Buckingham Search

Controller - high growth start up!

Buckingham Search - Kansas City, MO

The Controller directs and manages the day-to-day financial operations of the organization. The Controller will be responsible for putting accounting processes in place, making sure transactions are being posted correctly, and that the company is utilizing its current accounting software efficiently. The Controller will also oversee the business systems of the company.



  • Planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions
  • Managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results
  • Managing the payroll processes
  • Coordinating and preparing internal and external financial statements
  • Coordinating activities of external auditors
  • Providing management with information vital to the decision-making process
  • Managing the budget process
  • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
  • Evaluating accounting and internal control systems
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting database, as needed
  • Developing and monitoring business performance metrics
  • Overseeing regulatory reporting, frequently including tax planning and compliance
  • Hiring, training and retaining skilled accounting staff



  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business, accounting, or related field
  • Seven or more years of professional accounting experience
  • CPA (certified public accountant) or CA (chartered accountant) certifications
  • 1-3 years in a managerial role
  • Fluent in Chinese both verbal and written
  • The ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and management about the finances of the business and justify certain financial recommendations
  • Strong understanding of banking processes and financial data analysis
  • Experience in managing payroll, with focus on streamlining accounting processes
  • Working knowledge of national and local tax regulations and compliance reporting
  • Organization and project management


Preferred skills and experiences:

  • Experience working with Chinese companies and/or customers
  • Good understanding of international finance
  • Exemplary history of financial project management

Posted On: Friday, June 2, 2023

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