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Controller - Austin, TX
A rapidly growing Austin, Texas based, multi-company, multi-national professional services firm is seeking a candidate to fill a position of:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


The Controller is responsible for all areas relating to accounting and financial reporting. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure production of accurate and timely financial statements. The Controller supervises the accounting personnel and is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash control, payroll, financial analysis, inventory, invoicing, general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit and income tax report preparation, support of budget and forecast activities and special reports to the owners of the company. The Controller will have contact with Executive Management and shareholders, which requires strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal.


Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.
Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
Ensure that clients are invoiced in a timely and accurate manner.
Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
Reviews financial reports and performs financial analysis.
Prepares or reviews executive dashboard reports.
Assist the Treasurer in the daily banking requirements, special projects and workflow process improvements.
Ensure the accurate and timely processing of payroll and positive pay transactions.
Ensure the monthly and quarterly Bank Compliance activities are performed in a timely and accurate manner.
Supports budget and forecasting activities.
Proactively manage the staffing requirements of the department
Collaborates with the other managers to support overall company goals and objectives.
Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.
Collaborates with the firm’s outside tax advisors in the timely preparation of state and federal tax returns.
Responds to inquiries from the owners of the company regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like.
Work with the outside Auditors to ensure a clean and timely year end audit.
Supervise the general ledger activities to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
Ensure compliance with applicable laws, policies and procedures regarding financial matters for the company.
Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
Responsible for supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Work Experience and Knowledge Requirements
Five to seven years prior supervisory/management experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area. Experience working in a law firm, CPA firm, engineering, construction or architecture firm or similar professional services firm is required.

*Must have strong management skills that respects top-down management style and culture

*Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and accounting rules, standards and policies.

*Knowledge of financial reporting and internal control systems.

*Skill in gathering and analyzing complex financial data.

*Strong verbal and written communication skills.

*Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required.

*Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.

*Must be PC proficient and able to thrive in a fast-pace setting. Experience with DeltekAjera, QuickBooks and ERP software system is preferred.Must have strong experience with Microsoft Excel and Access.


BA/BS in Business, Accounting or Finance with an emphasis in Accounting, CPA required

Bilingual skills (Spanish or French) would be an added plus, but is not a requirement

Qualified candidates are invited to email a detailed, chronological resume and please include all dates for both education and experience to: All replies confidential. This is an ASAP direct hire need.

$155,000.00 - $165,000.00/year
generous annual bonus, excellent benefits and 401K, flex hours, stability with strong growing company in domestic and int'l markets
For confidential consideration, send your resume to Gladney Darroh,

Piper-Morgan/AEI is committed to carefully reviewing each resume it receives. Every effort will be made to review your resume the same day it is received. If we determine there is not a reasonable fit for the position you responded to, please know that time limitations don't permit us to respond to each candidate. Piper-Morgan/AEI is constantly receiving requests for new talent from our clients. Your expertise and experience are very important to us. If there is not a reasonable match, your resume will be retained for review with each new job opening.
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