and budget preparation.
  • Oversees preparation of business activity reports, financial forecasts, and annual budgets.
  • Oversees the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or financial reporting standards.
  • Responsible for tax planning throughout the fiscal year; files annual corporate tax return.
  • Audits accounts to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; coordinates with outside auditors and provides needed information for the annual external audit.
  • Presents recommendations to management on short- and long-term financial objectives and policies.
  • Provides financial analysis with an emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.


    Required Skills/Abilities
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in accounting and tax preparation software, preferably QuickBooks Online
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel

    Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration required.
  • Eight years or more of related experience required.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.

    Physical Requirements
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.