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Company: Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P.
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will be responsible for leading the accounting function, including development of the team, as well as continuous improvement of the organization's accounting initiatives, principles, practices, and procedures. This position will oversee the timely monthly close of the General Ledger, consolidation and reporting of financial results, and the development of and compliance to internal controls.

This is a unique opportunity to have significant impact on a growing organization. This role will collaborate and direct operational and strategic activities for the Firm, related to the financial and operational management. In addition, you will work directly with Firm, Service Line, and functional leadership on various initiatives.

As the Controller, you will:

* Ensure accurate & timely financials are in compliance with US GAAP standards with adherence to the close calendar. Identify any areas of concern in financials for investigation & resolution.
* Maintain the company's overall systems of accounts, books and records for all company transactions and assets.
* Review and ensure timely completion of internal financials, bank financials and other financial packages.
* Maintain current and projected balance sheets and cash flow statements.
* Maintain and make recommended changes to Firm policies as appropriate, including revenue recognition.
* Coordinate all audit activity
* Responsible for establishing and ensuring compliance to internal controls and continually updates processes & procedures bringing accounting to best in class.
* Manage the consolidation of company entities including eliminations and recording of investment in joint ventures.
* Lead the efforts from an accounting point of view for the establishment of any new entities.
* Direct the daily activities and career development of team members, including hiring, coaching, reviewing work, establishing goals and performance management of team members as required.

What you bring to the role:

* Minimum of 10 years of experience; experience as a Controller or Assistant Controller a significant plus
* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, or related field
* CPA required
* Strong and broad experience in accounting and ability to apply strong GAAP knowledge to business scenarios
* The ability to communicate financial information into sound business language that is easily digestible by all and informs the decision-making process
* Experience supervising and developing staff
* Experience supervising an audit
* Experience consolidating multiple entities

What you can expect from us:

* Shared values, including uncompromising integrity, a passion for excellence, and mutual respect
* The opportunity to innovate and do work that motivates and engages you
* Collaborative environment focused on your career growth and continuous professional development
* Competitive compensation and a total rewards package that focuses on all aspects of your wellbeing
* Flexibility to do impactful work and the time to enjoy your life outside of work

About Cherry Bekaert

Cherry Bekaert, ranked among the largest assurance, tax and advisory firms in the U.S., serves clients across industries in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. "Cherry Bekaert" is the brand name under which Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC, independently owned entities, provide professional services in an alternative practice structure in accordance with applicable professional standards. Cherry Bekaert LLP is a licensed CPA firm that provides attest services, and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC and its subsidiary entities provide business advisory and non-attest services spanning the areas of transaction advisory, risk and accounting advisory, digital solutions, cybersecurity, tax, benefits consulting, and wealth management. For more details, visit

Cherry Bekaert cares about its people. We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, we offer a comprehensive, high-quality benefits program which includes medical, dental, and vision care; disability and life insurance; generous Paid Time Off; retirement plans; Paid Care Leave; and other programs that are dedicated to enhancing your personal and work life and providing you and your family with a measure of financial protection.

Cherry Bekaert provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Candidates must demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Cherry Bekaert will not provide work sponsorship for this position.

Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC are members of Allinial Global, an accountancy and business advisory global association. Visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

2022 Cherry Bekaert. All Rights Reserved.

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Keywords: Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P., Virginia Beach , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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