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You might hire a controller to:

  • Streamline internal financial processes and monitor the organization’s financial strengths
  • Implement controls to ensure proper accounting compliance

  • Recognize opportunities for the organization to save money

  • Manage, recruit, and train a team of accountants, and delegate work to ensure all processes run smoothly and efficiently

  • Prepare financial reports for the organization’s board of directors or executive committee

  • Introduce new financial technologies or programs to the organization
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Ten or more years of professional accounting experience
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in accounting, finance, or a related field (MBA or CPA is a plus)
Advanced understanding of finance law and regulatory requirements (ex: GAAP rules), as well as national and local tax compliance reporting
Five or more years in a senior accounting/leadership role
Professional certification, such as CPA (certified public accountant) or CA (chartered accountant)
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Working knowledge of accounting software tools
Excellent interpersonal and project management skills