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Controller

 
Department: Finance & Accounting

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

FLSA Status: Exempt

 

SUMMARY

The Controller is a key leadership position that focuses on management of accounting, credit, and purchasing functions, internal controls, budget and financial reporting and the overall maximization of financial assets. Requires an experienced leader who understands all aspects of financial management and how to guide and mentor teams to perform to their highest ability. The Controller is directly responsible for the Senior Accounting Manager, Senior Cost Accountant, Credit Manager, Purchasing Manager and related departments.

 

The function of the Controller is to:

  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Protect assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
  • Monitor and confirm financial condition by conducting internal audits.
  • Maximize return, and limits risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments.
  • Prepares budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans.
  • Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintains Accounting, Credit and Purchasing staff by overseeing recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Mentors teams through empathy, coaching, counseling, and feedback.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
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    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Accounting, Cost Accounting, Credit, and Purchasing Departments.
  • Provide leadership and vision for scaling the team and financial infrastructure to keep up with the demands of the business.
  • Partner with department leaders to understand key issues and business drivers.
  • Understand and document reporting needs, collaborate on operational issues, develop creative solutions in the absence of perfect systems, and provide business guidance and insight through financial reporting.
  • Develop, implement and maintain the internal systems and financial controls.
  • As a critical leader, the Controller will build relationships and partner with all departments to provide data and insights to help managers run the company and make effective decisions.
  • Evaluate opportunities for scale and growth and consider ways to drive efficiency and automation.
  • Create and maintain control standards for the various inventory locations.
  • Regular inventory review to ensure highest inventory turns and profitable inventory disposition
  • Ensure all inventory controls are well maintained.
  • Analyze, review and update inventory purchasing models as needed.
  • Direct new cost system upgrades and ensure systems are in place to maintain reliable product costs.
  • Oversee credit department in analytics, processes and procedures and in larger customer credit terms.
  • Assist in escalated customer collection issues
  • Ensure strong internal controls and audit controls regularly.
  • Establish yearly budgets by working with departments to understand initiatives and needs.
  • Meet with department heads monthly to review budget versus expenses.
  • Direct projects to maximize profitable growth, provide excellent customer service, and reduce costs.
  • Mentor, counsel, and coach team members for continued education and improvement.
  • Provide feedback, coaching, and leadership, as well as establish career development plans in lean manufacturing
  • Perform additional duties as assigned or required
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    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • 10+ years experience, currently a Director of Accounting, Assistant Controller, or Controller.
  • Experience in manufacturing environments.
  • Excellent understanding of GAAP and accounting policies, manufacturing cost accounting, cost allocation procedures and internal controls.
  • Excellent analysis skills coupled with strong business acumen
  • Strong planning and organization skills; demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to effectively work with various levels within the organization, including senior leadership and management with a demonstrated ability to drive consensus across different functional teams to optimize manufacturing operations.
  • Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities.
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment and own critical decision-making responsibilities to build the team and infrastructure.
  • Excellent Excel skills, Tableau preferred
  • AS400 experience a plus
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    Salary depends on experience, excellent medical/dental/401k/Profit Sharing Benefits. Please email resume to hr@palecek.com