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Accounting & Finance
Kent, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Controller POST NUMBER: 395155

Kent, OH, US On-Site
June 4th, 2024
$ 100000.00 - 120000.00 yearly
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Position Summary:

A leading provider of essential home services in the Akron, OH area is currently seeking a Controller to serve as the leader of the finance and accounting function. The Controller will be responsible for overseeing various accounting and finance initiatives, including the monthly close process, financial statement preparation, payroll management, tax compliance, mid-month reporting on key profitability and KPI metrics, yearly audit procedures, and facilitation of accounting systems transitions/integration. The Controller will play a crucial role in promoting the company's vision and core values while ensuring alignment with the General Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

The Controller will be responsible for the following key duties:

  • Prepare monthly financial statements, including the monthly close checklist and full reporting package. Execute month-end and year-end close procedures, coordinating with the Parent Company's (PE backed) accounting team.
  • Manage the Company's general ledger, ensuring adherence to proper GAAP accounting policies, accrual processes, and associated policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with various functional groups and departments (service, dispatch, warehouse, customer service, purchasing) to assess the financial impact of current and future activities.
  • Detailed management of cash, including oversight of weekly/monthly cash flow forecasting.
  • Monitor and report weekly on key performance indicators, identifying and reporting business trends requiring review. Provide weekly updates to the General Manager on financial performance, with comprehensive financial statement reviews held monthly, quarterly, and annually.
  • Coordinate the development of the annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and capital plans.
  • Lead, manage, and support direct reports.
  • Oversee data systems/integration to ensure workflows meet the requirements of the finance department, GAAP, and/or the needs of operations.
  • Provide oversight for job costing, inventory management, and related audit control.
  • Review and reconcile account balances, overseeing billing, credit, and collections. Provide oversight and support for the payroll process.
  • Manage the Company's yearly financial audit and cultivate a working relationship with the auditor.
  • Assess current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing changes as necessary.


  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required.
  • Intermediate FP&A experience.
  • Intermediate or expert proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel (pivot tables, x/v-lookup, extensive reporting), is required.
  • Ability to develop accounting processes/procedures from the ground up.
  • Strong initiative, ownership, and attention to detail.
  • Advanced quantitative skills complemented by intellectual curiosity.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks, Sage Intacct, ADP Payroll, or corresponding ERP Accounting systems preferred.


  • 7 years of Controller or corresponding managerial accounting experience required.
  • CPA Preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Industry CRM experience preferred, i.e., Service Titan.
  • Residential home service industry experience (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, or related technical trade operations environment) a plus.

Personal Attributes:

  • People Focused: Ability to embrace, support, and practice a collaborative style that goes beyond relationship building; achieve results with and through others.
  • Adaptable: Self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment.
  • Results-Based: Links decisions to overall business objectives.
  • Process-Oriented: Builds and implements repeatable processes.
  • Cost-Conscious: Extreme focus on managing costs and improving margins in a small business environment.

Reporting Relationships:

The Controller reports to the Owner.


100% Onsite

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

EEO Notice

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR@vaco.com .

Vaco also wants all applicants to know their rights that workplace discrimination is illegal.

By submitting to this position, you agree that you will be giving Vaco the exclusive right to present your as a candidate for the foregoing employment opportunity. You further agree that you have represented information about yourself accurately and have not affirmatively misrepresented your qualifications. You also agree to maintain as confidential, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any information you learn from Vaco about the position and you will limit disclosure of information about the position only to the extent necessary to perform any obligations in furtherance of your application. In exchange, Vaco agrees to exercise reasonable efforts to represent you through all solicitation, job screening and resume dispersal.

Privacy Notice

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“we,” “our,” or “Vaco”) respects your privacy and are committed to providing transparent notice of our policies.

  • California residents may access Vaco’s HR Notice at Collection for California Applicants and Employees here.
  • Virginia residents may access our state specific policies here.
  • Residents of all other states may access our policies here.
  • Canadian residents may access our policies in English here and in French here.
  • Residents of countries governed by GDPR may access our policies here.

Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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