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Assistant Controller

Date Posted: 9/9/2021

Job #1587617
Savannah, Georgia

Our client, a $175M private equity owned retailer, is in search of an Assistant Controller to join their growing organization in Savannah, GA. This is a newly created accounting and finance leadership opportunity with a growth path to Controllership in 12-18 months. The Assistant Controller will lead the GL accounting, AP, AR, Revenue, Sales Tax, Budgeting, and Forecasting for the organization and be an integral part of the leadership team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support full cycle GL accounting functions
  • Work with Controller to prepare monthly financial statements
  • Manage a team of 2 staff accountants and 6 AP/AR clerks
  • Lead accounting system maintenance, upgrades, and new implementations for the entire accounting department
  • Manage internal and external audits
  • Oversee balance sheet accounts and review bank account reconciliations
  • Generate monthly operating expense accrual journal entries
  • Assist Controller with all aspects of Treasury Management, including cash flow forecasting and reporting
  • Support operations in the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Prepare and file sales tax for multi-state locations


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance with CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in accounting and financial reporting
  • Minimum of 3 years of management or controllership experience
  • Experience working in an industry with multi-unit location/profit centers
  • Working knowledge of multi-state sales tax administration
  • Multi-currency, VAT, and international accounting experience preferred
  • ERP experience required; Microsoft Dynamics / Great Plains desired; implementation experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and relevant financial accounting regulations
  • Experience in high growth environment desired; Ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced environment with ever-changing deadlines & priorities

This is an in-office position and relocation assistance will be provided.

Compensation range: $115k - $125k base + bonus

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