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Company: Wesco Distribution

Location: Little Rock, AR

Date Posted: May 20, 2014

Source: WESCO Distribution, Inc.

The Group Controller position will provide financial leadership and partner with the business leader to oversee and monitor activities of the business group. The Group Controller is responsible for the full implementation of all financial policies, procedures and internal controls. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
·  Partner with senior management to develop the strategic vision, while providing financial advice and counsel to develop and deliver an operating plan which supports the underlying profitability and asset management objectives.
·  Stewardship of balance sheet integrity coupled with proactive management action designed to achieve working capital management objectives. 
·  Provide effective leadership and manage the development of financial talent.
·  Oversee the application of accounting principles, practices, and procedures concerning the maintenance of fiscal records and preparation of financial reports. 
·  Develop, track, and report key performance indicators that provide operational insight to operating results in terms of cost, budget ...
The Group Controller position will provide financial leadership and partner with the business leader to oversee and monitor activities of the business group. The Group Controller is responsible for the full implementation of all financial policies, procedures and internal controls. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
·  Partner with senior management to develop the strategic vision, while providing financial advice and counsel to develop and deliver an operating plan which supports the underlying profitability and asset management objectives.
·  Stewardship of balance sheet integrity coupled with proactive management action designed to achieve working capital management objectives. 
·  Provide effective leadership and manage the development of financial talent.
·  Oversee the application of accounting principles, practices, and procedures concerning the maintenance of fiscal records and preparation of financial reports. 
·  Develop, track, and report key performance indicators that provide operational insight to operating results in terms of cost, budget, operating policies, trends and increased profit opportunities. 
·  Develop a productive working relationship with the leadership team across the business and functional support units that facilitates collaboration to achieve business objectives. 
·  Prepare financial and management reports using standard reporting templates and ad-hoc data query and report generation tools. 
·  Identify key cost drivers and recommend solutions to address variances from budget, forecast and prior year.
·  Ensure adherence to all appropriate company financial policies, GAAP and SOX standards. Performs other duties as requiredREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 
·  Possession of required knowledge and experience to assure adherence to GAAP and SOX standards
·  Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, profitability analysis and cost control principles
·  High degree of credibility to be convincing and persuasive; strong presentation skills
·  Highly customer responsive
·  Hands-on approach to management and problem solving
·  Strong communications skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization
·  Highly analytical with the ability to focus both strategically and tactically as required
·  Ability to work effectively cross-functionally throughout the business
·  Highly autonomous and self-directed while possessing a high sense of urgency EDUCATION Bachelor''s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics or related fieldCPA, CMA, or MBA preferred EXPERIENCE Minimum of 5 years of experience in a finance or accounting management positionServed as the lead Financial Manager for a multi-location manufacturing or distribution business unit or profit center of relevant scale , ,
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