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Assistant Controller

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Location: Orange, CT, United States

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Are you the type of worker who thrives in a fast-paced and professional work environment and gains satisfaction from achieving goals consistently and efficiently? Are you looking for a long-lasting career where your earning potential, growth, and advancement coincide with your hard work?  Now’s the time to consider a career with Colony Hardware. 

Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, this position has primary responsibility for the oversight of the general accounting and reporting functions while ensuring proper adherence to U.S. GAAP. This role will play a critical part in the continued improvement of internal controls and process enhancements. Candidates must be organized and have great attention to detail. They must be reliable and able to carry out tasks autonomously and collaboratively. There will also be responsibility for managing and developing the Senior Accountants reporting to this position. 

A Little About Your Day: You will: 

  • Manage the accounting close process, including review of account reconciliations, journal entries, and accruals to ensure a timely and accurate financial close.
  • Contribute to the development of internal controls and process improvements with strong documentation.
  • Responsible for ensuring timely and accurate reporting from the Company’s acquired entities. This role is also the main point of contact for financial performance-related inquiries from various teams throughout the organization.
  • Prepare the monthly reporting package provided to the board.
  • Prepare borrowing base certificate as required by the bank on a monthly basis.
  • Participate in the post-acquisition integration of acquired companies and opening of new company locations.
  • Prepare technical accounting assessments for non-routine transactions.
  • Responsible for variance analysis and narrative of actual to budget and period-over-period results.
  • Participate in the annual budget and forecast process.
  • Drive continuous improvements in process with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness, while leveraging and implementing key systems.
  • Support the VP of Finance and team during the annual financial audit, worker compensation audit, income tax audits, etc.
  • Address ad hoc reporting and projects as periodically requested by the accounting team. 

This might be the opportunity for you if you: 

  • Are committed to high standards of accuracy and precision.
  • Have the ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from the manager to accomplish objectives.
  • Able to thrive in a very fast-paced environment and be assertive when needed.
  • Strive for driving new processes and work that involves multiple stakeholders and user groups.
  • Act with efficiency and a sense of urgency to solve problems.
  • Thrive in a very fast-paced environment and be assertive when needed.
  • Committed to high standards of accuracy and precision.
  • Have the ability to multitask and meet assigned deadlines.
  • Possess advanced Excel skills.
  • Are a team player with the ability and willingness to tackle challenges. 

What You’ll Need to Have for success: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • CPA preferred.
  • 5+ years of accounting experience.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. GAAP. 

We Can Offer You:

We value performance that exhibits a high sense of urgency, coupled with attention to detail and a strong customer service orientation! We also care about the welfare of our employees, which is why our salary and benefits are competitive. Colony’s benefits include: 

  • Quarterly bonuses based upon performance.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance (company paid!)
  • 401k with a generous match
  • Competitive PTO and paid holidays
  • Company-provided PPE as required.
  • Industry-leading training and development
  • Generous discounts on the best products from leading industry vendors 

Life at Colony:

Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of Tools, Equipment, Fasteners, Supplies, and Safety Products to commercial construction and industrial accounts throughout our markets. 

At Colony, our people are our most valued asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally. 

If you possess a will to win and would like to join a culture where integrity and collaboration are integral to success, apply to Colony Hardware today to join our growing family! 

Colony’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity:

Colony Hardware Corporation is an equal-opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, victim of domestic violence, familial status, genetic predisposition or information, disability, Family and Medical Leave, military or veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.


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