Assistant to the Controller - Savannah Yacht Club : Job Details

Assistant to the Controller

Savannah Yacht Club

Job Location : Savannah, GA, USA

Posted on : Mon, 08 Apr 2019 21:41:32 GMT

Job Description :

Assistant to the Controller

Reports to: Controller

Job Summary

You will be responsible for daily accounting and administrative functions. You will administer the club’s health insurance, retirement and other benefit programs. You will be responsible for supporting the Accounting Department by handling day-to-day tasks, supporting staff with software knowledge and working on special projects. A qualified candidate will be a thorough professional having a great understanding of the concept of confidentiality. This position reports directly to the Club Controller.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Minimum of one to two years’ experience working in accounting or finance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work productively and amicably with other personnel
  • Heavy data entry and typing with high production expectations
  • Strong expertise in computer applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel) Jonas and Certipay
  • Strong attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Perfectionist by nature, no tolerance for financial sloppiness
  • Possess outstanding organization and time management skills
  • Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially when important deadlines cause greater than normal departmental pressures.

Job Tasks/Duties:

  • Daily accounting and administrative functions as needed
  • Day-to-day office tasks and special projects as needed
  • Assist with tracking and maintaining employee benefits
  • Perform accounting, financial or reporting as required from time to time – quite often on short notice
  • To support the Controller in carrying out the responsibilities of the Accounting Department
  • To relieve the Controller of certain responsibilities that will allow them to spend a greater portion of their time on Financial Statement preparation and analysis, budget and variance issues
  • Assist with the preparation of financial statements under the supervision of the controller
  • Responsible for identifying and preventing discrepancies with the goal of ensuring accurate financial reporting
  • Manage journal entries, invoices and reconcile accounts for the monthly or annual closing
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Utilize accounting IT system to facilitate processes and maintain records
  • Maintain employee records
  • Monitor and verify timekeeping information for all employees
  • Oversee all work-related injury claims to ensure integrity, ongoing case management and reporting compliance
  • Utilize Jonas Software remote training to become a champion of the information and reporting capabilities to support management.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Accounting: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Finance: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Savannah, GA (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Morning (Preferred)
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