Sarasota, FL

Post Date: 04/02/2018 Job ID: 6430 Category: Accounting

Are you an ambitious accounting executive looking for an exciting career opportunity with one of the premier companies in the Sarasota area? Well, this position could be for you! We are conducting a search for a Controller to join a top performing team responsible for overseeing all financial and accounting functions for the company.

Controller Job Duties:

  • Responsible for maintaining an accurate and timely financial close process
  • Act in a leadership capacity to train, supervise and mentor a team to effectively accomplish objectives
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with GAAP and perform accompanying variance and trend analyses
  • Oversee accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll
  • Establish and maintain strong internal controls environment and accounting policies and procedures
  • Assist with financial planning for the organization
  • Key liaison in maintaining external relationships, including auditors, bankers, and others

Controller Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • CPA certification preferred
  • 8+ years of professional core accounting experience
  • Recent exposure within a manufacturing environment, and experience with standard costing a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required (including pivots, lookups, complex formulas)
  • Solid critical thinking, attention to detail and analytical skills required
  • Strong planning and organization skills and understanding of the importance of deadlines
  • Superb communications skills required

Controller Benefits and Compensation:

At Taylor White, we specialize exclusively in Accounting & Finance leadership 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

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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