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Career Story: Controller For A Magazine Subscription Processing Company

Controller For A Magazine Subscription Processing Company

Job Title: Controller

Type of Company: My company develops software that creates labels for mailing publications, renewal notices, invoices for subscribing to magazines, etc.

Education: BS, Psychology, Suffolk University (Boston) •• AA, Liberal Arts, Lasell College, Newton, MA

Previous Experience: I've held several positions as office manager with accounting and human resource experience.

Job Tasks: I am in charge of the general accounting in our office. A typical day includes billing clients, issuing statements of their accounts and being the contact person for all accounts. This is referred to as "accounts receivable". I am also in charge of "accounts payable" which means I process all the incoming bills for expenses our company has incurred. I also am responsible for the payment of those expenses. My job also includes reporting and processing the employee payroll. I am responsible for implementing all the employee benefit packages which means I handle the health, dental and life insurance, employee retirement funds and any other employee related matters. I am also responsible for issuing renewal notices to our clients and assisting them with their accounts in every way. I report directly to the owners of the company and am in charge of being the liaison between the employees and the owners when the need arises. I assist or am in charge of most of the administrative functions of the company, particularly when none of the owners are in the office.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is that I have been with the same company for many years and have good benefits and compensation. The worst part is that my job is quite varied and there are some days when it is overwhelming to have so many tasks on my desk that need immediate attention.

Job Tips: I would make sure I kept up with all the latest software in accounting and general administration, things like Microsoft Office and Quickbooks. I would also make sure to have a strong voice from day one in terms of setting limits on how much I can do in a specific time frame. I would also be meticulous in looking for ways to spend money wisely or to save money for the company.

Additional Thoughts: Again, I would be very savvy in keeping up with the latest in software capabilities and make myself invaluable to my superiors.

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