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Middletown, CT, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

XSE Group is searching for an energetic Controller to join our team. This is a leadership role with responsibility for an accounting department. As the Controller, you will plan and direct all accounting operational functions, manage the accumulation and consolidation of financial information for internal and external financial statements, assess accounting and internal control systems, and guide departmental staff. You will receive a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package and have room for strong career growth. We are looking for someone who motivates others through a positive professional attitude; exhibits integrity, reliability, and leadership; and is able to guarantee exceptional client service through disciplined management of one’s work and that of others toward the principles of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also be responsible for key decision making and be able to challenge and influence other leaders. As a part of the leadership team, you will lead the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and foster creativity throughout your area of responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

Evaluate, implement, and streamline policies, procedures, controls, and most methodologies
Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis
Each month, prepare and present financial reports for the executive committee
Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques
Preparation of borrowing base submission
Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management
Work closely with executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation
Support Finance Department initiatives, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed
Lead the operations of the finance department, which includes accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll
Manage monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, the reconciliations of accounts, and G/L analysis

90 Day Success Metrics

· Close monthly books within 5 business days

· GL Reconciliation

· Meet or exceed credit and collection metrics


· Total annual compensation of $90,000 – $120,000 depending on experience

· Comprehensive wellness benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance

· Employer-sponsored 401(k) plan and life insurance

· Employee discount programs

· Paid vacation, holiday, and sick time

IT Equipment Policy

We provide a full desktop technology set up for employees working in one of our offices. This includes a desktop computer, monitor(s), keyboard, mouse, and telephone. For employees working remotely or exercising partial remote flexibility under a hybrid program, we do not provide portable IT equipment at this time and instead operate a “Bring Your Own Device” policy for remote work.

Employees working remotely are required to own a computer that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements listed below. Tablets do not meet the requirement (except Surface Pro tablets running standard Windows 10 or 11, not S mode). The computer must be in good working condition.

· Memory: 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM recommended)

· Hard Drive Storage: 256 GB (512 GB recommended)

· Operating System (PC): Windows 10 (64-bit) version 20H2 (version 21H2 recommended)

· Operating System (Mac): MacOS 10.15 Catalina (MacOS 12 Monterey recommended)

· CPU: Intel i5 (Intel i7 or Apple M1 recommended)

· Functional webcam, microphone, and speakers required

We are an equal opportunity employer and give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


  • CPA or MBA preferred; BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or similar field required

  • 7+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Extensive financial reporting experience, including comprehensive knowledge of month end closings

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with excellent Excel skills required

  • Experience working with enterprise accounting software and/or an ERP required (bonus points if you know JD Edwards)

  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures

  • Self-starter with efficient time management skills, effective organizational ability, and the drive to meet business critical deadlines

  • Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations, and openness to feedback

  • Flexible in completing tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to retain complex work directions

  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for and expression of our corporate values:

    • Growth Mindset: you never assume the status quo is best; you see what is possible instead of what isn’t and develop a plan to make it reality

    • Technologically Fluent: you integrate best practice technological solutions into your work to improve productivity; you always want to learn more about the best technology available and can credibly advise others on technological solutions

    • Customer First: you value relationships as the foundation of business; you aspire to exceed expectations in every client interaction; you constantly look for ways to stand out and add value as a business partner

  • Ability to work onsite at our Middletown, Connecticut, headquarters

About the Company

XSE Group is an established nationwide provider of business technology solutions. Our unique integrated structure leverages tremendous buying power, superior global sourcing relationships, and a nationwide network of distribution centers to offer exceptional expertise, value, and service to our clients. We are a national leader in business technology supplies and equipment distribution. We have 35+ years of business under our belt, and many of our clients have stayed with us for decades. But, we don’t rest on our laurels, and we’re already looking ahead to future transformation.

Growth . Technology . Customer

Three words that guide our vision for continuous evolution. We stay ahead of market shifts and technological innovations to offer clients continuous support for their business technology ecosystems. Our growth plans are as ambitious as we are – new clients, new programs, new products and services – and we need the best and brightest talent to join us on the journey.

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