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Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: Stamford
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Our client is a growing, well-established wholesaler who is looking for a Controller to join their team. This position has the ability to be predominantly REMOTE, however all candidates must be commutable to their office in Southern Massachusetts as needed. The ideal candidate will reside in MA, CT, NY, NJ, VT or NH. If you are a tenured Accounting and Finance professional with solid experience in Retail Distribution and/or Manufacturing looking for your next home, keep reading! Why THIS Controller position: Exposure and involvement in all aspects of the business - get to see everything! Tons of flexibility Family-friendly culture Dynamic environment where employees LOVE the product's sold! Supportive leadership team that cares about employees and put their human's first! Opportunity to travel overseas to parent company Lots of growth potential! The Controller will be accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company. They will be responsible for overseeing 5 direct reports and consistently strive to improve the company's financial strategy, metrics and ongoing development. This is a hands on position, and the right candidate will be an influential, "roll-up your sleeves" leader who can problem solve and thrive in a fast paced, collaborative work environment. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the CFO in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives;
  • Manage the annual budgeting processes including monthly updates throughout each year, measuring variances and identifying potential areas of concern or opportunity;
  • Lead cost accounting efforts, including cash flow and orders-to-cash
  • Manage and contribute to month-end reconciliations
  • Develop comprehensive pricing and costing analyses to allow management to efficiently identify KPI's, areas for profit enhancement via cost reductions, and pricing improvements;
  • Report on product costing, overhead allocations, and labor standards
  • Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced (including all vendors);
  • Oversee the company's financial and transaction processing systems;
  • Assist management in identifying opportunities to improve cash flow via inventory management, vendor terms and overall profit enhancement;
  • Implement operational best practices as well as construct and monitor reliable control systems;
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile;
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage;
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies;
  • The ability to identify and report risk issues to the Senior Management Team
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts


    • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Accounting
    • CPA preferred
    • 3+ Years in a Controller position
    • 7+ years of Finance experience in a distribution and/or manufacturing environment
    • Multi-site experience
    • Intermediate to advanced Excel capabilities
    • Hands-on & Self-Directed
    • Experience working for an overseas parent company is preferred

Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, Stamford , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Stamford, Connecticut

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