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Controller / Finance Director

Tampa, FL

Posted: 02/14/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire(TW Perm) Category: Accounting Job Number: 21539 Pay Rate: $130,000 - $150,000, plus bonus potential!

Job Description

Are you an experienced accounting & finance professional seeking a leadership role that goes beyond just traditional accounting responsibilities? Do you enjoy partnering with leadership to help guide the strategic direction of a business, all while leading a high-performing team? Are you looking for a long-term home vs. just your next career move? If so, we are looking for a Controller / Finance Director to join a well-established organization in the Tampa Bay area. In this company, you’ll leverage your financial and business expertise to not just drive accounting results, but to have a seat at the table, working with leadership to guide & direct the financial operations of the organization. This stable, established organization is growing and values a Controller / Finance Director with a blend of traditional accounting expertise, as well as solid financial insights – forecasting, business line level analysis, cross-functional interaction with teams, and playing the role of trusted advisor. This high-visibility position offers the unique opportunity to partner with the existing CFO, who will assist with your onboarding and be a pivotal resource in helping you learn and succeed at their business. There is a built in succession plan for this position, based upon your solid performance, and a real opportunity for long-term growth with the company.  This could be a great opportunity for a proven professional, or for someone ready to take the “step up” into a true leadership role.

Controller / Finance Director Benefits and Compensation: 

  • Professional, in-office working environment
  • Proven leadership and high visibility with a family friendly company
  • Solid benefits and flexible hours, conducive to work-life balance
  • Highly competitive compensation of  up $130,000 - $150,000, plus bonus!

Controller / Finance Director Job Duties: 

  • Lead a team in the timely and accurate GL closing. Generate required financial reports, including balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statements to ensure compliance with (GAAP)
  • Oversee all finance activities, including financial and business plan development; business policies and accounting practices; and preparation, review and analysis of financial reports.
  • Lead the annual budgeting process and ensure timely, accurate and complete budget preparation.
  • Oversee the accounting team and serve as a strategic business leader for organizational growth
  • Successfully collaborate cross-functionally to prepare and update financial forecasts as needed or directed.
  • Participate in developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Establish key financial performance metrics and provide a strong analytical background to analyze growth potential
  • Evaluate and monitor all investment decisions based on required payback and ROI
  • Monitor company expenditures to ensure budgetary compliance and investigate opportunities for cost reductions.
  • Direct annual financial audit and perform internal audits of operations
  • Establish customer credit terms and ensure timely payment of all AP
  • Work with President/COO to develop, update and monitor sales commissions and other employee performance incentive plans.
  • Maintain accurate records of the company’s fixed assets and inventory. 
  • Determine labor and overhead burden rates used for product pricing.
  • Assist the company’s CPA’s in the preparation and submittal of required federal, state and local income tax returns.
  • Ensure the timely filing of required business licenses and maintain accurate accounting of partner cash and tax distributions.
  • Oversee administrative functions including order processing, billing and collections, and payroll processing.  Identify and implement process efficiencies.
  • Coordinate with IT and Accounting Manager to ensure ERP system updates and backups.
  • Special projects as needed.

Controller / Finance Director Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, CPA certification a plus
  • Previous leadership managing an accounting/finance team
  • Experience with ERP systems along with Excel proficiency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent analytical, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Strong planning and organization skills

At Taylor White, we specialize in Accounting & Finance roles in Tampa Bay.  Our industry knowledge, combined with our extensive recruiting experience, means we not only know what you're looking for...we know how to find it!  For more information, please contact us via our website at

Additional Information

Whether you're an employer seeking talent or a job candidate ready for new challenges, we can help. We're Taylor White. A recruitment firm focused exclusively on placing those in the accounting and finance field - and only in the Tampa Bay area. What's more, most of our recruiters used to be accounting professionals themselves so we're uniquely capable of understanding your needs - no matter what side of the table you're on.

From placing top-tier talent in permanent positions throughout Tampa Bay to providing access to the area's best consultants, there's a reason Taylor White is the first firm both candidates and employers turn to. We know accountants.

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