Tampa, FL

Posted: 01/10/2019 Category: Accounting Job Number: 6929

Are you a self-motivated accounting leader with private equity experience looking for a new career opportunity with one of our clients in the Tampa 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 accounting functions for the company.

Controller Job Duties:

  • Lead the accounting and reporting functions for a growing, private equity owned organization
  • Oversee process improvement initiatives     
  • Lead month-end close process
  • Ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP
  • Ensure compliance with company accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee payroll
  • Respond to senior management inquiries
  • Manage the annual audit process
  • Support creation of monthly management reporting
  • Ensure all accounting records are accurate and that an adequate system of internal controls is in place
  • Lead, develop and mentor the accounting team
  • Prepare business correspondence for the company
  • Special projects, as needed

Controller Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • CPA license strongly preferred
  • 8+ years of progressive accounting experience required
  • Public accounting firm experience required, ideally with a “Big 4” accounting firm
  • Strong analytical and leadership skills required
  • Multi-site experience strongly preferred
  • Private equity experience a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong planning and organization skills and understanding of the importance of deadlines
  • Superb communications skills required

Controller Benefits and Compensation:

  • A professional working environment
  • GREAT leadership and high visibility
  • TERRIFIC career growth potential
  • FANTASTIC benefits
  • Highly competitive compensation of $140,000 - $150,000, plus bonus potential

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

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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