Directs the financial affairs of the organization and prepares financial analyses of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management. The Controller is responsible for the company's treasury management, financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with lending institutions and the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports to GAAP standards. The controller is a member of the senior management team of Champion and is involved in all key decisions relating to company direction. The position involves supervision over general accounting, AR/AP and Payroll.
- Development, analysis, and interpretation of accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
- Responsible for evaluating the performance of personnel in the Accounting Department. This individual recommends training requirements, has the duty to keep the staff at the highest level of skill necessary to meet company needs and objectives, and may recommend that personnel be hired or removed from the Department.
- Maintains the company's system of accounts and keeps books and records on all company transactions and assets.
- Establishes major economic objectives and policies for the company and prepare reports that outline the company's financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and future operations.
- Coordinates and directs the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, institutes and maintains other planning and control procedures (including the cost accounting system), and analyzes and reports variances.
- Is responsible for coordinating with external accounting firm on annual audit, tax planning and compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes.
- Furnishes internal reports, revises and updates reports to be more useful and efficient, and furnishes external reports as necessary.
- Works with external accounting firm to determine depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items and advises management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax revisions.
- Evaluates and recommends insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities.
- The Controller has the final responsibility for providing effective financial controls for the organization.
- Actively participate as a member of the Management Team. Contribute perspective and experience to discussions, present support or dissent with clarity and champion important projects as needed.
- Oversee designated business processes. In order to accomplish this, the Manager should have (or develop) detailed knowledge of each business process and be able to perform most jobs in the area of responsibility.
- Be an excellent communicator (speaking and listening) and should be proactive in discussing successes, failures, concerns and ideas to both staff and his supervisor. The process of discussing ideas and integrating different points of view in problem solving is an important part of this position.
- Be a daily problem solver and direct the workforce in their daily tasks according to the needs of the business.
- Improve process in his/her area of responsibility and is free to make process changes on an ongoing basis. Any process changes that involve significant time, effort, investment or impact on other processes should be discussed and approved by the Management Team and others impacted by the process. Improving the speed and accuracy of financial information, cost accounting and cash utilization are among the most important issues in this area.
- Be aware of how sales impacts staffing requirements and is expected to work with HR to handle job posting, advertising, screening and present finalists to others that will be involved in the final hiring decision. The manager will direct the training process and should be capable of being the primary trainer for new employees, but may choose to delegate training.
- Complete performance reviews of each team member and provide recommendations on wage changes the Management Team.
- Ensuring proper care, housekeeping and maintenance for any equipment or facilities that are part of his operation. The standards should be consistent with requirements identified by State or Federal guidelines such as OSHA.
- Cash Management for working capital needs
- A/P and A/R Processes, including customer credit and collections
- Payroll Calculation and payment
- Financial Statement preparation and analysis – parent company and banks
- Cost Accounting for manufacturing standards, inventory value and P&L expensing
- All Insurance needs
- 401k Plan Administration
- Coordination with external auditors for annual audit
- Coordination with parent company financial staff
- Fixed Asset Ledger
- Inventory Cost Accounting
- Other projects or responsibilities as assigned by the Management Team
- BS/BA in Accounting or Finance with CPA/CMA Certification and tax knowledge
- 5+ Years experience in similar role in manufacturing environment
- Excellent skills with Office programs, ERP Software, Query Tools and ODBC Reporting
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $100,000.00 to $115,000.00 /year
- tax knowledge: 5 years (Required)
- Manufacturing: 5 years (Required)
- Accounting or Finance: 5 years (Required)
- A valid CPA CMA or other related accounting designation (Required)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off