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Houston, TX 77042

Posted: 02/22/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Accounting/Finance Job Number: 23340 Pay Rate: $130,000-$140,000

Job Description

A nationally recognized litigation company is looking for an experienced Controller to oversee and manage its financial and accounting operations. The ideal candidate possesses a comprehensive knowledge of accounting and financial planning & analysis, along with exceptional leadership and management abilities. Working cross-functionally, the new leader will drive operational efficiency and continued growth by improving processes and results while maintaining compliance with accounting policies and procedures.
Salary + Additional Benefits:
  • $130,000-$140,000
  • 401k matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid time off

Location: Houston, TX
Type of Position: Direct Hire

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implement a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk and ensure compliance with those policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the preparation and publication of periodic financial reports; ensure that the reported results comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Recommend, maintain, and regularly publish benchmarks that will be used to measure the company’s performance.
  • Produce the annual budget and financial and cash forecasts; report significant budget differences to management and recommend corrective actions as needed.
  • Provide financial analysis, with emphasis on pricing decisions, and project profitability.
  • Provide guidance to sales and operations on actions needed to improve profitability.
  • Work with auditors, tax advisors, insurance providers, and other external parties to provide needed information and manage compliance processes.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining bank relationships. Work with banks on establishing and improving credit facilities (Line of Credit).
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary or assigned.
  • Supervisory:
  • Directly supervise 3-5 employees in the Finance and Payroll Departments.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Oversee the operations of the Finance Department, which include general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and cash management. Oversee training programs and identify training needs.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required
  • Ten years or more of related experience required
  • Accounting and Financial Planning/Reporting experience required
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation preferred
  • Strong leadership skills with excellent management and supervisory skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in accounting software, preferably Intaact and PlanGuru
  • Familiar with SaaS pricing models, e.g., volume-based flat fees and monthly flat fees
  • Familiar with medium-sized business principles, including banking, benefits, systems, insurance, and financial planning and reporting
  • Knowledge of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to excel in a detail-oriented, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks while maintaining constant level of high quality
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within one week of submitting your application.


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Sarah Colvill
Senior Search Director - Murray Professional

Specializing in matching talent with exciting opportunities in Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Sales, Marketing, Administrative, and Customer Service.


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