Assistant Controller - Public Relations Company


Accounting + Finance


Arlington, Virginia

Employment Type



A high-growth public relations company is looking to hire an Assistant Controller.

Compensation : $125000 - $135000
Job ID : 21387

Job Function:

  • Responsible for the Monthly Consolidating and Consolidated Financial Statements
  • Lead the month-end close process, including balance sheet reconciliations, reporting requirements, and variance analysis
  • Review bi-weekly payroll, journal entries and prepare monthly reconciliations
  • Assist with our global month-end reporting process
  • Lead treasury function including day to day banking and cash forecasting
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Review monthly reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts and certain P&L accounts
  • Ensure proper revenue recognition (606) is applied and compliance with GAAP
  • Manage the reconciliation of Intercompany activity with other company subsidiaries
  • Manage/Review monthly close entries according to GAAP (i.e., Accruals, Cash and CC Reconciliations, Amortization/Depreciation)
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department including Billing and A/P
  • Ensure that accounts receivables and payables are posted with proper coding and paid in a timely manner
  • Ensure that subledgers are reconciled monthly
  • Assist in the issuance of timely management reports for internal company Entity users
  • Assist with the production of the annual budget, quarterly reforecasts
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly/quarterly reporting package
  • Work with the Tax Team on tax compliance issues
  • File monthly/quarterly sales tax and real estate tax returns as necessary
  • Prepare/review Internal/External Audit schedules as assigned and conduct audit research and answer questions
  • Assist in establishing/maintaining strong accounting controls and practices over financial reporting driven by Corporate SOX Team
  • Monitor and enforce accounting policies and procedures

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • CPA preferred
  • 7-10+ years of related experience, Public Accounting and/or private sector experience
  • Demonstrated competence in operational improvement and system optimization
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Maconomy software experience a plus
  • SOX - public company experience preferred
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Managerial experience


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