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Posted on November 17, 2022.

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Position: Controller  
Company: Confidential
Location: Fort Worth TX
Reports to: directly to President, indirectly to group CFO
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation: $125,000 to $150,000 salary with a 25% annual bonus opportunity
Date: November 10, 2022

COMPANY BACKGROUND/CULTURE

The company manufactures sheet metal products for the construction industry. There are multiple manufacturing locations throughout the US with approximately ­­­­900 employees in the company.

The accounting group responsibilities includes financial planning and analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable and cost accounting.  To be successful in this role, the candidate must be comfortable being hands-on in accounting details, while also being a strong delegator and leader to the finance team he/she leads.

The immediate goals for the Controller are:

  1. Ensure the accuracy of manufacturing accounting, and minimizes variances effectively (vs forecast, budget, PY, etc.)
  2. Evaluate (and make changes to as appropriate) to finance team and financial controls to ensure company is within corporate policies and exposure to financial fluctuation is minimized
  3. Develop strong working relationships with company and plant leadership, parent company division leadership, as well as other company support staff. The company leadership places a high priority on organizational health and effective communication.
  4. Develop standard reporting and metrics to effectively communicate business and plant performance.

 

SUMMARY

The Controller directs and plans the preparation of reports that summarize and forecast business activities and financial positions in areas of income, expenses and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations. They oversee and regulate corporate funds and accounts, establish budgets, approve expenditures, and provide guidance to ensure the financial solvency of the companies in which they work. The Controller works closely with the President and serve as the leader of the organization when the President and VP Ops are not available.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare financial statements, forecast, and budgets for the company.  This includes posting journal entries and the reconciliation of balance sheets.
  • Responsible for creating and following all internal controls and Corporate Standard Practice Instructions.
  • All cost accounting duties, including contribution margin calculations, routings, and assisting with the development of new product pricing, product cost development and analysis to include a comparison of actual performance against forecasts.
  • Prepare the Annual Budgeting as well as providing monthly forecast updates.
  • Ensuring that operations follows both company and statutory policy requirements (FICAP, US GAAP).
  • Maintaining and educating the organization regarding internal controls, driving Sarbanes Oxley, and helping to institute a robust internal control environment.
  • Selecting, mentoring, and developing a high-performing work team, developing them for key roles in the organization.
  • Maintain inventory control systems to provide an accurate account of on-hand inventory for the company.
  • Oversee the physical inventory process.
  • Works closely with Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales, and Administration to create a collaborative work environment that drives overall operational improvement, lean manufacturing, or Six Sigma efforts.
  • Manage the A/P, A/R, cost accounting and financial planning and analysis.
  • Provide leadership support to the organization whenever required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business required.  MBA preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in General Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Finance within a manufacturing operation.
  • Exposure to Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma.
  • Proficiency in excel is required.
  • Experience in major ERP system required, QAD preferred.
  • Excellent experience in cost accounting, planning, forecasting, and budget development

 

LOCATION/TRAVEL

This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and copiers. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to type. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Controller position is not a position that can work remotely.

This position specification should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other functions, as assigned.

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