Controller

Dextera Business Services

Dextera Business Services, a consulting firm in Little Rock, Arkansas, is seeking a Controller for a client manufacturing company in central Arkansas. The Controller will have responsibility for planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions and financial reporting activities. This is a new position that will report directly to the President of the company. The Controller will be eligible for a quarterly bonus.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Formulate, plan and direct the company’s financial and accounting policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems.
  • Ensure that the company’s accounting policies and procedures meet internal control requirements and are compliant with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Oversee and assess accounting operations to ensure the application of best practices; offer recommendations for improvement and/or cost savings; implement new processes as needed.
  • Ensure that processes for financial reporting allow for accurate, reliable and timely reporting and tracking of financial transactions and enable early detection of potential financial irregularities.
  • Manage the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of business results; develop financial performance benchmarks and metrics and track progress against benchmarks to identify and resolve gaps to improve profit margins.
  • Manage the budget process; collect and analyze financial data for preparation of the budget and financial forecasts; report budget variances and recommend corrective action.
  • Coordinate the preparation of internal and external financial statements as well as preparation of regulatory reporting to comply with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Provide timely, accurate and complete financial statements, forecasts, and budget variance reports to enable management to make sound, fully informed business decisions.
  • Supervise, manage and develop accounting staff.
  • Provide financial analyses as needed for capital investments, pricing decisions and contract negotiations.
  • Prepare documentation for grants, loans, and other funding opportunities.
  • Scope will include metrics beyond finance including measuring the metrics for “Key Reporting Activities” (KRAs): People, Quality, Service and Cost with the implementation of better cost accounting systems.
  • Coordinate and oversee accounting at related business operations.

Competencies:

  • Proven proficiency in spreadsheets, databases and financial software applications including QuickBooks and Microsoft Power BI.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of accounting practices, principles and procedures including GAAP.
  • Knowledge of corporate finance, information analysis and financial diagnosis.
  • Proven analytical and financial modeling skills.
  • Leadership skills, including coaching, mentoring and employee development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial processes including budget development, month-end/year-end financial closure and reporting.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required; Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or professional accreditation such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA) a plus.
  • Seven years of accounting and/or finance experience.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued.
  • Proven experience in project management tools.
  • Hands-on experience working with statistical analysis and statistical packages.
  • Experience with ERP systems.
  • Knowledge of cost accounting with manufacturing experience is preferred but not required.

About the Company:

The hiring company is family owned and operated, has been in business over 40 years, and is nationally recognized in the industry. Employees enjoy working in a close-knit, family atmosphere with modern offices, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and opportunities for professional and personal growth. The company offers a competitive salary and benefits package including a company-match retirement plan, paid time off, and medical, dental, vision and life insurance.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $95,000.00 – $120,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Physical setting:

  • Office

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location: One location

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