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Assistant Controller

Company: Potter Electric Signal
Location: Maryland Heights
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Purpose
Assistant Global Controller:

  • This role is a key member of the corporate accounting team. The team has responsibility for all accounting activities, including internal and external reporting, audit, compliance with policies and procedures, and process improvement.
  • Manages processes and procedures during month-end and annual close, in order to provide accurate and credible financial reporting compliant with US GAAP.
    • Interact with foreign entities on their financial reporting processes and any adjustments needed under US GAAP.
    • Oversees Record to Report process and maintains accountability for the general ledger functions.
    • Drives operational accounting and accounting policies in accordance with US GAAP and tracking inter-company transactions for the Potter Entities to ensure proper elimination. Key Accountabilities
      • Accountable for accurate and credible end-to-end accounting operations for Potter Global Consolidated. Supervises accounting, general ledger and subsidiary ledger close activities for assigned operating companies.
      • Drives the month-end process; including identifying areas for improvement or streamlining of those processes; working with the Divisional Controllers to implement improvements as they are vetted.
      • Oversees transaction processes, audit outcomes, and the effective maintenance of internal controls for the assigned operating companies.
      • Performs accounting reviews and identifies company financial and operational risks for assigned operating companies.
      • Assists in the coordination of month-end close across the various global divisions of the company.
      • Leads account reconciliations, variance analysis and accruals to provide financial data for the assigned operating companies; report key findings to the Vice President, Finance.
      • Works with leadership across finance to ensure alignment with US GAAP for non-US entities and on finance operational processes and provides necessary subject matter expertise.
      • Prepares consolidated balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow and other accounting reports for internal financial reporting; assists in the preparation of the balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow and other accounting reports for banks and company ownership and reports results to Vice President, Finance.
      • Assist the Vice President, Finance with Global tax strategies and gathering of information for US tax reporting and other assigned operating entities.
      • Supports implementation of appropriate policies, internal controls, accounting standards and procedures to drive performance.
      • Other special projects as assigned by the Vice President, Finance.
        • Bachelor's degree required in Accounting or Business
        • CPA required
          • Proficiency in computer software applications, including Microsoft Office. EPICOR experience a plus.
            • 6+ years of progressive accounting or finance experience
            • US GAAP experience
            • Month-end processes
            • Accuracy and accessibility of financial records
            • Process and financial control implementation and monitoring
            • Project management and process simplification
            • Effective business partnerships
            • Financial systems
              • Proven track record of principles, practices, regulations and procedures
              • Ambitious and Driven individual with positive leadership traits and behaviors, capable of being promoted into more senior positions in the future.

Keywords: Potter Electric Signal, Springfield , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Maryland Heights, Illinois

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