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Assistant Controller

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Location: Corporate HQ - Jacksonville, FL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 17, 2022
Requisition ID: 201213
Job Type: Full-Time

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Pet Paradise® is a comprehensive pet care provider offering boarding, day camp, grooming and veterinary services. At Pet Paradise, our mission is to enhance the quality of life for pets and our customers by providing exceptional pet care and an outstanding customer experience. Located in nine states and over forty locations, Pet Paradise continues to expand in the southern region of the United States.

Summary: Our Company is currently experiencing rapid growth and we are seeking a driven, goal-oriented Assistant Controller to lead a team of five and develop a best-in-class accounting function. The Assistant Controller will primarily be responsible for assisting the finance department in creating accurate and timely financial records for the organization. The successful candidate will be a driven self-starter who is looking to grow their skill set with a growing company.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Preparing and consolidating financial statements
  • Establishing and maintaining internal controls
  • Executing process improvement initiatives
  • Managing all aspects of the general ledger
  • Providing monthly, quarterly, and year-end analyses
  • Coordinating or assisting with the budget process
  • Researching accounting issues for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Analyzing and reporting cost variances
  • Serving as a liaison to external auditors
  • Supervising accounts receivable, accounts payable and general accounting departments



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. A successful candidate must be organized, and detail oriented with a drive to elevate oneself and the team. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA or CPA Candidate
  • Big 4 Public Accounting a strong plus
  • 3-6 years’ experience
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Ability to work with all levels of management
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting

Perks & Benefits:

  • Complimentary Pet Day Camp
  • Complimentary Boarding (with limitations)
  • Discounted Veterinary Care (per location)
  • On-demand pay (DailyPay)
  • Dog/Cat Adoption Assistance
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off (both full-time and part-time status)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance (full-time status)
  • Community Perks
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