Assistant Controller or Controller for growing privately held PE backed company

Vertical Careers, Inc. - Glendora, CA


Our client, a privately held PE backed environmental company has been rapidly growing and partly due to COVID19. They closed out 2020 with an amazing year and is seeking a Dynamic and Driven Controller or Assistant Controller ready for next step to join their Leadership Team. The Controller will be responsible for the following but not limited to: 

  • Oversee the Accounting/Finance Team of 9
  • G/L, Treasury, Risk Management, Audit, Tax
  • Month End Close, Financial Reporting and Consolidations of 7 entities
  • Compliance & Internal Control
  • Process improvements including policies and procedures, variance analysis, inventory and cost accounting, etc.
  • Assist with Mergers & Acquisitions [M&A]
  • Assist with FP&A, Budget & Forecasting
  • Assist with future ERP Systems selection and implementations

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics; MBA and/or CPA a plus
  • 5-10 years of combined public accounting and private sector experience preferably in blue collar environment (manufacturing, distribution, 3PL, recycle/waste management, restaurant/retail etc.)
  • Alternative would be direct industry experience with strong Job Cost / Inventory Accounting OR directly transitioning out of public accounting
  • Sage 300 or mid tier ERP Systems knowledge a plus
  • Advanced Excel Skills (pivot table, vlookup, sumifs, etc.)
  • Must have month end closing and auditing experience.
  • Must have strong knowledge of GAAP, IFRS and Internal Controls.
  • Must have flawless communication and leadership skills
  • Thick skinned and ability to work with all level of staff - shop floor to executives
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Posted On: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Compensation: Market Pay + Bonus

Position Contact
Eva Chiu
Managing Partner| Executive Search
(626) 608-5228,

Eva Chiu has 20 years of specialized staffing and recruitment expertise. Eva is known for her energy, enthusiasm and passion for connecting the right people with the right opportunities whereby helping you "Step Up in the World!" Her dedication to providing the highest quality service to both clients and candidates is one of her strongest attributes. Prior to Vertical Careers, Eva spent nearly 10 years with one of the nation’s largest specialized staffing firms first, as an account manager, and then as an executive recruiter specializing in accounting and finance professionals, achieving numerous accolades, including:

  • Superstars 2003, 2004 (Account Manager)
  • Superstars 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Rookie of the Year 2005 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Southern California Executive Recruiter of The Year 2006
  • Platinum Club 2006, 2008 & 2010 (Top 5%)
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