Remote Senior Client Controller – United States

Remote Senior Client Controller

AccountingDepartment.com

United States

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Awarded Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces 2022!

AccountingDepartment.com is the leader in outsourced virtual accounting services for businesses – and our family is growing! Perhaps your next career adventure awaits!

AccountingDepartment.com never settles with status quo. We strive to make sure our staff have plenty of opportunities that broaden skill sets and ultimately enhance career satisfaction while working here. If you're someone who wants to make a difference, is a confident communicator, loves a good challenge, and happily embraces change, then we sound like a perfect match!

It's been an exciting 18 years at AccountingDepartment.com! We hope you will join us as we continue this exciting revolutionary journey we are on.

Your Role:

The Senior Client Controller is a leadership position accountable for managing the activities of several staff, including Client Assistant Controller, Senior Client Accounting Specialists and Client Accounting Specialists and being a strong individual contributor, while providing exceptional outsourced controllership and advisory services as well as strategic direction to various clients. Controllership services  include timely review of monthly financial reports for accuracy; implementing perfected internal process and controls to eliminate risk. Advisory services to help clients achieve the visions for their business by looking at historical data and future projections. The individual is responsible for budgets, forecasts, analytics, and developing KPIs, while providing insight and making recommendations to clients. While the pace of the work is faster than average, the timeliness and quality of results is never compromised. The nature of the work requires quick decision-making, based on knowledge of pertinent information and an intention to reduce risk factors as much as possible. An active, positive response to a variety of challenges and time pressures is also required. The Senior Client Controller must be self-motivated and be able to provide superior and responsive professional services for clients and staff  in a virtual environment to create an unparalleled experience for all. This position is an integral part of the leadership team and reports directly to the Director of Client Services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Client Service:

  • As a trusted advisor and partner, the Senior Client Controller is an integral part of the client’s leadership team by developing an understanding and awareness of each client’s unique business and accounting needs and requirements
  • Provides strategic leadership into the scalable accounting operations of each client’s business, ensuring their internal control systems, policies and procedures are consistently followed
    • Develop & maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures for clients use as needed
    • Recommend financial tools for increasing efficiency of staff and tools that aid in providing information clearly and in a meaningful delivery method
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
  • Evaluate systems and procedures to ensure efficiency and quality control
  • Develop client’s annual budget and maintain cash forecasting tools as needed
  • Manage the month-end closing and issuance financial reports to all clients, every month
  • Analyze financial and operational information to provide real-time, meaningful recommendations and implementing actions based on findings. Partner with client’s leadership on operational and strategic decisions to enhance their performance.
    • Develop and review financial and operating metrics through use of dashboards, including KPIS
    • Identify variances from the budget and report significant variances to client
  • Execute client conference calls on a regular basis to review strategy, current and future needs, as well as operational changes affecting financial results
  • Assist in gathering pertinent tax related information for external tax return preparation
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external audits for the annual audit or review
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements
  • Review and approve monthly and quarterly tax filings – use/sales tax, property tax returns, payroll tax returns prepared by accounting specialists
  • Complete special projects as requested by client

Accounting Team Leadership:

  • Directs a team of virtual accounting professionals to accomplish priorities and deliverables in order to meticulously deliver timely and accurate monthly financial reporting package for multiple clients
  • Support, train, motivate and mentor virtual accounting specialists in performance of their daily responsibilities so they can learn the tasks and procedures necessary to meet quality standards. Conduct timely performance reviews.
  • Execute team meetings
  • Utilize internal documentation system when updating/developing procedures and policies.
  • Enforces a system of internal controls to verify integrity of processes and procedures are followed by staff

Internal Leadership:

  • Provide strategic guidance and operational decision making to our senior leadership team. Recommend and implement best practices to add value.
  • Assist with interviewing and onboarding new team members, as needed
  • Partner and collaborate with other Senior Client Controllers on best practices to enhance company knowledge sharing culture

Desired Qualifications:

The Senior Client Controller candidate will have extensive knowledge in accounting for businesses in the under $20M market.  The ideal candidate should have 10 – 15 years of progressive accounting experience, with a combination of 4 – 5 years in public accounting and 7-10 years in private industry.

In addition:

  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Several years of direct, client facing outsourced accounting experience
  • 5-7 years supervisory experience
  • Strong experience with QuickBooks and/or other accounting software packages
  • Ability to multi-task and set daily, weekly and monthly priorities
  • Adaptive leadership style with a passion for mentoring staff. Exceptional ability to work with all levels of within the organization while fostering a team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to express oneself confidently
  • Experience with hands on accounting with small to medium size businesses and ability to roll up your sleeves to get things done
  • Technical, analytical focus with pro-active, problem solving nature.  Ability to research and suggest proper accounting solutions.
  • Thrives in a fast paced environment, with a sense of urgency to achieve timely, quality results
  • Ability to make quick decisions based on knowledge and experience
  • Works well within established standards and guidelines
  • Ability to acclimate to various client environments
  • High degree of computer literacy, including extensive knowledge in Microsoft Office, and specifically Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to travel when necessary
  • Must be a US Citizen residing in the US – Candidates outside of the US will not be considered. Applications submitted via job posting from California, Colorado, New Jersey, and New York will not be considered as we are not actively recruiting in those states.


If these are the things that you are passionate about and excite you, then we should talk!

Working at  AccountingDepartment.com, LLC
The people at AccountingDepartment.com, LLC are passionate about their work and are driven by innovation. Each and every day we strive for excellence. Our work environment is equal parts casual and professional. We’re serious about our business and delivering the best service to our clients, but we also make it a priority to keep things fun and exciting.

Benefits include: 

  • Work from home, W-2 position
  • Generous vacation and paid holidays 
  • Group Medical, Dental, Life, Vision, Accident Insurance
  • 401(k) plan 
  • Casual dress

How to become part of our future success:
If you believe you have what it takes to assume this new role, you must submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you’re the perfect fit for this position.  Kindly include your salary requirements in the cover letter. Only candidates that submit these criteria will be considered.

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