Controller

  • Location: Dallas , Pennsylvania
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #18607

Controller

Summary
Our client is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-quality admixture for the construction industry. They are commitment to research and innovation, coupled with adherence to the strictest manufacturing standards in the industry. Their products are engineered to optimize the performance for their customers’ specific materials in a way that will maximize user satisfaction and economy. In addition, they deliver significant added value and support to its clients, which includes assistance with client inventory control and prompt product deliveries.
This is an opportunity for accounting professionals who are entrepreneurial minded, appreciates an autonomous and structured work environment, and want to take an interactive role in providing leadership and guidance in a progressive and growing organization.
Overview
In this position you will ensure the preparation and analysis of all financial results meet the needs of the organization and comply with all applicable regulations. The Controller advises management of potential changes in accounting regulations or practices that may impact US and financial reporting and works to implement any necessary changes into the company’s financial results.
The Controller will oversee the high performing, accounting team and ensure sound leadership and mentoring skills are demonstrated. You should have strong inter-personal skills and will have the ability to flex your management style to effectively manage down, across and up the organization. You must be able to partner with all functions across the organization, providing key financial insights, expertise and analysis to the business leaders and the NA Construction Chemicals CFO. The Controller must be highly organized, results-driven, and detail-oriented. The Controller reports to the NA CFO and manages a team of 6 direct and in-direct reports in the US as well as collaborates with the companywide shared services center to ensure excellence in transactional accounting.

  • Position also provides decision support to Product Management and functional Vice Presidents and Directors on matters such as purchasing agreements, contracts, capital investments, new product introductions, competitive benchmarking, and working capital management
  • Regular reporting to the Executive Committee, of analysis and supporting information on actual and forecasted financial performance.
  • Working closely with the NA CFO to finalize monthly financial results, and is responsible to ensure accuracy of reported results, by fully disclosing all known business related information, which could affect the results and by analyzing all elements of the P&L and Balance Sheet for accuracy and completeness and reviewing with the Accounting & Reporting, Risk Management, Legal and Credit Departments, all reserve requirements, to ensure that all known business issues which could impact reserve accounts, have been disclosed. The position works collaboratively with the other Construction Chemicals Finance Teams by sharing best practices and ideas.
  • Development of the monthly business reporting package, assist in the preparation of the annual budget, three-month estimate, quarterly reforecasts (RF1 to RF4) and business plan financial results, as well as coordinating all aspects of these assignments with other members of the Business Units’ executive management teams.
  • Partnering with operations management to ensure a system of proper internal controls is in place at all facilities of the business (including Business Units’ Corporate Headquarters). Leads the annual internal controls audit/certification for BU
  • Another key responsibility for this position involves staff development, coordination, and succession planning, as this function is responsible for 6 financial professionals.
  • This position will also complete ad-hoc or other cross-business unit special projects for the North America CFO, as needed
  • Solid foundation in financial principles, IFRS and internal controls

Experience                                                                                                                                               
5 – 8 years’ experience progressive financial experience with a major manufacturing organization
 

  • Requires the intensity, agility, and aptitude to successfully manage multiple simultaneous priorities and projects to support a matrix of diverse customers
  • Must have a broad enough understanding of the business to be credible, make impactful changes, and support other projects that impact areas outside of accounting and reporting
  • Must effectively manage & direct in a matrix reporting structure between Finance and local plant management
  • Experience in inventory costing methods, particularly average costing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a capacity to excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience leading and nurturing a finance/accounting team is highly regarded.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and a firm grasp of cost accounting principles.
  • Work with other members of the BU executive management team to identify critical business issues, profitability analysis, provide analytical support and establish corrective actions. 
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly close is completed in accordance with a closing schedule and reporting deadlines.
  • Review and approve journal entries emphasizing accuracy and control; manage complex intercompany relationships; approve exceptions to accounting policies and review tax provisions.
  • Manage a team of 6 direct and indirect EE’s.
  • Works with Treasury to Manage Cash.
  • Works with External Consultants on Tax submissions
  • Engages in constant process improvements and automations.
  • Review and approve SIF reports.  Approve GL account mapping to Magnitude and ensure it is maintained.  
  • Establish operating expense controls and focus on the improvement of P&L performance.
  • Ensure the accounts receivable and accounts payable current.
  • Support of Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Process
  • Support the FP&A Manager/NA CFO to develop key assumptions to support the annual budget, 3-year business plan, and periodic forecasts. 
  • The position responsible for working with operations management and our Internal Control Specialist to ensure a system of proper internal controls are in place. 
  • Analyze and identify risks and implement controls to mitigate risks.  Effectively communicate risks and controls to staff, and Internal Customers. 
  • Promote the career development planning process (Coaching, mentoring, and training), enabling staff to acquire the relevant knowledge, skills, and experience to be effective contributors.
  • Periodic review of key disbursements including volume rebates, sales commissions, and incentive compensation payments.
  • Application of complex accounting and valuation concepts to support financial decision making (ex. fixed asset and goodwill Impairments, capital leases, valuation reserves).

Required Qualifications
Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance                             
Master's Degree/ MBA or CPA

The client offers a competitive salary package that is dependent on qualifications and experience, as well as a strong benefit package, plus participation in a company-wide bonus plan. For immediate consideration and faster response, please forward current resume to: sb@scientificsearch.com. Please include job #18607 in subject line. Please note that all candidates applying must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Client will NOT sponsor.

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