Company Controller Services
Our controller services will take your business to the next level – and beyond.
Let us take your books to the next level and bridge the gap between reporting and vital insight. With a dedicated controller, we’ll make sure you’re ready for investors, scaling up, and everything in between.
The best part? Your controller is flexible to meet as much or as little as necessary, with no minimum requirement. It’s just one more way we’re making it easier for you to get back to business.
When’s the right time for controller services?
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Hi, I’m Kenji and I am the founder and CEO of Acuity and just wanted to talk a little bit about the controller function and when your business might need a controller. Typically, we see that small businesses, as they’re growing and things are becoming more complex in their accounting function, may be a good time to think about bringing in a controller. Most people know about CFOs, they’re the top-level tier on the accounting function. People probably also understand how bookkeepers work, the more day to day transactional. So that controller role kind of sits in the middle of them, which is nice because what it actually is, it makes them a very, very flexible resource. They can really handle a lot in your business. We tend to think about them being kind of the glue that holds the accounting function together.
All of our controllers at Acuity come from accounting backgrounds, have worked in public accounting, have accounting degrees. So this is definitely a resource that has a much more technical skillset than your typical bookkeeper would. Think about them as someone who can really help bring strong processes to your business, some more advanced financial reporting that either you, your board of directors, or maybe your investors might need. So if you think you may be ready to utilize a controller or just have a few more questions, we’d love it if you’d reach out to us and we’d be happy to kind of talk you through these services and how they may benefit you.
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Here’s what controller services can do for you.
Meet our team of controllers.
Each dedicated controller averages more than 15 years of experience. See someone you may want to work with? Get in touch — we are excited to talk.
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You have a finite amount of time and money, and our dedicated controllers are equipped to help you best manage it. More than delivering accurate monthly reports, a controller is an expert in accounting functions and acts as a watchdog for your finances, challenging your processes to be more efficient and in-tune with the core business.
At Acuity, our company controllers go even further to be the best financial analysts and strategy drivers in your business. They’ll be your essential advocates — helping you guide your company towards the best outcome.
What do controllers do?
Great question — and don’t feel dumb because we get that question every day. Controllers do a lot and often more than you realize. Here are just a few of the things an Acuity controller can do for you:
- Accrual accounting
- Budgeting and audit support
- Complex financial reporting
- Accounting system migrations
- Implementation of financial processes
- GAAP-based accounting
- Oversight of staff accountants
- Interface with your tax advisor
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