You know Valvoline, right? We’re a household name. We’re one of the most recognized and respected premium brands in the global automotive lubricant industry, we have a presence in more than 140 countries, and our customers have trusted us for 150 years. But at Valvoline, we’re never idle, so we still have work to do. We need good people to help us achieve our vision to build the world's leading engine- and automotive-maintenance business. That’s where you come in. Do you love collaborating with team members? Are you ready for a rewarding job that will help you grow your career? If so, join us.
Careers for the Driven
Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Controller (North America). We whole-heartedly adopt a ‘never idle' mindset. We also know that outstanding service begins and ends with our employees. So, we’re looking for good people to join our team. You bring your skills, talents and drive. We will give you a great place to work, a competitive salary and benefits, and the resources and support to develop and advance within our global company.
How You’ll Make an Impact
The Controller (North America) is responsible for overseeing and directing all aspects of the day to day accounting operations of the North American accounting department, consolidating management reporting, managing critical accounting matters and control processes, and acquisition integration. This role is expected to provide input and accounting guidance to all managerial levels of the organization and consult with operating managers to drive continuous improvement and standardization initiatives, both within the function and across the Company.
In the role, you would be responsible for:
Providing coaching, direction setting and leadership to US, Canada and Mexico based Accounting teams
Timely and accurate reporting of internal financial statements and reporting for use in global consolidation, including the performance of analytical reviews to ensure financial statement integrity
Preparing and analyzing monthly financial statements and monthly operating results against budget and forecast; preparing ad hoc analyses to support business leaders
Ensuring compliance with accounting standards and policies, while ensuring compliance with the system of financial and internal controls
Functional ownership of the Company's ERP system (SAP) for Finance. Responsible for ensuring any significant changes are reviewed from a finance perspective and have been tested prior to the implementation of any changes
Preparing short range estimates and annual departmental budgets and analysis against these estimated results
Driving process improvement to enhance efficient transaction processing, accurate record keeping, streamlined financial reporting and optimized controls
Reviewing financial results and processes to identify problems or areas of improvement and find appropriate solutions to resolve issues in a timely manner
Assisting in external and internal audits through the preparation of schedules and communications with auditors
What You’ll Need
Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
Minimum of ten years experience in accounting and five years in a leadership role within large, industrial global company
Strong understanding of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting
Strong technical accounting and analytical skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to build professional relationships
Ability to positively drive change across multiple functions
Organized, detail oriented, self-motivated and capable of monitoring and prioritizing competing tasks and projects
Experience managing finance systems with large scale ERP (SAP experience a plus)
Intermediate to advanced technology skills (Microsoft tools, databases, reporting software, presentation tools)
Strong business acumen; ability to relate to and/or influence key constituents across the organization
Strong problem solving/decision making skills; takes initiative to identify problems, uses judgment to find appropriate solutions and follows through on resolving issues in a timely manner
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
What Will Set You Apart
MBA or other applicable Masters-level degree
CPA and/or CMA
Public accounting experience (Big 4 preferred)
Benefits That Drive Themselves
Health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision)
HSA and flexible spending accounts
Short and long-term disability insurance
Paid vacation and holidays*
Employee Assistance Program
- Terms and conditions apply and benefits may differ depending on position.
Valvoline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to 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. Are you good at what you do? Join us.