Controllership Consultant in Los Angeles, CA at CBIZ

Date Posted: 10/3/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level.  

CBIZ has been honored to be the recipient of several national recognitions:  

  • 2020 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work®
  • 2020 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence
  • Top 101 2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation
  • 2020 Healthiest 100 Workplace in America
  • 2021 Top Workplaces USA  

Together, CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) are ranked as one of the top providers of accounting services in the United States. MHM is an independent CPA firm that provides audit, review and attest services, while CBIZ provides, business consulting, tax and financial services.

Essential Functions and Primary Duties

As a CBIZ MHM controllership consultant, you will help our medium and large sized clients improve their companies in areas like:

  • Streamline their accounting processes both manually and through technology
  • Helping clients structure and monitor their month end close and reporting process
  • Identifying and reporting on key metrics and FP&A and assisting in strategizing to improve them
  • Coaching and advising owners and client staff on what financial statements can tell them
  • Preventing fraud by evaluating and improving their fraud prevention controls
  • Improving their business by helping improve efficiencies, metrics and fraud controls
  • Assisting clients in effective hiring and coaching of staff
  • Accounting analysis, corrections and improvement
  • Strategize and solve various business obstacles preventing the client from achieving their goals
  • Budgeting, forecasting, cash flow projections and other financial modeling
  • Occasional interim controllership service 
  • Perform and manage a wide variety of controllership and management consulting projects that leverage your strong controllership skills, analytical skills, technology skills and interpersonal skills.  
  • Perform various controllership related assessments and create client deliverables that support findings and recommendations.
  • Streamline accounting and close processes.
  • Successfully manage projects to budget.
  • Manage others on projects as appropriate.
  • Keep your skill sets current with our internal training as well as outside training as needed. 
  • Successfully Interact well with clients and the greater CBIZ team.
  • Additional responsibilities as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a Controller or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Four year degree with emphasis in accounting, finance, economics or business preferred
  • Prefer but not required CPA, CMA, CFE other relevant credentials.
  • Experience in biotech, technology, real estate and light manufacturing all a plus
  • Experience with accounting systems ranging from QuickBooks to Sage and Microsoft 
  • Experience with QBO and the use of QBO with additional apps are a plus 
  • Experience assisting (from a Controllership perspective) system related projects
  • A track record of being highly consultative and also hands on in past positions
  • Ability to travel, mostly within California but on occasion outside of CA, as needed

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • At least 3 years of accounting experience.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Must maintain current required licenses and certifications relevant to field of expertise.
  • Proficient use of applicable technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of the organization, both internally and externally.


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