SOFIE - Dulles, VA4.0

Job Description

Job Title: Controller

Department: Accounting and Finance

Reports To: Vice President, Finance

Summary Directs financial activities of an organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Prepare timely and complete financial statements monthly and all financial reports as needed by management
Oversees the operations of a 9-member Accounting team (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, staff accountants)
Manages the month-end close process (review AP and AR entries, payroll, bank reconciliation, accruals and other adjusting journal entries)
Reviews accounting records to ensure that the company’s reported financial results comply with U.S. GAAP
Monitors and maintains internal financial controls and accounting policies; maintain accounting records
Manages cash balance and anticipates incoming and outgoing cash flows to maintain sufficient operating capital
Assesses the effectiveness of accounting and reporting systems and procedures; makes recommendations to improve and/or expand those systems and procedures as the company grows
Advises management about insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities
Works with outside tax advisor to comply with federal and state tax reporting requirements, advises management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax code revisions
Coordinate audit activities including annual financial audit, pension plan audit, and insurance audit
Arranges for audits of company's accounts
Prepares reports required by regulatory agencies
Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees in the Finance and Accounting department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, MBA preferred
Eight or more work experience in a corporate accounting or audit environment

Supervisory experience required

Controller or Auditor experience preferred

CPA certification preferred

Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly intermediate Excel experience required

Experience with SAP Business One preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

CPA preferred