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Assistant Controller in Irvine, CA at Vaco

at Vaco

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3W22G62JB2K44LWKZX

Job Description

Job Description

Assistant Controller


Seeking an Assistant Controller to support the Company's accounting function in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment. A self-starter, focused on continuous improvement, this individual will have a strong technical accounting background and will be a CPA.

Responsible for meeting deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including monthly and year-end close for 15 entities. Responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the monthly and year-end close, financial reporting and analysis.
  • Manage journal entries, invoices, etc. and reconcile accounts for the monthly or annual closings.
  • Assist with the enforcement of monthly/quarterly close accountabilities and procedures, and maintain checklists to ensure departmental compliance.
  • Review and complete balance sheet account reconciliations on a pre-established calendar schedule.
  • Assess financial systems and process enhancements and drive improvements throughout the accounting organization.
  • Collaborates with the outside auditors, legal counsel and others to ensure the timely filing of all reporting and audit requirements.
  • Support international expansion, and oversee accounting for international subsidiaries.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Maintain an effective system of internal controls.
  • Supervise, train, develop and mentor accounting staff.
  • Lead and support ad hoc special projects as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance with an Accounting emphasis preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Big 4 public accounting experience is preferred
  • Five to seven years of accounting experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to manage independently and partner with others to obtain results
  • Strong collaboration and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to think strategically and implement a strategic vision
  • Proven experience coaching and motivating a productive and cohesive team
  • An attitude of "continuous improvement" and constant desire to improve efficiencies
  • Ability to lead complex projects that require influence and implementation across business groups and functions
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to manage internal and external client expectations
  • Proven success working well under pressure and meeting deadlines
  • Must be a "self-starter" with a problem-solver attitude, ability to multi-task
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