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Tate & Tryon | Washington, District of Columbia
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Job Description

Outsourced Assistant Controller

Department: Outsourced Accounting Services


The Assistant Controller is responsible for the client month end close process and the supervision of the Staff and Senior Staff Accountant and other accounting staff to ensure proper internal controls over client assets, timely collection of receivables and payment of obligations, preparation of timely and accurate internal financial statements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Develop and maintain an understanding of the accounting operations within the organization.Obtain a working knowledge of accounting software packages.
* Perform month end close process.
* Prepare monthly bank and /or investment account reconciliations.
* Maintain fixed assets schedule.
* Prepare various general ledger account reconciliations.
* Prepare and analyze financial statements for the client by the agreed upon deadline. Accounting Manager/Supervisor must review and approve before submission to client.
* Train and oversee Staff assigned to the engagements and train the Senior Staff Accountant with the month end close process.
* Review the daily data entry by the accounting staff to ensure accurate posting in the accounting package.
* Oversee timely mailing of outstanding receivable invoices to debtors.
* Responsible for recommending and enforcing the internal controls, policies and procedures, established by the client.
* Preparation of audit schedules, confirmation letters, etc.
* Respond to auditor inquiries.
* Perform client services as outlined in the T&T engagement letter and proposal submitted to the client.

Required Qualifications:

* Proven ability to work well with and train accounting clerical staff in policies and procedures, proper accounting and retaining necessary documentation for recorded transactions.
* Proven ability to perform the month end close; including the preparation of accurate financial statements.
* A service mentality to non-finance departments and a good understanding of non-profit accounting standards, issues, internal controls, and processes.
* Proven ability to work independently on client assignments.
* Strong time management, organizational, attention to detail, communication, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with non-profit organizations. CPA or CPA candidate. Bachelor's degree in accounting and equivalent work experience of 3 - 6 years.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge and demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications. Accounting software experience, especially with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Solomon, Quickbooks, Peachtree, FRx and F9.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This description is intended to provide an overview of the responsibilities and duties of the position. It is not all-inclusive. The incumbent in this position will be expected to perform other duties as required. The responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided for informational purposes only and does not form the basis of a contract. Tate & Tryon is an at-will employer.

About Tate & Tryon

Tate & Tryon is a public accounting firm specializing in financial solutions for nonprofit organizations. We are nationally recognized for excellence and leadership in addressing a vast array of operational and strategic issues facing tax-exempt organizations. As a result, our expertise and capabilities extend far beyond accounting and tax services. Our core offerings include:

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