Job Summary

The Controller will assist in preparing financial statements to summarize and forecast Newcomer Funeral Service Group’s financial status and ensure the company is following all regulatory and accounting guidelines under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer. This position is responsible for identifying and preventing discrepancies and setting up control systems to ensure consistent operations of the Accounting Department. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrate Core Values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth in performing all aspects of position.
  2. Maintain a positive work environment by behaving and communicating in a manner so that you get along with families, co-workers and management.
  3. Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  4. Ensure compliance with internal controls and policies to comply with legislation and established best practices.
  5. Participate in and prepare interim and year-end audit schedules.
  6. Maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolve discrepancies.
  7. Utilize accounting software to facilitate processes and maintain records; review and streamline processes to gain efficiencies in field locations.
  8. Use trending, variance analysis and other analytic procedures to ensure each location’s monthly financials are accurate.
  9. Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations or company standards.
  10. Be a visible leader promoting teamwork.
  11. Regularly engage with divisional leadership and funeral home associates to provide best in class customer service.
  12. Create and maintain operational reporting from the accounting system.
  13. Identify errors; Suggest and implement solutions and/or methods to improve efficiency.
  14. Assist with maintaining fixed asset records.
  15. Complete and submit sales tax forms monthly, quarterly and annually for multiple states.
  16. Prepare and file property tax reports for multiple states.
  17. Perform other business related duties as assigned.
  18. Light housekeeping to keep the facilities and grounds in perfect order.  This includes keeping work areas tidy, picking up litter on the grounds and general straightening up.

Educational, Licensure and Skill Requirements

  • 4-year College Degree in Accounting or Finance, required
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years demonstrated accounting experience
  • Great Plains Accounting Software experience, preferred
  • Public accounting experience with an emphasis in audit, preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel  
  • Good people skills with ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to ensure work is complete and accurate
  • Ability to manage time effectively in order to organize and prioritize workload
  • Ability to work under time constraints and conform with established schedules and deadlines

The above duties are neither intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities for this position, nor are they intended to be a listing of prerequisite skills and abilities. The purpose of this job description is to describe the general nature of the position.