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Assistant Controller in Katy, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 3/19/2019

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Job Description


Large West Houston based company seeks high level Assistant Controller.  Great compensation, benefits, flexibility and stock options


Our well established and respected Houston based client is headquartered in West Houston.  This company values the accounting leadership and this role is a mission critical position at a high leadership level in our client's organization chart.  This role will supervise a team of supervisors and a large indirect team.  This role will be a key leader and will be responsible for overall accounting and timely reporting for this privately held organization.


  • Responsible for overall accounting and timely closing of the Company’s monthly, quarterly and annual books and records
  • Ensure the Company’s books and records are prepared and maintained in accordance with GAAP
  • Exhibit and deliver extensive expertise and technical knowledge in GAAP and ICFR
  • Establish, review, evaluate, implement and ensure execution and enforcement of accounting policies, procedures and internal controls in accordance with GAAP and ICFR
  • Directly supervise General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Payroll Teams
  • Build strong and effective working relationships with peers, team and others throughout the organization
  • Partner in, and directly lead where applicable, implementation of accounting systems and integration of other systems
  • Provide leadership and management of system application administration and security, including ongoing maintenance, upgrades, testing, reconciliations and appropriate internal controls
  • Partner with Director of External Reporting to ensure timely completion and communication in connection with the activities of external auditors as it relates to quarterly reviews, annual and statutory audits
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational seminars, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, development, reviewing, education and termination of assigned staff and maintaining related personnel files
  • Responsible for recommending and communicating goals and objectives of the department and ensuring completion of those goals and objectives timely, accurately and completely
  • Develop a thorough understanding of company policies, procedures and safety rules
  • Maintain confidentiality of information
  • Duties may change; team member may be required to perform other duties as assigned
  • Responsibilities may change; team members may be required to perform other tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or relevant field of study
  • Active CPA license in the United States
  • 12+ years of accounting experience
  • 3+ years with a “Big 4” public accounting firm
  • Strong systems knowledge (PeopleSoft or Oracle) with direct experience with implementations and design
  • Extensive US GAAP and Industry experience, with hands-on experience and a “roll up the sleeves” mentality and approach
  • Experience with embedding internal controls over financial reporting throughout the organization
  • Experience with technical accounting writing, including memos, policies, procedures and preparing related presentations

  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet multiple deadlines simultaneously in a fast paced, frequently changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to interface effectively with individuals at various levels
  • Works well under pressure while consistently meeting time-sensitive deadlines
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
  • Skilled at performing complicated tasks through planning and setting goals that utilize extensive experience, judgment, and research
  • Independent worker, yet effectively contributes to a team environment and balances “hands-on/hands-off” approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change throughout an organization
  • Change agent, inquisitive and not content with status quo
  • Talent and organizational assessment and ability to develop and/or build a sustainable team
  • Strong Microsoft Office program experience, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint