Position Overview:

One of the largest property management companies in North America is seeking an Assistant Controller to provide oversight enabling sound fiscal strategy and operational excellence. Leading a passionate finance team, the ideal candidate will ensure the integrity of records, accounts, and reporting while identifying and coordinating technology and process enhancements that scale operations for client communities reliant on fiscal clarity to reach their potential.


Compensation: $85,000.00 – $95,000.00

Location: New Jersey (Multiple Locations)


Responsibilities of the Assistant Controller include:

  • Leading General Ledger staff and managing workloads
  • Conducting performance reviews and driving development
  • Reviewing financial statements, budgets and audits
  • Resolving discrepancies and addressing inquiries
  • Standardizing accurate systems and procedures
  • Presenting recommendations to governance groups
  • Providing critical support during regulatory audits

Requirements of the Assistant Controller include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 5+ years overseeing multifaceted finance functions
  • Sharp analytical abilities and sound judgment

Application Notice: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, Atlantic Group will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.


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    What is an Assistant Controller?


    An Assistant Controller supports the leadership of all accounting operations and financial reporting under the direction of the Controller. Key responsibilities include overseeing general ledger accounting, account reconciliations, payroll, and month-end close processes.


    What is the Job Outlook for Assistant Controllers?


    The job outlook for Assistant Controllers is strong based on the growing complexity of accounting and finance needs across organizations. Business growth, expanding regulatory requirements, and increasing data analysis demand drive hiring demand for mid-level accounting leadership roles like Assistant Controllers. This experience prepares candidates for advancement to higher levels like Controller or CFO.


    What Are Common Interview Questions for an Assistant Position?


    Common Assistant Controller interview questions include analyzing financial reports to highlight insights, discussing challenges faced during month-end closes, identifying improvements on budgeting or payroll processes, explaining your approach to evaluating internal controls, and describing techniques for coaching accounting staff and resolving issues. Interviewers also assess technical skills with accounting problems. Communication abilities and leadership competencies are also evaluated.