Assistant Controller

Job Locations US-PA-Elverson
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/11/2022 1:32 PM)
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The Assistant Controller position is a high-impact, career building role within the Singer organization.  The Assistant Controller will oversee the day-to-day activities of the accounting staff and manage the Accounts Payable function.  This position will have significant interaction with senior management and will have approximately 5 direct reports. Therefore, the candidate must be an excellent communicator, lead ethically, and be able to prioritize and complete tasks with competing deadlines.  The Assistant Controller will also participate in technology initiatives to improve financial operations.


  • Manage daily operations of corporate level accounting and tax staff and drive the month end close process
  • Manage the Accounts Payable department with specific attention to ensuring discounts and rebate opportunities are secured through timely invoice processing and payment
  • Prepare and/or review balance sheet reconciliations and manual journal entries
  • Manage period end financial reporting and consolidation processes
  • Assist with treasury functions including wire transfer initiation, ACH payments, positive pay exceptions, and ACH debit approvals
  • Assist Controller with external auditor and bank auditor requests, including preparation of workpapers and footnotes disclosures
  • Assist Controller with tax return information provided to external tax preparers
  • Participate in preparing the annual budget and forecasts
  • Maintain and continuously improve control environment by leveraging technology
  • Develop direct reports through teaching, training, and setting annual goals; provide guidance, as needed
  • Assist with annual property/casualty insurance renewal
  • Assist with annual bonus compensation calculations
  • Assist with monthly and quarterly bank reporting
  • Assist with annual 401K compliance reporting and testing and 401K audit.
  • Other duties may be assigned, so flexibility and a willingness to serve where needed is required

Ideal Candidate Will Possess the Following Skills and Abilities

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred

Experience: 3-5 years corporate experience; 1-2 years public accounting experience preferred; thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP; Experience using ERP systems; experience working with inventory or rebates a plus; knowledge of sales and use tax regulations.

Competencies: Strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving, time management, and communication skills.  Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.  Collaborative, honest, and ethical leader. 

Other Requirements: Advanced Excel and other Microsoft office programs. Experience with Concur AP invoice automation system preferred; Experience with sales tax automation systems, such as Avalara, a plus.



  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be able to sit up to 90% of the time to perform various job-related tasks
  • Must be able to stand, stoop, and bend to perform various job-related tasks
  • Must be able to walk, move or traverse throughout the office/warehouse to perform various job-related tasks
  • Must be able to use hands/fingers to operate various types of office and hand-held equipment
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs to perform various job-related tasks, if necessary
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds



This is an office position. Standard hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5 pm



Minimum travel 10%



At Singer Equipment Company, we value each and every one of our dedicated staff and therefore are pleased to offer a competitive starting wage, a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, short term and long term disability, 401K with company match, group life insurance, flexible spending, paid time off, and paid holidays. 




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