Division Controller

Cleveland Permanent $160,000 - $175,000 per year
  • Global Manufacturing Company in High Growth Mode
  • Long Term Incentive Offered

About Our Client

Our client for the Controller opportunity a global manufacturing company with presence in the US, South America, Europe and Asia. The company is a standalone group within a larger fast growing conglomerate and they are private equity owned. This is a great opportunity for someone to gain experience within a private equity backed company.

The Controller will report to the VP of Finance and be in charge of leading a small but growing team. The Controller will be overseeing month end close, and also developing and maintaining and improving processes and procedures to ensure timely and accurate financial statements. This person will need a strong accounting and controllership background, but the Controller will also serve as a business partner doing some FP&A work, and also partnering closely with commercial, operations, procurement, supply chain, etc.

Job Description

  • Provide executive leadership in the continuous evaluation of short and long term strategic financial objectives and offers recommendations to enhance financial performance and business opportunities
  • Responsible for timely, accurate, and consistent reporting of financial information, including full monthly, quarterly and annual closing for the business unit
  • Month end account reconciliation process
  • Report to executive management customer profitability and analysis of performance of results and variance vs budget
  • Actively participate in Executive Management Team meetings; provide updates relating to Financials and other areas of responsibility.
  • Oversee the supervision of the general accounting staff and accounting operations - AR, AP, General Accounting, Fixed Assets, Cash, Intercompany accounting
  • Analyze current organizational finance and accounting structure and resource allocation and make changes as needed
  • Establish and report against KPIs for the business units and corporate
  • Ensure accounting policies adhere to Group Policies
  • Oversees the organization's risk management including establishing and improving internal controls and procedures
  • Personnel evaluation and/or development of a strong accounting and finance team driving performance while developing and growing team's skillets
  • Ensure robust internal controls, compliance and documentation
  • Work on special projects as needed, including integration of acquisition targets
  • Maintain audit documentation for month and quarter end and managing audit partners
  • Manage and oversee 3rd party accounting partners in global regions

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics or similar required
  • MBA and/or CPA/CMA highly preferred
  • 5-10 years in progressive financial and controllership/accounting roles in a manufacturing environment
  • 3 years minimum if experience managing and supervising a team
  • Preferred to have worked in a global matrix conglomerate
  • Ability and proven track record working with various departments - sales, finance, accounting, HR, engineering, manufacturing, etc.
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience in manufacturing software and/or software technology companies is a plus
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications and products, business intelligence systems
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with large ERP systems
  • Highly level of honesty, integrity and standing by ethical principles
  • Business minded and strong team player mentality
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal
  • Strong work ethic and high attention to detail with a passion to win and positively influence a company culture

What's on Offer

Competitive base salary $160,000 - $175,000 depending on experience, bonus, long term incentive, full benefits, 401K, vacation, holidays. Opportunity to work for a fast growing company doing heavy M&A and opportunity to gain private equity backed experience.

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