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Assistant Controller

Sacramento, CA 95826

Posted: 07/15/2024 Employment Type: DirectHire Industry: Accounting Job Number: 1681190

Job Description

We are recruiting an Assistant Controller to join a growing accounting department of a development company in Sacramento. Our client is a long-standing company and offers a collaborative and upbeat working environment. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for the development and administration of the accounting systems, practices, controls, and procedures and will provide management with financial reports. Salary: $100,000-$120,000 DOE. 

The ideal candidate will have an eye for process improvements and the ability to roll up their sleeves to get involved in the daily and strategic accounting duties. Construction, Property Management or Real Estate industry experience is preferred. 


  • Oversee daily accounting functions, including Accounts Payable and General Accounting.
  • Review general ledger entries and correct as necessary. 
  • Review monthly journal entries, work papers, and financial statements prepared by project accountants and sign off. 
  • Assist CFO with preparation and ongoing monitoring of budgets and cash flows.
  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure. 
  • Assist in the development and administration of the accounting systems, practices, controls, and procedures which conform to accepted accounting principles.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the computerized Accounting System. Enforce and monitor the effectiveness of internal controls for all systems. Prepare detailed documentation of procedures to be followed. 
  • Review cost accounting for all related jobs monthly to ensure accuracy. Analyze adequacy of cost to complete figures. 
  • Produce monthly financial and non-financial reports as directed.
  • Review all tax returns prepared by third party CPA’s following established methods of ticking and tying all numbers referenced to internal financial statements.
  • Support Controller/CFO with special projects and workflow process improvements.
  • Supervision of accounting staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Minimum 3 years related accounting experience. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required. 
  • Experience in the construction industry preferred.  
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to management and team members to support continuous improvement. Can work with, train and coach other team members.
  • Financial report generation and management presentation skills required.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (especially Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, are essential to success in this role.
  • Strong sense of responsibility regarding timely and accurate completion of work, and a strong commitment to corporate goals.

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