Nantahala Outdoor Center


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Job Title: Controller
Position reports to: CFO

Job Location: Asheville, NC


For 40+ years NOC has lead the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial and trail-based adventures, wilderness medicine as well as providing unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC's rapid growth are our staff’s commitment to our five core values: lead by example, service before self, do the right thing, work hard/play hard and make it happen. These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always changing work environment.


NOC career opportunities offer prospects rare opportunities to work in beautiful locations, to grow their skills and to share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in the work place that wish to join a unique, values-driven organization. They aspire to excellence in their fields and disciplines and they demonstrate a commitment to the service of others. Above all, they want to provide visitors with unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll apply to join the NOC team.



Job Summary: 


The Controller is accountable for the accounting operations of the Company, to include, the production of regularly scheduled and ad hoc financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results and ensure that reported results comply with GAAP.


  • Issue timely and complete monthly financial statements
  • Oversee the operations of the Asheville and Bryson City accounting offices, including training, performance goal setting and evaluation of the accounting staff
  • Assist with the preparation of financial analysis
  • Comply with local and state government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Assist with the production of the annual budget
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to the CFO
  • Ensure payables are paid in a timely manner and discounts are taken where appropriate
  • Ensure receivables are collected promptly
  • Ensure payroll is imported and processed properly and in a timely fashion
  • Ensure that debt payments are made on a timely basis
  • Assist with the coordination of financial information to external auditors for the annual audit


  • Working knowledge of GAAP
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience with NetSuite (or other ERP/SAAS software)
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to travel to business locations (Bryson City and raft outposts)
  • Strong management skills


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • 7+ years of progressively responsible experience with a mid-size ($10-50M) company or division of a large company, to include a minimum of 3 years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a CPA or CMA designation


The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of this position.

The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. The NOC does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, the NOC is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom the NOC does business.


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