Sample Assistant Controller Job Description

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Example job summary

A successful job summary will provide applicants with a strong introduction to your company and the role. Use positive and active language that sums up the advertised role and your company. Include an exact location, or mention if the location is remote.

Example Assistant Controller job summary

Our consulting company is in need of an assistant controller to join our finance team The qualified candidate will have prior experience working in an accounting capacity as well proficiency with Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel. This is a position working directly under the controller in a highly-involved capacity, so demonstrated knowledge in accounting principles if necessary. Bachelor’s degree is required for this position, although candidates with an Associate’s degree will be considered when paired with 3+ years of accounting experience.

Assistant Controller responsibilities

This section should convey the most important duties for the role. Highlight any responsibilities that may be unique to the role or particularly interesting for potential applicants. It’s also beneficial to describe how the role fits into the larger organization.

Example Assistant Controller responsibilities

  • Ensure accuracy of monthly reports
  • Conduct cash flow analysis
  • Assist with audits
  • Ad hoc tasks as assigned by the CFO
  • Generate memos and reports
  • Traditional clerical duties

Assistant Controller requirements

This section should list the essential qualities of an ideal candidate. Include previous work experience, education or achievements that would be beneficial. And list any preferred hard and soft skills.

Example Assistant Controller requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Associate's degree considered with 3+ years' experience
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks
  • Exceptional Microsoft Excel skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
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