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Small Business Controller - Remote

Location: Remote

Department: Accounting and Finance

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Small Business Controller - Remote AND Flexible hours
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Who We Are:

Headquartered in Atlanta, Acuity is the modern version of what an accounting department should be in a $1-5 million revenue business. 

Our teams are designed to scale with our client’s growth and to serve entrepreneurs throughout the United States who seek to offload their accounting to us so that they can focus on growing their companies.  Acuity has a CFO Team, Controller Team, Bookkeeping Team, and a Tax Team that collaborate and work together to understand our clients’ needs and offer solutions that allow them to grow and succeed.  We have controller team members throughout the US.

As part of our Controller Team:

  • You will work with multiple clients successfully prioritizing their needs while maintaining a high level of services to all your clients.  You will work in an independent manner on a remote basis. 
  • You will develop a relationship with your clients that allows you to understand their processes and needs.
  • You will be involved in making tech stack recommendations that improves efficiency in their operations.
  • You will be responsible for month end close for your clients, including preparing reconciliations for deferred revenue, ecommerce inventory and payment platforms, etc. creating cash flow reports, budgets, and preparing GAAP Basis financial statements.
  • You will participate in a weekly team meeting that allows you to collaborate with other team members and see demos of new technology.

How you will be successful:

  • Controllers seeking a workload of 20-35 hours a week or 100-120 hours per month are most successful.  The flexible hours allow room for the crunch times when there is a deadline looming and your client is seeking VC funding, or an M&A acquisition and you must work those extra hours to get it all done.  The first two weeks of the month are typically busier than the last two weeks.
  • Controllers who are curious in learning about the newest tech stack – we are often recommending tech stack apps like Expensify, Divvy, Brex, Bill.com, Plooto, Veem, Stripe, A2X, Helm, Salesforce, Hubspot, SaaSOptics, Chargify, and Zoho; and we provide a monthly dashboard thru Jirav – so being tech forward will help you succeed as a controller.
  • Controllers who seek to get to know their clients – you will be developing a relationship over a video platform, so being comfortable talking over video platforms and using video recording tools like Loom will help you develop the relationship so you can find out your clients’ needs and provide increasing services as their needs change.  Being comfortable with video is one reason we use video in our interviewing process.
  • Controllers who take a team approach with communication - since we are a distributed workforce, we use Teamworks to track our client workflows, Google Drive to save and access client files, Slack, and weekly team meetings to keep in touch with each other.  Successful controllers embrace all our tools to help keep us informed of their client activities.  Also, while clients understand they are working with a fractional controller, we have found letting a client know we have seen their requests on Slack or email, and when we will be getting back to them helps build trust and a good working relationship.

Requirements:

  • Degree in accounting from a 4-year college or university – CPA certificate is a benefit.
  • Tech Expertise – you have experience working in cloud-based accounting systems – NetSuite experience, QBO certification, and Xero certification a plus.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: You are responsive and attentive to your clients. Your clients know you will get back to them in a timely manner. They trust you to act in their best interests and bring any insights or issues to light with solutions. You are a natural Trusted Advisor.
  • Proven Over-Achiever: You have consistently exceeded the expectations set out in front of you in previous roles.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation.
  • YOU get to pick your workload.  
  • YOU get to pick your schedule.  We trust you to get your work done from whatever location is best for you.
  • All team members receive travel to our annual company paid retreat, where we spend time connecting with colleagues, partners, and industry experts. 
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