Controller Job Summary

A premier Brainerd Lakes Area electric company with over 60 years in business is looking to add a controller to their team. This individual will handle high-level accounting, managerial accounting, and oversee the financial activities of the company. As head of the accounting department, the controller will manage and supervise all aspects of accounting from payroll to tax compliance. Will report to the chief financial officer and will assist with the development of internal control policies, procedures, and financial planning as needed.

Controller Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of accounting, billing, financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance, inventory accounting, cost accounting, revenue recognition, and various special analyses
  • Maintain documented system of accounting policies and operations
  • Oversee payments of all accounts; ensuring all accounts are paid on time
  • Process accounts and collecting payments
  • Oversee all payments made for debts, bank loans, and other large quantities of money
  • Monitor cash and funding balances
  • Keep an organized filing system of all accounts, statements, transactions, payments, and debts
  • Prepare and organize financial statements for record and review
  • Prepare quarterly/annual financial reports
  • Manage the quarterly/annual budgets and forecasts
  • Advise on financial analyses and decision-making regarding capital investments, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks, and other matters with management and chief financial officer
  • Organize information and statements for audits and both internal and external auditors
  • Define, benchmark, and implement operational best practices
  • Complying with all local, state, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings, and reporting
  • Ensuring company complies with all additional legal and regulatory requirements
  • Work with Project Coordinator to update WIP every month
  • Additional controller duties as needed

Controller Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in accounting, or a related field
  • Ideal candidate has 5 to 10 years of experience in field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license is encouraged but not required
  • Previous experience as an accountant, accounting supervisor, or manager
  • Excellent computer skills: experience in Computer Ease, Procore, Excel, Word, Bluebeam, SharePoint are essential
  • Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations
  • Analytical ability to develop and implement improvements or recommendations
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work well with senior executives and team, as well as mentor/lead other team members

To apply for this job email your details to mike@growbrainerdlakes.org