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Robert Half Assistant Controller in Williamsburg, Virginia

Description As the Assistant Controller, you will be responsible for identifying issues and delivering solutions. One of the Assistant Controller's tasks include supervising the accounting staff and reporting updates to the Controller. This permanent employment opportunity is based in the Williamsburg, Virginia area. Work with an emerging company by applying to this opportunity through Robert Half.

Major responsibilities

  • Advocate implementation and make certain adherence to accounting policies and procedures

  • Sophisticated preparation and coordination of fiscal year-end audits

  • Support the accounting team during the closing process to confirm deadlines are met

  • Confirm regular account reconciliation to completion

  • Pinpoint and develop process improvements to streamline reporting and improve team efficiency

  • Lend a hand to ensure a competent, trained staff through goal setting, regular assessment, and development

  • Additional responsibilities if necessary

  • Compose diverse procedures, policies, and technical accounting analyses

  • Backfill for Controller when appropriate

  • Contribute to the preparation of GAAP financial statements, including budgeting and forecasting

  • Encourage accountability and the meeting of deliverables

  • Scan and conceive Ad Hoc financial reports

  • Devise relevant and timely reports on financial data analytics like key financial metrics, the monthly flash report, and actual spend against budgets/outlook Requirements - CPA a plus

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

  • Exemplary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks to prioritize needs and expedite tasks upon request

  • Investment Accounts experience

  • Proficiency in non-profit fund accounting

  • Monthly Financial Statements experience preferred

  • Foundation Grants experience preferred

  • 5+ years of general ledger accounting experience

  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

    • In-depth knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

    • Dynamic accounting experience, including as a Bookkeeper preferred

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