Controller

Full-Time, Exempt - Ellicott City, MD

Basic Function

The controller position is accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

Essential Job Function | Financial Reporting

  • Responsible for the preparation of the company’s financial statements
  • Perform month-end closing and year-end closing in a prompt and efficient manner
  • Maintain Quickbooks accounting system to ensure proper, complete, and accurate record-keeping of accounting company transactions performed within the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Prepare and provide financial statements, sales reports, commission reports, analysis, reconciliations, and other reports on a scheduled or unprompted basis
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Manage the annual budget and forecasts
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report to management
  • Provide financial analyses as needed for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Work on special projects as needed

Essential Job Function | Transactions

  • Ensure accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  • Ensure all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable
  • Monitor banking activities
  • Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the company’s needs
  • Perform monthly account reconciliations
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain an orderly filing system

Essential Job Function | Payroll

  • Prepare and submit monthly payroll in QuickBooks
  • Maintain record of all employee vacation, sick, and floating holiday usage
  • Update QuickBooks for salary changes, benefit changes, wage garnishments and new hires
  • Make contributions to employee SIMPLE IRA accounts monthly

Essential Job Function | Compliance

  • Coordinate year-end audit with external auditors
  • Assemble required information and backup for auditors
  • Conduct internal audits of processes, records and information
  • Implement needed corrections as determined by audit
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

Education and Experience | Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA license
  • 10 or more years of progressively responsible experience

 

Knowledge and Skills | Required

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks, Excel and Word
  • Possess excellent decision, communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain good corporate relations with customers, vendors, banking institutions, auditors, board members, and affiliated organizations

Note from Blackpoint 

Each employee at Blackpoint plays a crucial role in productivity, morale and company growth. Candidates must be willing and able to thrive in a small business environment by approaching new challenges with optimism and logic.

Blackpoint Cyber is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.

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