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ASSISTANT CONTROLLER

As a company, Athena is a team – not just of highly motivated individuals, but of many varied skills and talents. We are planners, managers, financial specialists, HR executives, information technologists, marketers and more, all with deep experience in our chosen fields. We serve clients in every hemisphere and in every major industry. What brings us together at Athena is a unique opportunity to apply what we’ve learned in a whole new way, as a nimble, fast-moving group that helps clients meet new, unexpected, and often unfamiliar needs quickly, thoroughly and effectively.

The Role:

Athena is looking for an asst. controller to join its growing team. The successful candidate must have excellent financial management and organizational skills as well as be highly detail oriented. This person will manage finance and accounting departments providing information, primarily financial in nature, about all company activities that will assist management, its shareholders and other users in making educated economic decisions about the company’s future.

 Key Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee the all activities related to the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements and annual audits and annual budgets. 
  2. Oversee the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, core employee expense reports, cash control, core payroll processing and total corporate payroll tax compliance. 
  3. Oversee accounts receivable to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable aging components including billings, cash receipts application, etc; funding service management, which includes weekly funding reports and customer service; quarter and year-end payroll closing including federal and state reports; and check statistic management. 
  4. Assure corporate income tax compliance to assure the accurate and timely completion of all corporate income tax returns taking full advantage of all favorable tax codes. 
  5. Establish and maintain systems and controls that verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data, and enhance the company’s value. 
  6. Respond to CEO and COO as assigned with accurate and timely work to facilitate their financial needs. 
  7. Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports. 
  8. Communicate with co-workers, management, clients and others in a courteous and professional manner. 
  9. Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.

 Competencies:

  1. Financial Management
  2. Technical Capacity
  3. Performance Management
  4. Ethical Conduct
  5. Communication Proficiency
  6. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, MBA a plus
  2. CPA certification a plus
  3. 5-7 years of hands-on accounting experience

Supervisory Responsibility:

Manages the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Accounting/Finance, Operations, & HR Departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include HR onboarding and other related onboarding tasks

Language And Mathematical Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints. Effective and persuasive presentation skills on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups and/or board of directors.  Must be able to calculate figures and amounts for all bookkeeping, payroll, budgets, statistical analysis and probability statements. Controller must use the utmost discretion in all presentations/correspondence and communication for staff.

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