Assistant Controller
Friday, January 4, 2019

RJ Byrd has recently started the interview and hiring process for a client looking for an Assistant Controller.  Dallas/Fort Worth is the headquarters location for this company and they operate a multi-location business.  This is a great opportunity for someone who is motivated by projects and process improvement.  As a result of its focus, this opportunity will interact across the company—Executive, IT, Operations, Sales, Marketing, etc.  The Assistant Controller is both a hands-on and leadership role that coordinates the organization’s closing processes, external audits and related activities.  The Assistant Controller manages the company-wide monthly, quarterly, and annual closing processes, as well as the inventory accounting team.  By effectively managing the closing process and post-close reviews, the Assistant Controller leads the department-wide continuous improvement initiative by influencing and partnering with his/her peers.  Most activities of this position are completed without management’s direct supervision or approval.

  • Coordinate and prepare the monthly closing checklist and conduct progress checks throughout the closing process.
  • Coordinate annual external audits and quarterly reviews.  Function as primary liaison with external auditors.
  • Maintain accounting and internal reporting calendars and manage company-wide close process to promote accuracy and timeliness of reporting.
  • Execute internal control activities, providing a deficiency-free function.
  • Provide robust inventory and gross margin reporting and analysis.
  • Ensure accuracy of Stock Ledger, inventory related accounts, and inventory reserves.
  • Reconcile, analyze and maintain rates utilized in inventory accounting processes.
  • Serve as subject matter expert relative to inventory accounting systems, and inventory-related general ledger accounts.
  • Ensure team development; build skill sets and ensure adequate cross training, efficient deployment of resources and continued professional growth and development.
  • Identify and champion process improvements across the accounting organization.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required; MBA or master’s degree in Accountancy preferred
  • 7+ years corporate level accounting experience
  • 3+ years leading company-wide closing processes
  • 3+ years overseeing the inventory accounting function
  • 5+ years in a supervisory role
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Retail or multi-unit experience preferred, in a high-volume and fast-paced environment
  • CPA license with active status required


Other Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Large ERP/financial system proficiency
  • Strong business partner with ability to provide insightful analysis and presentations
  • Proven leadership and cross-functional teamwork skills
  • Continuous improvement oriented
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-driven, dynamic business environment
  • Project management, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

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