Corporate Controller

St. Louis (Webster Groves), MO

120,000 - 150,000



Rapidly growing retailer headquartered in St. Louis with dozens of locations throughout Missouri is seeking a high-performing Controller to join their winning team. The Controller will report to the CFO, manage the accounting staff, and have full responsibilities for month-end close and financial reporting. The ideal candidate will be a CPA or CMA (preferred, not required), have 7-12 years of full-cycle accounting and financial reporting experience (including full balance sheet and P&L), at least 2 years of people management experience, strong general ledger systems knowledge, superb organization and project management skills, and experience accounting for at least a moderately complex company (i.e., multi-site, multi-entity consolidations).


  • General ledger maintenance
  • Drive the month-end close process, consistently looking for ways to improve controls, accuracy and timeliness
  • Generate monthly financial statements (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflows) and provide variance analysis for CFO and CEO
  • Manage, lead, and develop accounting staff, evaluating employee performance and providing real time coaching
  • Accountable for timely and accurate oversight of accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Oversee month-end inventory inputs, investigate variances / review the resulting adjustments
  • Monitor the company’s financial reports and determine ways to reduce costs
  • Implement policies and procedures for financial reporting
  • Provide objective, accurate and timely data to assist leadership with important financial decisions
  • Play a central role in the coordination of internal and external audits, turning results into actionable insights and robust controls
  • Investigate discrepancies and implement procedures to remedy incorrect transactions
  • Ad-hoc financial requests at the direction of the executive team, as needed


  • Bachelors in Accounting: Master’s or MBA preferred
  • CPA or CMA license preferred
  • 7 years’ full-cycle accounting experience required
  • Public accounting or retail industry experience preferred
  • Smaller, high-growth company experience preferred
  • Multi-site, multi-entity company requiring consolidations for financial reporting highly preferred
  • General ledger / ERP system integration / implementation experience strongly preferred
  • Acquisitions integrations experience highly preferred

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