Assistant Controller

Our client in the retail industry is looking for an Assistant Controller to join their team in Orange County


Job Description:

  • Help develop controls for a growing organization
  • Manage and mentor team of three accounting professionals
  • Responsible for functional improvements within the department to ensure that the organization is supported in an efficient and scalable way
  • Oversee the monthly close cycle
  • Review transactions and balance sheet reconciliations prepared by staff
  • Analyze variances from prior month and prior year and prepare flux analysis for review
  • Review gross margin and other key metrics for reasonableness
  • Review semi-monthly payroll and record compensation-related entries
  • Assist with quarterly and annual tax filings
  • Review tax distribution work papers and submit
  • Manage annual audit process
  • Prepare technical accounting memos and footnotes for key transactions
  • Assist with audit test work as needed
  • File annual statement of information for various states, as required
  • Assist with budget and forecast process
  • Review actual performance against expected results and comment on variances
  • Prepare variance reports by department
  • Assist with various system implementations
  • Assist with ongoing efforts to optimize systems
  • Prepare weekly sales and cash status reports
  • Manage multiple reporting requirements and ensure deadlines are met



  • MBA
  • CPA license a plus
  • Public accounting experience
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, including strong Excel skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organization skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to communicate with professionals at all levels
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Able to work on multiple projects with accuracy and efficiency, while keeping to deadlines
  • Detail-oriented
  • A team player
  • Strong work ethic



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience

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