Director, Assistant Controller - Atlanta, Georgia United States - 44844


Job #: 44844
Title: Director, Assistant Controller
Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia - United States
Employment Type:
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Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Our client was founded over 30 years ago that has become an industry leader and brand that is known worldwide. The company currently has over 300 locations throughout the world. The company leadership team is highly experienced and innovative which has led to continued consistent growth and provides an outstanding career opportunity for high-potential finance professionals.

Position Title:                                   Director & Assistant Controller

Reports To:                                       VP & Controller

Location:                                           Atlanta, Georgia

Direct Reports:                                  2 (both Accounting Managers)

Travel:                                                <15%



The Director & Assistant Controller will provide high level support to the VP & Controller as they manage the company’s accounting and financial activities to include the accurate preparation of the company’s financial statements, the month-end closing process, coordinating the annual financial audit, preparing key financial metrics, and mentoring staff.  This role will have significant exposure to senior management.


  • Assist in the preparation of accurate and timely consolidated financial statements and reports for annual, quarterly and periodic filing requirements, including financial statements
  • Assist Controller in improving efficiency of the company-wide accounting / consolidation close process to ensure accurate accounting in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Provide concise and effective communication of financial results in a timely manner including analysis and evaluation of the key financial metrics
  • Supervise the daily accounting operations including A/R, A/P and cash management
  • Support external audit requirements including preparation of audit schedules
  • Assist in month end close processes and ensuring all timelines are met.
  • Ensure that accounts are properly reconciled while highlighting and resolving inconsistencies or unusual transactions.
  • Review preliminary and final monthly financial statements to ensure compliance of all accounting transactions under US GAAP standards
  • Ensure the proper reconciliations are prepared for g/l accounts each month; review account detail for accuracy.
  • Oversee treasury management functions.
  • Assist in the annual operating budget and reforecast process.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience combination of public and private accounting ideally within the Retail or Restaurant industry
  • CPA (Active) Required
  • Obsessed with quality, accuracy, timeliness and consistency
  • Deep experience with GAAP Accounting, month end closing processes, audits and ability to drive process improvements in closing efficiencies
  • Ability to work well independently and with stakeholders
  • Experience with Great Plains Accounting Software
  • Strong communication, influencing skills and leadership skills
  • Project management skills, self-motivated and directed, take initiative to completion
  • High energy team player, self-motivated, willing and able to work in a fast-paced high demand environment on multiple projects.
  • High level of dependability, results oriented and sense of urgency


  • MBA Preferred
  • Public Accounting experience
  • Treasury experience preferred


The successful candidate for this position will need unquestionable ethics, strong managerial, analytical and system skills, a partnership orientation for working with business colleagues and drive value creation. Must be energetic, outgoing strategic thinker who enjoys leading teams, comfortable speaking her/his mind, passionate about accounting and willing to check their ego at the door. They will have strong business process experience, be entrepreneurial, self-motivated, self-directed person who is adaptable and flexible to respond to a host of different challenges.  Must have experience working with high entrepreneurial and autonomous operating teams, must have very strong persuasive and leadership skills.

He/she must have very strong communication skills, an approachable personality, organized but able to function in an ambiguous and fast paced environment, manage multiple projects, change priorities when needed, and be action oriented.

The successful candidate must have the ability to prioritize complex objectives, with decision criteria.  He/she must be able to interact with all levels of management.  Must be professional in appearance and conduct with both employees and customers.

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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