Controller with Business Tax Prep Experience

Monterra Franchise Services - Ypsilanti, MI


Monterra Franchise Services is currently seeking a full time Controller with small business tax preparation and tax planning experience to join our growing team. Candidate must be an extremely personable, highly organized, forward thinking, and motivated individual. The right candidate will help build the Firm, and become part of the executive team at Monterra. The possibilities are endless!

Candidate must have 10+ years of accounting experience, have experience preparing cash and tax basis compilations, and 5+ years of preparing business and personal tax returns. This position requires strong analytical, documentation and communication skills. Candidate is expected to advise the clients on tax questions as well as business profitability strategies throughout the year. This is a full time, year round position with the focus being on compiling financial statements, heavy income tax preparation for small businesses, and client relationship management.


  • Function as an outsourced controller for multiple small businesses
  • Prepare, review and analyze multiple general ledgers
  • Prepare and submit both business and personal tax returns (for business owners)
  • Update and review workpapers such as depreciation and loan schedules
  • Create journal entries
  • Manage and mentor staff accounting team
  • Educate clients in business best practices
  • Research local, state and federal tax regulations
  • Research and resolve government correspondence and assessments
  • Balance firm policies with client instructions
  • Desire to continue personal professional development
  • Coordinate with Accounts Payable, Payroll and other Staff
  • Additional special projects and research driven by business needs
  • Maintain current client loyalty while assisting in marketing to new clients

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA or EA required
  • Quick service restaurant industry experience preferred, but not required
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in all aspects of accounting including knowledge of GAAP principles
  • Minimum 5 years business income tax preparation experience
  • Broad exposure to multi-state and local business taxes including, property, sales tax, payroll, personal, Sub S, and partnerships
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic and high integrity
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel and other Office products
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work along with internal and external partners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with accounting write-up packages is preferred

About Monterra

Monterra Franchise Services is a full service CPA firm and Business Process Outsourcing Partner serving Domino’s franchisees nationwide. Monterra provides employee benefits, a fun office environment, relaxed dress code, and of course pizza every now and then.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Business Tax Preparation: 5 years (Required)
  • Personal Tax Preparation: 5 years (Required)
  • accrual accounting: 5 years (Required)
  • accounting: 10 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • CPA, EA (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses