GSE Systems - Columbia, MD2.9

Full-timeEstimated: $95,000 - $130,000 a year

Corporate Controller

Location: Columbia, Maryland

Who We Are

GSE Systems, Inc. is a world leader in real-time high-fidelity simulation, providing a wide range of simulation, training and engineering solutions to the power and process industries. Its comprehensive and modular solutions help customers achieve performance excellence in design, training and operations. GSE Systems is headquartered in Sykesville (Baltimore), Maryland, with offices in Columbia, Maryland; Huntsville, Alabama; Navarre, Florida; Montrose, Colorado, and Beijing, China. Information about GSE Systems is available at

Who We Need

The qualified candidate will be responsible for managing the company’s consolidation process, preparing all internal and external financial reports, establishing effective internal controls and financial procedures, defining and elevating accounting policies, ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and coordinating the company’s quarterly reviews and annual audit.

What You Will Do

  • Responsible for the worldwide monthly closing process and consolidation of GSE financial results. Establishes standardized reporting packages for the foreign subsidiaries to use in reporting their monthly results
  • Manage all aspects of the company’s Accounts Payable (A/P) and Payroll functions
  • Directs the implementation of FASB codification updates as needed
  • Coordinates quarterly reviews and annual audit by the company’s independent public accountants
  • Maintains the company’s chart of accounts
  • Ensures that all balance sheet accounts are reconciled monthly in accordance with the company’s financial policies
  • Responsible for the preparation of all SEC filings and the published annual report
  • Assists in the preparation of federal, state and local tax returns
  • Assists in the review, documentation, and evaluation of the company’s system of internal controls as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Identifies key financial statistics and measurements that management should use to control the business and works with Finance personnel to generate
  • Responsible for management and accounting for the company’s stock compensation plans
  • Cash management including foreign currency, supervision of accounts receivable collections, and coordination of disbursements including electronic disbursements
  • Performs other duties as assigned

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, CPA license preferred
  • 10+ years overall experience
  • Public accounting experience with a national firm preferred but not required
  • Public company corporate accounting experience required
  • Understanding of SEC rules regarding preparation of SEC reports and knowledge of US GAAP
  • Mergers/acquisitions experience
  • Consolidations experience at company with foreign subsidiaries
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with careful attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with changing priorities
  • Thrives under pressure with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, organized, and accountable

What We Offer

  • A company has over 40 years of expertise in simulation background with next-generation training technologies and engineering services. We are a total solutions provider for the energy industry.
  • A culture that values each of our employee’s expertise, service to our customers and unique contributions.
  • A culture where your ideas are important and your voice matters.
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Benefits that become effective the first day you start including - Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance and much more.
  • 15 days of vacation, 5 sick days, holidays, and more
  • 401K w/ 50% match up to a maximum employee contribution of 6%

GSE Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE - M/F/D/V

Job Type: Full-time


  • accounting: 10 years (Preferred)


  • A valid CPA (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses
  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement