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Accounting & Finance Controller

Donnelly-Boland and Associates
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Who We Are

Donnelly-Boland and Associates is a woman-owned CPA and management consulting firm that helps small businesses, startups, not-for-profit companies, and government agencies run a wide range of back-office operations. Founded in 1992 by Fay K. Boland, we have grown from 1 to over 100 highly trained employees through our dedication to our clients, our principles of operational excellence, and our commitment to continuous improvement. Whether our clients run a leading edge technology company, a coffee shop, a large non-profit, or a government agency, they depend on our strategic expertise and our flawless tactical execution to keep their back office running smoothly.

Who You Are

You are a CPA that thinks talking with clients is the best part of your job. Over your career you’ve developed a reputation of being a go-to resource for your clients when they need business advice; everything from how to set up their financial infrastructure, to budgeting, planning, technical accounting, and of course: preparation and analysis of financial statements. You’ve worked with small businesses, startup companies, or non-profits and you know your deep technical knowledge, quick turnaround time, strong coaching skills, and ability to explain complex concepts clearly and concisely to executives is what makes you the best fit for their needs. You love to build relationships though networking, referrals, and marketing efforts, and you get immense satisfaction from coaching and developing a team.

The Position

We are searching for a Client Controller to join our External Accounting team. The Controller will report directly to the VP of External Operations and is expected to manage multiple existing or new client relationships, ensure appropriate and efficient staffing of external clients, and build new client relationships through networking, referrals, and target marketing efforts. The Controller will direct budget and cost controls, analyze and interpret financial data, recommend changes to improve systems and financial performance, work with other controllers on adoption and rollout of best practices and work with direct reports to deliver top of the line service. Donnelly-Boland offers a competitive benefits package including flexible PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, and a matching 401k.


  • Perform financial analysis and prepare client financial statements and reports
  • Maintain, analyze, and summarize general ledger accounts
  • Conduct monthly or quarterly close meetings with clients
  • Coordinate and assist with year-end audits
  • Supervise exempt and non-exempt accounting staff
  • Develop accounting policies and procedures
  • Periodically update senior management regarding client relationships
  • Build new and maintain existing vendor and client relationships
  • Monitor and enhance client profitability
  • Perform day-to-day operational problem solving

Skills and Knowledge

  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple client relationships simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently
  • Collaborative work style with ability to coach others
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to meet all deadlines
  • Demonstrated understanding of general accounting practices
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and conduct business professionally

Essential Requirements

  • Expert in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and other accounting software
  • Active CPA license
  • 7+ years experience highly desired
  • Small business accounting experience highly desired
  • Operations experience desired
  • Ability to possess Act 33 and 34 Clearances
  • Have a valid Pennsylvania motor vehicle license, access to a personal vehicle

Compensation and benefits:

  • 18 days of PTO annually
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Matching 401k

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Donnelly-Boland and Associates


Pittsburgh, PA
15227 USA


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