Careers at The Brooks Group
The Brooks Group is seeking an experienced Financial Controller with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of related accounting and finance experience.
What makes The Brooks Group a great place to work?
Five-time winner of the Triad Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” awards
Named as a “Best Employer in North Carolina” by Best Companies Group
Recipient of the “Happiest Company Award” by TINYpulse
Named to “Fast 50” list (50 fastest growing privately held companies) by the Triad Business Journal
About the Position
This is a challenging opportunity for an accomplished professional who can lead a team in contributing to the successful achievement of the organization’s mission and strategic initiatives by providing oversight, evaluation and direction for the financial performance of the organization through planning, organizing and executing the various control functions.
The Controller Will:
Manage/Conduct many of the activities of the accounting department including financial controls, working capital management, accounting systems and safeguarding of assets through QuickBooks.
Enter A/P invoices, work with COO on approval for disbursements
Work Closely with Accounting Coordinator to record and collect revenues.
Responsible for cash collection
Reconcile AMEX statements and post to GL
Balance cash each month
Conduct the month-end closing process of the accounting department, including account reconciliations, billing accruals and review, fixed asset and depreciation schedule maintenance.
Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing internal audits, controls and checks across all departments.
Develop and maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; ensure team members adhere to such policies and procedures.
Prepare and file tax returns, including sales tax returns.
Act as liaison to suppliers in cognizant areas: payroll, benefits, banking, auditing, etc.
Prepare and distribute daily ‘flash’ reports
Ensure the timely and accurate closing of monthly, quarterly and annual management reporting in compliance with US GAAP and that the right processes are in place to deliver financial statement integrity in accordance with organization timelines. Produce income statement and balance sheet monthly via QuickBooks.
Lead the preparation of the monthly reporting package and implement improvements as needed.
Communicate financial metrics to senior management.
Research technical accounting issues for compliance.
Other duties as assigned.
Language and Mathematical Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to effectively and persuasively present to top management on controversial or complex topics. Ability to listen and analyze information presented and communicate information and ideas through effective speaking and documentation. Must be able to calculate figures and amounts for all bookkeeping, payroll, budgeting, statistical analysis and probability statements.
Computer Skills: Proficiency using computer software including QuickBooks and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook).
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions.
Leadership Experience: Must have experience leading accounting processes and teams and managing change in an accounting environment.
General Professionalism. Must be able to:
Complete tasks accurately and in a timely manner,
Work under stress with deadlines,
Sustain interpersonal relationships which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and externally, and
Maintain Company information in a confidential manner
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree plus five years of accounting and progressive finance experience, or a master’s degree plus two or more years of accounting experience.
About The Brooks Group
Founded in 1977, The Brooks Group is a corporate sales training and sales management training company focused on helping companies build top-performing sales teams.
The Brooks Group is consistently named as a Top Sales Training Company by Training Industry and Selling Power Magazine, and regularly receives industry awards from the Stevie Awards, among others.
Positive, productive company culture is a priority for The Brooks Group, and employees enjoy the following workplace benefits:
Unlimited paid time off
Profit sharing program
Training and development opportunities
Health care, dental, and optical coverage, 401K, life insurance, and long-term disability plans