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Assistant Controller

Company: Waterworks
Location: Danbury
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

When you join Waterworks, you can expect a luxury work experience where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where you can be challenged to learn and grow to your full potential.
The Role:
The Assistant Controller has overall responsibility for all day to day functions of the Accounting Department, including the preparation of financial statements, weekly reporting, monthly bank and credit card reconciliations, adjusting journal entries, monthly closing, maintaining asset and depreciation schedules, maintaining accounting policies and procedures, and performing general accounting duties for the company. You will be expected to mentor the accounting staff through strong, hands-on leadership skills; identifying and expanding the skills and strengths of the team. This role utilizes a solid understanding of GAAP and excellent analytical capabilities to drive process improvements and departmental and company initiatives in a strategic as well as a tactical capacity.
About Waterworks:
When you see the world's most inspiring homes and hotels, you invariably find Waterworks in the mix. For over 40 years, our designs have elevated the bath and kitchen experience, with exquisite fittings, fixtures, hardware and more. We strive to be participants in exceptional design moments not just through our products, but through how our company name shows up in the world at large.
As an actively expanding global company and leader in the luxury home sector, we're driven by a belief in exceptional service and in products that are elegant, powerful and finely crafted without compromise.
What gives us an edge over our competitors is our people. At Waterworks, we cultivate long-standing relationships with our clients and associates, as well as unique partnerships with designers and artisans across the globe.We work in a highly collaborative creative environment that values each team member's contributions to our mission. We also empower our employees with extensive training, career growth opportunities, competitive salaries, bonus potential and a comprehensive benefits package (including medical and dental), plus 401k.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and perform all activities related to the monthly financial close process including preparation of journal entries, preparation of general ledger account reconciliations, investigation and resolution of reconciling items, preparation of accounting estimates, and Balance Sheet and P&L account analysis ensuring GAAP compliance.
  • Prepare month-end financial statements, reports, monthly commentary and variance analysis.
  • Prepare ad hoc quarterly, monthly and weekly reports as required.
  • Maintain business unit structure and chart of accounts.
  • Participate in development of corporate policies related the accounting function and maintain master file of corporate accounting policies.
  • Manage sales and use tax process, review sales tax calculations, filings and payments
  • Participate in Inventory Control activities. Coordinate and attend periodic physical counts. Reconcile physical count results with general ledger, prepare adjusting journal entries and variance explanations. Recommend process improvements.
  • Manage annual audit process, having ultimate responsibility for audit activities and results.
  • Calculate and track key performance metrics
  • Handle other compliance matters as required
  • Manage special projects designed to drive company initiatives as assigned
  • Recommend and implement improvements in internal controls and work flow

Keywords: Waterworks, Danbury , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Danbury, Connecticut

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