Controller in St. Louis, MO at Interface Security Systems

Date Posted: 9/3/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Interface, it’s the human equation that drives us.

Interface Security Systems is a leading managed services provider delivering managed network, asset protection, and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises. We streamline operations, improve security, reduce IT costs, and enhance the customer experience, maximizing ROI for the nation’s most successful brands.

At Interface, we are passionate about connecting and protecting what matters most to businesses ... their people, their assets, and their brand. We thrive on empowering distributed enterprises with solutions that help simplify complex challenges. We deliver nothing less than complete customer satisfaction through innovative and adaptive technology, customized services, and relentless customer support. What enables us to be truly exceptional are our people and a culture where teamwork, respect, and an innovative spirit thrive.

So, come and join our winning team and maximize your potential and achieve your professional development goals.

Interface Security Systems is seeking an experienced Controller to join our growing finance and accounting team!

Controller Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.S. degree in Accounting or related field.
  • CPA preferred. MBA is a plus.
  • 10+ years of proven accounting experience.
  • Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, and Outlook. MS Access and Visio are a plus.
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV or experience with Organizational ERP systems.
  • Previous experience in managing an accounting/finance department.

Specific Job Duties

  • Maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of all accounting personnel by providing them with training, motivation, and direction, including specific goals and objective productivity targets.
  • Financial Statements and Reports are produced timely and accurately.
  • Monthly and Annual General Ledger close and General Ledger balance sheet accounts reconciled, and income statement accounts reviewed in accordance with management assertions.
  • Responsible for the development, design, and delivery of certain Management Reporting.
  • Perform financial analysis on trends and budget versus actual. Communicate with management any projected problem areas or opportunities for cost savings and process improvement.
  • Review Job Cost and Work-in-Process Reporting and Accounting.
  • Maintain budgets and analysis views in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  • Responsible for the completion of audit work papers for various audits, not exclusive to financial statements, financial institutions, and insurance underwriters.
  • Manage and review tax and regulatory compliance and ensure organized and defensible documentation.
  • Manage inventory control to ensure accurate inventory valuation and reporting.
  • Fixed Assets tracking and audit-proof documentation.
  • Financial Commitments tracking and audit-proof documentation.
  • Maintain Accounting Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure completion of daily cash reconciliation, reporting, and approvals (Banking relationships).
  • Special Projects as assigned not exclusive to Acquisitions, NAV programming changes, Procedural Changes, and Training
  • Comply with all policies outlined in the Interface Employee Handbook and Employee Safety Manual.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Job Requirements

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS - Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Leadership – Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Work Ethic – Meets tight deadlines and budgets.
  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Communicator – Exhibits strong listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate players in the decision-making process.
  • Analytical – Designs workflows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; works well in a group setting.
  • Project Management – Develops project plans; communicates changes and progress; manages project team activities.
  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service.
  • Innovation – Generates suggestions for improving processes throughout the organization.
  • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Flexibility – Ability to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing environment.

Expected Results from the Controller:

(Measurable standards of performance – cost reduction, project deadlines, etc.)

  • External and Internal deadlines are met in regards to accounting and finance job duties and assignments
  • Review and publish timely and accurate financial statements in accordance with GAAP within five business days after the completion of Account Payable and Accounts Receivable for month-end.
  • All general ledger accounts have documented review for accuracy via monthly (or more frequent) reconciliations prior to finalization of financial statements
  • Assets and financial commitments are well documented and maintained in full in a real-time manner
  • All regulatory and tax filings are accurate and within the jurisdictional deadlines
  • Policies and procedures will be updated at least once per annum in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Management reporting is published timely and accurately
  • Recurring Monthly Revenue reporting (Final) is published within 24 hours of Accounts Receivable completion
  • Accounts Receivable reporting (Final) is published within 24 hours of the completion of Accounts Receivable processing
  • Job Cost reporting (Final) is published within 72 hours of the completion of both Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable

 Impact of the Job on the Organization

  • (Amount of company assets accountable for – people, money, equipment, expense limits, etc.  “Lead a team of  professionals and manage a departmental budget of $X)
  • Provide a positive management model for peers and a leadership model for the Finance Department
  • Manage at least direct reports, including senior and staff accountants, customer invoicing, and commissions personnel
  • Responsible for all general ledger accounts and thus the accuracy of input data for financial statement and SEC reporting compilation
  • Responsible for the initiation or approval of outgoing bank wire transfers of any amount

Authority Level for the Position

  • (decisions you can make and cannot make – limitations on decisions made, approvals given, contract signing, hiring, and firing)
  • Accounts Payable checks – can sign and release checks in accordance with the Delegation of Authority Policy and Procedures
  • The hiring of new staff within VP of Finance provided budget
  • Termination of staff with just cause and adequate documentation
  • Administrative type contracts (operating agreements) – may sign and obligate Interface in accordance with the Delegation of Authority Policy and Procedures

Specific Difficulties for the Position

  • (what could prevent success – problems or obstacles the employee has to overcome in achieving goals and producing the expected results – i.e., deadlines)
  • Expected to fully train staff and then delegate responsibilities and authority necessary to achieve goals and have expected impact.
  • Dependent on Accounting Operations and Operations to meet deadlines

Interpersonal Relationships

(who you regularly communicate with – insiders and outsiders – auditors, government agencies, colleagues, customers, vendors, departments, etc.)

  • Internal:
  • Direct report to Vice President of Finance
  • Direct reports with the Accounting team
  • Executive management
  • Service Center management and administrators
  • This position will be the main or backup contact with the following parties:
  • Depository and lender banking contacts
  • External financial statement, bank, and insurance underwriter auditors
  • Internal auditors and consultants
  • Regulatory and tax preparers
  • Regulatory and government agencies
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV programmer
  • Vendors and Leasing companies
  • Physical Requirements

The ability to lift a box up to 50 lbs. in weight

Physical and Logical Access

  • Provided 24/7 physical access to corporate Accounting area and Operations, no warehouse or Secure Operations Center
  • In the test environment, full “Super-User” logical access for all systems
  • In production environment:
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Super-Read and access to other areas will be granted on needs-based
  • Filebound – Full access, excluding Human Resources
  • Manitou – Read Only

Interface Security Systems offers a competitive compensation package based on education and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, the opportunity for growth, and much more. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and compensation requirements.

Interface Security Systems will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.  The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; for rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. 

Interface Security Systems will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Interface Security Systems, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability.