Herbein + Company, Inc.

Controller for Hire

Job Locations US-PA-Reading
Small Business
Regular Full-Time


Herbein + Company, Inc. is a leading regional certified public accounting firm. We pride ourselves on our client service, ideas and proactive advice and solutions. As a regional firm, we strive to be a collaborator that satisfies both an economic need and develops long-term relationships with our clients.


We are currently recruiting to add a Controller for Hire to our Small Business department offering to our clients Controller and Business Advisory Services


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides clients with support in understanding and implementing finance technology solutions
  • Maintains a working knowledge of business process optimization, process design, and process re-engineering
  • Serves a leadership role on client work as technical knowledge and experience grows
  • Executes client engagement activities in all phases of the project life cycle from start to end
  • Considered to be a “go to person” in the department due to niche skills and abilities
  • Resolves all problems before submission for final partner review
  • Proactively interacts with clients to gather information, resolve problems, make recommendations, and build lasting relationships with clients
  • Mentors, trains, and supervises performance of lower level staff in the department
  • Makes recommendations to existing clients on how we may offer services in new ways.
  • Ensure that the firm production standards are met by self and others.
  • Responsible for managing engagement efficiencies (realization, production, WIP, A/R, expenses, etc.).
  • Identify and execute best practices for the firm to ensure sustainability.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related finance degree required; Master's degree desired
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred
  • 10+ years of current or recent experience in public accounting or other industry working as a Controller / CFO
  • Minimum of 5 years experience within an advisory or consulting environment focusing on financial services
  • Knowledge of accounting software packages and ability to adapt/learn to different accounting software technology
  • Successful at fostering strong relations built on trust and credibility
  • Adept at meeting challenging client requirements and deadlines
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail focused and driven to achieve high standards
  • Strong general business acumen
  • Ability to travel 40-50%

Additional Details

Herbein Today…Herbein Tomorrow

At Herbein we know that our employees are what set us apart from other firms.  That is why we are committed to our employees by providing exceptional rewards, career development opportunities, and valuing our employees through work/life management and recognition: 

Highlights of Our Rewards Programs:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Immediate eligibility for medical, dental, vision, and disability insurances
  • 401(k) participation (we have profit sharing contributions too)
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • "My Time" (unlimited vacation) with a minimum of 15 vacation days per year
  • Generous Sick time, 9 paid holidays Plus 3 "Experience Days" (personal days)
  • Summer Fridays Off - All Fridays off from Memorial Day to Labor Day

 Career Path Development Opportunities:

  • Direct client contacts and continuous opportunities for practice development
  • Learning and Development programs that include 100% reimbursement / payment for CPE
  • Financial assistance for attaining CPA license
  • 100% reimbursement for civic dues

 Valuing our Employees:

  • Genuine concern for employees’ work / life management
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Firm sponsored and paid events to spend time having fun and enjoying our co-workers
  • Programs to provide employee recognition for service and work well done


Herbein + Company is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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