Assistant Controller
Berea, Berea
2d ago

Job Description

This is a diverse, hands-on role covering a range of responsibilities for on-site accounting, as well as operations support, cost accounting, and FP&A

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform and support month-end closing activities (multiple trial balances).
  • Conduct variance and performance analyses. Ensure timely and accurate reports to internal management and corporate office.
  • Develop and maintain product cost Standards.
  • Deep understanding of Manufacturing cost variances. Ensure bill of material and standard costs accurately reflect production operations and analyze and understand material and manufacturing variances generated.
  • Monitor and control inventory. Ensure accuracy of inventory balances, lead cycle-count activities and annual physical inventory process.
  • Drive improvements in E&O management.

  • Perform regular walkthroughs of the plant with business leaders to discuss production and costing issues. Further develop production metrics and reporting to support performance evaluation and improvements.
  • Develop annual budgets and periodic forecasts at the department and company level.
  • Support Operations departments with actual spending analysis. Achieve budget objectives by monitoring and controlling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.
  • Manage Fixed Assets and Capital spending plan. Manage capital appropriation request process (CAR) and review and prepare requests based on ROI.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to current integration of acquired business.
  • Coordinate processes and roles and responsibilities of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Fixed Assets, General Ledger and other Shared Services support with Corporate Controller staff.
  • Assist with the implementation of SOX, establish and / or improve policies and procedures and internal controls.
  • Perform trending, variance and ad hoc financial analyses as required. Assist in special projects as necessary.
  • Promote teamwork culture within the accounting and finance function, cross-functionally and with shared services.
  • Motivate, mentor and manage cost accountant.
  • Qualifications

  • Must have excellent analytical skills and deep understanding of accounting principles, including Standard cost and Manufacturing Variance reporting principles.
  • Expert level Excel skills as well as proficiency in Word and PowerPoint.
  • Must have ERP experience; JDE Enterprise One a plus
  • Experience with Hyperion Financial Management is preferred, but not required.
  • Need to have the ability to work cross functionally with other departments and accounting Shared Services structure.
  • Self-starter. Able to perform job duties with minimum supervision.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and / or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred. A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a manufacturing plant environment with cost accounting responsibilities;
  • aerospace or engineered products industry preferred.

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