Controller / Sr. Accounting Manager
Job Opportunity at Bell Falls Search & Consulting

Posted on Sep 18    2164034820

Location: Chagrin Falls, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4138194

Our client is a family run, speciality retail / eCommerce focused business.  They are currently seeking an Sr. Accounting Manager ready to take the next step into a Controller opportunity, or an individual who has recently moved into a Controller role.

Position Description: 

The Sr. Accounting Manager / Controller will manage accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting functions for the business. The successful individual will oversees the completion of ledger accounts and financial statements. They will manage the accounting staff including, but not limited to: Accounting Manager and AP/AR Specialist. This role will involve special projects including individual operational analysis. This individual is expected to utilize their accounting and financial background to provide financial advice to their respective business partners. 


  • Daily cash management activities 
  • Own and evaluate the capital needs of the business, including forecast and actuals 
  • Oversee monthly financial close & reporting of P&L, balance sheet, cash flow, and bank reconciliation 
  • Oversee & reconcile balance sheet accounts, sales revenues, cash flow & accruals 
  • Oversee fixed assets, inventory, and freight cost analysis 
  • Oversee month-end close meetings which includes compiling a Financial Close Package and leading P&L reviews with functional owners 
  • Conduct variance analysis (current year actual vs. forecast, budget, & prior year) 
  • Manages year-end financial review and tax process with external CPA firm 
  • Budgeting/Planning – leads, develops and executes short-term and long-term financial planning processes across the organization 
  • Proactively works with fellow team members on the development and execution of projects 
  • Partner with department managers to gain a better understanding of operational performance from a financial perspective 
  • Support performance management and scorecard activities by working with business partners to set goals, drive initiatives and measure results 
  • Review, challenge and improve accounting practices and policies as the company scales 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA &/or MBA a plus 
  • 5+ years relevant experience as a Controller  (in an e-commerce environment is highly preferred, but not required)
  • Demonstrated experience in advanced financial analysis, including modeling, forecasting, and trend analysis  
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP 
  • Experience working with outside auditors and managing a year-end financial review 
  • Accounting experience in a family-owned company, a plus 
  • Advanced user of Excel and Access
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills 
  • Works under limited supervision, deadlines and pressure 
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
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