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Assistant Controller (GL/Payroll/Audit) in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 2/14/2019

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Job Description


The Support Services departments at BakerRipley work in partnership with all divisions to maintain, operate, and deliver services that help keep our region a place of opportunity for all.



This position reports to the Sr. Director|Controller, and is responsible for the leadership of multiple teams in all aspects of accounting and specifically the general ledger and financial reporting, payroll, internal control, audit and regulatory monitoring teams.


Lead the team by participating in the monthly financial close process, reviewing internal and external financial statements, account reconciliations and analysis, coordinating and leading the annual audit process, fixed asset inventory, various annual report preparations, technical GAAP research and external monitoring oversight. Contributing member for various operational, policy, and compliance responsibilities.


This position will include responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of financial accounting, driving improvements on reporting systems and processes as well as the quality and effectiveness of the internal control structure. The successful candidate will have strong technical knowledge of US GAAP, experience managing multiple teams and be a natural numbers wizard.



  • Manage and coordinate the activities and administration of general ledger and financial statements, payroll, audit regulatory monitor and internal control teams, the integrity of the transactional data, and preparation of the agency’s financial statements in adherence with US GAAP and regulatory requirement in agreement with identified goals to obtain optimum efficiency by performing the following duties personally, through other managers, or through subordinate staff. 
  1. Assist the Sr. Director / Controller in producing accurate and timely consolidated financial statements.                                               
  2. Responsible for managing operational data and ensuring data integrity and accuracy.
  3. Assist in the month end closing and financial reporting process including account analysis and reconciliation.
  4. Providing accurate information to internal stakeholders and external auditors.
  5. Provide status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data and trends.
  6. Achieve financial objectives by analyzing expenditures, variances, and recommending corrective actions.
  7. Prepare and review consolidated financial statements with supporting schedules, along with associated financial analyses of operations for the guidance of management.
  8. Assists in the management of GL interface including PR, Treasury, A/R, A/P, etc.
  9. Monthly review of payroll and expense processing and reconciliation of associated general ledger accounts
  • Actively participate in the preparation, analysis and review of both internal and external monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements for program management, directors, executive, and Finance and Administrative Committee.
  • Responsible for review and finalization of annual audits, schedule preparation for the Form 990 information returns, Form 1120 tax forms for small subsidiaries, census reports, sales and use tax, Texas Franchise Tax, and other annual Agency reporting requirements.
  • Manage regular preparation of relevant management reports, including semi-monthly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports for each area of responsibility.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Provide technical accounting US GAAP guidance to ensure that Company financial reporting and policies are maintained in accordance with GAAP and the requirements of other applicable regulatory bodies.
  • Responsible for financial and accounting policies and procedures, and related internal controls for each area of responsibility.
  • Develop operational procedures and documentation of data flow; measure the productivity of staff to streamline processes and promote efficiency for each area of responsibility.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.
  • Assist with other duties and special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements



Bachelor’s degree on Accounting (B.A.) from accredited four-year college, or university, or equivalent of experiences.


Minimum eight years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience


CPA certification is a plus


  • Directly supervises two accounting managers and one payroll manager.
  • Maintain managers by coaching, orienting, counseling, disciplining, training and appraising job results. Raise standards continuously for self and for subordinates.
  • Carryout supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  interviewing, hiring, employee training, planning, assigning, directing work and appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving issues.
  • Ability to interact, collaborate, and build relationships with both internal and external customers. Team work and collaboration a must.
  • Strong judgment abilities and demonstrate effective decision making.
  • Strong organizational and process skills as proven by the ability to manage multiple responsibilities by organizing and prioritizing work to meet required deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to apply to large data, accuracy in daily work and other projects.
  • Ability to meet communicated schedules and deadlines.
  • Adherence to policies, procedures and instructions of Sr. Director|Controller.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Uphold confidentiality and discretion with all sensitive matters.