Northeast Columbia manufacturer is seeking a Controller to serve as a business partner with senior management. The position will be responsible for leading the financial staff and being accountable for general accounting, transactional accounting, cost accounting, financial analysis, financial reporting, and IT. Among the specific duties are the following:

  • Preparation of monthly financial statements, monthly forecasts, annual operating plan, and strategic plan.
  • Responsible for maintaining internal controls.
  • Responsible for analysis and reporting of monthly financial results to management.
  • Ensure accuracy of physical inventory and reported result.
  • Perform audits of bills of materials to ensure product costs are accurate, accounted for properly, and reflect production operations.
  • Maintain perpetual inventory for finished goods.
  • Document and understand ERP/MRP systems, hardware, and reporting conventions and serve as on-site IT manager.
  • Analyze potential excess and obsolete inventory items.
  • Analyze internal controls to ensure that assets are safeguarded and results are accurately reported.
  • Assure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Practices.
  • Participate in the completion of special projects as requested.

Candidate should have Bachelors degree in Accounting or related field and 5+ years of experience as a Plant Controller or Cost Accounting Manager in a manufacturing environment. Must have experience in managing a staff and have particular career emphasis in cost accounting, reporting, and variance analysis.  Candidate should also possess a high level of proficiency in Excel and ERP/MRP systems.

To $110K.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].


Financial Controller

Columbia insurance company is seeking a Controller to lead the finance team in the completion of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and statutory accounting principles. Specific duties include the following:

  • Overall management of all day to day activities and operations of the Finance department
  • Coordination with department staff to ensure the timely and accurate completion of close work to include accounting for premiums, commissions, losses, expenses, cash etc.
  • Ensure financial close work is done in compliance with US GAAP, NAIC SAP, and company accounting policies
  • Prepare analytical review of financial results and prepare commentary or explanations for period development
  • Manage the review of monthly/quarterly reconciliations and work with Finance department staff to resolve variances
  • Provide responses for questions concerning financial results
  • Review of reports and statements for various state and regulatory filings
  • Assist in establishing policies and procedures for statutory/GAAP accounting and reporting
  • Establish and maintain SOX controls to ensure compliance with internal and external requirements
  • Assist and provide support for internal/external audits and budget processes
  • Interpret accounting policies and / or authoritative literature
  • Assist in managing technology and system changes and transition to new workflows
  • Furnish advice on accounting matters such as implications of new accounting pronouncements or classification of transactions for balance sheet or income statement presentation
  • Responsible for coaching, developing and motivating Finance department staff
  • Other duties as may be required from time to time

Applicants should have Bachelors degree in Accounting and 10-15 years of progressive insurance industry experience, including US GAAP and statutory close and reporting work. Should have knowledge of and experience in reinsurance accounting, good working knowledge of US GAAP, SSAP accounting, and general ledger systems such as CODA. Advanced Excel skills required.

To $120K plus discretionary bonus.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].




Internal Audit Senior/Manager

Large Midlands healthcare provider is seeking an experienced audit professional for its Internal Audit function. Candidate will participate in evaluating and improving the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management, and governance processes, especially in the areas of finance and operations.

Qualifications include a Bachelors degree in Accounting or related field and 3+ years of experience in public accounting, internal auditing, or healthcare operations. Total years of experience will determine whether the qualified candidate is considered for a Senior Auditor or Audit Manager role. CPA, CIA, or CISA strongly preferred but will consider candidates who have made significant progress toward these designations. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, automated workpaper applications, and data analysis tools and possess solid communication, presentation, organizational, planning, and problem solving skills.

To $90K, depending on experience level.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].


Senior Auditor – Public Accounting

Well-respected, growing CPA firm in downtown Columbia is seeking an experienced senior professional for its audit staff.  Candidate will participate in the planning, execution, supervision, and completion of audit engagements for clients in a range of industries.

We are seeking a degreed accountant with 3+ years of senior-level audit/assurance experience at a CPA firm.  CPA or progress toward CPA exam strongly preferred.

Market salary.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].


Manager-Investment Accounting

Growing real estate investment company has a high-profile opportunity for a strong accounting professional with real estate experience.  The Manager-Investment Accounting will manage all aspects of property accounting for the company’s investments, including the closing process, property financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, and reforecasting.  Specific duties include the following:

  • Supervise, manage and direct day-to-day activities of property accounting and staff, including recurring journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, variance reports and internal/external  financial reporting
  • Oversee and ensure timely and accurate monthly close of the property general ledgers and creation of property level financial statements
  • Review budget to actual explanations by line item for all properties and determine the key drivers of budget to actual property Net Operating Income variances
  • Partner with the Director – Investment Accounting and the Managing Director – Asset Management on the budgeting and reforecasting process for all properties
  • Partner with the Asset Management team to review accounts receivable detail along with the operations teams to determine the required bad debt reserves and to ensure all income is billed in accordance with lease terms, including review of monthly accruals and annual reconciliations of recovery items
  • Partner with various property operations groups to identify value creation opportunities at the property level that will drive efficiencies into the leasing and property valuation process and increase cash flow through sales reporting, percentage rent, and expense recoveries
  • Play a key role in the Company’s financial reporting process including the preparation of the quarterly report and annual audited financial statements
  • Provide sound advice relative to potential financial implications of proposed transactions, acquisitions, and dispositions and interact with all levels within the Company to ensure proper recording of financial transactions
  • Manage departmental projects that deploy updated processes and technology to create efficiencies and automate manual tasks
  • Assist with special projects or tasks to support the overall Company’s goals
  • Maintain and document policies and procedures around financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting system infrastructure

Position will supervise a staff of 2-3 and report to Director-Investment Accounting.

This opportunity requires a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and 5-8 years of experience specifically in real estate property accounting.  A focus on retail or office space preferred.   Masters degree or CPA preferred but not required.  Experience with Yardi software ideal.

To $120K plus attractive bonus potential.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].



Senior Public Accounting Openings

Well-respected Columbia CPA firms are seeking experienced audit and tax professionals.

  • Large local firm in Columbia needs a Senior Auditor with 3-5 years of experience to plan, organize, and lead audit engagements for corporate clients.  CPA strongly preferred.
  • Full-service Kershaw County CPA firm is seeking a degreed accountant with 0-5 years of public accounting experience for audit and/or tax roles.  Must be CPA or CPA candidate.  Audit role requires some travel.
  • Established regional CPA firm is seeking a Tax Manager for its Columbia office.  Must be CPA with 5+ years of solid technical tax consulting skills in a public accounting or law firm setting.

Market compensation.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].