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Overview: The Carter Lumber Assistant Controller is responsible for the management and development of personnel, policies, guidelines and processes which drive and support the Accounting and Payroll departments. This position ensures that every aspect of the departments is aligned with the company’s goals. A strong belief in the mission and goals of the company are necessary to this position.
Minimum of 5 years of experience supervising Payroll, Accounting or Accounts Payable Departments
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
CPA Certification, preferred
Strong working knowledge of all aspects of accounting including; general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and income tax
Experience in preparing financial statements
Possess experience in analyzing financial information and strong problem-solving skills
Must be able to communicate effectively and work well with others
Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
Communicates with management to ensure the departments are providing sound financial information and advice. Ensures accounting practices and reporting is stated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other required reporting agencies
Hires, trains, develops and evaluates staff. Partners with supervisors to identify growth opportunities and work performance improvements for their subordinates. Counsels employees on problematic situations and carries out corrective action when necessary.
Analyzes, provides financial reports and makes recommendations to management to aid them in making sound business decisions. Ensures that reporting is presented in an accurate, timely manner and meets the needs of the company.
Ensures departments are supporting the needs of the company through reporting, forecasting, and answering accounting questions or issues.
Provides all required information requested by external auditors in a timely and accurate manner.
Budgeting and Operational Reports
Oversee the preparation of consolidated budgets and other financial operating reports. This involves working with Treasury, the Corporate Accounting Manager and the Budgeting Manager in preparation of respective reports.