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At our headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, there are a number of opportunities in Finance/Accounting, Marketing, Leadership & Development and more! When you join the DEFENDERS team, you’ll be a part of a team who’s aspiration is to ensure that bad things don’t happen to good people.

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DEFENDERS Assistant Controller in INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana


The Assistant Controller is responsible for the preparation and distribution of financial statements under the supervision of the Controller/Director of Accounting. This person will be responsible for identifying and preventing discrepancies, setting up control systems and ensuring accurate financial reporting. The Assistant Controller should be organized, have good knowledge of accounting principles and a great eye for detail.


  • Direct DEFENDERS day-to-day accounting operations including the execution of operational accounting policy, general ledger responsibilities, AR/AP, fixed assets, inventory and other accounting activities

  • Prepare journal entries, financial statements and reconciliations for month-end close

  • Review financial data monthly identifying discrepancies/problem areas and communicate those findings in a clear and effective manner.

  • Lead projects and initiatives, often with high visibility and broad impacts, to advance the short and long-term financial goals of DEFENDERS

  • Lead and work collaboratively with others to build cross-departmental alignment and relationships

  • Update and maintain SOP’s for month-end close

  • Prepare month-end variance reporting for G & A and balance sheet accounts

  • Prepare quarterly reporting for banks and Board of Directors

  • Maintain fixed assets sub ledger

  • Prepare analysis and provide recommendations on reserve balances and relative inputs

  • Assist with quarterly debt compliance

  • Work with Controller and CFO on special projects and requests for data

  • Lead annual external audit

  • Effectively mentor, coach and manage the day-to-day activities of the Accounting department including AR and AP

  • Assist in Treasury efforts of the Company, including banking relationships, long-term debt financing activities (including compliance with existing debt covenants)

  • Interface with outside auditors to address accounting issues as well as oversight of the preparation and coordination of the year-end audit.

  • Present month-end financial packet to executive team and influence executives to take actions on financial risk areas

  • Effectively communicate status of reserves, ongoing projects and potential opportunities to the Controller/Director of Accounting.

  • Ensure that corporate accounting policies and procedures are documented and compliant with financial reporting and internal control standards

  • Analyze and communicate monthly variances vs. budget and vs. forecast

  • Collaborate with other departments to understand and support strategic initiatives while assessing the accounting impacts


  • BS in Accounting/Finance

  • 5+ years of accounting experience

  • Advanced Excel and spreadsheet skills – pivot tables, v-lookups, complex equations and conditional formatting.

  • Experience with Great Plains is a plus

  • SQL experience is preferred buy not required

  • Public accounting experience preferred.

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Job ID 2019-3762


Category Accounting/Finance