Assistant Controller

AP Professionals
August 9, 2019
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Work Hours
8 am-5 pm plus additional hours as needed to meet requirements of the position
Salary Range
$101K - $130K
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


The Assistant Controller is responsible for the daily accounting / finance activities and proper monthly closing and financial reporting.  In addition, this position would lead technical research projects, external audit support functions, and process improvement initiatives.  The Assistant Controller supervises a team consisting of treasury , a/p, a/r, and general accounting - both local and at another office out of state.


  • Lead the preparation of timely financial statements.  Assist with the preparation of other reports, budgets and forecasts. Conduct a thorough analysis to validate the accuracy of statements and reports prior to distribution.
  • Understand and challenge current policies and practices and internal controls to elevate team and total Company to higher standard of performance.
  • Promote and enforce the integrity of technical accounting work and internal controls to ensure compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and alignment with COSO standards.
  • Engage in ongoing major system implementations including General Ledger, ERP, and financial governance solution.
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors and lead in the remediation of any noted control deficiencies and/or management letter points.
  • Participate in treasury and cash management including cash flow forecasting and banking covenant and other financial institution reporting requirements.
  • Technical research, additional analysis and special reporting, as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  MBA preferred.
  • CPA required


  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in accounting role with progressive responsibilities
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience
  • Must have a combination of public accounting and corporate accounting experience
  • Previous month-end close experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Prior experience with ERP system design and implementation.
  • Knowledge and experience with Canadian reporting requirements, Security Exchange Commission (SEC), US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Strong knowledge of business and a good business sense.
  • Established management skills, including the ability to mentor, coach and motivate a high-performance workforce.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a high level of honesty and integrity and the ability to gain the trust and confidence of senior management. Solid team player with exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Well organized and excellent time management skills. Ability to multitask and handle multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Strong computer and skills, especially with Microsoft Excel.
Drop files here browse files ...
Are you sure you want to delete this file?