Assistant Controller - Subsidiary - American Public University System in Charles Town West Virginia

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American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia

United States


Detailed Job Description

Synopsis of Role: 

The Assistant Controller (Subsidiary) is responsible for general accounting duties, preparing, and reporting financial statements conforming to principles of accounting and regulatory requirements for the company’s subsidiary.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares monthly balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flow and statement of stockholder’s equity.
  • Prepares, reviews, and approves month-end close package to include journal entries, reconciliations and work papers that support financial reporting needs.
  • Maintains fixed asset system information for both financial reporting and tax reporting needs.
  • Performs financial analysis.
  • Provides organization leaders with accurate, timely financial data for decision making, including monthly/quarterly and annual reports that are distributed to senior management and the board of directors.
  • Performs research related to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and other accounting literature.
  • Assists with preparation of the supporting information and analysis for 10-K and 10-Q forms for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Prepares financial statements and corresponding footnotes for annual GAGAS audit.
  • Performs monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Manages the chart of accounts in the general ledger.
  • Assists with the successful completion of the quarterly reviews and annual audits.
  • Manages and organizes annual Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) project from internal audit narrative review to year end testing by external auditors by scheduling walkthroughs, requesting, collecting and reviewing information provided and facilitating follow up requests.
  • Manages the coordination of the financial audits including collecting and organizing related information and responding to auditor’s initial requests for additional information.
  • Develops and maintains process documentation, to include standard operating procedures and SOX narratives.
  • Assists with annual budgeting process, quarterly forecasting process and analysis as needed.
  • Suggests and implements process improvements as appropriate.
  • Manages user acceptance testing of information technology (IT) related projects.
  • Leads and completes special projects as assigned.
  • Works closely with others in finance, legal and IT departments.
  • Develops, leads, and directs work of others within either direct or indirect reporting lines, as needed.
  • May manage future staff to include, but not limited to ensuring daily, weekly and monthly goals are established and met, timesheet and time off approval, performance appraisal completion, and performance management.

Required Skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to multitask and independently prioritize tasks.
  • Proven ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to conduct work with strong personal and professional ethics and integrity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, resourceful, and flexible.
  • Affinity for creative problem-solving.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently, use initiative, and make substantive decisions quickly.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel.
  • Must be able to travel to subsidiary’s location on a regular basis as needed.
  • Must be able to work standard weekday business hours; position also requires the ability to work extended hours as needed to meet deadlines and assist the chief financial officer (CFO) and controller.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or related field required.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification preferred.
  • Four or more years’ experience working in an accounting/finance department in a management position.
  • Experience working for a public company.
  • Thorough understanding of SOX compliance.

Keyword Phrases

  • Finance - General
  • Assistant Controller - Subsidiary
  • Embracing and creating diverse learning environs
  • Superior and relevant distance learning programs
  • Online education supports a community of learners
  • Business and Financial Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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