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Assistant Controller

  • Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full time Accounting

Job Description

MSI is a full service HVACR contractor offering an array of energy efficient air-conditioning services from concept to completion, maintenance to repair and everything in between. With more than 45 years of service under our belt, MSI continues to be recognized for our visionary leadership and superior craftsmanship in the design and installation of energy-efficient cooling systems.

MSI seeks talented performers and offers a challenging and rewarding work environment that emphasizes teamwork, results, and most importantly honesty and integrity. We value our employees and are committed to attracting highly skilled, talented individuals to join our strong, family-oriented workforce and to help us build on our success.

We are a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:                           Assistant Controller

Department:                     Accounting

FLSA Status:                      Salaried

Reports to:                        CFO

Coordinates With:            CFO, Vice President, Project Managers, Project Administrative Assistants, Accounting, Field Employees

Salary:                               Commensurate with experience + Benefits

JOB SUMMARY: MSI seeks an Assistant Controller to be responsible for preparing financial reports, performing account reconciliations, maintaining the general ledger, preparing sales tax returns, assisting with audit preparations, and assisting with monthly close process.


  • Assist with monthly close process, including analyzing account activity and preparing and posting required journal entries to ensure appropriate recording of revenues and expenses.
  • Responsible for proper accruals, reserves and review of trial balances and account reconciliations to ensure accuracy and integrity.
  • Retrieve transaction information from vendor/bank websites.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations and reconcile with general ledger.
  • Assist with internal and external accounting audits, taxation requirements, and various corporate reports.
  • Identify and resolve accounting discrepancies by interaction with accounting, finance, and operations teams.
  • Support management reporting, budget, and forecast activities.
  • Day-to-day accounting department activities, including the timely and accurate accounting and reporting of all transactions, including cash transactions, AP invoicing, and job costing.
  • Back up for payroll processing.
  • File sales tax & use tax returns.
  • Assures that effective communications and teamwork are maintained within areas of responsibility.
  • Keep the CFO informed of work status, internal controls concerns and provide input on accounting matters.
  • Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Safeguard company assets and ensure financial control.
  • Evaluate the internal accounting controls of the company and making necessary recommendations for improvements. Monitor compliance with the internal controls and operating procedures of the company.
  • Prepare and distribute other reporting as required. 


Education and Experience:

  • BSc/BA in Finance or Accounting
  • 5 years or more of related Finance or Accounting experience.
  • Advanced Excel skills (Pivot tables, Macro’s, VLOOKUP, etc.)
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations
  • High attention to detail and accuracy with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ethical and discreet
  • Aptitude for learning and teaching others new processes, procedures, and software
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well others across all levels of the company
  • Proactive and innovative
  • Approachable and personable


  • Each employee has a responsibility for their own safety, the safety of their co-workers, and the community in which they are operating.
  • In the performance of duties and responsibilities, you are expected to observe all safety, health, and loss prevention rules, practices, and procedures, as well as specific instructions related to the safe and efficient performance of your work.
  • An effective and viable safety, health, and loss prevention program will be attained only when all employees are safety conscious and keenly aware, both mentally and physically, of the potential hazards of your environment.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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