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Controller (KK26124) in La Crosse, WI at Baker Tilly Search & Staffing

Date Posted: 10/27/2018

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Controller (KK26124)

Our client is a growing distribution company that is looking for a Controller to join their team. This is a top finance role and will give the right person the opportunity to come in and roll up their sleeves and get into how the business operates as the company continues to grow! Very good opportunity to mentor and lead a great staff. With a growing accounting and finance team, there is significant opportunity for growth and advancement within the organization.  The company boasts a team-oriented culture, business casual environment, long-tenured employees, excellent benefits and provides its’ employees with the tools and training necessary to succeed.

The Controller will be responsible for the accounting and finance operations of the company. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • The Controller will prepare reports to summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.
  • Oversee and manage all accounting function activity including payroll processes, A/R, A/P, product/service costing, and general ledger.
  • Develop and distribute year-end inventory count instructions, as well as cycle count instructions during the year.
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and year-end close process.
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the implementation, setup and monitoring of the accounting software and company computer systems.
  • Coordinate the preparation and execution of the annual audit.
  • Oversee the cash management function, including banking relationships.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report.
  • Assume project leadership role in the development of the budget and quarterly forecasts.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Develop staff through formal job descriptions, performance appraisals, leadership, new job experiences and promotional opportunities.
  • The Controller will perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

The Controller should possess the following:


  • The Controller will have 8+ years’ related experience. Experience with inventory planning, analysis and control strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office products.
  • The Controller will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA required.

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