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Controller - Wood's CRW Corp.

Gallagher, Flynn & Company

Williston, vermont

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Full Job Description

Client: Wood’s CRW Corp.

Position Title: Controller (leading to a CFO role)


Location for the Position: Williston, Vermont

Reports to: CFO and President

Hiring range: $120,000 - $135,000


About Us:

Wood’s CRW Corp. is a second-generation, family-owned construction equipment distributor that has built strong relationships with customers for over 60 years.  You may not immediately think that relationship-building is the key to success for a heavy equipment distributer, but the emphasis since 1961 has been on providing exceptional service to the people we serve.  Going above and beyond for customers decade after decade is what helped us expand our business into four locations servicing eight states.  Our long-time customers see us as partners, and they depend on our exceptional customer service and support. 


The emphasis on people and partnership also extends to the Wood’s CRW team, many of whom have been with the organization for more than 10 years.  Our culture is built on collaboration and teamwork.  We enjoy cookouts and team events throughout the year.  We also look with pride when we see our customer’s cranes and excavators involved in so many impactful projects around Vermont and nearby states.


Position Overview:

This is a unique opportunity where mentorship is available from the current CFO, and there is a path to elevate this position into a CFO role.  The current CFO will be scaling back and retiring over the next few years.


The Controller reports to the CFO and President and manages the three-person accounting team.  This position oversees the financial operations of the company and makes sure the financial statements are accurate and complete.  The Controller ensures the financial functions operate efficiently and comply with applicable laws and generally accepted accounting principles.  They prepare budgets and forecasts, oversee AP and AR, calculate sales commissions, and complete month end and year end processing.


 Essential Job Duties:

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures and implement a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk.
  • Oversee the production of timely monthly financial statements and budget-to-actual reports.  Make sure all financial reports are accurate and in accordance with GAAP.
  • Prepare comprehensive quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Collaborate regularly with the sales team to ensure all costs and assets are entered correctly for equipment leases and sales.
  • Post monthly journal entries.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with finance and leasing companies.  Ensure the most competitive financing and leasing options are available for customers.
  • Complete month end and year end processing. 
  • Meet with the President and other leaders to review financials and budgets.
  • Manage the budgeting process and prepare the annual budget reports.
  • Analyze financial data and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Oversee all accounting transactions to properly reflect GAAP.
  • Manage the accounting team and provide training and feedback to advance their professional development.
  • Oversee the accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll functions to ensure effectiveness.
  • Calculate sales commissions and prepare commission statements.
  • Perform bank, credit card, and cash reconciliations.  Manage credit card payments.


  • BS/BA degree in finance or accounting is preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Prior experience in a controller or staff accountant position is preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Heavy equipment industry experience is a plus.
  • In depth knowledge of finance, accounting, and budgeting principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with CVK accounting software is a bonus.
  • Strong Excel skills. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate well with others.


Benefits for You:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Vermont Select CDHP Gold plan paid at 80% plus $1,337 Company funding towards HSA for single coverage (60% with $2,675 HSA contribution for a two-person or family plan).
  • Fidelity Investments 401(k) with Company match up to 3%.
  • PTO and sick leave.  7 paid holidays
  • Year end discretionary bonus
  • Annual profit sharing.
  • Short-term disability.
  • Discounted Sport and Fitness Edge membership.


Gallagher, Flynn, & Company, LLP has been retained to conduct this search. Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Mike Smith, Strategic HR Business Advisor. While we appreciate all interest in this exciting opportunity, only candidates most closely aligned with our search will be contacted.


Disclaimer: What is listed above is representative of the position's responsibilities but is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Responsibilities may change during employment at the company's discretion. Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP and our client do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

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