Assistant Controller

Location: Monrovia, CA

Department: Finance and Accounting

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor


  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly close and financial statement preparation (including consolidation, statements of equity and cash flow) and review.
  • Assist with the SEC reporting function by providing information used in the preparation of Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and proxy information in connection with executive management, Investor Relations, external legal counsel and the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure monthly journal entries and analyses of G/L accounts and reconciliations are reviewed timely.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and SOX, including the direct responsibility for performing SOX controls related to the GL close process and providing a quarterly sub-certification that such controls were performed.
  • Coordinate and schedule preparation for the annual financial statement audit and quarterly reviews.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of sales and property tax returns.
  • Manage the A/P and G/L accounting groups through the Accounting Manager, with the opportunity for increased oversight responsibility.
  • Work closely with Divisional Finance on monthly close accounting entries (e.g. Sales adjustments and E&O reserve) and resolution of any issues that might occur (e.g. Inventory reconciliations).
  • Work closely with the Purchasing Department to resolve procurement and/or vendor payment issues as necessary.
  • Work with the Company’s external equity award administrator and GL accountant in resolving equity award issues as necessary.
  • Support audits by various taxing authorities and the U.S. Government as necessary (e.g. DCAA, Dept. of State, IRS, FTB, BOE and other state income or sales tax audits).
  • Maintain current knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements (FASB, SEC, etc.).
  • Identify and implement improvements to business process for which the role has oversight.
  • Manage, train and enhance capability of staff. 
  • Support special projects as deemed necessary.



  • BS in accounting or related field required.
  • CPA and Big 4 audit experience required (6+ years).
  • Industry experience at a public company required (4+ years).
  • SEC Reporting experience required.
  • Inventory Accounting experience required, including government (CAS preferred), cost and project accounting and overhead application.
  • Must be a working manager, with the ability to handle pressure well, while being self-motivated and detail-oriented.
  • Effective leader and people manager with demonstrated ability to mentor subordinates.
  • Ensure ability to meet compliance requirements including tax, financial audit, SOX initiatives.
  • Strong functional knowledge of Oracle, including Cost Management and Projects modules.
  • Strong Excel skills required.
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