We’re Hiring! Controller Position Now Open.

Want to work for a great company with lots of accounting know-how, a diverse stable of clients, and plenty of personal flexibility? Check out our newest job posting!


The Controller position is responsible for managing the ongoing financial reporting operations of the firm on behalf of Outsourced Accounting clients. This includes the review of periodic financial reports prepared by the Accounting Manager, preparation of budget, KPI and other management reports, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the client’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller also serves as the primary liaison between the client and the client’s tax preparer and other professional service providers. Read the complete list of responsibilities and qualifications here.


Fine Point Consulting, LLC, is an accounting and CFO advisory firm located in beautiful downtown Madison, WI. Founded in 2006 by Luella Schmidt, CPA, MBA, we complement businesses with industry-leading accounting solutions and best-of-breed technology for 90+ start-ups, nonprofits, and small businesses throughout the Midwest. And we’re a pretty nice group of people to boot. Recently certified as a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), an outcomes-driven management style, our employees meet the needs of our clients by working when and where they work best. Come join our fun, growing team! Learn more at finepointconsulting.net.

How To Get More Out Of Your Interview Questions

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Sick of getting cliched responses to your interview questions? Try this simple, three-question approach.

Simply put, traditional interviewing and interview questions can be an ineffective ways to measure a potential employee’s ability to do his or her job. Folks who are good interviewees may not be good employees and vice versa.

Inc.com’s Jeff Haden recently sat down with John Younger, CEO of recruiting company Accolo, who conducts interviews so frequently he has the process down to a science. Younger says he learns the most about candidates by asking three simple interview questions about each of their past jobs, often without prodding with follow-ups.

First, Younger asks each interviewee how they found out about each past job. The key takeaway from this question, Younger says, is not each individual answer, but whether or not you start to notice a pattern in their answers as a whole. Especially in this rough economic climate, many people people apply and interview just to get a job—any job. (more…)