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Controller - Retainer

Tampa, FL

Posted: 07/02/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire(TW Perm) Category: Accounting Job Number: 21760 Pay Rate: Up to $150,000 + BONUS

Job Description

We are in search of an accomplished Controller to oversee all financial and accounting functions within a growing, privately-owned client of ours. Reporting to the CEO, the Controller will play a pivotal role in managing budgetary oversight, financial analysis, payroll, forecasting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and financial reporting. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional analytical skills, a strong background within a manufacturing environment and a thorough grasp of accounting principles.

Controller Benefits and Compensation: 

  • A professional working environment 
  • GREAT leadership and high visibility 
  • GREAT benefits including 100% paid healthcare for the employee
  • Highly competitive compensation of up to $150,000 plus bonus 

Controller Job Duties:

  • Direct supervision of all financial and accounting operations
  • Development and maintenance of budgets, including cash flow analysis
  • Preparation and presentation of comprehensive financial statements and reports
  • Continuous monitoring and analysis of financial performance
  • Analyze production variances and implement corrective actions
  • Ensuring strict compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements
  • Coordination of regulatory reporting preparations
  • Ensure accurate product costing and inventory valuation
  • Oversight of the payroll process
  • Oversee cost accounting and analysis of manufacturing processes
  • Monitor and control manufacturing costs, including labor, materials, and overhead
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize financial performance and cost efficiency
  • Establishment and implementation of robust internal controls
  • Management of inventory audits multiple times annually, including cycle counts
  • Recruitment, supervision, and mentoring of Accounts Payable Clerk and potential future hires
  • Perform other related duties as necessary or assigned.

Controller Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA certification preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive accounting experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in a Controller role, preferably within a manufacturing environment
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting principles and regulations
  • Proficiency in financial management software and ERP systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment

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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