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Position Title: Controller
Salary Range: $80-90K
Category Accounting
Location: Indianapolis
Industry: Accounting
Position Type: Direct Hire

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The Controller directs and supervises the accounting department in its day to day functions of administering the company’s financials in a manner that routinely, accurately, and consistently completes all accounting functions with minimal errors and discrepancies. By ensuring the individual department members complete assigned tasks effectively and timely, the Controller operates and leads the accounting department in an efficient and reliable manner.

Essential functions

  • Supervise, manage and develop staff
  • Supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, collections, payroll, and budgeting duties
  • Coordinate and direct the financial reporting, budgeting, and procurement activities of all or part of the organization
  • Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and all accounting functions
  • Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards
  • Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, projections, annual budgets, or reports required by senior management and/or regulatory agencies
  • Analyze the financial details of operations to identify opportunities and areas where improvement is needed
  • Advise management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions
  • Monitor financial activities and details, such as cash flow and reserve levels
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of accounting and other financial staff, recommending and implementing personnel actions, such as promotions and dismissals
  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside accountants and other professionals
  • Delegate authority for the receipt, disbursement, protection, and custody of funds
  • Conduct or coordinate audits of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with established internal controls
  • Lead staff training and development
  • Prepare and file annual tax returns or prepare financial information so that outside accountants can complete tax returns
  • Handle accounting and budgeting aspects of employee insurance, benefits, and casualty insurance programs and creating budgets for same
  • Process monthly closing/account reconciliations
  • Review contracts to ensure billings are sent correctly
  • Pursue training and education to increase your effectiveness as a Controller
  • Manage time effectively and prioritize tasks to ensure completion of all duties and tasks assigned
  • Represent Company at all times with professionalism and a commitment to quality
  • Regular and reliable attendance at work
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Computer Equipment and Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows –advanced knowledge
  • Microsoft Excel – advanced to expert knowledge
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint – intermediate knowledge
  • Various accounting software – advanced to expert knowledge

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to talk, hear, and view a computer monitor
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally required to lift office products and supplies

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience preferred

Skills and Knowledge

  • Meticulous attention to detail in order to be exact and accurate
  • Ability to adhere reliably to a reoccurring set schedule
  • Perform, with minimal mistakes, a routine set of tasks consistently
  • Organizational skills and effective time management to succeed in a semi-autonomous, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and adhere to recurring and/or ever-changing deadlines
  • Ability to interact successfully with all levels of an organization
  • Highly effective communication skills

Working Conditions

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment with moderate noise
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions visiting projects – due to varied conditions on these occasional visits. Must know the hazards and safety requirements of each job and must wear appropriate personal protective equipment as required by the company’s safety policies for every situation.
  • Extended travel and/or temporary, periodic relocation may be necessary
  • Overtime as necessary to complete assignments in a timely manner


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