Controller

US-TN-Franklin
Category
Accounting/Finance
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Manchester Tank

Overview

The Controller is responsible for the accounting operations of the company and ensuring policy, processes and controls are in place to protect company assets and ensure accurate reporting of company financials. Responsibilities include leading the annual budget process and the monthly close process. The Controller is also responsible for organization development of the extended Accounting team.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining the company ledger, including effective implementation of the new AX ledger structure.
  • Leads the annual budget process.
  • Leads the monthly close process with a goal to reduce six-day close process by 50% over next 18-24 months.
  • Responsible for financial reporting, meeting all established deadlines.
  • Performs annual risk assessment; prepares and leads the execution of annual controllership improvement plan.
  • Develops policy/procedures and management controls to ensure standard accounting processes across all global facilities in compliance with US GAAP.
  • Leads a global accounting team of 10 team-members; maintains established team operating rhythms including Controllership Council, Bi-Annual Balance Sheet Review and Team Meetings.
  • Responsible for organization and employee development of the accounting team.
  • Coordinates all audit support and internal audit activities as necessary.
  • Leads the financial integration process in the event of any acquisition.
  • Supervises accounting functions including A/P, payroll and required taxes.
  • Performs monthly/quarterly financial variance analysis; supports action plan development for cost reduction opportunities and drives accountability throughout organization.
  • Functional ownership of the Franklin, Canada and DC ledgers.
  • Leads accounting team through successful go-live of Microsoft AX, ensuring all accounting processes are fully documented and team is fully cross-trained.
  • Drives continuous improvement throughout the accounting function to eliminate waste and increase team productivity.
  • Leads Excel skill development initiative across finance organization.
  • Establishes and maintains organized central repository for all critical team documents.
  • Performs monthly bank reconciliations.

 

  • Develops and implements standard global account reconciliation process.
  • Performs Excel modeling to support strategic decision making as requested.

Qualifications

Competencies and Skills Required

  • High level of curiosity and attention to detail.

 

  • Highly proactive in nature.
  • Ability to effectively navigate between the details and the big picture in order to prioritize effectively.
  • High aptitude for leading through complexity – critical thinking.
  • Strong ability to effectively lead and navigate through change.
  • Proven ability to create and develop high performing teams.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships across all levels in an organization.
  • Strong, articulate written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced general PC, ERP and Excel skills; Proficient in PowerPoint.
  • Ability to multi-task and team-lead in order to deliver results across multiple areas in parallel.Experience Required

 

 

Experience Required 

  • Seven years’ experience in general accounting/accounting management, manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Public accounting experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business with accounting emphasis.

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