Controller

Pittsburgh, PA

ChemDAQ, Inc., a rapidly growing manufacturing company based in Pittsburgh, PA, is seeking a Controller to lead the company’s accounting department. As we break into new markets, expand our portfolio of products and develop new and innovative solutions, we are looking to add an enthusiastic, motivated individual to our team to help monitor and advise on the financial health of the company as it grows. This opportunity comes at an exciting time not only for the business, but for the prospective candidate, as future, long-term growth potential is available. 

About ChemDAQ, Inc. 

ChemDAQ is committed to improving workplace safety by manufacturing and selling gas monitoring and control systems for hard-to-detect chemical vapors within the healthcare and industrial industries. We take pride in working alongside our customers to develop advanced solutions that turn into lasting partnerships, and for that reason, we are constantly scaling and evolving. ChemDAQ currently employs 30+ team members and generates $4,000,000 in annual revenue. 

About the Position

This position will operate in a fast-paced environment, overseeing the production of financial reports, management of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk and demonstrate opportunities for growth. The controller will oversee a team of two accountants and will be responsible for ensuring the company complies with generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting standards. Additional duties and responsibilities are as follows:  

Management

  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives

  • Oversee the accounting operations of a possible future subsidiary corporation, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, financial statement consolidation with the parent entity, and policies and procedures

  • Maintain and enforce a documented system of accounting policies and procedures

  • Manage outsourced functions

  • Responsible for cash management

  • Responsible for continuously assessing corporate risk management

  • Responsible for working with company insurance broker in maintaining proper levels of corporate general and liability insurance coverage

  • Responsible for reporting and payment of all State Sales Tax liabilities on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis

  • Responsible for maintaining the company’s strict credit review and approval policies

  • Responsible for oversight of the purchasing function  and inventory control

Transactions

  • Ensure accounts payable are paid in a timely manner

  • Ensure accounts receivable are collected promptly

  • Process payroll in a timely manner using Paychex

  • Ensure periodic bank reconciliations are completed

  • Ensure required debt payments are made on a timely basis

  • Maintain the chart of accounts

  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system

  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions

Reporting

  • Issue timely and complete financial statements to company leadership and shareholders, as appropriate

  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report with outside CPA firm

  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations

  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts

  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management

  • Provide for a system of management cost reports

  • Provide financial analyses as needed

Compliance

  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual review

  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings with outside CPA firm

  • Prepare GSA quarterly sales

Knowledge & Skills Required

The successful candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience and possess strong management skills. The candidate should also be proactive, comfortable working independently as well as in teams, and experienced in communicating directly with executives related to the financial posture of the company. Knowledge and/or experience with Peachtree/Sage accounting software is preferred. 

Benefits

  • Health insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Flexible spending account

  • 401(k)

  • Employee assistance program

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted via LinkedIn, or please email a cover letter/resume to Kevin Vaugh, Chief Financial Officer at kvaughn@chemdaq.com

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