Corporate Controller - Highland, IL

Description

Provides corporate officers, managers, etc. with accurate and timely financial and related information required to effectively manage the Company. Responsible for all finance functions of the Company and its divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates, including recommending and implementing financial information reporting systems, cash flows, earnings, assets, liabilities, stockholders equity and other financial results. Finance functions include payroll, general accounting, cost accounting, budgeting, fixed asset accounting, business tax accounting, customer credit, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and internal auditing, etc.
Formulates and administers approved accounting practices throughout the Company to ensure that financial operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business and provide reliable information necessary to control operations.

Reports to: Vice-President of Finance

Essential Duties

  • Recommending, implementing, and monitoring compliance with all accounting and payroll policies,
  • Maximizing the efficiency of all Finance personnel by providing them with training, motivation, and direction—including specific goals and objective productivity targets,
  • Preparation of all accounting ledgers, plant and corporate reports, and other financial reports,
  • Correct and accurate accounting classification of all expenditures, including capital and others,
  • Reviewing inventory control and reporting procedures to ensure that inventory records and manufacturing costs are accurate,
  • Timely preparation of department reports,
  • Contact with the Company’s independent auditors and with all taxing authority auditors, and
  • Conducting special accounting studies, analyses, and cost studies; providing statistics and comments to assist in the interpretation of operating results; and providing specific recommendations that will result in cost reductions and profit improvements.

Requirements

  • B.S. or B.A. degree with accounting specialization
  • CPA, CMA, or MBA a plus
  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience with increasing responsibility in the accounting field. Experience to include at least three years’ cost accounting experience or direct supervision of a cost accounting department and at least six years of management of general accounting functions.
  • Experience or proficiency in AS400 information systems and PCs.

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