OBERD - Columbia, MO

Full-timeEstimated: $71,000 - $96,000 a year

The Controller report to and partner with the Chief Financial Officer to help set the accounting policy and direction while also being an active participant in, and driver of, the organization’s overall accounting administration and budgeting. The Controller maintains and controls the general ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and a thorough review of financial records. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities. This position will manage the day-to-day operations and responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and billing. The Controller will have contact with all levels of staff which requires strong interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal, as well as substantial tact and discretion. Confidentiality is critical in this role.

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive base pay
  • Paid vacation, holidays, sick days
  • Standing desks
  • Company-paid medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage for employees
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k) program with employer match
  • Free downtown parking
  • Paid employee referral program
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid long term disability
  • Short-term disability
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Great office environment - located in the Deja Vu space!

Key Responsibilities

  • General responsibility for the accounting procedures of the company
  • Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Ensures the timely and accurate coverage of all monthly payments, bills and receivables
  • Helps department to meet accounting financial objectives by assisting with the preparation of forecasting requirements, annual budgets, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions
  • Prepares financial statements, reports and records by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information as needed for statements and budgets
  • Ensures an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Prepares policies and procedures as it relates to their job duties
  • Protects confidential data
  • Work with management to improve overall operations by analyzing complex data and make recommendations for efficiencies and process improvements
  • Maintains financial security by establishing internal controls and audits, to protect against inadvertent errors or willful misappropriation, and which enforce the budgetary decisions of management
  • Assists other departments as needed, by applying financial observations and recommendations to operational issues, ensuring departmental understanding of their budgetary discretion, and providing timely information to assist compliance with organizational budgetary restraints.
  • Responds to inquiries from the CFO and other company managers regarding financial results and special reporting requests
  • Supports Board of Management requests channeled through the CFO
  • Participates in special projects, as needed
  • Oversees and administers all activities associated with accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other disbursements
  • Oversees the timely preparation of tax documents and the timely execution of tax payments for the company
  • Ensures timely submission to Members and employees of requisite documents pertaining to taxes
  • Design and implement automated solutions and create processes and procedures that work within the OBERD culture

Skills, Attributes & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of accounting experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting plus the application of general accounting theory
  • Ownership of tasks, from initiation to final delivery, taking the initiative to resolve issues and barriers to completion, exceeding expectations for delivery, maintaining high quality of output
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Maintains a strong sense of urgency and drive for results
  • Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex accounting issues
  • A genuine passion for excellence and high performance
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and QuickBooks, or equivalent software programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Extremely detail-oriented

Job Type: Full-time


  • supervisory: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Accounting: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Columbia, MO (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave