• Corporate Controller

    Job Locations US-Bethesda
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    CAMRIS International, on behalf of Topsail Professional Services, is seeking a Coporate Controller.  Topsail is a managed services organization that provides a cost-effective solution for businesses to outsource human resources, payroll, recruitment, employee benefits and other services. Topsail provides support from dedicated HR professionals and financial accountants, but Topsail takes their clients further by accelerating their recruitment, business development and capture processes to help its clients realize their potential for accelerated growth.

    For small businesses that have fewer resources to apply to daily HR and Accounting responsibilities, Managed service firms can offer their clients cost savings while helping them realize industry leading, best practice efficiencies through economies of scale and experience. Topsail applies a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field. 

    Topsail’s core practice areas include Project Management Support, Human Resource Management, Payroll Administration, Accounting Services, Talent Acquisition - Domestic and International, Employee Benefits, Risk and Compliance, and Project Implementation.


     What to expect at Topsail

    At Topsail, we know our success (and our customers’ success) depends on our people.  We treat every individual as a person—never just an employee—and we make sure you feel known, heard and well taken care of.  When you join Topsail, you can also expect great benefits! You will also likely have opportunities you won’t get elsewhere.  At Topsail, you’ll find an open environment where you can speak up, suggest things, try new approaches—and wear a lot of different hats.  We’re great for self-starters and naturally curious people who feel a sense of accomplishment when they discover better ways to do things.  

    In a challenging economy, Topsail is growing—and anyone who joins us now will be able to grow along with us and see how their individual contributions helps shape our shared success.   Topsail seeks a Corporate Controller to work from its Bethesda, MD office location. 


    The Corporate Controller reports to the President/CEO. The position is accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.  The Corporate Controller should have strong management skills and is responsible for the management of five direct reports.


    Budget and Investments

    • Project, analyze, and make recommendations regarding expenditures and revenues. Perform trend analyses to explain the impact of activities. 
    • Review budget performance quarterly and identify/investigate significant variances. Perform year-end audits to evaluate the accuracy of projections.
    • Prepare cash flow projections, cash balance reports, and other periodic financial reports and statements needed by the company.
    • Along with the president/CEO, develop projections for new business lines. This involves analysis of required capital and resource investments and other associated costs.
    • Maintain detailed awareness of the financial affairs and cost-effectiveness of activities. Monitor cash flow daily to ensure adequate cash to cover upcoming expenses.
    • Prepare the annual budget for functional areas. This requires an understanding of the revenue streams for each program and the ability to develop budget projections.
    • Review all tax reports and statements prepared by the auditor firm prior to filing.
    • Schedule and assist independent auditors with the annual audit of the financial operations, monthly reconciliation of bank statements, and close out.
    • Interact with bank/investment personnel to monitor managed portfolio of investments. 


    • Oversee entry of financial data into the computerized accounting system (Costpoint) which includes the general ledger, receivables, payables, and payroll.
    • Complete incurred cost submission audit.
    • Manage multiple systems of accounting within Deltek Costpoint
    • Establish appropriate procedures for, and review, all accounts payable transactions, including verification of charges, assignment of accounts, check preparation, monthly bank statements, credit card accounts, and transaction file maintenance.
    • Establish appropriate procedures for, and review, accounts receivable/sales transactions, including preparation of deposits, entry of credit card settlement receipts, preparation of various invoices, and collection of outstanding invoices.
    • Ensure the adequacy of accounting practices and handling of funds to assure conformity with accounting standards.
    • Develop and update the accounting manual and related standard operating procedures to provide guidance on the processing of transactions within the system of internal controls to safeguard assets.
    • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.


    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required; MBA and CPA preferred.
    • Minimum of 10 years with progressively responsible experience in the accounting/ finance field for a government contracting organization.
    • Experience supervising staff
    • Deep knowledge of Deltek Costpoint systems and functionality is needed for a successful candidate.
    • Experience in implementation and maintenance of Deltek Costpoint
    • DCAA incurred cost submission and audit experience.
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of SOX, DCAA, FAR, GSA schedules
    • Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issues
    • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
    • Experience with Concur preferred. 
    • Experience with Cognos preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • Strong management and leadership skills
    • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation is preferred.

    Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position, and regular hours of work days are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however, this position can regularly require long hours and weekend work. 


    Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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