Assistant Controller - Sealy

Tempur Sealy International, Inc - Trinity, NC3.0

Full-timeEstimated: $87,000 - $120,000 a year
Job Summary: The Assistant Controller of Sealy, Inc. will report directly to the Controller of Sealy, Inc. This person will have direct oversight for the Cost Accounting and Financial Reporting teams which support the Sealy legal entities. This person will support the Controller by leading activities related to accounting, financial reporting and analysis, internal controls, application and administration of accounting systems, and organizational policies and procedures. The Assistant Controller will also drive the proper application of U.S. GAAP through accounting research and contemporaneous documentation. In addition, the Assistant Controller will partner with key stakeholders and teams across the organization from: Global Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Operations Finance, domestic Tempur Sealy Controller organizations and other finance leadership as needed. A successful candidate will have an ability to thrive in an environment of rapid change; work effectively within cross-functional teams; will be highly resourceful; able to deliver strong results; have a passion for operational excellence, and possess a strong set of communication and analytical skills.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, and Key Results Area:

Direct oversight for the financial reporting and cost accounting functions for all Sealy U.S. legal entities. The Assistant Controller must ensure the legal entities are in compliance with all global accounting policies and procedures. The role requires translating organizational goals into functional objectives, developing strategic business development initiatives in conjunction with cross-functional business leaders.
Establishment and maintenance of a complete and adequate system of financial reporting which provides consistent, reliable and timely information to management for decision-making, and which is flexible and dynamic enough to evolve with changing business needs.
The Assistant Controller will also establish and maintain formalized operating policies such that projections, budgets, cost control responsibility reports, etc., can be properly established and maintained to present the desired information.
Maintenance of the accounting records. This includes, among other things, critically reviewing the existing records and record-keeping methods to see if they can be improved, simplified, and automated; and applying sound accounting principles and practices within the accounting records.
Maintenance of a sound system of internal controls, as well as critical review of existing internal controls across all departments to ensure evolution with changing business needs. This includes the overall accounting systems and control of paper flow as well as specific budget control of expenses, cost accounting and cash flow. The Controller will constantly review the internal control procedures to be sure that they are functioning properly and are "keeping up" with the needs of the business.
Direct oversight of monthly close cycle to ensure reporting deadlines are met internally and externally, including real-time analysis and review during the close and financial analysis for corporate reviews following the close, including the mid-month soft close processes as often as desired by management.
Coordination of quarterly and annual audits in conjunction with the Controller of Sealy, Corporate Controller, Internal Audit, and External Audit to ensure proper internal resourcing to provide all requested information in a timely manner; review of all audit schedules prepared; communication of internal controls and procedures to internal and external auditors.
Establishment and maintenance of a logical and integrated plan of financial operations. This includes, among other things, forecasts of revenue, operations and cash flow; preparation of budgets.
Prepares financial and other reports which summarize company business activities and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.
Provides management with timely review of organization's financial status and progress in its various programs and activities.
Accounting research, recommendations and documentation of changes as regulatory requirements and business needs evolve.
Recommends policies to management for the company.
Recommends modifications to existing corporate programs.
Support the cash cycle management process.
Ad hoc projects to support Finance organization initiatives.
Manage, mentor, develop and lead a team of analysts and accountants.
Participation in and direction of special projects for the department and business as needed.

Other primary duties and responsibilities include the following; however, Management reserves the right to assign or reassign other appropriate duties to this job at any time. This document excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.

Tempur Sealy is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type based upon race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Minimum 10 years of experience in public accounting or comparable industry accounting roles. Manufacturing accounting experience preferred. Shared service environment experience a plus.
Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in accounting/finance from a four-year college/university required; MBA preferred
CPA/CMA certification required; otherwise candidate must complete within 2 years of accepting role

Excellent analytical skills and very detail oriented
Strong leadership, meeting management, and presentation skills are necessary
Proficiency in reading and interpreting technical documentation.
Excellent relationship building and alignment building skills
Proven negotiation and influencing skills
Demonstrated ability to think cross functionally, influencing change within a multi departmental environment
Leverages functional/technical expertise to get results
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong presentation skills
Works effectively with people that have different views
Displays a sense of urgency
Can facilitate effective brainstorming
Shows a strong sense of purpose
Persistent in efforts

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be capable of performing each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements herein are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.