Posted: 01/11/2023

Castle Danger Brewery is seeking candidates for the Controller position. This position is an integral part of leading the company.

The Controller provides oversight of accounting, human resources, administrative and IT operations to ensure standards are met. Provides timely reporting on financial statements, budgeting, and forecasting. Works with the Leadership Team to achieve company goals. Processes payroll, month end, and license renewals on time. Administers company benefits and compliance to Employee Handbook.

Management Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day management and supervision of accounting and administrative staff
  • Recruit and hire accounting and administrative staff
  • Conduct performance reviews and provide feedback for staff
  • Handle discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy
  • Oversee schedules and assignments for the department
  • Coordinate training for new staff and identify training needs for current staff
  • Participate on the Leadership Team


Accounting & Administrative Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance to all company policies and procedures
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all accounting operational functions
  • Maintain company general ledger and statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Monitor, manage, forecast, and report on cash flow
  • Process bi-weekly payroll, payroll taxes, and quarterly payroll returns
  • Lead annual budget process; monitor budget and provide reporting to Leadership Team
  • Supervise and process all regulatory reporting on time with TTB and state
  • Publish financial reports, analyze financial data, monitor revenues and expenses, forecasting, and provide ad-hoc reporting for Leadership Team and owners
  • Maintain and process beer label and business license renewals
  • Complete month end accounting on time
  • Manage relationships with vendors for banking, insurance, legal, financing, tax, licensing, and IT
  • Complete and update all insurance annually and comply with audit requests
  • Prepare records and work with tax accountant for annual tax planning and tax returns
  • Maintain and assess current accounting operations and internal control systems
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Provide education and training to Leadership Team to better understand company financials
  • Provide support to management, particularly in commercial and financial matters regarding ROI and risk analysis

HR Responsibilities

  • Manage and secure all employee records
  • Oversee administrative responsibilities for hiring, onboarding, and termination processes
  • Lead annual performance review process
  • Support Dir of Ops in administration of workplace injury/near-miss, workers compensation, and OSHA related incidents
  • Review Employee Handbook and update as necessary
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations
  • Manage relationships with vendors for benefits administration, including insurance, retirement savings plan, and workers compensation
  • Lead annual benefits open enrollment process
  • Manage unemployment eligibility and claims
  • Respond to external requests regarding employment verification, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in accounting/bookkeeping
  • Previous experience managing people
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and financial reporting standards
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and have a passion for accuracy, organization, and continuous process improvement
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Dedicated sense of urgency and drive to achieve objectives
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Capable of consistently meeting deadlines
  • Ability to manage an ever-changing workload and work type, as well as ability to expand responsibilities with the growth of a small business
  • Capable of handling sensitive and confidential information in a discreet, professional manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of people at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to lead meetings
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with systems implementations or conversions
  • Experience with QuickBooks Desktop preferred
  • Positive attitude, initiative, creativity, and adaptability

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit at a desk for prolonged periods and work on a computer

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • CPA or CMA preferred
TO APPLY:  please complete the Castle Danger Brewery job application found on the Jobs page of our website: