Assistant Controller/Controller


Overview

The mission of the Jones Pipeline Services finance team is to be trusted business partners to company operations and company management. This is accomplished by informing, supporting, collaborating and problem solving with our colleagues. Critical to the mission is ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the financial records and timely reporting and analysis of the financial position of the company.

The assistant controller/controller is critical to this mission and to the financial and administrative operations of the company. Essential to the position is ensuring integrity and accuracy of the financial records, maintaining a strong oversight environment that produces timely reporting and analysis of all financial records, and assisting the CFO and management team in making sound, strategic decisions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, payroll, fixed asset records, general & entity accounting and cost accounting by supervising and reviewing the work of accounting staff
  • Compile and issue timely monthly financial reports to corporate entity as well as internally; insures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals; monitors operations to ensure accounting needs and recommends solutions to business financial challenges
  • Provides financial analysis tools to evaluate company endeavors or special projects, programs, capital expenditures, project estimating, etc. when necessary
  • Advises management on issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget and forecasts
  • Analyzes and maintains appropriate cash requirements by preparing weekly cash flow forecasts
  • Participate in the development of annual budgets and quarterly forecasting initiatives; 
  • Prepare Ad hoc financial statements on request
  • Oversight and review of sub-ledger to general ledger reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Perform monthly variance analysis of balance sheet and income statements 
  • Manages company credit card program and credit card expense reporting
  • Maintain and reconcile fixed assets and asset schedules
  • Maintain and update long term debt schedules
  • Oversight of IFTA & IRP tax accounts including quarterly and annual filing of returns 
  • Participate in compilation of quarterly board meeting presentations, attends and presents financial information if necessary
  • Serve as main point of contact for outside public accountants on annual financial statement audit and annual tax return preparation
  • Point of contact for current and future banking relationships
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Reports to CFO/Controller regarding the financials, accounting functions, and state of the company 
  • Qualifications
  • Jones Core Values (Integrity, Passion, Unity, Sustainability, Humility)
  • Enthusiasm for being part of a team and working in a team oriented environment
  • High degree of social intelligence – strong interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking, demonstrated ability to find solutions and/or solve complex problems
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities in a fast paced environment
  • Holds confidentiality in the highest regards
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting or related field, at a minimum, CPA or CMA preferred
  • 5+ years of progressive financial experience
  • Previous experience managing employees
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate results to management
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Previous experience with taxes specific to trucking companies- IFTA, IRP, Federal Highway Use Tax (Form 2290)
  • Previous experience performing, reviewing and leading monthly closing, year-end closing, and annual audits
  • Excellent communication abilities, comfortable keeping multiple departments included in appropriate and necessary communication loops 
  • Willingness and ability to be a liaison/business partner between operations and accounting departments
  • Previous experience using Microsoft Dynamics is a plus, experience with multiple accounting systems preferred