Controller (Contract)

About Sniffer Robotics

Sniffer is a “technology enabled service” company, providing new and innovative solutions that improve productivity, make operations safer, and help protect the environment.  The company is an industry pioneer, having developed a drone-based solution for detecting methane gas emitting from ground surfaces.  We are a growing and dynamic company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with work throughout the United States.  

Job Overview

The controller will be a hands-on executive with responsibilities for accounting, managerial accounting, and will oversee the financial activities of the company. As head of the accounting department, the controller will manage and supervise all aspects of accounting from payroll to tax compliance, will report to the chief financial officer and assist with the development of internal control policies, procedures, and financial planning as needed. Must be a player-coach both managing, and in some cases, performing the activities as needed. Sniffer Robotics is seeking a part-time, 1099 independent contractor for an estimated 20 hours per week, potentially leading to a full-time position in late 2023.  

 

The candidate can work remotely from southeast Michigan but is required for face-to-face meetings in Ann Arbor or Bloomfield Hills on a weekly basis. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Manage all aspects of accounting; billing, financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance, inventory accounting, cost accounting, revenue recognition, and various special analyses 

  • Maintain documented system of accounting policies and operations 

  • Oversee payments of all accounts; ensuring all accounts are paid on time 

  • Process accounts and collecting payments 

  • Oversee all payments made for debts, bank loans, and other large quantities of money 

  • Monitor cash and funding balances 

  • Keep an organized filing system of all accounts, statements, transactions, payments, and debts 

  • Prepare and organize financial statements for record and review 

  • Prepare quarterly/annual financial reports  

  • Prepare monthly board reports 

  • Oversee Insurance and risk management 

  • Develop cost and profit analysis for projects 

  • Manage the quarterly/annual budgets and forecasts 

  • Advise on financial analyses and decision-making regarding capital investments, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks, and other matters with management and chief financial officer 

  • Organize information and statements for audits and both internal and external auditors 

  • Define, benchmark and implement operational best practices 

  • Complying with all local, state, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings, and reporting 

  • Ensuring company complies with all additional legal and regulatory requirements 

  • Additional controller duties as needed 

Requirements and Qualifications  
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in Accounting, or a related field 

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license required 

  • Previous experience as an accountant, accounting supervisor, or manager, with 5 to 10 years of experience in field 

  • Excellent computer skills; experience in accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite; Access, database, or other system knowledge   

  • Proficiency with accounting software (QuickBooks power user) and experience with a software system implementation 

  • Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations 

  • Analytical ability to develop and implement improvements or recommendations 

  • Attention to detail 

  • Able to work well with senior executives and team, as well as mentor/lead other team members 

Sniffer Robotics is an equal opportunity employer and provides training to help you succeed in our company and in your career.